- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Wilson & Morgan (WM)
- Bottling serie
- Barrel Selection - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 62.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- W&M 241
- Added on
- 08 Jul 2016 1:23 pm by RoyC
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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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Smoked ham, chilli and seasalt. Grilled strawberries right of the BBQ. Brine, mineral and mossy stones. Again a layer of fruity jam.
Very long and warming with a sweet smoky finish.
- 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+
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.
Sweet blueberries, cherries, faint bit of smoke, a bit rubbery. Salty and then back to strawberries and cherries. Thick mouthfeel
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.
- 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!
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.
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).
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.
- 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.
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!
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!
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.