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