Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Jul 2017 2:56 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76.70

6 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2005 ElD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.29 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The aroma is bright and meaningful, well-known corporate style. At all stages is noticeably sweet, delicious. Slightly sags in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet, industrial, mazut, delicate peat, fresh broken branches, biscuit, cheap Chinese-made toy plastic, sweet rubber, smoked, plum, honey, baked meat in sweet BBQ sauce, raisins, candied candied fruit, pearl grain ( malt), water-based paint removers.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soot, honey, peanuts in sugar, caramel, sweet, pepper, rubber, smoked meat, peat, a bit of meat in the final phase, lemon peel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet, caramel, medium duration, new board, earthy-mineral, ash background, sweet plum, tar, metallic taste, dried meat (basturma), pepper.

  2. ducksingel scored this whisky 85 points Editor

    Disappointing. After 12 years of maturing in wood it is still more like new spirit. The colour could have been a warning! It's not worth the price I paid (about € 70).

  3. Slav_on scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Mole Island whisky bottled by an independent bottler. Where, how and under what circumstances the barrel was kept. There is no exact description on the label.

    Aroma, vanilla roll, spirits and freshly ground grain. Far away is the light aroma of smoke or overheated engine oil, a freshly opened barrel of grease.

    Taste, light vanilla cream, malt notes. Velvet.

    Aftertaste, light, soft, medium duration.

    Conclusion, the delicious soft recognizable Ledeig profile, you can catch light notes of smoked malt, but they are very, very far hidden. Alternatively, pour a couple of drops of whisky into the palm of your hand and rub together vigorously.

  4. Макс scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    20 + 21 + 21 + 21 = 83
    I wanted something more from a barrel fortress ... A musty note of packed burlap in the aftertaste

  8. Campie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: dirty with ashes, lemon, damp wool and peat. A cow stable.
    Mouth: same dirtiness but now with marmalade, caramelised apple, ashes, peat, dune grass, silt and black pepper.
    Finish: caramelised apple and black pepper.

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 19 20 20 too young ... to be or not to be? to drink or not to drink ... this is not the option: (

  10. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    good nose, watery body and somewhat indistinct finish. The release cannot be called a failure, but it does not cause delight and desire to return to it
    • Nose
      88 88
      iodine, sea salt, peat, citrus fruits, fresh enough
    • Taste
      86 86
      iodine, algae, medicines, lemon juice, slightly watery
    • Finish
      85 85
      somewhat empty, citrus and iodine


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