Ledaig 1997 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2018 11:59 am by vishersan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

14 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1997 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding Dram!

    Full review to be found here:

  2. Bosi scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    This whisky is a board! This brute and savage I know only of younger Ledaigs and am therefore really surprised how strong the whisky is still after 20 years. He has the potential to polarize. You have to like Ledaig (or Ardbeg) to make this whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      This is a classic Ledaig: The typical cowshed is fully there. In addition, chemical flavors of plastic are added. You have to like that nose. Of course there is also a lot of smoke to smell and some acid, lemon, chalk, newspaper and vanilla behind.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wow, this whisky has power and now a certain spiciness of chili and ginger, plus a lot of tar! With a few drops, however, this bottling can be tamed a bit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is very long and there remain the tarry smoke, citrus aromas and a touch of seaweed.

  3. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    More about that on WF: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemay18-1-Ardbeg-Bruichladdich-Ledaig.html#020518

  6. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not as good or as balanced as the Cadenhead single cask 19 year old IMHO. Nose is muted in comparison as well as the back end of palate and then finishes sharp and aggressive.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?