The KOTQ has enjoyed 5 tastings from the Ledaig distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Ledaig Highlands Islands 1798 – Today Scottish Leader, Black Prince
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Burn Stewart A loch by the Mishnish Lochs 1,000,000 liters/year
       
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LEDAIG yo 02Q1 – LEDAIG 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Pale gold
Pear, apple
Medium to full
Salty! peppery, woody
Starts sweet long and dry
Similar to Talisker 10, would prefer Talisker 10 to the Ledaig 15
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Bop
Greenish, light
Full, aromatic, summery
Liquid, adult
Delicious, fearless
Smooth, dry, elegant
This scotch is a wonderful surprise.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Centennial
Blonde
tingly, nasty
?
sharper
tangy, sustained
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Cyclone
dynamic, centered wheatgrass
Soapy, complex. Hints of flowers
Multilayered. Confident
Peppery on the lips. Soft to the tongue. Cotton c
Peppery but gentle. Very unique.
Awesome! Two excellent malts in a row! Will buy
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Irving
light brown
Paint thinner, hot faintly sweet brown sugar as it
light, thru, distinctly different.
sweet, dry
quick, lingering heat
Buy it! Suprising that its an island malt. Cool because its different.
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Lakeview
Light gold/green
smokey, complex
Salty with a bit of cream
Peaty but smooth
Pretty good but there are others that I would buy first
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Tao
Pheobe Cates (Ridgemont High)
Slight – phenolic
Balanced
Berries – honey
Pr not a lot
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002
Ville
Yellow, green
Pepper, Peat, smokey
dry
Hint of cream, Salty
Very long, Sharp
I’ll pass on this one! No way – too heavy for me
02Q1-Bop
March 23rd, 2002

LEDAIG yo 04Q3 – LEDAIG 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Peat and sea mist
medium- bodied
Honey, sweet
Fast finish
My kind of scotch! Great nose
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Bop
Elbow bend nose – salty/peaty, love it
old school
Sweet, tasty, not as peaty as nose but balanced
Respectful, light
Lovely nose and lovely taste
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Cyclone
Orange, peaty, hint of sugar
Slight but strong – Kira Knightly
Fun and adventureous
Clean and comforting
Very good and well balanced
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Irving
Woody, sweet peat
Warm, soft, approachable
Soapy, grassy
Quick finish. Easy drinker.
Doesn’t beg for water. Not fun to drink but well balanced. Did I say well balanced – has broad Scotch characteristics.
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Lakeview
slightly peaty
smooth, welcoming and than a kick of salt & pepper
Initially tangy, then enjoyable
Tasty, well balanced
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Tao
Campfire as a child
Raquel Welch, c1968
Honey
Fairly Fast
!!!!
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004
Ville
Woody
Velvety
Quick, stable, consistent
Awesome
04Q3-Tao
September 3rd, 2004

LEDAIG yo 15Q3 – LEDAIG 18 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Nutmeg
Delicious. Pretzel and salt. What a rare experience with a single malt.
Are you seriously kidding me? This is nothing short of an amazing single malt. Even after the legendary 15 I couldn’t imagine Ledaig had this in them. Indescribable really. Won the evening’s “vote off” for top malt.
15Q3-Bluff
January 16th, 2016

LEDAIG yo 06Q4 – LEDAIG 20 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

LEDAIG Sherry Finish 06Q1 – LEDAIG nas Sherry Finish [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Seems like it’s trying to show off the sherry on purpose
Light – sweet
Tasty – not as “islandy” a flavor as Ledaig 15
Has an aftertaste due to the sherry
Doesn’t really need the sherry impact. Seems like an opportunistic marketing idea to me. They should have saved the casks for more Ledaig 15.
06Q1-Bop
February 28th, 2006