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Overall rating
93.22/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Vintage
1972
Stated Age
23 years old
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Dec 2009 6:52 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972 LMDW

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.22 points

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Simply fantastic, with all you want from a 1972 Ledaig, strong peat and thick sherry.
    • Nose
      Dusty and dirty sherry, huge peat smoke, peach and watermelons, melons and a touch of soap, a classic 1972 Ledaig no doubt. Dried plums, star anise, a huge bag of spices.
    • Taste
      Very thick and oily, smoke and dried plums, leather and mints.
    • Finish
      Spices, smoke, iodine, gunpowder and tea.

  2. olivieroscari did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    from whiskyfun.com - review by Angus on Feb 16, 2019

    Ledaig 1972/1995 (51.9%, La Maison Du Whisky)
    A dram with something of a reputation... Colour: walnut. Nose: where do you begin? Liquid cola syrup mixed with freshly brewed espresso, walnut wine, root beer, sarsaparilla extract, some dark and ancient cough medicine, cherry eau de vie, raisins stewed in old cognac and a huge, simmering, earthy and tar-flecked peatiness. Greasy engines, old tool boxes, oily rags, hessian, brown bread, sooty coal scuttles, mushroom powder, coffee granules and game meats. Utterly immense and bewildering stuff! Like being miniaturised and dropped into the heart of an old Aston Martin DB5 engine parked in a desolate peat moor (Serge’s ultimate fantasy by the way). With water: rosewater, BBQ char, eucalyptus resin, strawberry wine, some very gloopy old balsamico and things like roast chestnuts, more tar and creosote. If you ever wanted to tar and feather someone from the inside out... Mouth: Bovril, bacon, beef stock, iodine, tar, lemongrass, peach stones, black coffee, peppered mackerel, biltong... maltoporn guys, are you around? With water: peat, oil, tar, medicine, seawater, liquorice, herbs, earth, bouillon, rancio... seriously, we’d better stop! Finish: glorious, immensely long, fatty, greasy, mechanical, earthy, herbal, medical and sooty. A laboratory, on a farm, in a field, next to a beach, downwind from a hospital, in a glass - with a workshop. And a cow! Comments: Silly whisky. Not suitable for vegans. (No offence vegans.) But seriously, what an incredible dram.
    SGP: 488 - 95 points.

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