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Ledaig 2004 ElD

Overall rating
87.80/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB120003
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
05.02.2004
Bottled
21.06.2018
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
49
Number of bottles
298
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18/8595
Bottled for
The Nectar
Market
be Belgium
Added on
27 Oct 2018 5:23 pm by MisterMonkeyDonkey
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.13

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 ElD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.80 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted side by side with the 2005 Ledaig for Whisky in Leiden.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite a mild nose for a Ledaig. Yes, it's clearly peaty and very much vegetal, but lacks the burnt rubber and creosote of younger bottlings. I like this very much. Burning grasses and leaves, forest fire, scorched wood, earthy, a sweetness of baked apple, icing sugar, pancakes and some honey and vanilla. Also slightly meaty with black pepper.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Very oily, also sweet and spicy. Dry peat smoke, burning hay, citussy, lemon, vanilla, fried pepper, ginger. Actually milder than expected, doesn't necessarily need water i.m.o.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Very long: sweet citrus and vanilla, grassy, drying with charcoal and a tail end of bitter ashiness.

  2. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Needs some water to get the score up from 86 tot 88. It's just a bit too much without diluting. After diluting it's very good, you should try it!

  3. Gldflo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      elegant and woody on oud wood markers, rubber, nice minty freshness, eucalyptus
    • Taste
      85 85
      spicy and linear, we lose the elegance promised by the nose, it's a shame. We would have liked to find this complexity. It lacks diversity in aromas.
    • Finish
      83 83
      burnt rubber / tire, a little raw, which brings an unpleasant bitterness in the mouth. It lacks balance, fruitiness.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    peaty and lemony humus, then the fruits become more present and I feel the notion of vanilla cream.
    mouth:
    spices that attack the taste buds, less frank peat, a side of undifferentiated macerated fruits, woody too, the spices come back and warm the palate or the tongue here, a little bitterness at this time that mixes well with exotic fruits ( pineapple and lemon) and the more moderate peat.
    final:
    lemony, peaty, a little creamy, which lasts, very pleasant and engaging.

  5. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig is one of the most outspoken whiskies I know. You always reckognize the whisky easily in both nose and taste. Till date it hardly let me down.

    If you want to learn about Ledaig, do not start with this beast.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Great typical Ledaig nose. Earthy and spicy notes. A straight in your face smell. This one really requires some water.
    • Taste
      87 87
      An explosion of spicy flavours. Even with water (more than a few drops), this is a full blown attack.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and unbelievably dry. Spices change into bitterness in the final aftertaste.

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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