Ledaig 2004 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Jun 2015 4:11 pm by ThS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.49 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This dry, mineral note in the finish is already worn.
    • Nose
      Dark amber

      Sweetish, greasy smoke. Haribo licorice and dark cherries. Leather and damp pipe tobacco. Spruce needles. Sweet prunes and dates. Gingerbread spice and hints of mulled wine. The alcohol flashes through from time to time. He is also allowed to do it with 60.4%. Juniper berries and with more air they develop something strawberry-like. Herbs and damp earth are becoming more and more evident.
    • Taste
      Powerful start. Here the earthy immediately, with metallic sharpness. Then dark berry sweetness in combination with slightly tart herbs. Some chlorine and ashy smoke. The tobacco goes more in the dry direction here. In the background there is a sour, light fruit aroma.
    • Finish
      Rather long. A lot of bitterness and ashy smoke. Very dry mineral notes in the finish.

  2. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2021-07-18: seems older than he is to me
    • Nose
      88 88
      directly this nice dirty cowshed smokiness, rubber tires, pleasant spiciness and then a slightly sour dark fruitiness, PX-sweetness, brittle, with water even more concise
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dusty on the tongue, directly deep dry sherry aromas, pleasant, well-integrated smoke with restrained sweetness, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a comparative tasting of the barrels 900171, 900174, 900175, 900176 and 900177 - each distilled on November 24th, 2004, bottled between June 9th, 2015 and August 26th, 2015 and matured in ex Sherry Casks.

    Nose: Lots of sherry, sweet, but also root vegetables and treocken fruits. Already a rather special sherry profile.
    Mouth: sweet and tart, sherry, but also quite alcoholic warm, root beer, plastic
    Finish: sweet, spicy, only slightly tart, peat, chocolate and ash.
    Mouth: a rather special sherry aroma and a little burnt plastic make it the weaker of the 5 candidates.

  4. Carsten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a comparative tasting of the barrels 900171, 900174, 900175, 900176 and 900177 - each distilled on November 24th, 2004, bottled between June 9th, 2015 and August 26th, 2015 and matured in ex Sherry Casks.

    Ledaig SV 10y cask 900175 November 24, 2004 to June 9, 2015 60.4%.
    Color: red-brown
    Nose: Sherry and smoke in harmony, light, greasy smoke, milk chocolate, orange jam, later a clear sherry nose, dried fruit, dark chocolate, the smoke has faded into the background
    Body: medium / oily
    Mouth: noticeably alcohol, chocolate, dried fruit, some ash, little wood
    Finish: medium, mild, caramel, little smoke
    Conclusion: 85P., He has the best nose in comparison, but clearly alcoholic in the mouth and the aftertaste offers less than the others. The outlier below the 5 twins, probably the cask previously housed a different sherry direction (PX?)

  5. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good Ledaig from a clean (2nd fill?) sherry cask. Powerful but somehow not an easy malt, and I don't mean the high abv. Imho a bit overrated as it lacks complexity. Having it open for a few years seems to diminish some of its initial goodness. A good buy for the initial 99 EUR, but would not spend more on it.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    These 2004/2005 SV CS Ledaigs are all pretty good, but this one is exceptional. My favorite so far.
    • Nose
      92 92
      As close to perfection as you can get with peat and sherry at a young age. A super clean and flawless (European oak?) ex-Oloroso butt frames and directs the dirty, farmy, herbal, meaty, maritime Ledaig distillate in all the right ways. Cured meats, smoked fish, grilled tomato, barbecued bacon, a whole array of spices and herbs (clove, aniseed, chives, rosemary, thyme), leather, tobacco, coffee, dark chocolate... It just goes on and on. No sulphur, no unwelcome signs of youth, absolutely no sting from the murderously high ABV... It's kind of miraculous, really. Everything went right here.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wait, what? You can actually drink this at 60.4%. Sure, a burn eventually builds up, but it's not impossible. Full-on tobacco-and-leather attack, followed by barbecue smoke, with a fruity ketchup sweetness. Berry jams, wild honey and dark chocolate are also in the mix.
      With water: the smoke comes out more now, becoming increasingly fragrant and intertwining perfectly with the (I'm now pretty sure:) European oak. One of these bottlings where you almost can't really believe it's a single cask and not a vatting because everything fits together so seamlessly. Dry, nutty, leathery, smoky, softly sweet yet pleasantly tart, with an amazing texture. A benchmark.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Interminably long, perfectly balanced between the smoke, the dry, elegant sherry, and the spicy, herbal oak.

  7. Lakerfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ledaig and 2004, much like Glendronach 1993 and Ben Nevis 1996, is a quite recent vintage that should be one of the better examples of what the Tobermory distillery is capable of with their Ledaig offerings. On the nose; Powerful. Peat and sweetness on steroids, but so balanced. Peat, ash, sauerkraut, bonfire smoke, soot, oil, brine and smoked meat. Very coastal feeling to it. Then tangerine, apricot, grilled pineapple, orange peel, sweet pepper (Peppadew), caramel, chocolate sauce, vanilla, porridge, and salted peanut.
    In the mouth; Oily and mouth coating, I wouldn't even give this 50% for an ABV. Very salt n' peppery here! Peat, ash, charcoal, brine, salt, pepper and bouillon/beef stock. Further on citrus zest, orange, dried apricot and raisin. Less emphasis on the fruit but more on the sweetness with toffee fudge, burnt sugar, dark chocolate and sultana. Vanilla, honey, licorice, paprika and salted peanut too. The finish is a long delight. Dark chocolate, pepper, salty licorice and Sauternes wine. A little drying but with sufficient sweetness.

    I understand why these 2004 sherried Ledaigs are so popular. Such a bang for your buck back in the days, sadly I missed out on them. Very good!

    Based on a sample.

  8. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  9. Quercus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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