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Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
24.11.2004
Bottled
09.06.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900177
Number of bottles
599
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2015 3:50 pm by dramark
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 122,84

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267 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.47 points

  1. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Phenolic peat, hickory smoke, flame-grilled meat, bacon, raisins, orangepeel, lovage, seabreeze, burning pine needles, incense, old petroleum lamp, tobacco leaves, fresh road tar and diesel oil. Everything’s just dirty and „black“. Taste: Overripe blood oranges, Lindt's sea salt chocolate, oak, maple syrup, medium rare steak, bbq sauce and pipe smoke. Everything wrapped in a heavy phenolic and dirty peat blast that can keep up with every great Laphroaig. Very sooty and oily mouthfeel. Not a single off-note to be found. A few drops of water are recommended at this high strength. Those 2004 SV Ledaigs are spectacular. Seriously, you can’t expect much more from a peated first fill sherry cask. Great spirit in great casks bottled at peak performance. This cask and the 900175 are the best options IMHO (most others were good aswell).

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
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      90 90
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      89 89

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
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      88 88
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      90 90

  4. Barbone scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
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      89 89

  5. thomasflsts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
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      89 89
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  6. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    peat, salty, hints of bacon, Sherry, old leather, some dirty sulphur in there as well, matches, mouldy wine cellar, traces of red fruits, some dark chocolate mingels with the salt and peat. nice! Has to be tasted again.
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      88 88
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      89 89
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  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
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      91 91

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Compared to Signatory cask 900146 (86 pts.)  I feel this one is vastly superior.

    Thanks to WB user GIORGOS for the sample!
    • Nose
      A shade or two darker than cask 900146. What a refined nose for a 10yo! Enchanting, even. A solid combination of dry oak and a fatty, round, but bold distillate. Why am I thinking of Cadenhead? Faintly rubbery, but it's rubber of the highest quality :). Matches and cigar leaves. With water: Pine and fresh dill. 

      If you regularly wear a Panama hat or are for other reasons oversensitive to sulphur, this may not be your cask, but for anyone else this ought to be a hit.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly loud peat, but the body's balance is exquisite. It starts mostly on sherry and peat with some oak supporting, but spices (cardamom) push through a moment later. Faintly charred, oily, inky even. Such finesse for a 2000s distillate! With water it just gets better. 
    • Finish
      The finish could be a bit louder. Perhaps the youth shows here. Some vanilla in the tail.

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