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

€ 138,49

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118 × member ratings

256 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1996

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.51 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Glenjasper scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky, rather complex with noticeable sherry influence. Almost 20 years of age calms down the smoke so it is very gentle and doesn't come to the foreground. This bottling is quite expensive but definitely worth trying.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, dried fruits, sherry, buttery notes, grapefruit zest, cinnamon, gentle smoke
    • Taste
      Spicy (pepper, clove), sweet, plums, caramel, hint of salt
    • Finish
      Long, mouthwatering, spicy, sweet, walnuts, light smoky notes

  8. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 629: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNPQFd8apEs (86/100).

    "If you're a peated whisky fan, you'll enjoy this. If you're not a peated fan, pass it by, maltmates. You'd be wasted your money."

  9. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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