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Ledaig 1998 DL

Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB84908
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
04.1998
Bottled
06.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 11211
Number of bottles
252
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2016 11:23 am by fradin11
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 122.42

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1998 DL

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Limestone, sweet sherry, fresh red berries (strawberry, raspberry and a mild cherry note), nutty and mineral with a vegetal peatiness. Some burnt grasses and also shortcircuited electrics. Finally an old dusty wood note (like my grandfathers toolshed used to smell).
    • Taste
      90 90
      A round and creamy mouthfeel, oily. Starts out pretty sweet with the red fruits like cherry and raspberry, but eventually turns into something more spicy, with burnt grassy peat and a clear note of spent matches (sulfury notes I can still cope with). Also some chili peppers emerge.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long: sweet red fruitiness, liquorice, a little dirty and slightly sulfury, chili's, charred pine tree bark.

  2. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Refill sherry and Ledaig is the best combination in my opinion. This one has the classic old ledaig smell and taste. It has all the dirt, wood, peated motoroil, campfire, rotten wood/forrest/moss, mustiness you'd expect from an older Ledaig. Plus it contains all the classic sherry red fruits. This whisky is close to perfection.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting, and as soon as the first farmy scents arrived in my nose, the distillery was clear for me: Ledaig :-). Sweet smoke, hay, ashy.
    But actually, for me it didn't have much more to offer than that. With even a bit disappointing short finish.
    For me it's certainly not one of the best Ledaigs, but still a pleasant one to end a blind tasting session with.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very farmy immediately, hay, earthy, peaty. Pretty some of all, and ashy. Full scent.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sparkling, pungent, but after some time more smooth. Still a lot of hay and sweet smoke, the farmy character remains. Also some room for sweet notes now.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Pretty smooth, sweet smoke. A touch of bitterness, bitter ash. Actually not that very long.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part of ‘HWF Thuisfestival’ edition 4. A very consistent Ledaig expression.
    • Nose
      Rather fresh in Ledaig terms of speaking. Other then that it’s very recognizable as such. Sweet earthy peat and farm-like flavors. Simply lovely.
    • Taste
      Soft and ‘dirt’ like. Sweet like in oranges but then smoked. Some bitter cocoa and a touch of cigarets tobacco.
    • Finish
      Ashes, dirt, vanilla and smoking oak wood. Definitely a fine dram! Would not be a Part of ‘HWF Thuisfestival’ edition 4. punishment to drink this on a weekly base.

  5. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. JVS2020 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Sweet with red fruit and lots of farm air.

  7. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting - Sweet and farmy side of peat : savoury, green olives, raspberry jam, a bit of pepper.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I had this one in a blind tasting recently end this was the best finish in the line up. Long and sweet, lovely.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Willum scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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