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Ledaig 15yo 1998/2013

(62.2%, Blackadder Raw Cask for Vin & Vin Hjorring, C#800030, 36 Bts., 750ml)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryTobermory
BottlerBlackadder
RangeRaw Cask
Bottled ForVin & Vin Hjorring
Brand NameLedaig
Age15
Year Distilled1998
Year Bottled2013
Alcohol By Volume62.2%
Cask Number#800030
Bottles36
Size750ml
Issued2013
Average Score89


Maniac Ratings
Rich Howard89


Tasting Notes
Rich Howardthe nose starts off vegetal and grassy, with sweet vanilla cream, dry leaves, a hint of fresh tree bark, beach sand and a waft of sea air, and a very sweet smoke, almost as if someone made a butterscotch incense... ending back on wet peat. the palate is likewise sweet and smoky, following the nose closely. a bit spicy with a dash of black pepper, the smoke lingers in the mouth before giving way to slightly sourish peat water, wet leaves and herbs, finally ending on a lovely tannic oakiness that lingers for some time. with water, the vegetal notes clear a bit, and the sweet cream and butterscotch have now merged, leaving a clean smoke to drift in the background, hints of fresh linen and old paper now as well. the palate is actually less sweet, and more fiery, quite a bit of pepper, smoke and toasted oak. a little more water gets you quite close to the peated barley, but you start to lose some of the nuances. very drinkable. quite sweet, but perfectly balanced by bitter herbs.