Ledaig 1996

Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
202
Whiskybase ID
WB79371
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage - Limited Edition
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2015
Calculated age
18 years old
Casktype
Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P037171 L5 xx:xx 15349
Barcode
5029704218240
Added on
04 mar 2016 1:28 pm by Erik Elixir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 155.81

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 1996

33 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.42 points.

  1. 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

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  3. Sander79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Is without question a smoky whisky with typical aromas. What I tend not to find are the sherry cask influences. In this respect not bad but not an inspiring whisky either. This has been seen elsewhere at significantly lower prices.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Smoky, maritime, caramel, sweetness, leather, liquorice, slightly light fruits, sulphur, malt
    • Taste
      84 84
      Soft, Spices, Ash, Smoked Ham, Malt, Sweetness
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-length finish with smoke, malt, pepper, spices.

  5. Hlektrion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. sakis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Foudos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. DrunkDude scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    scbp-7435, the uncharacteristic distillation paired with the unflavored barrel, makes a meaningless work, but it can finally be imported.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Ledaig 1996 oloroso 19yo 48.3%
      Metal peat, bright red apple, slightly fleshy, like aloe vera gel. 83
    • Taste
      84 84
      In addition to the sweet word, it is in the same vein as Li Jie in the 90s, smoky, white stubble, and caramel syrup. Medium alcohol, weak oily, slightly salty, light, it is difficult to detect the influence of oloroso. 84
    • Finish
      83 83
      Bubbly, soft to the touch, grapefruit peel, intense bitterness, and sherry tannins seem to be present. 83

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

    Simple but tasty to drink, the complexity of 19 years is not, of course, and there is no age-old aftertaste, but overall a good whisky.

  10. hlz30 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Complex and round, but no surprise.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Caramel-driven sweet peat smoke and burnt wood, malty, yet lightly sulfuric. Mildly soapy and fruity. Barn and hay. With water: the lemon zest came out and the aroma became more malty. Leaving it in the glass for 20 minutes revealed the elegant mixture of soot, yellow fruit, seaweed and pencil shave.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Medium body with mildly oily texture. Cotton candy sweetness, eucalyptic fragrance, soil-mineral, burnt wood and malt wort. The note of soap became more evident with time. Mild bitterness and numbness, but the former became intensified with the addition of water and given time. Developed into salty, diluted broth dropped on the caramel.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long. Peanut, soil, burnt ashes and red bean paste

  11. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Svjatogor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    n: honey, mead, sweet, pleasant smoke, oloroso sherry, raisins, figs, canned fruits, ripe fruits, hint of peat, little bit of seaweed
    t: peat, oak, earthy, sweet, raisins
    a: warming, oak, nuts, peat, forest honey, spicy, balanced

  13. blacknapkins scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  14. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  16. matfrl scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. wisekyofcourse 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

  20. 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

  21. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Glenjasper scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  23. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    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."

  24. wisekyofcourse 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.

  25. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  26. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  27. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/22/midlands-whisky-festival-2017-part-33/

    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

  28. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Peat, hint of bacon, sea breeze, salty, a peppery note at the end, raisins, dark fruit. The sherry influence is clearly visible. Nice complex dram but I liked the standard 18yo Ledaig a little better. But still excellent!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    11.05.2017
    • Nose
      Zunächst Aromen von Zitrone, Mango, Ananas, Sultaninen, getrockneten Aprikosen und Getreide. Dann lassen sich noch Zimt, Muskat, Mandeln und Karamell entdecken. Der Rauch verhält sich subtil.
    • Taste
      weich, ölig, würzig und aromatisch; lieblicher Geschmack mit Noten von getrockneten Pfirsichen, Dessertwein, Karamell, Honig und Vanille. Leicht medizinischer Torfrauch.
    • Finish
      lang, warm und ölig; leicht rauchig; der Alkohol ist gut eingebunden

  31. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. Wolv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. 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.

  34. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very big malt!
    Ripe, fruity and pleasant smoke, not medically.
    I was very convinced!

    88/100

  35. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yummy stuff, I'm slowly but surely becoming a fan of Ledaig
    • Nose
      Sea breeze, campfire smoke, cheesy towards Camembert, salt, sugared plum, some pepper and nutmeg, light sherry note
    • Taste
      strong on the nose, spicy, some chili, smoke, bittersweet potpourri, dark chocolate, caramel, nutty, very soft orange,
    • Finish
      long, spicy, slightly bitter, dark chocolate, smoke and some licorice

  36. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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