Ledaig 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 140.15

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176 × member ratings

432 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1996

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 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. Likudi scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Edward MacKenzie scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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


  9. sarthur71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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


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