Ledaig

Ledaig 19 Years Old 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish (46.3%, OB, 2400 Bottles, 2018)

Ledaig 19 Years Old 1998 Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish

Whisky Review

  • Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Tobermory distillery
  • Bottling: Distell, OB, Limited Edition 2018
  • ABV: 46.3%
  • Cost: £130

Ledaig 1998 (19 YO) Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish_Limited Release

What they say

Distilled in 1998 this Ledaig expression has been matured for 19 years and finished in Oloroso sherry casks, 2,400 bottles produced at 46.3% ABV.

Official tasting notes:

  • Full of dried fruit and sweet oak notes

What I say

Thanks to Distell for providing samples of their 2018 Limited Edition releases.

Distilled at Tobermory distillery from peated malt, this Ledaig has matured in ex-Bourbon casks for around 6 years before being finished for nearly 14 years in ex-Oloroso sherry casks.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Golden amber (8/20), regular, medium tears and medium legs.
  • Nose: Smoke and very sweet, with hints of butryic (baby sick), fresh lemon and orange citrus, funky and boggy, damp wood, nutty with marzipan and almonds, not good.
  • Taste: Medium-light bodied with a mixture of lemon and orange citrus fruit peel with herbal spices, liqourice, clove, aniseed, toffee, oak wood, smoked meat, chocolate and coffee grounds, treacle toffee, parkin cake.
  • Finish:Long, drying, dried fruit, raisin, ashy smoke & bitter dark chocolate.

Overall

Fruity and smoky but for me a little too light in places, hardly any barley malt and much too fine/light a spirit for these flavours, needs more oils, also some funk on the nose which may not be to everyone’s liking.

Score 83/100

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