Ledaig 2004 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
10 Sep 2015 7:23 am by squaadgras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.23

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 vW

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. olegborgol scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    great work, beautiful barrel 11/24/2004, the first notes are reminiscent of portellen and aged silt, 61.9 is not felt - a good combination of strength, sherry and smoky notes, elegant dirt, so to speak
    • Nose
      peat, nuts, oysters (?), wet wool
    • Taste
      powerful, intense, sweet and spicy .. leather and chocolate notes and sherry with ginger, water is not added and I think not worth it
    • Finish
      longer than average, smoky-peat, dry

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Luxurious Ledaig, the most delicious from 2004 that we have tasted so far. Whole and juicy, just a bomb
    • Nose
      90 90
      Farmer's yard, fermented plums and raisins in dead coals, spices with menthol, fried walnuts with black pepper
    • Taste
      90 90
      Machine oil with a drop of lemon juice in spices, iodine, fire coals, bright and powerful, but at the same time very harmonious
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, lots of spices, iodine and fire smoke in a glass of old sherry

  3. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Reminds me in profile of some bottlings of Lagavulin 16, just with the volume turned to 11. Overall no surprises, but it drinks well at cask strength.
    There is a nice level of sweetness that balances the aggressive spirit to some degree.
    • Nose
      Vibrant, with rich peat and an inviting sherry character. Walnut brittle, candied orange zests and honeyed dates.
      The smoke is well integrated, but I still find a pronounced coastality. Beautiful notes of oyster shells and fresh kelp. Wet wool and touches of flinty minerals.
      Marzipan, milk chocolate and soft herbs.
      With water: More herbal and ashy, olive brine. A bit dirtier.
    • Taste
      Brisk, sweet and sour arrival on citrus and sherry alike. Lemons, soaked raisins and dates. Then the 62% abv make themselves known and push the intensity considerably.
      The peat still presents itself rather harmoniously however, despite its forceful nature. A little hit of candied ginger on the backpalate.
      With water: More oloroso-y with leather and a nutty dryness. Loses structure. I would skip the water.
    • Finish
      Relatively dry, without a lot of immediate sherry. Very peaty, mildly ashy with slight notes of raisins, vanilla and fresh horseraddish.

  4. Don Cassi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Interesting nose: superficial caramel and light fruit notes, background eagle owl and some sauerkraut. The high alcohol content is well integrated and hardly disturbs.

    Intensely smoky in the mouth with a few dried fruits. Dark chocolate and ash are added to the finish.
    Length: 7/10

    Intense, smoky malt that can definitely compete with Islay. Only the flavor profile doesn't appeal to me as much as its cousins.

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  5. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Masterpiece whisky. It is for the sake of such specimens that we embark on the path of tasting and searching for the ideal.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sticky caramel, eucalyptus, pectusin, cigar ash, dust, watercolor paints, peat, mineral, noticeably sherry, a bunch of cookies, greens, juicy grass, marshmallows, coffee, sweet baked apple, creamy dessert, cranberries in sugar, pineapple, pineapple honey, dried meat, medicine (hospital room), salinity of dried fish, soaked apple, stale hay, cowshed, sweet ash, dried fruits, dried apricots in milk, sauerkraut, yellow cherries, vanilla, raisins, milk chocolate, halva, filling candies "Crayfish", duchess. And much more. Sit with him and sit ...
    • Taste
      94 94
      Apricot kernel, apple, chocolate, salt, dried fruit, sweet and salty, a little branded rubber, roasted nuts, oily, rich, ash, buckwheat honey.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Very long, warming, sour berries, oak, moderately dry, hospital blight, sweet ash, apple, roasted nuts, buckwheat honey, the degree is extremely delicate.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Today I'm tasting this offering from a local festival's virtual session. Have had quite a few Ledaig over the years and with decent results so I'm not expecting different here. Let's see how it tastes.

    Nose starts immediately with campfire on a warm summer evening, then bacon, chocolate, aromas of brine, citrus zest.

    Palate starts with oranges, then crispy bacon strips with a bit of grease, creamy milk chocolate.

    Finish brings campfire smoke, candied ginger, brine, some orange zest.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. 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: intense fruity orange notes, sweetish bacon, but the fruity notes are already very strong, almost like Aperol in the beginning.
    Mouth: here too, rather sweet and fruity, dark fruit, tart with oak.
    Finish: surprisingly astringent, by far the driest of the five, tart woody notes.

    Conclusion: exciting orange notes and a surprising dryness

  8. Carsten scored this whisky 83 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 Ultimate 10y cask 900176 11/24/2004-06-07-2015 61.9%.
    Color: orange brown
    Nose: immediately a greasy smoky note, behind it orange jam, dry wood, later clearly fruity, the greasy notes are only easy to recognize.
    Body: medium
    Mouth: noticeable alcohol, caramel, bitter dry wood notes, eucalyptus
    Finish: long, spicy, lingering sweet smoky notes
    Conclusion: 82.5P., Also good bacon smoke + sweetness combination, but very dry in the mouth, tannic, therefore slightly behind the other bottlings in a direct comparison.

  9. Ostap scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This is the second meeting with this whisky. The assessment is unchanged. My personal major league. They can (and really want) to breathe. Fantastic saturation and compote drinkability.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Fantastic saturation, smoke, soot, farm, peat, fried scrambled eggs with bacon, candied honey, buttermilk, steamed cow's milk, raisins, vegetables, traditional BBQ, a hint of medical bandages, citrus, cucumber brine, rubber, vanilla cookies with nuts, balyk, industrial and phenolic notes, smoked duck meat, grilled sausage.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Ash, smoke, citrus, BBQ, fruit, tobacco, farm, mushroom julienne, dried fruit. Excellent juiciness, no alcoholism (!!!).
    • Finish
      93 93
      Smoke, ash, tobacco, BBQ, farm, citrus, knits, very long.

  10. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose on matches, bacon, hot bitumen. In the mouth it is dense, oily and very powerful, on matches but in a good sense, quite Springbankien.


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