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06 Feb 2013

Ledaig 1997 (Liquid Sun)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Ledaig

 

Ledaig 1997 Liquid SunLedaig 15 yo 1997 (51,1%, Liquid Sun 2012, refill hogshead, 265 btl.)

Nose: starts with a sourness of berries, slightly rancid butter and tobacco juice. Not unpleasant. Cider apples. Hints of tequila. Peat as well, of course, with charcoal and tar, but not overwhelmingly so. Sea spray and seaweed. Hints of bicycle tube to top off. Mouth: a deep, tarry and earthy taste. Soot and tobacco. Pepper. In the background I found a little candy sugar. Gentian. Again a few rubbery / plastic hints. Finish: long, very rooty. Growing slightly medicinal. Salmiak and a herbal bitter edge.

This one is typical in the sense that the nose is a little quirky. On the palate it’s more straightforward with lots of tarry and earthy flavours.

Score: 85/100

Ledaig 1997 (Liquid Sun) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-02-06

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