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Overall rating
88.87/100
votes
34
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

€ 120.61

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34 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1998 DL

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • 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. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This was really good even by Ledaig standards. The comment in my un-edited short notes I wrote when tasting the whisky was simple "Bazowie". It was quite bold and peaty for its age, much more so than the 18-year-old distillery bottling, but still let plenty of the sherry character through.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/11/05/ledaig-1998-old-particular/
    • Nose
      Wet rocks. Slightly farmy too, kind of a mix of mineral and vegetal peat profiles. Matches soaked in strawberry jam. Sandpaper just after use. Grass fire. Olive oil.
    • Taste
      Easy at first, cherry halls lozenges and a little shoe polish.And then bam! A huge hit of waxy fruit, fruit oils and vegetal peat. Some more fruit bursts onto the palate on the swallow, mainly yellow cherries.
    • Finish
      Long. Farmy notes. Oil smoke. The charred basting off a good roast. Cherry flavouring.

  10. Oogadal scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great stuff once again, I absolutely love this profile!! Very, very smooth, it's not too high on abv and with my 1st dram poured I was a bit disappointed. The 2nd was way better and shows a very nice balance between the peat, smooth sherry notes and the typical 'dirty' Ledaig profile, a bit muddy/cowstable scent and taste.
    Nose is very gentle, sweet and dark fruits, peat of course and saltiness. Seaweed and mud.
    Taste follows the nose, very smooth, not an abv monster, just very smooth. No where near the robust peat Islay monsters, except some sherried Caol Ila OB's. Nice!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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