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Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
The Exclusive Malts
Vintage
12.03.1996
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
960062
Number of bottles
249
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Sep 2017 9:18 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128.99

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1996 CWC

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.22 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Absolutely great Ledaig, surprised me again in spite of the already good ratings here, meets my taste very well.
    • Nose
      Interesting mix of still noticeable refill sherry with a clear influence and Ledaig, rather little of the typically rough Ledaig smoke and ash, but nice apricot and plum in front, plus a bit of brown cane sugar and a wake with raisins, toffee, forest honey and a hint of frozen smoke, something red apple also backwards away
    • Taste
      Quince, plum, nice, warm smoke and burnt autumn leaves, then great old oak, tobacco leaves, apricot, red apple and pomegranate, wonderfully fruity sweetness, allspice and ginger, plum, brown sugar, raisins
    • Finish
      There is also something beautifully mineral, plum, apple and plum, rough malt, ginger, mint, medium to long, becoming dry

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Bosi scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Anyone who likes the punch and the typical smoke of the young Ledaigs will find no pleasure in this bottling. However, those who engage in this whisky will be rewarded with a wonderful, complex and balanced enjoyment. I personally like the older, somewhat tamed Ledaigs.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The typical Ledaigrauch is very subtle in this bottling. In the foreground are grassy and mossy aromas. After some time sweet nuances of caramel and sugar cake take over fruity aromas, of oranges, juicy fruit cake and plum jam.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the taste you notice the whisky his age. On the tip of the tongue medium peppery notes tickle, while on the palate develops a pronounced oak flavor. The sherry influence unfolds completely: prunes, some allspice and gingerbread.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is long and carries notes of coffee chocolate, dark toffee, a well matured sweet sherry and beet syrup.

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one together with Cubey during a 'The Creative Whisky Company tasting' organised by Helders in Zoetermeer in October 2017.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one during a The Creative Whisky Company tasting organised by Helders' Drankenspeciaalzaak and led by owner of CWC David Stirk in Zoetermeer in October 2017.

    I am quite enthusiastic about (young) dirty Ledaigs, full of glue, rubber and dirty stinky peat, combine this with a thick sherry, and you got me raving... so the expectations were high for this one.

    However this one felt a bit too tame, too much of the wild side of the Ledaig was lost, in the nose there was this dirtiness still present, but on the taste it was too bland for me. Not a bad dram, and perhaps superb for others, but this is not how i prefer my Ledaigs.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

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