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Overall rating
88.94/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB195166
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duckhammers 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

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21 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1995 DRFS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.94 points

  1. 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+

  2. Matthias R scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    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.

  3. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Monstruo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      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
      89 89

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

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

  6. 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

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