Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Creative Whisky Company (CWC)
Bottling serie
Exclusive Malts
Stated Age
15 years old
1st Fill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Nov 2012 5:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81.00

2 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1997 CWC

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.54 points

  1. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like extremes and interesting whiskys. Clearly polarized this whisky, but I stand on the good side :-)
    • Nose
      Chocolate and orange dominate first, as well as a nice freshness of mint, in addition to musty smoke with herbs, a little cowshed / Jauche, the chocolate is also joined to toasted nuts, very short egg salad (probably sulfur), interesting with a neat intensity
    • Taste
      Surprisingly fruity, sherry, dark fruits, raisins, sweet, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, pleasant smoke, shortly the cowsstall stands out, slightly spicy, peppery, nice intense and a great creamy mouthfeel, slight alcoholic notes
    • Finish
      still creamy, nuts, espresso, gives a fresh feeling in the throat, slightly minty, overall there is still a dark fruit note above Edit: after some time still very peppery in the mouth, makes quite a good warm ;-)

  3. hettrum scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Definitely not for everyone, not even for every smoker or even leather lover. Interesting, idiosyncratic, not a bit complacent and the pepper is quite heavy. I like it. ;-)
    • Nose
      From the pharmacist-sample vial immediately a clear smell of pharmacy, from the glass then warmer, darker, farm, warm hay, dry wood, herbs, with a light mint, some water makes it drier and fresher - dried herbs in a wooden box by the sea
    • Taste
      it starts already violently, salt liquorice, pepper, camellia, pepper, sweet-bitter tobacco smoke, pepper ... there can be some pure water, until the pepper gives way, the bitter becomes bittersweet, liquorice, dark chocolate ...
    • Finish
      long, bittersweet, liquorice, camillan, pepper

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Awesome stuff! Adorable!
    • Nose
      Real strange aroma from the beginning. I´m not sure how to describe it. Smells a little like you were on a farm. A mowed meadow where the cut grass has been lying around in the scorching sun for a couple of days. On top of this mouldy aroma there is quite some pepper and light peat. As well as a coastal touch of salt and herbs.

      Diluted with some drops of water the whisky becomes more fruity. Surprisingly fresh (citrus) fruits. All underlined by some spicy oak, but not that much.
    • Taste
      Starting smooth and creamy with an initial soft bitterness. Even more pepper now. Lots of peat and smoke, a lot more than I would have expected after the nosing. Subtle fruit, more spicy oak now instead. Reserved sherry. Very well balanced.

      The mouldy touch is present at all time.
    • Finish
      Pretty long finish. Cold ash and a little bitterness lingering on. And of course the moulder.

  6. Ras Mazunga did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    Typical Ledaig. Peated with a lot of light citrus notes.
    Young and fresh but no new make. A metallic hint that`s disturbing me seems to go away after a while.


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