- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 vW
34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Relatively dry, without a lot of immediate sherry. Very peaty, mildly ashy with slight notes of raisins, vanilla and fresh horseraddish.
- Very nice one!
Heavy, sticky sweetness. Sherry with fading cigar smoke. Fudge. Saw dust. Dry peat moss. Not much alcohol.
Thick. Warm. Hot entry, gentle in the mouth. Dades. Brine. Sherry.
Long but gentle burn. Salmiak.