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Ledaig 1998 GM

Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB57152
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
25/11/14 AD/AHBB
Barcode
5020613049277
Added on
15 Aug 2014 3:55 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 130.14

7 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1998 GM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Extinguished campfire, burnt lemon, a little mint. Sour apple rings. A touch of diesel.
    • Taste
      Smoke, lemon cookies, vanilla. Dry earth, some ash, rather short.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    It hides its age and its maturation, I blindly did not recognize a refill sherry pre-filling of the barrels. Otherwise rather one-dimensional and not very complex, but neat.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Cold ashy smoke. In addition, citrus, cooling freshness, tart apple, rubber abrasion.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Unexpectedly soft, cold smoke, with a distinct malt sweetness, citrus.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Rather short, sweetness and citrus fade quickly, dry smoke still remains in the mouth.

  3. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B22

  4. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The influence of the refill sherry is very limited in this Ledaig. It's a rather restrained one anyways, it feels a bit 'muted' although it has most elements I like in a Ledaig.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Medium dry peat smoke, some motor oil and salty maritime notes. Green olives and a some faint fruits follow: pear, cherries and sweet pineapple candy,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Medium peat smoke and a dirty/earthy edge: burnt rubber and compost. Some oysters, vanilla and citrus fruits (lemon, tangerine) save the day.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Again that typical not too heavy but drying peat smoke. The rubber notes reappear, just as the fruity notes : tangerines and cherry. A slight waxiness coats the mouth.

  5. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Interesting farmy nose, not quite as intense as Kilchoman. Cow stable, straw and hay. A little cold smoke (just faint), some ham, pears and unripe pineapples. I also find a whiff of salty Seabreeze by the ocean (could this be on the Island of Mull?). Taste: WOW!!! Ever had a farm in your mouth? Incredible. Me like… Quite unique profile. Very smooth but a little thin. Some wet wood, cold smoke and bonfire ashes. Any fruits you ask? Well…Gooseberries! Water tones down the nose a lot, some citrus notes come out though. On the palate we get more smoke. A coal pile and more cold ashes. Not many animals left but interestingly the texture gets chewy! Definitely worth exploring this with water. Ends medium long and a little dry, nice lingering aftertaste of musty warehouse. Well done Gordon. Well done McPhail. A Whisky that will give you a new experience every time…

  6. Gondwana scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Butz75 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  10. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 19/12/2015 in a tasting with a Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice line-up.
    • Nose
      Nicely peated with hints of rubber. Fresh fruit (green apple, pear) and beeswax. 
    • Taste
      Very nice! Surprisingly sweet (marzipan) and nicely balanced with a tobacco peatiness. It also has something citrussy (lime). 
    • Finish
      Quite long and lingering in which the tastes of the palate continue. At the end there's a faint hint of menthol. 

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