Ledaig 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Limited Edition
Calculated age
19 years old
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
P037171 L 5 142615349
Added on
04 Mar 2016 1:28 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 135.96

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140 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1996

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.49 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    always this association peat-oloroso very pleasant,
    a little spice, malt that gives the scents longer, fruits a little cooked and macerated, and a very long finish, a must!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced, heat, dark fruit, lightly sweet, ashy peat, creamy, maritime salinity, charred bbq pepper steak
    • Nose
      89 89
      Creamy, dark currants, fruit leather, peat spice (charred jalepeno),
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet creamy peat, dark red fruits are interwoven, vanilla and salt and pepper balance it nicely
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dark cherries , ash, leather, tart, drying

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose, fruit, and woody peat!
    On the palate, we immediately fall on citrus and fresh and cooked, based on lemon and mandarin, then sweet spices, after, the peat emerges full of aromas on the earth moistened, oily, a little grassy. Alcohol is well placed, but seems stronger than what is written on the label.
    In the final, this combination gives a smoked bacon more than peat and citrus again.
    A fairly complex dram, hard enough to master by strong flavors.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur


    Matured in oloroso casks

    N: Comparable [somewhat] to Mortlach 18 with its soft & sweet veg decay notes. An Interesting start but much is lost to the heavy-handed oloroso covering.
    T: Frisky as opposed to pokey.
    F: Weird sherry finish, like a smoky px.
    C: Not my bag at all.Scores a D

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Vieux Pané
    It is somewhat common knowlegde by now that I have a weak spot for Ledaig. Young Ledaig in particular is something that I really like. I scored this sample of Ledaig Vintage 1996 as a festival. This is not so young, of course, 19 years old. And matured on oloroso sherry casks. I wonder how I will like this one.
    Sturdy nose on loads of peat, putty, sea breeze and something that reminds me of Vieux Pané, the creamy but wonderfully stinky cheese. Hint of rubber (luckily just a hint). Underneath is a wonderful sweet layer with prunes and sultanas. Also softly seasoned with some black pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Leaving it to breath relieves it of the rubber and offers more sweetness still. I love it already.
    It has a good body and the arrival is quite feisty despite the modest ABV. Pepper and nutmeg come first, the pepper is even of the chili kind. Then oranges and prunes, followed by caramel, a tiny bit of honey and nuts. Midpalate aniseed turns up in full force. There is a lot going on here. Exciting.
    The smoke slowly builds back up in the medium long finish, to die a salty death in the end.
    Great Ledaig, that easily deals with the sweetness of the sherry casks. Around 140 EUR, but not easy to find in my neck of the woods.

  6. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. matfrl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Light smoke, hay, pear, wet undergrowth
    • Taste
      82 82
      Easy medical
    • Finish
      81 81
      Long, peat, wet wood, moss

  9. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      it dominates a metallic - modrige note.
      below it hides a subtle floral - Ester Essens.
    • Taste
      brave, dignified, Tobacco
    • Finish
      it remains a moldy leather taste

  10. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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