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Ledaig 20-year-old

Overall rating
86.94/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB3642
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1999
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
99/0212
Barcode
5013261170677
Added on
31 Aug 2008 4:44 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 194.74

6 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 20-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.94 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Excellent smoky-peat whisky in a floral-lemonade frame, light, refreshing, festive, more respectable in development with tobacco and skin.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, smoky-peaty notes, lemon zest, smoked meats, greasy tones, sticky mineral shades - stone chips, ash, grindstone; lemonade, floral motifs in the background.
    • Taste
      Saturated, soft, oak, smoky-peaty notes framed by lemon peel, ash, lemonade sweet, candied ginger, lemon pepper, orange juice with mineral water, floral shades, monpensier candies, charred branches, smoked meats, leather goods, tobacco.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, oak, lemon peel, floral lemonade shades, ginger, ash, mint, leather goods.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Salt & Pepper

    This official 20 years old Ledaig has spent an equal amount of time on the bourbon barrels as in the bottle. It was bottled in 1999, just over twenty years ago. The sample was provided by my Dutch whisky buddy Manny. I’m looking forward to this one.

    The nose is simply delicious on toffee apples, toffee, candied orange peel and milk chocolate with some soft peat and sea salt in the opposite corner. Peach and a hint of ashes. Leather and cigarette tobacco. Nice, indeed!

    The body is very light, but immediately shows some salt & pepper, fresh oak and peat smoke. Then the sweetness kicks in, with the emphasis on citrus fruit. Yes, it turns a bit bitter and sour as well, but all is well balanced making this a very nice Ledaig.

    The finish is rather short, salt versus sweet – the salt is victorious – and smoky.

    Lovely find. Quite expensive nowadays. Thx, Manny!

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Stone fruits lemon herbs subtle peat cereals, lacks a bit of punch, easy to drink but not very complex

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nicr dram, with some sweet smoke notes, lots of caramel and full bodied without being very peppery.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Subtle peat, some gasoline, fake leather, then some fruitiness, peach. And honey, caramel, and sweet smoke, tobacco and ash.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, caramel, oily, full and strong with only a little pepper. Later on more sweetness, honey and more caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still a little tingling, sweet smoke, peach, caramel. Ash, tobacco, long finish.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A creamy  body.
    • Nose
      Slightly musty notes found.
    • Taste
      Dull start. But some burnt grass, cream and minuteness develops.
    • Finish
      Late peatiness.

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