Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Thanks to /u/muaddib99 for sharing this sample. We had a meeting. One of us hadn’t had Ledaig before. Once done all the important parts of the meeting, two people at the meeting broke out the whiskies. We reminded each other it’s pronounced Le-Check over and over as we drank more cask strength (and some not cask strength) whisky. There may have been giggling. So we know about… Continue reading Ledaig 16 Old Particular Douglas Laing

Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample Incase you missed my last post, recently I was at a meeting to discuss a whisky tasting event and ended up needing to try some Ledaig, which is pronounced Le-Check, because Gaelic, that’s why. So last time we had a nine year old Ledaig that was distilled in October 2006. This time we have… a nine year old Ledaig that was… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.27 “Smoked, aged Riesling”

Ledaig SMWS 42.22 “Brave the elements”

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample As part of an important meeting to discuss an upcoming whisky tasting event (super important) it came up that one of us had not reviewed many Ledaig offerings. By the way, that’s pronounced “Le-check”, because Gaelic doesn’t give a fuck. As such, we ‘had’ to go about the very important detail of reviewing some single cask offerings from Ledaig, starting with Ledaig… Continue reading Ledaig SMWS 42.22 “Brave the elements”

Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

 Ledaig 4 SC Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC) If you like the peated/Islay profile, Ledaig is one of those distilleries that until recently was overlooked. Sadly they have grown more popular recent, and prices have started to increase. Recently has the chance to sit down and drink four different Ledaig single casks, so that us see how they stacked … Continue reading Ledaig Four Whisky Face-off (SMWS 42.22, 42.27, Old Particular 16yr and 18yr Co-op SC)

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 … Continue reading Review: Ledaig 19yr Single Cask 1997 (Cadenhead)

Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Reviews (SMWS 42.15 vs. Cooper’s Choice 1998)

Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Review    Recently I got my hands on a bottle of Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig, so I decided to compare it head to head against SMWS Ledaig 42.15. The specs of our contenders: Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig 17 years old Matured in sherry butt 56.5% SMWS 42.15 19 years old Ex-bourbon refill hogshead 58.6% Cooper’s Choice 1998 Ledaig Nose: Sherry, cured meats/smoked … Continue reading Ledaig IB Side-by-Side Reviews (SMWS 42.15 vs. Cooper’s Choice 1998)

Ledaig Quintuple Review [10, 7 /r/Scotch Sherry Cask, SMWS 42.15, G&M 1994 & 1998]

So there’s been quite a bit of talk on /r/Scotch about Ledaig and Tobermory. I believe the term “Great Ass Whisky” has been thrown about, with many felchers coming out of the woodwork to state their love for that booty-licious flavour. I, of course, laughed it all off. I, a constant reviewer, must have reviewed multiple Tobermory and Ledaigs. I checked, and yes, I’m the horrible… Continue reading Ledaig Quintuple Review [10, 7 /r/Scotch Sherry Cask, SMWS 42.15, G&M 1994 & 1998]