Ledaig 2004 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
The BeLux Signatory Tour 2015
Added on
11 apr 2015 9:07 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71.00

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Whisky reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.54 points.

  1. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A 2004 Ledaig on sherry, there are worse ideas to be had. And it certainly is good, although its cask strength brothers and sisters perform better. You just miss that little 'in your face' feeling. At drinking strength a fine dram too, however not that complex/layered. Still miles ahead of many other 10 year olds though!

    Based on a sample.
    • Nose
      I've only had some cask strength releases from 2004 before, curious to see if this can measure itself with those. There's earthy peat, seasalt, sauerkraut, grilled meat, chlorine, apricot, overripe banana, macerated cherry, chocolate sauce, caramel, hazelnut, leather, aniseed, a small note of pickle and pepper steak. So far so good! It's a sherried Ledaig, what can go wrong? Not much different in terms of aroma but at 46% it's much easier to dissect.
    • Taste
      Bold, warming arrival. Less fierce due to the strength, but in no means watery. Let's see, there's peat, pepper, smoked bacon, iodine, sauerkraut, orange marmalade, apple compote, sour cherry, dark chocolate, salted caramel, licorice, aniseed, hazelnut and thyme.
      Nicely salt 'n peppered Ledaig, with a good dose of sherry. A little too much on the salty side to provide a good balance. But we like our Ledaigs a little over the edge, right?
    • Finish
      The finish didn't suffer from the lower strength. Peat smoke, ash, smoked bacon, apple skin, apricot, Mon Cheri, dark chocolate, licorice, incense stick and honey.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  4. Malthead19 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Color: amber
    - strong smoky Ledaig
    - typical distillery character despite the sherry barrel
    - not comparable with the standard bottling 10 years
    • Nose
      Smoke, sherry, alcohol, a lot of smoke that unfortunately somewhat obscures most of the aromas
    • Taste
      strong and powerful start, smoke development on the palate, a lot of spice, salty, now clearly more sherry noticeable than in the smell
    • Finish
      medium-long finish;
      long dry sherry taste in the aftertaste

  5. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice part! Just this combination of fruit, mildew, smoke: if that harmonizes well with each other here, then that's fun in the glass.
    (Blind tasting)
    • Nose
      So reddish shimmering, as he shows himself in the glass, is also the start: Red, overripe grapes, the fermentation process has already begun. Blackberries, blueberries. Leather. Rotting leaves, damp forest floor, mushrooms. How do lichens smell? At least, such an association shoots in. A smoky note, which I would not grab for the beginning and from the hip first of all to Islay, is right at the beginning. The spicy scent of a curry plant. Increasingly intense, the berries and grapes push into the background. Very tasty nose, makes you want to taste.
    • Taste
      At the beginning sweet-smoky with a high proportion of herbs. Dry. Not too weak, alcohol very well integrated. At turns maybe around 52%. The dryness, which probably derives from the oak, continues to spread, pulling the old grapes and the blackberries to the front. Also on the tongue shows the late autumn forest impression: musty, moist, rotting biomass. The smoke comes from the chimney of the forest hut. Better to collect dry wood for the fire ...
      The impression of meadow herbs, which was weaker in between, intensifies after a while. Pepper is added. Dark chocolate, cold coffee, some anise, peppermint in the distance. Nice dry, mild smoked, still.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, (very) dry and spicy, again with grape sweetness

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting Caol Ila about 46-48%, age difficult to say. Wood notes are not noticeable, so think younger, but can also be deceiving. I guess so about 14 years. 88 points
    • Nose
      first smoke, spicy bacon, caraway, coriander seeds, citrus
    • Taste
      leathery-dry, the tongue feels a bit dry at the beginning, then from the throat gently soft smoke flows to the tip of the tongue and is harmoniously accompanied by beautiful sweetness.
    • Finish
      medium long, dry, soft

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Iodine, salt, lemon, but also metallic, and it's a little unexpected - and not in a good way. Very cool. In the mouth, well balanced. There is everything, sweetness and a slight bitterness, strength and finesse, with smoke as a link. First fill sherry? it was not easy At 46%, it is right to the right degree. Citrus in the finish and a bit of bitterness that evokes coffee.

    Enthusiasm 3/5

  8. NamorX68 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Blind tasting.
    Really successful malt.
    • Nose
      wonderful smoke, spicy and sweet, oranges, tobacco, leather Great nose.
    • Taste
      oily, creamy, full, smoke, sweet, fruit, chocolate, coffee, tobacco, salty. Great!!
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet and some salt.

  9. malthead-sven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tip: The nose is great, taste and finish do not seem so melancholy, good 87 points.

    - Caol Ila or peated Bunna
    - 43 to 46%
    - 12 to 16 years

    PS: Already had some Ledaig in the glass, here I would never have come on it. Great malt.
    • Nose
      beautiful greasy smoke, charcoal, smoked porridge sausage, hot chestnuts, wooden furniture in an old inn with a fireplace, weak passes through some lemon, leather saddle, with water a bit phenolic-medical, matches
    • Taste
      dry, medium ingress and slightly sweet, dusty, ash
    • Finish
      now looks a little fresher, floral-grassy, ​​medium to long but not so strong

  10. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant and supple whisky. The smoke and peat flavors are very pleasant and harmonious. Fruity and sweet elements complete the great taste experience. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: At the first nosing immediately pleasant smoke and peat are present. The smoky note dominates over the slightly earthy peat note. Slightly mineral aromas, the alcohol is harmoniously integrated, otherwise only smoke and peat.
    • Taste
      Wooden smoke and slightly fruity peat dominate the first sip. A wonderful mixture of smoke and fruity peat flatter my taste buds before decent sharpness sets.
    • Finish
      Wonderfully supple, the finish begins. Of course, smoke and peat are also dominant in the finish. Slightly wooden aromas appear briefly, then smoke and peat ;-)

  11. Murxus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One on the sweeter side of the 2004 SV Ledaigs. Less cows and dirt compared to the others, maybe a touch too clean. Comparable to 900172. Still a good one.

  12. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Sapiano scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I just got the Ledaig SV 2004 Cask 901167 WID: 66693 in the glass and am a bit disappointed.
    Compared to the powerful SV Ledaig, which I could try so far, it seems to me less aromatic and pleasing in taste. He just lets me down too fast for him. Possibly. it is only due to my daily form, but I have the impression that the Ledaig only play their strength with more percentages.
    I now had the rest of the sample in the glass and leave a few notes there:

    Ledaig SV 2004 Cask 901167 46% WID: 66693

    Nose: Smoke, sweetness and fruit, plums and apricots are in perfect harmony. No alcoholic stinging. After some time in the glass I find tobacco, herbs and earthy notes. I like it very much.

    Taste: Very sweet. Smoke lingers in the background, but then joins nicely. Slightly bitter herbs. All a little thinner than the heavy-duty bottlings.

    Finish: Spices. Wood. Fruit and smoke. Some ashes and tobacco smoke remain. The finish is long. Also warming, but not as strong as in the high-volume filling from barrel 900167 of vW.

    Conclusion: I like the nose very well. The taste has my first impression but unfortunately confirmed. Somehow, he is a bit too cute, but I have to correct my overall rating upwards.

  14. sauberli scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: smoke with sherry - a very successful blend, plums Taste: oily, really sweet !, the peat notes come after a while to light
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. huggy bear scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Vassago Clynelish scored this whisky 90 points Administrator

    only 10 yo, 46% .... but wow Great peaty sherry whisky .... I like this

  17. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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