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Ledaig 2004 Arc

Overall rating 67 votes 87.38
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 3:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61,00

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

17 Notes

stefsel111
Expert Senior stefsel111 Review note
09 Dec 2016 10:11 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
90
Presentation
88
My Collection
BeatF
Moderator BeatF Tasting note
09 Sep 2015 11:30 pm
BeatF gave this whisky 83 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Mein erster Eindruck: Der ist noch sehr jung, ohne dass ich ausser dem Jahrgang 2004 etwas anderes auf der Etikette des Samples gesehen hätte. Minze, Kaugummi, Salz, Torf in Richtung Mullbinde.

Taste

leicht schwebend, bringt mir hier nicht gerade viel.

Finish

Und dann kommt die ganze Wucht von Salz, exotischen Hölzern, unterlegt von phenolischener Rauchigkeit.Aber nicht gerade von extremer Nachhaltigkeit.

Comments

Hoppla, der bekommt ja grandiose Benotungen, für mich etwas ungerechtfertigter weise. Gut, der Preis (momentan mit € 33.80 vermerkt) stimmt einem wieder etwas gnädiger, aber viel mehr wert ist diese Flasche m.E. auch nicht.

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
03 Aug 2014 12:04 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.9
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
93
Presentation
90
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
joho
Specialist joho Note
30 May 2013 7:15 pm
joho gave this whisky 89 points

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.

Joho
I_SPEY
Expert Senior I_SPEY Note
23 Feb 2013 8:25 pm
I_SPEY gave this whisky 92 points

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!!!
wink
 
"One cannot hurry the little grey cells, Captain." Hercule Poirot My Collection
alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
27 Mar 2012 1:20 pm
alectron gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
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)

Comments

Already a great peated whisky, and if price comes into the equation, an absolute winner!

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Review note
11 Mar 2012 6:06 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
85
Price
90
Presentation
80
Yuri Krylov
drkrylov
Connoisseur drkrylov Tasting note
11 Mar 2012 5:12 pm
drkrylov gave this whisky 88 points
Color
White wine
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.

Comments
Yuri Krylov
hsmithjr
Connoisseur hsmithjr Tasting note
08 Mar 2012 8:12 pm
hsmithjr gave this whisky 85 points
Color
White wine
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. 

Comments

Excellent young Ledaig.  Not the most complex whisky on the block, but very enjoyable.  Thanks for the free sample WB Shop!

In an interstellar burst, I\'m back to save the universe.
markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
04 Mar 2012 8:15 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
White wine
Nose

On the nose, which is very clean, I get quite some mineral elements. Wet stones on a rocky beach, sweet peat, zesty with grapefruit skins and some lemon. Cod oil and rubber garden hose, upholstered with some sweet honey in the background. The whole is very soft.

Taste

Despite the high ABV, it is perfectly quaffable without the addition of water. Yes, you get a fierce kick in the teeth at first, of course, but once you get past the burning sensation, you will get sweet peat again, sea salt and lemon.

Finish

The finish is more of the same and last quite long.

Comments

This one can be had in the Whiskybase shop for only 35 EUR?! Now that is a very friendly price!

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man

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