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Overall rating
87.30/100
votes
62
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
03.04.1998
Bottled
09.2010
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
800025
Number of bottles
256
Strength
61.8 % Vol.
Size
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

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.30 points

  1. 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

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.
      W
      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.
      (62)
    • 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)
      Later:
      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)

  6. Jeep51 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky. The kind of profile that I particularly like.
    • Nose
      Marine peat, costal which becomes greasier, more "dirty" with ventilation: tire, engine oil. Maybe some nuts. Slightly vegetal notes. This nose is powerful but not totally mastered, the alcohol is still a little felt (maybe the whisky was tasted a little hot)
    • Taste
      Again, it's powerful. Peaty for sure. There is also a lot of pepper as well as this mechanical, metallic side. The texture is very fat, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Very long with always this metallic aspect in addition to peat.

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