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Overall rating
87.60/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
2005
Bottled
Summer 2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Butt
Number of bottles
450
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Apr 2017 5:31 pm by squaadgras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139,90

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 points

  1. fritzbrause scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very good Ledaig indeed! Lots of smoke and a had enough influence from the refill butt. It's not (!) a sherry monster! Bottled at perfect age, to leave enough room for typical smoky Ledaig taste, but it is not too young to be rough.
    Funny fact: I don't know if it's by coincident, but Cadenhead labeled this Ledaig as "Highland" on the bottle ...

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    quite a typical example of a great young powerful Ledaig, if you like this profile it's really good, if it is not your cup of tea it can be quite overwhelming
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Probably the best Ledaig I drank up until 2018-11. Of course it needs water, but it's also fabulous without :)
    I congratulate Cadenhead's on their 175th anniversary with this awesome bottling. Sláinte!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Fabulous barn peat greatly balanced with the sherry. There's also some minty oak wood, dark sugar, some raisins,
    • Taste
      92 92
      Strong, bold, ripe red fruit, dark sugar, dark chocolate, ground coffee, all covered in this lovely barn peat. Fantastic.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, getting medium bitter, quite drying, the peat keeps covering the tongue while the ripe red fruit slowly dies off. The dark sugars stick to the sides of the tongue.

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted together with 

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/104117/ledaig-2005-ca

    Sister casks with some months gap in bottling.

    They both reflect the core of Ledaig: farmy, oily, smoked and salty. Very peculiar and very nice.

    This dram is more intense and raw. Dense and masculine. Less flavoured but stronger.

    Would have been a couple, this would be the man. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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