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Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig 1999

Brand
Connoisseurs Choice
Expression
Ledaig 1999
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1999
Region
Islands
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
Youthful, pungent and cardboardy with some earthy peat, lemon barley and brine. With time hints of sweet white fruit appears to attempt to add balance.
Palate
A little more barley and caramel oak, which to a certain extent covers the ‘distillery character,' i.e. the cardboard notes! A touch of earthy peat and brine but the sweet barley notes are developing.
Finish
An enjoyable finish. Long with lingering sweet barley and slightly medicinal peat.
Comment
Instantly recognisable! I will say this has a bit more balancing sweetness than is the norm.

Joel Harrison

65
Nose
There is a sweaty element to this which really isn't appealing. I once ran the Islay half marathon and I'm sure this is what my vest smelt like after.
Palate
The peat smoke works well with some of the sweeter notes hidden in this whisky, but the balance is all wrong. Grapefruit and smoke with nothing to balance it out.
Finish
Bitter and acidic.
Comment
Like a badly made smoked daiquiri.
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