Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2010 11:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1998 MoS

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. Petrenko scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig 1998/2010 (61.8%, Malts of Scotland, sherry butt, cask #800025, 256 bottles)
    • Nose
      Colour: amber. Nose: if you’re afraid of the faintest amounts of gunpowder, struck matches, leather and flints, you may pass on to the next tasting note ;-). In fact, this is one of these sometimes slightly unlikely but often fabulous sherried peat monsters, even if it does not go to eleven on both scales. Hessian galore, dried seaweed, old Barbour jacket, peat smoke, antiseptic, soot and Virginia tobacco. Nice combination, isn’t it? With water: max shoe polish, leather, tobacco and soy sauce, with many coastal notes in the background. Gunpowder as well. The aftermath of a great naval battle?
    • Taste
      Mouth (neat): powerful, as punchy as some sherried Port Ellens, I know you know what I mean. Quite brutal in fact, starting with a lot of lime, salt and leather and getting very tarry and ashy. Also some barley sugar in the attack. Some cough medicine too. Tarry brine, should that exist. With water: a little sweeter, with a lot of smoke, liquorice, marmalade and brine. Leather too, tobacco too. It became easier to drink, which isn’t always the case when you add water, mind you.
    • Finish
      Finish: long, more on bitter oranges and black pepper. A very pleasant fizziness in the aftertaste, which keeps it playful. Comments: the young independent sherried Ledaigs are usually quite perfect (remember the BBRs?) In my opinion, this one is no exception. I’m wondering why the owners do not launch such bottlings, they must have the casks! SGP:457 - 90 points.

  2. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Blenders Glass.
    You need to give 10 minutes for it to open up and then pleasure comes.
    Balance 22
    Total 90
    • Nose
      Nose: soft rubber in the sun; matches, at the time of ignition; powder gases, as in a shooting range after shooting; leather PM holster; Erinmore Flake pipe tobacco; sour peat; strawberry mousse; Oak barrel; somewhere in the distance - blue cheese 23
    • Taste
      Taste: powerful wave of flavors, thick and oily, charcoal, ash, rough shoe leather, sweet raisins and again strawberry flavor! And in a moment - spicy and sweet. 23
    • Finish
      Finish: long-lasting, warming, woody, mint, pepper with berry sourness 22

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Balance (23)
    Rubber glove with strawberry (91)
    • Nose
      Sticky jam from rubber, strawberry, salt, iodine and ash. Farm, rubber glove with talc… In style (23)
    • Taste
      Sweet ash, raisins, strawberries (23)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, dried fruits, dust, tablets with tooth powder (22)

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    23 21 22 22
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Again and again insanely delicious Ledaig, I do not cease to be amazed by this distillery. The aroma does not cease to develop dynamically, it wants to breathe. Elegantly drunk, the degree is not stunning. Bravo!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Silky sherry, warm, thick, branded rubber and other industrial mineral nuances, sour peat, farm with cows, soaked dried fruits, slaked lime, the degree of power is felt, sour berries, citrus candied fruits, pastilles / marshmallows, oily, dried smoked with anchovies on the fire, green apples, peppermint, notes of dried mushrooms, smoked duck breast, green tea, oak, plum jam.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A pile of smoke, ashes, smoked duck, dried strawberries, peat, apple, berry fruit sour, sherry.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Smoked, metallic, dry sour peat, ash, warms, the degree is not felt at full, slightly bitter, dark chocolate, dried fruits and berries, thick.

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very tasty Ledaig, took a little time in the glass, but then it really convinced in the nose, also shows a nice edge in the mouth
    • Nose
      Comes over relatively dirty and musty, vinous, light acidity, raspberry, rather light smoke, leather, bittersweet, it gets creamier, but rather whole milk chocolate, grated lemon peel brings freshness, time in the glass helps him, some tobacco, almonds, a little Mon Cherie , after a while the chocolate, the clearest note in the nose, I like it better and better
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, medium smoke level, dirty, a hint of sulfur, here now real sherry, raisins, light sweetness, chocolate, in the mouth now really bittersweet, slightly tart, intense taste, a breeze of cinnamon, good portion of spice, a little pepper, nice, if you just drink without much analysis, the cowshed gets through really well, pure Ledaig
    • Finish
      There are also nuts, ashy smoke, grapes, creamy, medium length, raisins, light acidity, drier mouthfeel

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  8. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A fantastic whisky, ideal for the cold season.
    • Nose
      Very voluminous he comes therefore. Peat smoke and smoked ham mix with it. Algae and sea mark the island status of this whisky. Behind some solvents a slight sulfur note comes out. Dark chocolate is the last thing before the high alcohol content slows down the nose.
    • Taste
      Brushed on riot, pretty wild with no water, because he reveals nothing. Charcoal, burned rubber, then it blows up. Dark fruits, raisins and sherry notes are the result of this flavor explosion.
    • Finish
      Here bitter notes are gaining and also the influence of the sherry can with chocolate.

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Deep gold color, rather "dirty" peaty / sherry nose with lots of undergrowth, leather, burnt tire, and hints of caramel, nuts. Powerful mouth, well integrated alcohol for 61%, good thick texture, aromatic always on caramel, undergrowth, rubber, it lacks a bit of chocolate and fruit, gluttony. Pretty good length, peaty finish, more on the ash and the barbecue now. A version below the drum n ° 11010.

  10. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Transferring previous Note (2012.01.15) content into a Tasting Note.
    • Nose
      [dirty brown/black] peat/smoke, coals, licorice, some cooked vegetable
      notes (broccoli ?), chalky, oxo / stock cube, rubber (boots), (fresh)
      barley. (85)
      Later: red leather, dried fruits, a few vanilla/caramel sweetness notes here as well, cereals , cold smoked ham.
      Water: sweeter & more mineral/stone-y, mushrooms, the cooked
      veggies get a vanilla note, also a slight cow dung note, (? not
      unpleasant, but slightly strange), (80) 
      On 2 occasions, if left
      alone for a while (10-20 mins), the cow poo accelerates quite a bit and
      took on levels that were far from pleasant. These extreme notes
      disappeared right away after the first inhalation again & it went
      back to the sweeter & malty notes above. Funny, but not pleasant.
    • Taste
      surprisingly sweet for the nose, strong alcohol
      (nearly too much to drink neat - probably great for a tasting once the
      palate has adjusted) & flavour wise, malt/molasse, some peat/earth,
      distant chocolate, (86)
      W Water: sweeter, more malty, quite rubbery,
      some vanilla now as well as the stone/mineral tone that came through on
      the nose w water as well. (81)
    • Finish
      warm & long. more peat, malt & barley, licorice, hay & a bit of horse manure (86)
      more malt sweetness, but mostly an extension of the palate,
      malt/molasse, some peat/earth, distant chocolate, plus some faint meaty
      notes occasionally. (87)
      W Water: mostly more of the peat &
      malt/molasse sweetness with a mainly mineral touch (quite dependent on
      water level) and some pleasant oak, (82)
      With time, some interesting but very faint floral, eucalyptus, cinnamon & mango notes linger underneath.(86)


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