Overall rating
87.87/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB195166
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duckhammer's Rare & Fine Spirits (DRFS)
Vintage
05.09.1995
Bottled
02.06.2021
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
143
Number of bottles
231
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Wu Dram Clan
Added on
03 nov 2021 9:54 pm by Iron Lung
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 301.74

14 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1995 DRFS

15 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.87 points.

  1. Hlektrion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. springtank scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. sphinx scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Cheap fruit hard candies with strong spice and alcohol.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. whiskydramo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Horizontal tasting of a few Ledaig 1995. This bottle was the worst.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Almost no fruit at all, it kicked off with black peppers, before hitting you with sour, salted and slightly rotten vegetables, something like preserved radish and chilli. Newspaper, vinegar, pith, water chestnuts and aloe vera. Much better after a sip, but it was still below average. The stinks weakened after spending a month in the bottle. While the fruits such as green grapes, lemons and apples resurfaced with a touch of ginger, I didn’t think it’s considered enjoyable.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Quick stainless steel, it tasted quite plain, with Asian pears and their slightly sour cores, white pepper powder, not sweet peaches and green grapes. Iight pomelo peel, pith and some white flowers.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Wax apples, slightly medicinal, wet burnt wood, cinnamon, mung bean mash and red dates. It was better after the second sip, with fruity notes like peaches, green grapes and custard.

  5. YoquieroWhisky scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    this is typical excample of direct sales avoiding any retailers.. there is a lot of paid marketing arround to advertise their bottlings and at the end consumers like me do receive some disspointing whisky from unknown origin. This particular whisky is tasting average. The 50,6% alcohol taste very soft and i am missing the typical Ledaig/Tobermory style within this particular bottling.

  6. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My wife says it's delicious, I say it's delicious too. Alone the question arises: Where is the Ledaig? I had that before with a Chapter 7 bottling from the same year. Matt "the Dramble" had guessed that it was Tobermory aged in a Ledaig cask. Since this one is from the same year, I would make such an assumption here as well. There is another theory that it is a Ledaig destillation style without using peated malt. The result is tasty, very tasty even. Just not a “real” Ledaig.
    Full review, alongside six other whisky from the islands: https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2022/01/26/whisky-island-teil-2/

  7. sakis scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Monstruo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Elegant. Do not expect a Ledaig “dirty” nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      For the 50,6% abv I was expecting a richer taste. Still a very good palate.
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Iron Lung scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    By far one of the weakest "Wu Dram Clan" bottlings.
    Unfortunately, nothing of the Ledaig Peat can be tasted.
    As was said before me ... A Tobermory with a Ledaig finish is more likely.

    Much less alcoholic with water but more acidic and woody in the nose.
    In the finish, pepper and chilli have almost disappeared, but more wood can be found.
    Unfortunately, the fruitiness has almost disappeared with the addition of water.

    Really a shame, I was really looking forward to the older octopus, unfortunately this one disappoints across the board.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The alcohol is not well integrated and rises first in the nose, then mirabelle plums, apricots, sour gooseberries that are not yet ripe, generally there are rather light fruits in the glass, slightly woody in the background
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste of the dram is quite light, the flow of saliva is stimulated and the cheeks get hotter after a while (chili)
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sour but still fruity, gooseberry, slightly woody / smoky and clearly reminiscent of pepper and chili

  13. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I agree with Dottore and Matthias. Both fit, but the price does not play a role in my rating. Fruity, hardly any smoke, round, tasty. Some dried fruit on the nose. The finish is a bit sour.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. Matthias R scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Some will call it 70s, 80s or 90s Ledaig style.
    I prefer saying that this is a Tobermory with a 2 weeks finish in a peated barrel...
    I mean, nearly no smoke or peat in this one, quite good, fruity, alcohol is well integrated and this dram is really drinkable.

    But let's be honest, a 25 Yo Tobermory is around 200€ vs 300€ these days for a Ledaig. And selling a Tobermory, but writing that this is a Ledaig to be able to sell it with higher price tag is clearly dishonnest from my point of view...

    This 83 is not the real rate for this, I would say around 88 but with this price tag, and to counter all the fakers rating 92 or more to be able to sell it on secondary market, that's my rate.

  15. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Quick impressions: Almost unpeated. Herbal floral and nicely salty taste. amazing style of 90s Ledaig. Unusual for me but surprisingly good. Like this a lot. 90+

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login