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Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
71873
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Forumswhisky No. 11
Vintage
24.11.2004
Bottled
22.07.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
15/740
Number of bottles
180
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
imported by Brühler Whiskyhaus
Bottled for
The Cutty Sark Scots Whisky Forum
Added on
08 Sep 2015 11:58 am by jknoxmc
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.90

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137 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 SV

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    what an extreme, crass and absolutely horny cattle! Bad, big cat!
    • Nose
      oily cleaning rags from the dirtiest workshop in Scotland, the diesel engine next to it is about to explode. Outside the workshop, a suckling pig is being doused with brew, and on the beach a few meters away, an old leather sofa is burning down. Reminds me of the nose of a typical Endzeitfilm. Great!
    • Taste
      Salted, burned Kassler literally jumps on me, someone has expressed his wet cigar in the sauce to. Raspberry jam has also fallen for it. Spicy, hot chilli sauce gives me the rest.
    • Finish
      long, Chinaböller class D, full-bodied, noble dark chocolate with 72% cocoa and filled with cranberries and almonds.

  2. jknoxmc scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    a great dram, very suitable for winter
    • Nose
      It has snowed
      a fresh, light breeze blows over
      at the christmasmarket
      the smoke from the fire basket
      the Krakowers on the grill
      sweet caramelized almonds
      Christmas stollen with raisins
    • Taste
      A bit in the Krakow
      Mustard seeds, pepper
      Next door ham is smoked
      Fresh mulled wine with Christmas spices
      and freshly peeled oranges
      We want to hit a Christmas tree
      The saw teeth glide through the wood
      Fresh fir wood, a bit resinous, oily
      The needles smell fresh
      And the mulled wine is slowly cooling
      The mug is sticky, sugary
    • Finish
      The wood of the fir smells in the car
      and the smoke from the fire hangs in the clothes
      We bought salt liquorice
      Later there are some raisins to snack on
      Before the evening slowly fades away

  3. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Once again a very very good Cask of the 10 year old Ledaig's . I would not say that it is the best one but for sure a very good whisky! Unfortunately I just have this 10cl sample :-)
    • Nose
      Compared to the other casks of the 10 year Ledaig I have less action in the nose and the alcohol is also not perfectly implemented. Behind the smooth smoke I have some barbecue notes, salty bacon and pepper
    • Taste
      And then the taste... simply outstanding! Of course first the alcohol with its spicy note then wood, fire, barbecue, bacon, brown sugar and a lot more which is difficult to describe. Very complex, well done!
    • Finish
      long, salty, some bacon a bit wooden and later comes the smoke and the salt remains. Incredibly nice!

  4. mikespike scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    In the nose a bit less active and less smoked bacon and immediate sherry sweetness than recent Ledaigs. Lets taste: a bit more on the dark side, some chocolate and what I would describe as notes on Glendronach-style extremely well balanced sherry. Some wood notes, well integrated. Same league as other recent signatory Ledaigs.
    The finish leaves you with a taste that stays with you for a long time, here is the smoked bacon, the sweetness and richness that rewards you.
    I was hestitating to score between 90 and 91, considering the price and the excellent folks from the Cutty forum who organized this it is a 91 for me.
    Great job!

  5. kundalini scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of the best 10 year old Ledaigs in 2015.
    • Nose
      A mix of straw, peat smoke and mocha, caramel, candied grapes, tobacco and milk chocolate. Some Christmas spices here and there.
    • Taste
      Extremely round. Hard to believe that it is 58%. Nutty, smoke, brown sugar, salt and floral notes in the background. Raisins, grape jelly in a complex harmony.
    • Finish
      Long. A pinch of salt. Hazelnuts, smoke, light wood. The sweet chocolate goes over to dark chocolate. The liquid brown sugar trickles down the throat and black tobacco develops at the very end.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Massive sherry, lots of peat and neat sulfur. A pretty board. Salt, oak, leather, tobacco? Everything your heart desires.

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. decadentto scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. elskling scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    (Blind)
    Nose: peaty sherry at first sight, pretty peat, smoke, some dry grass, smoked tofu, farm notes too

    Palate: fire of wood with herbs of Provence, very pretty! A beautiful intensity.

  10. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind.

    Color: Mahogany

    Nose: Peaty sherry, and well done. Powerful but fine peat, newspaper ink, dried apricots, iodine, hydrocarbons, leather, milk chocolate. The set is very clean, even chiseled.

    Palate: Beautiful power in the mouth. Alcohol supports the aromas without masking them (± 50%). Peat, fatter than nose, is earthy. Liquorice, gentian, salt, dried apricots, squid ink.

    Finish: Very long, peaty and nicely bitter.

    Conclusion: Very nice peaty sherry, probably not very old but already full of promise. I really like. Makes me think of young Ledaig recently released.

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