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Overall rating
87.37/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
First Release
Vintage
04.10.2004
Bottled
05.01.2012
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
900009
Number of bottles
302
Strength
61.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2012 3:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.00

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72 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 Arc

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.37 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat, orange and vanilla sugar. Also clearly (too) young with fig liquor and malt. Water adds apple.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Peat, vanilla cake, apple and pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peat, dark chocolate and vanilla cake.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Oops, he gets great grades, for me something unjustified wise. Well, the price (currently with € 33.80 noted) is a bit more gracious, but much more worth this bottle in my opinion is not.
    • Nose
      My first impression: He is still very young, without me having seen anything other than the 2004 vintage on the etiquette of the sample. Mint, chewing gum, salt, peat in the direction of gauze bandage.
    • Taste
      levitating, do not bring me much here.
    • Finish
      And then comes the whole force of salt, exotic woods, underpinned by phenolic smokiness. But not exactly of extreme sustainability.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. joho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Drank this at a Whiskybase Tasting in Hotel Zee en Duin in Katwijk ZH and purchased 12 bottles right away. Sad to say only 5 are left now.

  6. I_SPEY scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during the whiskybase/shop nosing and tasting on last monday-evening(30/01/12). A real stunner! The nose is creamy, light medicinal, very lightly peated and dilicious floury!The taste is even better and is rather creamy, floury(read pretty floury!) as well as perfectly balanced with fruits!!The finish is medium long(in my opinion), but very nice. An intriguing dram!!

    Today, 23-02-2013 tasted again - neat - and just great, indeed a great stunner!!!
     

  7. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Already a great peated whisky, and if price comes into the equation, an absolute winner!
    • Nose
      smoked & air dried ham/prosciutto (schwarzwaelder schinken) and lots of it, a slight green/plant-y/peeled-twig-wood note underneath all that smoke, also some mineral/stone-y notes and oak-y vanilla (85)
    • Taste
      peat and an oily sweetness, nice attack although it doesn't feel like +60%. camphor, some tea notes (black & lapsang ), honey, (88)
    • Finish
      nicely fading out with a nice warmth, more smoke, here the mineral notes come through as well with some granite/stones, also some hay, shortbread, also a tiny fruity note at the back (raspberry jelly maybe ?) (86)

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Coastal and peaty with a lot of zesty freshness. Very light hints of rubber fishing boots. Very clean and focused.
    • Taste
      Punchy yet perfectly quaffable at full strength. Very clean again. Young peat (more than on the nose), lots of lemon and plenty of pepper. Nice evolution towards slightly sweeter lemon notes. Huge focus which also means limited complexity.
    • Finish
      Peaty, clean and very long.

  10. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Excellent young Ledaig.  Not the most complex whisky on the block, but very enjoyable.  Thanks for the free sample WB Shop!
    • Nose
      Peaty and coastal.  Soft seaweed, then citrus peels.  Sugar cookies. New tires.  Salt water tackle box. 
    • Taste
      Peaty, with strong burning alcohol.  Zesty lemon, then sweet biscuit dough.  White pepper.  Medicinal (iodine mainly).  Sea water. Dried lemons.
    • Finish
      Medium length.  Spicy hot, but sweet.  Peat fades to more citrus. Hints of what I think asphalt would taste like. 

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