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Ledaig 1998 WM

Overall rating
89.43/100
votes
98
Whiskybase ID
WB84540
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan (WM)
Bottling serie
Barrel Selection - Cask Strength
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
800032
Number of bottles
445
Strength
62.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
W&M 241
Added on
08 Jul 2016 1:23 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153.08

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98 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1998 WM

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. RobbievdB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Awesome full and fat Ledaig. The farmy and bbq flavors are perfectly balanced by the oloroso barrel delivering a beautiful piece of whisky. Not much to say, I simply enjoyed this very mucho.

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it at the first Whiskybase Gathering festival and during that time with lots of unique drams this one was clearly on it's one.
    • Nose
      90 90
      What a powerhouse. Intense nose and waves of notes to experience. A combination of salty peat with caramel, honey and brown sugar. Strips of bacon in a juicy jammy marinade.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Smoked ham, chilli and seasalt. Grilled strawberries right of the BBQ. Brine, mineral and mossy stones. Again a layer of fruity jam.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very long and warming with a sweet smoky finish.

  3. Dirk scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    At some point the nose dominated in ash and smoke. It is nice if it is integrated but it was quite overpowered by this aspect. I expected more based on the nose.

    I have to say it is a very interesting dram, very well integrated but kind of hoped a bit more of the fruity aspects to speak out. Not my favourite style but I can see why people would score this 90+
    • Nose
      Cherries, smoke, blueberries, apples. Some olives and a very pleasant sweetness. The BBQ ash is getting quite dominant at some point loosing its fruity nose. Bouncing back to fruits again.
    • Taste
      Sweet blueberries, cherries, faint bit of smoke, a bit rubbery. Salty and then back to strawberries and cherries. Thick mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Quite a short finish, a bit of a letdown. Some smoke, salt and a faint bit of fruit. Kind of getting less and less from the nose to the finish.

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind:
    Top notch, instantly recognizable as a Ledaig. Reminded me very much of the '98 Ledaig bottled by Douglas Laing, though this is clearly on all kinds of steroids; ridiculously powerful!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Extremely farmy, burnt gras, vegetal peat, piccalilly, mustard, old cheese, salted black liquorice, thick sweet sherry notes (cherries and sour berries), nutty (macadamia), old toolsheds, some anise.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A very thick and creamy mouthfeel, greasy, quite sweet on red fruits like cherries, red currants and raisins. Loads of black liquorice, grassy peat, charcoal, salty and quite peppery (chili's).
    • Finish
      92 92
      Very long lasting: a bit of sour and sweet red fruitiness, loads of black liquorice and dark coffee, still the dirty farmy notes, chili peppers, scorched wood.

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part of the HWF second edition line up! This was the seventh, and last one, of the night. And what a finale to drink! This is certainly not an beginners dram. It’s offers a lot of in your fave flavors. Great stuff! Most of us were spot on from the start btw. The first and only whisky that was guessed right.
    • Nose
      A typical ledaig profile! Farm-like, barn flavors and quite some rubber on the nose. A typical dirt-like peat that I often get in Ledaig. It offers a quite complete palate of freshness, sourness, sweetness and earthiness. Despite of it’s high ABV, this whisky is very well quaffable!
    • Taste
      Sweet, fatty and oily. Again very robust and straight forward. It even reminds me of fertilizer. Never though I would associate that with something positive but here it is :) after a while great tobacco flavors start pushing through. This is a heavily matured and outspoken taste, not for the faint hearted. I could understand if this is not your cup of tea since is very outspoken in flavors, but that has nothing to do with the objective quality of this dram. It’s is just great!
    • Finish
      This finish seems to be endless! Starting of with farmy flavors, sherried flavors right after that and it all ends in dark spiced, almost heavily spiced rum flavors. Lots of oak influence from a high quality cask. High quality tobacco remains for quite a while. I’m gonna enjoy every last drop of this inside the glass.

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  7. Koidream scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Nickolaas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Landryn scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

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