Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask Company (TWCC)
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
30 Apr 2016 11:08 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.55

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65 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1999 TWCC

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.38 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A comparison between two Ledaigs I found interesting. Priced on the same level, same Fassart, but a few years apart.

    Short comparison between Ledaig 2007/2018 52.8% Whisky-Doris WID: 130749 and the Ledaig 1999/2016 51.5% The Whisky Cask Company WID: 81733.

    In terms of color, they are very close to you. The TWCC may be a little bit darker.

    The WD is neatly smoky in the nose and also quite fresh and cool. Menthol cigarette. The fruits go in the direction of citrus fruit. Cliché sea breeze.
    The TWCC, on the other hand, is a lot calmer. The smoke is withdrawn. The malt is not as fresh as the WD. Warmer wood notes are present. The fruits are not that fresh any more. Although also towards citrus fruits, but now rather candied.

    In the mouth, the WD is still intense, but not as fresh as in the nose. It comes through a lot of sweetness. Paired with the strong smoke. From the wood is not so much to feel first. Towards the end she says hello and it gets drier.
    In the mouth the same game in the TWCC as in the nose. He is less excited. Also nice sweetness here. Overall, the TWCC looks fuller. Then some herbs. In short, funnily a reminder of cannabis. In the finish, the smoke is then surprisingly colder and drier.

    Both good malts. I will probably not buy both of them. The WD is too expensive for the offered and the age. The TWCC somehow offers me too little depth for old age.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    What a beautiful surprise this is. It's a only mildly peated, but very fruity and creamy whisky. Not like the younger Ledaigs, but as good (it's just another type of whisky). Well made.
    • Nose
      Stable, horse sweat (but in a nice way), fresh horse dung, wet peat. Sounds nasty, but it works! It's not so pronounced as in the younger Ledaigs. Along, I find soft creamy, fruity and herbal whisky. More concrete: cream, vanilla, coconut, and ample fruit lemon cheese cake, pineapple, peach). Then, mint and an alpine meadow full of grass and herbs.
      That's not it. After a while, more earthy and medicinal notes emerge. Licorice root, soil. There is also a nice nuttiness of almonds.
    • Taste
      Velvety and complex. Oily, creamy, fruity, nutty and still peated. The fruit develops more towards tropical variants. We had pineapple and peach, but now I find passion fruit as well. The peat is less dirty than on the nose, and slightly ashier. The almond comes to the foreground, at the expense of the herbs (who tend to go to chamomile now). The earthy side is now more on fennel seeds and licorice root.
    • Finish
      Very long and lingering, full of cream, vanilla, soft peat, and earthy notes. A real pleasure.

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fine, calm, maybe even atypical Ledaig, which surprised me positively on the palate because it tastefully packs the dry, woody notes, which I normally don't really like.
    • Nose
      The first thing you notice here is the bourbon barrel. Wood notes. Wood dust, old books, white pepper, citrus fruits, a little honey, but not too sweet, dried herbs. Only incinerate smoke away.
    • Taste
      Again on the woody dry side, but also mineral and the herbs come more into the foreground. At the same time, a pleasant sweetness resonates. Smoke not per se, rather in the form in which the oral cavity is occupied.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the smoke comes through again stronger. And it stays herbal and spicy for a long time with a little sweetness.

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Has good intensity, is not very harmonious for my nose and palate.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tire smoke, ash, animal, petrol, citric, coconut. Inharmonious at high intensity
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smoke, ash, rubber, citric, peppery. Slightly creamy, unbalanced and sharp, medium to pronounced intensity
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cold smoke, some rubber, peppery. Sharp, inharmonious and medium-long finish.

  7. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sugar sweet, slightly earthy smoke. Some smoked ham. Reminds me of sweet stuff. Chewing gum, candy, shower sticks. White mulled wine, vanilla. A really nice fruit note is behind the smoke, but I can not get it apart. Gets milder. Reminds me of warm, somewhat stale, dark wheat beer.
    • Taste
      Mild, smoky start. Smoked sweets are immediately distributed in the mouth. The fruit is clearer now. Orange, pear, some passion fruit. Marzipan, slightly earthy. The dark wheat beer comes at the end even through. The alcohol keeps itself back.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoky sweet, malty, spicy oak, a little bitterness. But oily evidence.

  8. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  9. chlinatele scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice barrel selection. I like it very much....
    • Nose
      Nose slightly smoky. But not as strong as expected. Rather comfortable :-) Then vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoke, vanilla. Smoke but not disturbing .... Very gentle to drink despite CS
    • Finish
      Unfortunately a bit too short but a very good whisky.

  10. Bosi scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    A really good whisky, which proves that Ledaig has many facets to offer even with a little older age. Especially in the current flood of young Ledaigs a successful change.
    • Nose
      Classic Ledaig smoke rises in the nose. However, this does not cover the wonderful notes of ripe oranges, strawberries, chupa chups and fruit sweets. With a little time, the fruitiness gives way to smoother malt notes and sourdough.
    • Taste
      Cold ash meets malt beer and bread dough. In addition, I also taste marzipan, almonds and tropical fruits. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. An almost soft leather thing.
    • Finish
      Unfortunately a bit too short for the great impressions of the nose and the taste. A lot of vanilla, marzipan, some salt, oak and dark fruits remain.


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