Review: Ledaig 19yr Single Cask 1997 (Cadenhead)

Ledaig 19yr SC 1997 (Cadenhead)

  • 19 years
  • Bourbon cask – I think?
  • 53.9% ABV

Normally I like sherry cask Ledaig bottles, or some of the younger, brash bourbon cask ones. Last older Ledaig IB I had was a real letdown. But, ended up splitting another one, because I know too many great whisky enablers.

Nose: Leather, tobacco, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, herbal notes, brine, red berries.

Palate: Leather, oak, milk chocolate, salt, pepper, peaches, oily, citrus and smoke. Really well balanced.

Finish: Medium to long, closer to medium. Milk chocolate, dry, briney, lots of citrus, smoke, nice balance of sweetness and smoke.

Score: 89

Incredibly balanced, some of these old Ledaig bottles mellow out nicely. Loving the combination of milk chocolate and leather.

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