Ledaig 1992 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Oct 2014 9:36 am by Remko
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 113.34

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1992 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I do not like such closed molts. Everything must be removed from it with ticks. Ledaig is not guessed, not a characteristic profile. It's too easy for a 21-year-old whisky. Although consistently and comprehensively.
    • Nose
      Fresh, light, herbal, marshmallows, green apple, quince, acetone, caramel, slaked lime, sour apricot. Bourbon excerpt is easy to read. Very sluggish, closed aroma.
    • Taste
      Sour berries, pepper, with smoke and meat, fresh, a little branded rubber, sweet.
    • Finish
      Oak, sweet and sour, pepper, with rubber, knits, dry and quite long.

  2. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Problem with older Ledaig is that it loses so much peatiness compared to its younger siblings. Peat smoke yes, but rather earthy and grassy. Some bright sweetness and fruitiness, and some creamy and confectionery notes.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity with hint of smoke, and sweet confectionery notes as well. Not much to elaborate.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Some smokiness, and some fruitiness and sweetness. Pretty long finish.

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    the peat at this age has faded considerably but the freshness of the bourbon maturation has remained. With water: the nose retains much of its spike but gains an earthiness; the palate is less tropical and now maltier and furrier; the finish heats up a bit (or is that repeated sips?) but retains the same malt; better neat for the full impact
    • Nose
      81 81
      very sharp, fizzy pineapple
    • Taste
      85 85
      succulent tropical fruit, melons, fresh pineapple, mangoes soaked in alcoholic syrup; some peat but it plays second fiddle for most of the palate
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium; dries and the peat slightly more evident but the overall impression of maltiness with a subdued heat from the hogsheads

  5. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A different world from the young peaty Ledaig whiskies. A simple whisky but a solid one nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Dense vanilla notes, a little candle wax and a slight sour lemon edge. Malty notes arrive with an increase of lemon and citrus. Some lemon cleaning products.
      With time a sweet and sour Char Siu pork ribs make an appearance.
    • Taste
      Lemony on the arrival, a slight coastal feel with a few maritime notes. A sweetness arrives, a sweet and sour bag of sweets, fizzy! A little nail varnish in there.
    • Finish
      Little farm yard in the finish with wet mud and hay. Little bitter on the finish which carries on.

  6. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22 + 22 + 22 + 22 = 88 Delicious barrels. A very fruity and very low-melted molt came out. Lots of sea and joy. I would love to take "to drink"

  7. cuhp scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A simple, but nice and solid dram for those days you just want to relax without thinking too much.
    • Nose
      Lightly sour (lemon, tropical fruits), vanilla and peat. As the time goes, a note of sulphur appears. 
    • Taste
      Warm - peaty (not smoky), vanilla and honey. Simple and joyful.
    • Finish
      The peat continues and salt becomes more powerful after 30 seconds. 

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    As mentioned above don't expect something like those young peated muscleheads bottled around 2011-14. Good stuff!
    • Nose
      Soft and gentle, nothing like the young Ledaigs that are so common these days.
      After the softness that translates into vanilla cream there are much more coastal notes. Minerals, stone, chalk, salt and offcourse seawater. Sweetness from fuit. although a bit dusty at first. Stewed fruits, abricots and citrus. Still there's some peat/ smokiness to be found. Grilled paprika and lapsang souchong.
    • Taste
      More salt and more peat on the palate. Still soft and elegant but a complex and warming one. The peat isn't loud, but adds that nice warm oaky feeling with smoked meat including seasalt. Some herbals like anise and some pepper.
    • Finish
      Salt, oak and a small campfire. Salmiak and other liquorice.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Ho, no peat ?? Sweet, sweet, vanilla nose. Delicate as hairs of peach skin. Very slight smoke after aeration for several minutes. Palate: Very very slightly peaty, but mostly bourbony. Growing salinity. Final: Short. Slightly sweet and vanilla. Iodine disappears quickly enough. Verdict: An unconventional Ledaig that makes me think of a Highland.


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