Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 oct 2022 3:59 pm by Jour.Ray
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1995 PST

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.17 points.

  1. DramALife scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    Color: Bright gold. Heavy legs. In a blender’s glass.
    Heavier than Tobermory I’ve tried at same age, vintage and similar ABV, from Stewart Whisky Company. Quite nice, oak isn’t overtaking the distillate. The citrusy wax is worth hunting for. However, the cask feels near to exhausted as it’s not providing enough influence which I’d usually expect from such age.

    86-90 - A to-share bottle
    • Nose
      90 90
      Waxy fresh tropical citrus fruits. Fresh dough. Slightly perfumery. Dried candied lemon peels. Pineapple chunks. A whiff of vanilla, dry grass, and white chalks.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fresh & vibrant. With fruits at the forefront. Blood oranges. Red apple slices. Fairly sweet. Then slowly the waxy oak joins in, carrying along more peppery spices. A touch of honey. Just a bit of oak bitterness around the edges.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mid finish. Lightly fruity and mouth warming baking spices. Slowly drying with a hint of waxy oak.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I really liked the whisky the first time I tried it on the Superbowl night. I like it for its extremely structured and clean aromas, although it's not a classic bourbon aging consisting only of fructose and fruit notes, but also offers a very slightly dirty note.
    Definitely a very sophisticated whisky that offers a lot of quality, but also requires attention.

    I would pay up to 200 euros for such a bottling.

    An exciting, good and unconventional bourbon maturation.
    • Nose
      The nose is very clean, not spectacular, but I find a mature bourbon nose here with a decent amount of smoke in the background.
      Fruits of orange, banana and physalis.
      The barley sugar is already very set and not too fresh or simple. It has a slight metallic note that fits into the overall profile.
    • Taste
      The palate starts with a clean mix of fruity sweetness, wood and light bitter notes. The mouthfeel is full and oily, the interplay between tart, bitter and old sweetness is appropriate.
      Gets more pleasant with every sip, which again underlines that this is not whisky for a 2cl sample.
    • Finish
      The mouthfeel is oily and almost tart for the key data. The finish is at least medium long and already quite dry at the end.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [December 2022] I found the unpeated same-vintage Ledaig from Phil & Simon very interesting (WB211558) and scored it 91 points, so it was a no-brainer to go for this siblings cask...

    ...which indeed is another (almost) unpeated Ledaig from these experimental distillation runs (intended for blending purposes only). If you expect peat, forget this dram as there is almost no peat in there at all. But if you like fine old and fruity Speyside drams, go for it. It reminds of old Glen Keith, Glen Elgin or Aberfeldy.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is yellow gold, and the nose offers another impressive fruity profile without major peat aromas, so I guess this is from a comparable distillation as the unpeated WB211558. If you expect a peaty dram this nose might be disappointing, but if you just take it as it is - than this is a complex and balanced nose with a lot of different aromas to discover. I like it.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is nicely layered on sweet fruity and sugary impressions, shy bitter peat flavours, firm but never dominating spicy woods and a great waxiness. All together is a mix "right up my alley", but I can understand if others find this rather strange for a Ledaig. Think of a fine old Speysider instead...
    • Finish
      91 91
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and of a great texture which immediately coats all of my mouth with a creamy feeling. Accordingly, the finish is long and it adds more of the waxy and oily impressions and some nutty notes I like. There are no distracting moments neither during the arrival nor during the finish, this cask was bottled at the right time. Water release chalky-mineral aromas both in the nose and on the palate, I like this dram both neat and a little reduced.

  6. Jour.Ray did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Official tasting notes:

    Nose: Apple tea, ripe conference pears, some grist, barley water, pale ale, lemon curd and vanilla yoghurt.

    Palate: Grist, foam bananas, butter, oatcakes, a slight ‘sour funk’ – butter on the edge of going off. Green bananas, pears and spearmint

    Finish: More mint and banana. Quite juicy with pear and barley sugars


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