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

€ 188.33

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70 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1997 CA

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.47 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    Nose: Smoked kippers, rollmop herring, coastal flavours; crushed sea salt.

    Palate: Peanut butter, apple smoked, beer, tea leaves, cooked fruits and tannins.

    Finish: Sooty, smoked herring, smoked cheese and toasted barley.

  2. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This is how I like my Ledaig. Quite punchy and expressive, yet well matured at the same time. The maritime impact is sometimes almost too brutal. not for the faint of heart I would say.

    Full review, alongside six other whisky from the islands: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/26/whisky-island-teil-2/

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I typed this whisky much younger in a blind tasting because the smoke aromas are so clearly present in the nose, taste and finish.
    The alcohol strength is perfect.
    It is very maritime with associations of smoked fish and salt. Great!
    • Nose
      Aromatic smoke. Very maritime. Smoked fish. sea breeze. It will get cuter over time. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Mineral, fine acidity, lots of smoke, pleasantly salty. Intense aromas but at the same time mild impression on the tongue. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    • Finish
      The smoke lingers longer, but it's becoming sweeter and mellower.

  4. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really nice smoke. But not only: Very distillate-driven for its age

    Color: golden yellow
    • Nose
      89 89
      Distillate, smoke, scent of home (stable, shit, manure, dirt), silage, hay, groamet, minerals, vanilla
    • Taste
      90 90
      Malt, sweet sugar, cinnamon
    • Finish
      87 87
      Cinnamon, wood, smoke but a short finish

  5. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  7. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  8. Edwin Lim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. theograph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding Dram!

    Full review to be found here:

  12. 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.


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