Ledaig 1997 CA

Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
46
Whiskybase ID
WB108783
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
252
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 mar 2018 1:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1997 CA

12 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.27 points.

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dirty, farmy peat. Butter, orange, a croissant and citrus.
    • Taste
      Salty, farmy peat. Orange and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peat, orange, mocha and caramel.

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  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: buttery, lemon, nori sheets, white wine, oily soft peat, cold ash, lime juice, Would guess Caol Ila from the nose alone.
    T: oily, oysters, lemon, butter, ashy, creamy, vanilla
    F: mentol, lemon butter, capers and wet ash, long with brown sugar notes Long. Creamy. Incredible.

    90/100

    This bottle put Ledaig firmly on my radar. Love the profile and much like an older Caol Ila. Cadenhead sure have a way finding the gems. Great value too, which is saying something these days.

  7. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    N: buttery, lemon, nori sheets, white wine, oily soft peat, cold ash, lime juice, Would guess Caol Ila from the nose alone.
    T: oily, oysters, lemon, butter, ashy, creamy, vanilla
    F: mentol, lemon butter, capers and wet ash, long with brown sugar notes Long. Creamy. Incredible.

    90/100

    This bottle put Ledaig firmly on my radar. Love the profile and much like an older Caol Ila. Cadenhead sure have a way finding the gems. Great value too, which is saying something these days.

  8. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Fun by Serge:

    Ledaig 19 yo 1997/2016 (53.9%, Cadenhead, Single Cask, bourbon hogshead, 252 bottles) Five stars Colour: straw. Nose: more maturity in this one, and yet no Ledaiggy off-notes, rather some kind of bold, rather liqueury, and pretty herbal arrival, with some sage, parsley, moss, humus, then kelp, floated wood, oysters, and kippers. A forest near the Atlantic, I’d say. Very nice, and rather intriguing. With water: sea breeze, a walk on the beach (that wouldn’t be Ibiza, rather Machir), tissues, and Altoids. Both were kept in the very same pocket for years. Mouth (neat): Cadenhead are often having singular casks, and after all that’s the whole point of bottling single casks, isn’t it. Beautiful resinous/sappy style, then lemons and moss, then a very brine-y smokiness with also ashes and notes of this bizarre, yet sometimes fantastic wine they have in Greece, retsina. With water: we’re going towards Loire wines, I mean the drier ones. Ideas of a proper old Muscadet – nah of course not the cheap junk they have in supermarkets. Finish: medium, and very costal. Comments: on oysters, on oysters! SGP:366 - 90 points.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Car repair shop in the purest form, dirty peat smoke, brackish sea air, engine oil, dry strawberries
    • Taste
      Dirty smoke, peppery and oily mouthfeel, salty, dry
    • Finish
      Dry but suddenly citrus-rich finish, smoke

  11. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. Jimjam did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is the gold label Ledaig released at end Sept 2016, 252 bottles, not to be confused with the other single cask 1997 Ledaig 19yo that Cadenhead's released in the summer, also 252 bottles(!) but at 53.5%: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/85379/ledaig-1997-ca

    Cadenhead's tasting notes:

    Nose: Oily, burnt sugar, toffee, shortbread and a touch of smoke
    Palate: Grassy notes, green apples, soft black pepper and an undertone of smoke and peat
    Finish: Charcoal and rich dark chocolate with raisins and a slight saltiness

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