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Overall rating
89.37/100
votes
127
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
24.11.2004
Bottled
10.06.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900172
Number of bottles
576
Strength
61.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2015 12:19 pm by ThS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 290.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very peaty for a Ledaig - that is, moderately. Malta. Gourmand with red fruits (currants, cherries ...) In the mouth, what flexibility, what roundness! Alcohol is not aggressive at all. End of mouth and finish on smoke and pepper. With a little water, it opens and becomes even more intense on the nose! The malt unfolds and a note of honey comes to decorate it. On the palate, greedy and now very spicy. Smoke is not the main attraction of this whisky, it completes the panorama as the icing on the cake. Speaking of cherries, they are back in the final. Back taste of smoke.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Phenomenal whisky! This Ledaig is still very feisty. The sherry adds a huge dimension here. For a 10 year old peated whisky it’s wonderfully complex and bold.

    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/09/28/ledaig-2004-signatory-vintage/
    • Nose
      Wet slate. Mineral peat. Porridge. Sulphur. Rubber. Nutty wood. Sticky toffee. Fresh paper. Raspberry sherbert. Pink lemonade.
    • Taste
      Salty. Sulphury. Mineral peat. Scorched earth. Rubber. Orange candies. Wax.
    • Finish
      Long. Dry sherried wood. Sticky peaches and cherries. Rubber. Mineral peat. Charred painted wood.

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Amazing differences to the sister barrel, a little less sherry, a little more "evil". Purely mood dependent which one would prefer.
    • Nose
      Pure: from now on, all CS Sherry Ledaigs have to face the reference stuff ( https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/69605/ledaig-2004-sv ) Cask No 900175. And what can I say, he definitely opposes. In direct comparison not so intense sherry sweet reminds of grilled bacon, but more salty maritime spices, marinated raw beef, dirty old ship wood. Still absolutely outstanding. With water: even more maritime, somewhat peaty, but not a real stinker. Now autumn forest, wet earth, somewhere still burning a cigar. Goil!
    • Taste
      Pure: a lot of smoke, then again sweet and spicy, spicy, power without end, massive oak spice, engine oil, the sherry fights and delivers light strawberry notes as in the Haribo strawberries. Pumpkin seed oil afterwards and some dark chocolate poured over a new leather sofa. With water: even more peaty, now hard on the border to Port Charlotte, about the feeling as if you crash into a moor in front in the drunk and wakes up the next morning in the stable of a crazy chain sawmonger. Humus distillate.
    • Finish
      he does not go, he sneaks. Leaves dirty mud marks on a beautiful old carpet, a little smells you still Cherry Cola and liquid heirloom.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good, big peat.
    • Nose
      Peat sherry, light bacon, barbecue, ashes, cooked tomato, burnt grass, peach, pineapple, plum. Melon.
      The peat is light but present.
      Fresh mint mixed with camphor.
    • Taste
      On the palate the peat is sweeter.
      We have more red fruit. Cherry, strawberry, licorice.
      Under wood, bitter dark chocolate.
      Camphor. Bandage.
    • Finish
      Finale on licorice, oily peat, herbs. Strawberry, aniseed, oily leather.

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    very good balance of smoke and sherry despite its intensity and high alcohol content
    • Nose
      Intense smoke surrounded by sherry, wet earth, oil, old leather sofa - with a bit of ventilation, meaty notes are added to a grilled pork rind
    • Taste
      Smokehouse, iodine, very medicinal, sweet ham
    • Finish
      powerful, smoky, sweet and very long

  6. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Blo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Rarely I could taste a whisky as powerful and sweet in the mouth. Not aggressive for two cents, I had yet left with a nice dose of water next to me to start this tasting. Finally useless as the alcohol is tremendously well integrated (only 10 years!). The balance is perfect. In the end a super peaty coastal Sherry, which deserves by my standards the 90+
    • Nose
      Smoke, and especially dry peat, is the first thing that strikes. Then smoked meat, brown tobacco. Old wood then appears with a little air, with a return bonus plus Sherry towards the end: plums and black fruits are invited in the game. Incredible sweetness to more than 60%. A nose not crazy complexity but very pleasant.
    • Taste
      The mouth confirms certain aspects of the nose: one side always dry meat, smoked peat too. A salty side is also revealed, as to remind us that we are still dealing with a coastal whisky. Alcohol is incredibly integrated, so you do not need to add water, which in any case does not bring much more. At the end of the mouth the influence of sherry is more felt, with small fruity surges.
    • Finish
      Long, peat and smoke return to the foreground.

  8. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Not quite the depth of cask 900177, but still incredibly complex - the citrus fruits are slightly brighter whereas the sulphuric bacon dominates in 900177. All still mixed with iodine and struck matches, and layers of maple syrup and ash, and a touch of jagged spice on the finish.

  9. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great young sherried ledaig, very consistent with other bottlings from that year

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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