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Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
142
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Vintage
24.11.2004
Bottled
06.07.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900176
Number of bottles
618
Strength
61.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15/715
Barcode
5021944089116
Added on
10 Sep 2015 7:23 am by squaadgras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.23

39 × in wishlist

142 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 vW

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. thierryziegler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Very nice one!
    • Nose
      Heavy, sticky sweetness. Sherry with fading cigar smoke. Fudge. Saw dust. Dry peat moss. Not much alcohol.
    • Taste
      Thick. Warm. Hot entry, gentle in the mouth. Dades. Brine. Sherry.
    • Finish
      Long but gentle burn. Salmiak.

  9. Zoltavar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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