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Ledaig 19-year-old

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB119684
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oloroso Cask Finish
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Cask Finish
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
1852213 L513:4718233
Barcode
5029704219285
Added on
21 Oct 2018 4:21 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 156.54

37 × in wishlist

89 × member ratings

143 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 19-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. stnlskz scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    This 19 year old Ledaig matured for 6 years in traditional oak barrels, then transferred to Sherry Oloroso barrels for 13 years in the summer of 2004.

    It has a first nose on burnt wood, on an earthy peat. A barbecue smoke is essential thereafter. It is more complex than the Amontillado Finish presented yesterday. I finally perceive some notes of leather and cardboard.

    The palate is fat, sublime. On spicy (vanilla, cinnamon) and caramelized notes. I find yogurt cake and nice notes of apple over the tasting. Before swallowing, I pick up some dried fruit.

    The finish is of a good length, as magnificent as the mouth, where aromas of wood, dried fruits and coconut follow one another.

    This Ledaig with an amber color with golden reflections is another wonderful single malt. I couldn't have asked for a better entry point for this review series.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Earthy peat smoke, old rubber tyres, butter, salted caramel, some toffee, walnuts, almonds, rosemary, a bit of moldiness (not to the extent of decaying vegetation, but more subtle like a moist attic), sultana raisins, plum, oranges, peppery spiciness.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A creamy mouthfeel, burnt twigs, mildly ashy, a pleasant sherry sweetness, syrupy, dried apricots, a distant peach note, black liquorice, black pepper
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long: camp fire smoke, scorched wood, a juicy fruitiness, nutty, salted black liquorice.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    not great to be honest but perfectly drinkable, a little harsh at times, I much prefer the 1996 20 year Ardmore OB I had before this.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. obst scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

  5. Schafranek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Ledaig 18 (Batch 03) and Ledaig 19yo (2018)

    The color of the 18 is darker.

    This also continues in the nose. The 18 is darker, dirtier, more hearty and bitter. Short snotty. The 19 is more moderate. In proportion, of course. Is still a Ledaig. The smoke is more subdued, the malt appears "cleaner", sweeter and fresher. The sherry is there of course, it just looks a bit lighter than the 18.

    The 19 has a nice sweetness in the mouth. In connection with the Ledaig Rauch, that's not wrong. In addition, sweet and sour notes of sherry and liquorice.
    The 18er is more brutal. It has a lot of sweetness, but it is also a lot smokier and more uncomfortable.

    Well, I just like Ledaig. And the 18 is a really good whisky. The 19er is a little more beginner-friendly, but anything but boring. If you want it a bit coarser, then you go for the 18.

    For me, the 18 won this comparison. Especially since it is even cheaper.

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. hawk31 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In itself a delicious and sedate Ledaig. The Oloroso barrel fits perfectly, only the slightly missing punch and the too bitter finish prevent a higher rating. But it doesn't always have to be cask strength

  9. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very nice, especially the palate is rich with fruity flavours, ashes and smoke.. the nose is also nice and typical ledaig-ian, with after-rain earth, peat, smoke and freshly squeezed lemons (peaches, too).. but they are both a bit too thin.. not to mention the missing punch in the finish that takes a bitter turn that puts a damper on a rather bright experience.

    Ledaig would really benefit from raising the abv of their ob’s.. i dream of an anual 12CS from the house of Tobermory..
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's smoother than the 18YO (compared to Batch 3), not the sulphur of that one.
    • Nose
      Cranberry, salted caramel, peat, liquorice
    • Taste
      Peat, gingerbread, salmiak, pepper and herbs.
    • Finish
      Peat, salmiak, salted caramel and blueberry.

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