Ledaig 10-year-old

Overall rating
82.19/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB99312
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
P038198 16154 6 10:19 BB
Barcode
5029704217441
Added on
08 aug 2017 6:40 pm by KonstUA
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 4.50

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 10-year-old

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.19 points.

  1. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  2. marmeladow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    my second miniature - tasted neat with 15 minutes standing time in the glass
    phenolic smoke with vanilla sweetness and maritime notes, pleasant, slightly peppery and liquorice spiciness - again a nice double dram with peat and Hebridean flavor.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. señor_D scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I never had much luck with Ledaig in the past, much less with minis and samples. That may be because it always had to stand up next to a Caol ila and as much as I wanted it to succeed, got demolished by it.

    But this here little fella seems to be a remarkable improvement, if only to yours truly. I got very pleasantly surprised at thefreshness and complexity here, considering the previous encounters and the fact it's an entry-level 10.

    As much as I'm fond of Tobermory and some of it's more restrained versions, the few Ledaigs I had a chance to sample used to be too shy and dry for some reason.
    Now this batch smells brighter, tastes juicier and shows more liveliness, but not at the expense of the usual smoke and salt, so I don't perceive too much wood presence - it's still a spirit-driven profile.

    Nose is an Islay par excellence (and why not? Isn't it still malted and dried at Port Ellen anyway?). Wet peat, bonfire, citrus.
    Taste has a nice medicinal component, I think I'm going to get this instead of the LaFrog in my cabinet (at least for the foreseeable future). There's a well balanced sweet/sour to savory/herbal development, goes steadily and takes it's time. Ale, still warm baker's oven with fresh bread, engine grease (a little acetone), kiwi. A lot of seaside sensations - low tide stroll and such. A hint of Salmiaky too. Perfect. I'd go even higher on the mark, but let's say that the 87 is safely achieved here IMO. Right now the best BFYB 10-yo since Ben Nevis. I'm going for the daddy 0.7 bottle.

  4. 2ndSip scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    If you like burnt plastic with a bit of stable smell ... you can grab it here.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. vlad78 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I bought this sample at the airport duty free and drank it with pleasure during the flight.
    • Nose
      Smoky, sweet and sour, with notes of fresh apples and cut grass.
    • Taste
      Smoky, sweet tones of apples and pears, sour herbaceous tones.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour, slightly smoky, short

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  7. mothers_finest scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Astrid scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    More balanced and less fruity than a few years ago.
    • Nose
      80 80
      cold ash with caramel and citrus notes, oily-sweetish, subtle oak wood with a slight spice, maritime almost salty impressions, cooling menthol and earthy pepper, the typical straw aromas and cardboard, a little vanilla and aromas of crystallized honey, graphite
    • Taste
      77 77
      tingling smoke and some ash, a lot of pepper and cardamom, iodine and graphite, straw, salty sea spray, earthy and oily, some oak and sweet vanilla, caramel, honey
    • Finish
      76 76
      a hint of dark chocolate amid lots of ash and smoke, malty with traces of pepper and cardamom, some hay and vanilla

  9. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Pale straw yellow.

    Nose: Smoke, peat, antiseptic, Sea salt breeze, biscuits, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, touch of mint.

    Palate: Campfire, sea brine, antiseptic, toffee, vanilla, crackers. Light citrus.

    Finish: Peppery, vanilla, smoke, bit of oak. Salt.

    With Water: Vanilla comes out nicely in the nose. Sweetness enhanced in the favor. Much milder with a bit added.

    Overall: A nicely peated whisky, different from Islay stuff. Medicinal character Is there but not over the top, nice vanilla sweetness matches well.

  10. Likudi scored this whisky 82 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  11. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    An okay entry level Ledaig, but I feel you get more with Highland Park 10, Caol Ila 12, or Laphroaig 10, depending on how much peat you like.
    • Nose
      Tar candy sans that heavy Islay peat, so rather Ledaig, but just a wisp farminess or dirty hay to be found, thankfully. Some saltwater as well, and this sweetness that's similar to what Laphroaig 10 has these days.
    • Taste
      Sadly, flatter than the nose would lead you to believe. The tar candy flavours are dominant, with a bit of yeastiness in the back, and an ever-present sweetness. The peat is on the quiet side, at least compared to most of the 10yo-ish Ledaig single casks I've tried. It's an okay dram, but feels a bit lackluster. Is this first fill bourbon, or a mix containing 1st fill? If you roll it around in the mouth a bit, you get the ghost of chalk, and the highland-style peat bites slightly harder.
    • Finish
      The finish is unimpressive. The peat burns in the gums for a while, and the saltwater-sweet tar-mix stays for a bit, but otherwise it's rather quiet here.

  12. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A powerful, neat island malt at a good price.
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      moderate peat smoke, citrus fruits (lemon, mandarin), malt, trace vanilla;
    • Taste
      powerful, citrus fruit on the palate, alcohol, dominant smoke, yellow fruit, oranges, fresh mint, caramel, tingling, very peppery, complex;
    • Finish
      medium-long and spicy peppery

  13. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Malthead 82 points:
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/ledaig-10-vs-ledaig-1993-signatory-vintage-tasting

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