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Overall rating
88.21/100
votes
37
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
08.11.2005
Bottled
24.03.2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900152
Number of bottles
571
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 May 2017 8:27 am by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89,90

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 SV

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.21 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A saugailer Ledaig from the 1st fill sherry keg! Almost rough stuff!
    • Nose
      In the beginning, subtly sherry-sweet-fruity, but the sweetness unfolds increasingly and again heavier or denser, great fruit flavors, subtle tart oak and an association with soup cubes, the cowshed smoke is also wonderful!
    • Taste
      Heavy smoke with the classic "farmy notes", charred meat and blackened baked potato, BBQ sauce, very fruity, yes and even a bit of leucotape;
      With water much more "farmy notes", cowshed or manure and a lit match - sulfur!
    • Finish
      Strong-smoky, spicy, dry with a steady note of sulfur, medium-long;

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting! So great! I'm typing on Islay, Kilchoman with about 58% and about 7 years. Sherry Butt.

    Edit: after about 20 minutes I still have a great spicy wood in my mouth, I'm now more confident to have had a much older whisky in the glass ... I'm curious about the resolution
    • Nose
      greasy smoke paired with lots of fruit. Burger food at McDonalds. Pear compote, hazelnuts and prunes. When I smelled the sample vial, I would have sworn on Laphrpaigrauch, now I am no longer sure in the glass. From the smell rather a Kilchoman?
    • Taste
      puuuh is the fierce, help, water! felt to 60 vol% (for a first whisky today too strong for me!). But what a flavor bomb! beautiful prominent smoke, with spicy oak, honey sweetness and great fruit notes. Everything very intense; I think he is not too old, because he still has something metallic. All in all great
    • Finish
      quite sweet, extremely long lasting and at the same time getting drier, the palate stays dry for a long time. Now I have the feeling he is older ...

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty intense. I'll leave it for a few minutes. Exciting. A rather sweet and sour nose. The smoke is slightly stronger than the 18er OA, but a bit weaker than the 10er OA. He looks almost older than the 10 years. In the mouth, this is the same as before in the nose. With water, the smoke even increases slightly. Compared to the 18s, it is less elegant and harmonious. But he makes up for it with his power.
    I think that's damn good. If I had to choose between the 18 and the 18, I would probably choose the 18s. He has a little more depth. However, the decision is difficult. They are both delicious.

  4. Ketilskau scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It’s no secret I love Ledaig so I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I was quite boggled by the cask effect though, the sherry was very different to the similar casks I’ve tried, but it was quite enjoyably unique.

    Tasted as part of the 2017 BTC
    • Nose
      Cardboard. Farmyard. Vegetal peat and funk. A tad sulphury with some raspberry. Undertones of cacao, coconut and coffee with milk. Toffee apple.
    • Taste
      Wine corks. Wet oak. Mulch. Earthy peat. Oily citrus. Menthol.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Cherry menthol. Chemical smoke. Bitter wood. Woodspice. Toffee. Slight hints of bay rum.

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Young Ledaig, whether it is from a bourbon or a sherry cask (like this one), always delivers. No exception today.
    • Nose
      Sauerkraut and vegetal peat. This immediately reminds me of Ledaig. It is warm and sweet with sugary breakfast cereals, but also fruity (soft orange aroma), and a hint of bacon to boot.
    • Taste
      Big whisky. Lots of peat, a sliver of iodine, and subtle barbecue notes. Cherry syrup, as well, with finally a touch of sulphur (gun powder).
    • Finish
      Some ash, fresh peat and finally some sweeter touches.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Part of the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.
    • Nose
      Cherry, sweet and sour sauce, peat, cranberry, toffee, sauerkraut.  
    • Taste
      Peat, cranberry, herbs, caramel and a bit vegetal. With water some ginger.
    • Finish
      Peat, cranberry, toffee and mocha.

  9. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Murxus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Well, very "stinky", even for a 2004/05 SV Ledaig which have all this teint. You have to like these stinky farmy smoky notes, I do so. But here not too much sulfur like other 2005 ones - it´s present but not overwhelming.  14/07/17: little correction - not TOO much sulfur but still VERY present ;-)   needs and can take water to equilibrate.

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