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Overall rating
89.55/100
votes
170
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Winter 2014
Vintage
11.2004
Bottled
12.2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900169
Number of bottles
587
Strength
60.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14/1336
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
01 Feb 2015 5:59 pm by j.nolti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 155,00

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170 × member ratings

235 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.55 points

  1. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I wish I had bought several bottles of this excellent whisky..however I feel lucky enough to have tasted it ...with such an excellent base as the ledaig spirit and with flawless sherry casks the whisky industry can still do wonders...

    92plus
    • Nose
      Coastal, fruity, peaty,salted peated juicy peaches,sweet smoked orange bbq sauce
    • Taste
      Excellent...perfect balance...first coastal , briny, lemony ledaig and then sweet notes..excellent sweet smoky notes..sublime sherry influence..top sherry cask not a single offnote..orange bbq sauce mixed with liquid candle wax and more tropical fruits peaches mangos...
    • Finish
      Very long..and so nice with this feeling of liquid wax bbq orange sauce carefully seasoned with sea salt and with nice touches of smoked tropical fruits

  2. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wow, for this price just a fine whisky!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Just right for a cozy winter evening in front of the fireplace. Very beautiful. The smoke of Ledaig is perfectly integrated in the sherry. The departure lasts for an infinitely long time. Gladly more of it :)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. Hemdl scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A - for me - outstanding malt. Outstanding, because here for this young age and the acceptable price (just under 79 €) an extremely varied and impressive malt was created, which inspires me again and again. This is not "just" smoke, or "just" sherry, but the near-perfect symbiosis of these so different directions. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely try it.
    • Nose
      It hits me straight sweet, almost syrupy Rauch.Zwischen cocktail cherries, the expected sherry aroma and many, many dried fruit, but still compete old leather and some sulfur for supremacy. In addition there are raisins, which are wonderfully embedded in the smoke. With some time in the glass, the smoke is a bit milder, the dried fruit and the sherry come out more clearly.
      Wow, this malt is always a pleasure in the nose. A conglomerate of different and intense aromas, without even the slightest false note.
    • Taste
      Here the alcohol has hidden, which one had almost forgotten in view of the mild Nosings. The malt lays on the tongue, which has washed itself. The 60,6% show their power and for a short time the association of a horse comes to mind, which has just caught me with a hoof kick. You have to like that - but I like it.
      After the tongue has gotten used to the malt and the onset of saliva has naturally diluted the whisky, the flavors come to light.
      Sherry, paired with a full load of dates and dried fruit, is the first thing that defines the picture. After a short time the malt seems to completely change. Now the peat sees the taste buds, it is smoky, peppery and somewhat phenolic. Faced with these tough enemies, the fruits and sherry disappear almost completely. A light impression of dark chocolate remains before the malt runs down the throat.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, damn long. After a short while, the sweet fruits could show briefly, the smoke remains in the mouth. Tobacco and dry earth mix with saliva, but the description of the "ashtray" is not correct here. This is much more pleasant, balanced and somewhere too "sweet".

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      the sole cowshed
      with this typical pear schnapps note
      fruity with water (the cowshed is delicious) the notes are rather weak except for the cowshed
    • Taste
      warm mouth
      chocolate
      smoke
      Pepp
      Sweetness of bright fruits and popcorn
    • Finish
      long very sweet and pleasant in the end, wet barrel flavors and sweet popcorn come

  6. old-smokey scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Not too intrusive, slightly sweetish smoke; Cowshed? City children, go to the village, cow smells very different :)
      The high alcohol content is barely noticeable in the nose
    • Taste
      91 91
      good onset, strong warming, but no sharp alcoholic burning sensation, here you notice the 60,6% actually not

      Tastes something "dirty", peaty, brings a pleasant sweetness, waxy feeling on the tongue
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium long and pleasant, the sweetness lingers even longer
      also leaves some cold ashes in the mouth

      A pity, I only had one sample

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

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