Ledaig 2006 (The Whiskyman)

The Whiskyman just released two new bottlings in its Hard Rock series: this Ledaig 2006 “Drink with your boots on” and an Auchentoshan 1990 “Cold hearted stillman”.



Ledaig 2006 - The WhiskymanLedaig 2006
(53,3%, The Whiskyman 2015, 154 btl.)

Nose: quite some organic notes at first. Not just farmy, there’s also a little cabbage and sulphur involved. It clears up after a while. Soot and tar. Anchovies and sea air. Soft menthol. In the background there are hints of toffee, Demerara sugar and a touch of pineapple sweetness. These become more apparent and much nicer after a while, be sure to give it some time.

Mouth: sweet and fruitier now. More phenolic as well. Plenty of lemons with salt. Toffee. Kippers, olive brine and deep tarry notes. Some Lapsang tea. It’s powerful but nicely balanced. Some pipe tobacco.

Finish: long, salty and smoky with a hint of candy sugar.

Like most of these young Ledaigs: good, very straightforward but not one-dimensional. A relatively complex, peaty profile suits the theme of this series. Around € 85.

Score: 86/100