The Southside Whisky Club  

Ledaig Celebration of the Cask 17yo | 49.7% | Island
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Distillery Info
Tobermory Distillery, Scotland     founded: 1798 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #60   |   21/02/15   |   Hosted by Shelley
It was a birthday bash, featuring a bag full of whiskies and a can of Buckfast. Although these were never combined (were they?!), would we be tempted?
Other bottles sampled:
#119 Jura SM 2008 | SSWC review 60a
#120 Hazelburn 11yo 2000 | SSWC review 60b
Unmistakeably like a farmyard in the early morning, overwhelming fresh wafts of new rubber wellies, hay, green cow pats and silage run off (in a good way)! Coriander and over cooked cabbage mingle with a definite ‘Iron’ smell of blood – raw black pudding to be exact. Perhaps a wee bit feisty like Atomic fire balls or even ‘Hepatitis E’. Possibly doesn’t invoke fond memories for all: “If I’ve had a normal Ledaig recently I’ll throw it over the person to the left of me!”
Medicinal, smoky, minty and bitter, balanced with a wholemeal digestive biscuit.

In summary, these images should say it all - it’s like:

  - Iain doing the Vault in gymnastics
  - Being slapped in the face if you like pain
  - Sitting on a lemon when you’ve cut your bum
  - An intravenous tap to a pig.

  Meet 60   |   Our first Càrn Mòr bottling. It's Gaelic for 'incredible booty'.   (3 photos)
Finish & Comments
Unbalanced like Laphroaig on Steroids! Lemonade and burnt toffee. Not too endearing like a cold hearth or licking concrete ---- GRIM!
~£80 (70cl)
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WhiskyBase: Ledaig 1997 CM   |
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.

66 / 100

Average score

Detailed scores (out of 10)
Ali: 4
Ali G: 3
Fran: 2.5
Giles: 7.5
Iain: 5.5
Jamie: 8.5
Liz: 6.8
Phil: 3.5
Shelley: 7.8
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.


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