Review #1317 – Ledaig 13yr Single Cask Nation 2005

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Ledaig (Tobermory) and bottled by Single Cask Nation. Distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2018, this release was matured in a 2nd fill sherry cask and bottled without coloring or filtering at cask strength.

Review #1317 | Scotch Review #466

Distiller: Ledaig

Bottler: Single Cask Nation

Selection: Single Cask Nation

ABV: 57.1% ABV

Age: 13 Years

Nose: Sweet syrupy fruits, caramel, honey. Ashy, minerality, pungent peat. Seriously earthy.

Taste: Thick, syrupy and rich mouth feel. Mild heat. Lots of syrupy fruits – currant, toffee, figs, blackberry, stewed fruits. Then storms in the ashy, mineral forward peat. Lightly pungent, but more mineral and wood forward peat and smoke. Powerful and complex.

Finish: Long, powerful and pungent. Berries, stewed fruits, toffee and ash. Lots going on, with great balance.

Overall: SCN has picked a great one with this cask. Good, wine forward Ledaigs are much harder to find these days, but this one sticks all the things I love about the profile.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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