Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
TWA Spring 2020
Stated Age
25 years old
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2020 9:03 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 329.90

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64 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1995 TWA

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.12 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2020] A quick review of a small sample....

    ...that is far from the heavily-peated Ledaig style of the last decades with a subtle and greatly balanced profile both in the nose and on the palate. I really adore such a style but peat-heads should shy away unless they want to explore new low-peat territories (which I can recommend, but this decision is up to you only)...
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a delicate and not very smokey profile with is the typical mid-nineties Ledaig aromas and flavours mix. Lots of fruits and vanilla-toffee notes, honeys, spices and rather shy peaty and wooden impressions. All very balanced and subtle and by no means unimpressive, actually I really like to sniff this dram, it reminds me somewhat of early-eighties "naked" Glenfarclas (not kidding!).
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste more peaty impressions but still this is far from today's Ledaig profile. All is very balanced and yes, it is a complex mixture of flavours. It is nicely layered and fun to explore with both old-style and modern impressions and without any flaws. This is very, very quaffable... Water releases more delicious aromas in the nose and tasty flavours on the palate - I like this dram both neat and reduced at various levels.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with no distracting moments. The texture is very creamy and chewy, I like that! The finish is medium to long and the flavours combine to tasty milk chocolatey and crème brûlée notes. Again no distracting bitter or drying moments here, the cask was rather shy and enabled a great maturation of the malt that way.

  2. rampah scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one surprised me in a positive way.

    The only one of the eight TWA Spring 2020 bottlings of which I would buy a full bottle. But since it is sold out like the rest of them I saved around 200€.

    Very interesting profile, the peat stays in the background and is integrated perfectly.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. BlueFire scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Elegant, restrained. Velvety, oily texture. Complex with brighter fruits given time and air and herbal with dill and brine.

  5. Whisky-Ex scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Ledaig, rating average 86 points
    Tasting notes from an online tasting with 25 participants

    mild, liquorice on the palate
    Vanilla slightly grassy
    flower meadow
    Grappa nose
    Relatively mild, fruity,
    looks like grappa, smells like grappa
    slightly smoky, but little for Ledaig
    Slightly smoky
    nice fruity, light sweetness - zero smoke
    Wood, a bit tart on the nose, in the taste, softer and mild
    quite weak
    Very little. I know Ledaig mostly as a peat monster and I don't really like it. This one is nice. A beautiful bourbon barrel, unadulterated. But as a Ledaig I would never have recognized him!
    First grainy taste, spicy notes flare up, then it turns and becomes slightly sweet, but ends dry
    The smell takes getting used to ...
    until the whisky that I like the least
    Taste WAU - chocolatey, sweet, noble !!!
    yes, I don't find the nose overwhelming either. I miss the peat at Ledaig
    Dull nose
    Water makes it sweeter and fruity
    Slightly malty. no exit

  6. PeatSnatch scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Bought the full bottle.

    Very hard to identify the distillery. Considering the price, I think Id rather have 2-3 young Ledaigs for the same total price at the same quality but anyways... thats the enivetable effect on peated malt after 25 years maturing and on your wallet too... still, a great and unique Ledaig experience.

  7. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Orange sherbet, crushed aspirin, floral ash, lemon oil, fennel and olive brine. Complex and entertaining.

  8. abistodenas31 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Salty sea, sardines, and peat, rounded with a touch of fruits like peach and pineapple. There's a bit of creamy pina colada to be honest. Also some sauvignon blanc.
    • Taste
      90 90
      More peat here than on the nose. Good complexity. Quite cohesive. Apple juice, squeeze of lime, again with the white wine, sparkling.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Trails off to a somewhat bitter end... a touch of metal also. But good stuff for sure.

      I see that WB average score so far is a touch under 90 points. Guess what? That's exactly what I have it at... 90/90/89. I find it fascinating that most WB average scores (when the WB scores are not being manipulated by people with an agenda), very closely approximate my own score.

  10. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Exciting, because so pure and untypical for Ledaig.
    More reminiscent of some 96 Ben Nevis.
    The nose is beautiful, but unfortunately noticeably weaker in the mouth (too little depth and complexity). Water helps a little.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Clean, no typical Ledaig filth, but peaty, mineral. Light-fruity and pure. Elegant and playful. Grapefruit, white grapes, pineapple. White pepper and a tinge of toffee.
      With water: becomes fragrant, a little flowery and even more playful.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Starts spicy, the oak is there, light fruity, bread aromas, mineral, round. Not particularly complex.
      With water: spicier, more aromatic, a little more complex.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather straight, not really complex. Medium-long.
      That's the weakest part of the number.
      With water: little change.


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