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Ledaig 2004 SV

Overall rating 103 votes 89.42
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 3:06 pm by dramark
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 122,67

3 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 130,00

Buy in Market

255 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

10 Notes

chrizthewiz
Member Senior chrizthewiz Note
08 Aug 2017 1:52 pm
chrizthewiz gave this whisky 91 points

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).

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
02 Sep 2017 5:46 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
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.

Comments

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

Thanks to WB user GIORGOS for the sample!

Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Junior Eilean a' Cheo Review note
07 Apr 2017 6:00 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91.3
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
92
Presentation
91
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
28 Mar 2016 3:48 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 89 points

Ein weiterer toller Ledaig von Signatory. 

Weighted Rate
88.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
88
Christian = Sammelbegriff
musikschizo
Member Senior musikschizo Review note
22 Oct 2015 7:56 pm
musikschizo gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.9
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
93
Presentation
90
Heiko1967
Member Senior Heiko1967 Review note
29 Aug 2015 1:17 pm
Heiko1967 gave this whisky 93 points

Toller Sherry Butt in Fassstärke.

Wunderbare Farbe. Langes Finish.
Das Beste was  zu diesem Preis auf dem Markt erhältlich ist.
Totale Begeisterung.

Weighted Rate
93.4
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
95
Presentation
95
Segens
Expert Senior Segens Tasting note
28 Aug 2015 7:58 pm
Segens gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

incredible lovely smoke, remembering on the night I sat together with my dad for barbecue. A hint of honey in the back which gives it a smell where is no need to drink the whisky at first. I also smell some tobacco...

On the second tasting I now also smell salty bacon!

Taste

Without water the alcohol is dominant (due to 62.3%) but only for a second. Anyway I would recommend a drop of water. Directly afterwards you taste the smoke but also pepper, the honey is coming stronger therefore it is very sweet and even with the 62.3 an incredibly smooth whisky (w/o water)

Finish

Wooow! Extremely long, warm and I get the Sherry taste on the finish. 

Comments

I am more or less new in the world of Whisky but it is the best Whisky I have had so far. For me an absolutely "must have" in the whisky collection and I am very happy that I was able to buy some bottles. Enjoy!

ragingbull
Member Senior ragingbull Note
22 Aug 2015 10:49 pm
ragingbull gave this whisky 89 points

Heftige Asche / nasses, erloschenes Lagerfeuer / Almdudler Kräuterlimo / Honig / heftiger Alkohol - der braucht Zeit oder ein paar Tropfen Wasser / deutliche, leicht bittere Eiche. Für junge 10 Jahre echt stark.

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
09 Aug 2015 10:25 pm
Color
Tawny
Nose

würziger, herber, kräutriger Rauch, Kräuter der Provence, Bohnenkraut, Koriander, etwas Maggi/Liebstöckl, Heu, nach einer Weile und mit ein paar Tropfen Wasser kommt immer stärker Honigsüße durch

Taste

heller Honig und bitterer, aschiger Rauch, trockene Kräuter, würzige Schärfe, Pfeffer, Ingwer, Kümmel, Kardamom... etwas Zartbitterschokolade

Finish

sehr lang, würzig-scharf, Bitterschokolade, etwas Lakritze

Comments

Den habe ich gerade mit https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/69605/ledaig-2004-sv (Fass 900175) direkt im Vergleich verkostet.
Zwei total leckere Whiskys, aber deutliche Unterschiede: Der ..175 dunkler, deutlich süßer, runder, fetter Sherry, dezenter süßer Rauch im Geschmack, der ..177 heller, intensiv kräutrig und würzig, der Rauch kräftiger und phenolischer und eine ordentliche Schärfe. Tolles Erlebnis.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
mikespike
Expert Junior mikespike Note
29 Jul 2015 9:12 pm
mikespike gave this whisky 91 points

Once again an intense Ledaig, those 2004/2005 distilled malts are indeed a thing of it's own. This sherry cask added an intense note and a brutal sweetness that stays with you for long. Excellent bottling of you like this style, indeed these Ledaigs are lovely if you like that stlye. Very reasonable price as this is just on the market (end of July 2015). I trust that these will soon go up as this seems to sell fast!

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