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Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
02.11.2004
Bottled
09.06.2016
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
4000248
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613058736
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
06 Oct 2016 5:44 pm by Unclimbability
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.55

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 2004 GM

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

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Flowers, notes of burbonun, malt / some smoke characteristic for Ledaig.
    Taste: On the tongue a little bit sharply with the addition of a large dose of flowers and smoky malt After adding water it gets sweeter in taste
    Rating "88 | 100 Finish quite long with fajniie balanced smoke penetrating between him sweet accents. Good Ledaig - worth a try.

  2. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  3. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. bibjim877 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    As Jazzpiano mentions, this is quit a unique malt as it is a whole lot of savory. I am not the best at specific notes, but there is distinct smoke fish, sea air, beef jerky, herbs, smoke and delicate fruitiness going on. The fruit is very minor and subdued by the more savory type notes so if you like that, as I do, this one is fantastic.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Refill sherry hogshead

    N: Sage stuffing balls, allium soft, onion-y salted peat, potatoes & leeks [not soup] - heavily salted.
    T: Pickled onion again. A good chew, light yet firm
    F: Toasted dry with more allium peat smoke.
    C: Very nice though maybe a bit too savoury for my taste. I know wasn't quite in the mood for this style when i tried it.Scores a B-

  6. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's another clean, sharp TWE release but it doesn't quite reach the 9yo TWE for TWS retro label's (89 pts) impeccable palate nor the 8yo Caol Ila cask 315325's (88 pts) instant attractiveness. 
    • Nose
      Neat: Tar, dark honey and some citrus zest. Slight saltiness. Talisker without the sea? Hand lotion and a wonderful greasy smoke. Surprisingly expressive for over 57%.

      With water it's no longer as chiseled and sharp. Some rockiness creeps in, and it gets chalkier and slightly farm-ish.
    • Taste
      Neat: The body is very ready as is, in fact water doesn't improve it. Tar, some liquorice and rather quiet wood. The last one is there but it's unusually muted for a TWE pick ;) Water brings up some tar candy sweetness (like some läkerol drops) and vague chalkiness. 
    • Finish
      The finish is the only place where water helps. Neat it is persistent in that usual lingering smoke of peated whisky way, but otherwise very hollow. Water evens it out but I'm a bit torn on whether to enjoy its cleanness neat or the lasting finish when decanted.

  7. Unclimbability scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Colour: Light Amber

    Body: Full

    Nose: Lovely Sherry and Ledaig smoky balance. Gristy, gritty smoke, peppery meat.

    Taste: Intense, cherry, Sherry, peppery meat, really balanced. Lovely with water but more oaky.

    Finish: Long length. Amazing, meaty, Sherry.

    A great Ledaig! Tasted a lot of them at TWE's 2016 Show and this was the pick for me.

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