Ledaig 1997 LEG

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XXI
Stated Age
22 years old
LG 281
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2019 4:12 pm by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 174.75

35 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1997 LEG

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. Aza scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This one is kind of an old-ardbegian style, executed in a perfect way, everything is powerful, complex and perfectly integrated.
    To be honest, it’s the best whisky I tasted (if you except some old legend bottle) , it’s just amazing !
    • Nose
      93 93
      That’s a really good nose ...
      You have smoke, lemon, a bit of peat, iodine, everything is perfectly balanced and sharp and also powerful !
      Alcohol integration is top notch, you can stick you nose in it as long as you want.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Well well ...
      What the **** am I drinking ?! It reminds me of a 1973 Ardbeg Sestante import that was astonishing ! Here of course you don’t have the waxy side witch cone with bottle aging but come on, you have all the rest !

      Bam ! The aromas are super powerful. Texture is oily, covering gently your mouth and palate, alcohol is PERFECTLY integrated, now that you mouth is covered by this texture you have the explosion of aromas ... powerful and delicate in the same time , sharp, dry.
      Iodine , lemon-y smoke, gentle aerial peat, lemon zest, shellfish. There is a nice continuity with the nose.
      That’s really complex and beautiful.
      Everything is perfect, just perfect ...
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, really really long !
      Here you have a load of lemon-y smoke, a bit of aerial peat. It stays a while, the peat and a big part of the smoke disappears and only remains lemon and a little bit of gentle smoke, hmm delicious.
      Well this seems to stay forever.

      Boys that’s some serious stuff here, really.
      Pay attention to one thing, every other dram I use to love that I drinked in face to face with this beast just got blowed away :P

      Thank’s for this Le Gus’t , that’s some rare level in here. Really happy to have tested this !

  2. Diego3 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    It brings together everything I love! An incomparable aromatic power, an impressive balance. Simply the best whisky I have ever tasted
    • Nose
      Smoked peat, lemon, iodine, imperceptible alcohol
    • Taste
      Complex, faithful to the nose, perfectly integrated alcohol and exceptional aromatic power
    • Finish
      Huge length, lemony smoke,

  3. Francisque scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Just perfect for me! I've choose this cask and i'm very happy! Alcool have a totally integration, very good balance of all.
    You like peat, sea , haddock and whisky! All is in this bottle.

  4. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    herbaceous peat smoke, vanilla, slightly melted sugar, lemon and a maritime atmosphere that comes out with a salty return.
    medicinal and iodized peat, vanilla again, creamy note, almost pastry with lemon zest.
    saline, smoked and tar return.
    quite long on the same scent, with citrus, peat, a little soot and iodized seaweed.
    the glass lets down feel these strong and almost fresh scents.


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