Single malt whisky - tasting notes

24 Apr 2012

Ledaig 1994 (Mo Or)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Ledaig

Can you believe this is the oldest Ledaig I’ve tried so far? You’re right, I should really try those lovely 1970’s expressions, but not today. This Ledaig 1994 was bottled in the Mo Òr Collection.

 

Ledaig 1994 - Mo Or CollectionLedaig 16 yo 1994
(46%, Mo Òr Collection 2011, bourbon hogshead #228066, 330 btl.)

Nose: wait, where’s the peat? This is surprisingly vibrant with a nice sweetness and a citrus sparkle. Plenty of oranges. There are distant hints of flints and paraffin, but otherwise this is quite different from the 2000’s production. No peat monster. Not complex either, but nice and clean. Mouth: starts sweet: barley sugars, yellow apple, hints of toffee. Slowly there’s subtle peat creeping in, a coastal sharpness as well as nice mocha / roasted coffee beans. Nicely different. Finish: ever more coastal and waxy, although it doesn’t loose the sweetness and a hint of smoke.

This Ledaig unites some flavours that are not often found together. Certainly not as peaty as recent releases, something in between Ledaig and Tobermory? Around € 80.

Score: 87/100

Ledaig 1994 (Mo Or) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2012-04-24

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  • Tony: Well the 1401 batch 8 could be found easily in most places for £200 - indeed I got one for £180 with a discount. The £225 price was a bit high and
  • WhiskyNotes: Don't just look at the UK - it's not always representative for the rest of the world. The last 1401 for Europe was batch 8. I bought that one for €
  • Sam: Nicely written notes, not rated this myself yet. Just to confirm, it's nowhere near a 40% price rise though. The last 1401 released in the UK was at

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