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Ledaig 10 Year Old

Lovely peaty dram


@GeorgyReview by @Georgy

2nd Dec 2015


Ledaig 10 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: first impression: balanced sweet peatiness with hints of spice; Then peat grows stronger and literarily punches you in the face. After a while it reveals other medicinal notes, burnt wood, toasted nuts; almonds, and vanilla. With a few drops of water the peat subsides.

Taste: big sweet peat arrival; with a drop of water it becomes richer and richer in flavor; light saltiness; malty sweetness, lemon zest, a touch of white fruit; dried herbs; there is definitely a very beautiful note of cinnamon; slightly drying at the end;

Finish: burnt wood, a kind of aftertaste that reminds me of a bonfire which is going out in damp weather; Leaves you with a dry aftertaste. In the empty glass there is this note of artist’s paint.

Overall impression:

I picked this one up out of curious and I must say, although I am not a big fan of peated whiskies as such, I quite enjoyed this dram. It’s interesting and well worth a try.

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Ol_Jas commented

Literally! :)

Did it hit you with much rubber? I've often seen rubber as a dominant tasting note and it really marred the one dram of this that I personally had (at a bar a couple years ago). To be fair, though, that might have been some power of suggestion going on.

about one year ago

Georgy commented

@OIJas yeah ) that's what happens to one's English after a few drams. I didn't get any rubber notes here. But this whisky turned out to be a wonderful surprise, since I'd not read any tasting notes beforehand. I guess that is the best way to go about tasting notes: first try a whisky yourself and see what you can pick up, and then read other people's notes. I find when you read tasting notes beforehand - you tend to search for those aromas and flavors that you've read about. And in that way you become limited. Coming back to the point - for me there is definitely no rubber here.

about one year ago

Alexsweden commented

I also believe that is the right way to go about reviewing whisky. Spot on Georgy!

about one year ago

Georgy commented

Another tasting note which is noticeable in this whisky is tar soap=))

12 months ago