Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Collection
Stated Age
17 years old
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 May 2015 9:40 am by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.40

7 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1997 C&S

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. spnimcco scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nice cheese note like mild brie, balanced

  2. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Aroma is sweet and smoky and oddly light, almost gutless with a fruitiness that keeps punching up; Palate hits a waxier profile but continues down the same light fruity path; Finish is mostly banana with a touch of smoke. It’s ok, I’m not loving it.

  3. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For the age, he was only quite bright on me. The maritime flavor first reminded me of Talisker, but quickly got its own character. Very impressive. Overall, the balanced, mild and round. You do not notice the 50.9%.
    • Nose
      Sweet; behind it comes round smoke; looks very maritime; is the heath? No, would rather say hay or straw. Grassy, like rain on a farm; besides, I have a note of citrus there
    • Taste
      Wow, strong sweet, then mild smoke builds up. Sweet remains, now comes oak (but not bitter, nice round and discreet); spicy (pepper); gets pretty oily. Is pretty mild from beginning to end. The second sip is initially again the citrus note, which has been announced in the aroma. This grassy, floral note is also present in the taste.
    • Finish
      Long; Smoke remains, later becomes "campfire"; the round oak shows up again (still not bitter) warms nicely, but does not burn. Will not be as dry as expected. Rather, the sweet note comes back.

  4. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Muffiger, freshly peat, cowshed, rainy hay, salt, lots of lemon juice and Mezcalartige flavors. Over time oily but also lakiger after anchovies but also smoked fish and tide pools. Later also wet wool and sweaty East Frisian mink. Great! With water: Aromatic and less focused. Wet wool, farm-like aromas, slightly sweet citrus zest, salt and smoldering peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully focused and filigree. First peaty, oak, rainy hay again, salt and Zituszesten. Then becomes farm-like (raw wool, stables, soil) and gains a sooty heaviness. With water: much fresher but also farm-like. Raw wool, musty pieces of leather, old Barbour jacket, old supplies, fresh peat, salt and citrus zests.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty and delicate salt note.

  5. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Although it may be almost clear, but has ripened great.

    # # Blindtasting
    • Nose
      A sweet, round smoke, far from looking youthful. Neat nose citrus is still over, some sewing machine oil.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant, oily, nice pepper, peat, some vanilla, but tends to be very fresh. No bitterness.
    • Finish
      Peat, citrus and licorice.

  7. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Blind I would have seen this Ledaig rather at up to seven years, but certainly not at seventeen. Also, the color is extremely bright for this age, which should have been a well-used barrel.
    The Ledaig is clearly peaty, but never intrusive in this capacity.
    Hard to judge. In what he offers, this drop tastes good to me. Age and price (about 85 euros) can not be found here.
    • Nose
      young and fresh, almost reminiscent of New Make, from time to time flashes on a slight sweetish note of adhesive, fine peat smoke, various bright citrus notes, farm aroma, cold hard cheese, a touch of ham, a certain sweetness becomes more noticeable with time
    • Taste
      Sweetish notes, slightly sourish fruit, creamy, a breath of wind from the farm
    • Finish
      long, young and peaty with a few fermented fruits

  8. angelmountain scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: first young, sprittig, farmy
    is getting sweeter
    Taste: sweet, smoky,
    slightly astringent in the finish (lemon zest),
    Smoke stays in the throat
    Very beautiful.

  9. Murxus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    17yo new make-ish Ledaig. I must admit I like it.

    Very fresh and smoky Mezcal-like notes (cooked agave), very smooth/creamy.86/87 pts.


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