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Overall rating
89.85/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1972
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
21 Aug 2010 7:00 pm

Average value

€ 860.00

6 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.85 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose is enticing, and rather nice. But in the mouth everything collapses. The 40% are felt too much. Pity.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Definitely a nose of old whisky.
      We mainly have dust, old furniture.
      An opening on the apple and the lemon.
      A beautiful savory brize. Menthol.
      Light cold ash and light peat.
    • Taste
      84 84
      In the mouth it is unfortunately a little light and watery.
      A little soft candy. Licorice, lemon.
      Slightly on the wet cardboard.
      Always a big dose of dust and OBE.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Final on cold ash, lemon candy, licorice and a sprig of Rosemary.

  2. PeatyBlinders scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Initially rated 90, the lack of pep and the far too short finish made me review my rating. On the other hand, the peat is still as elegant!

  3. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted face to face with the 1972 6 yo.
    Very good nose, quite similar to the 6 years old , just a tad less complex. Unfortunately the mouth was not on par. Good but a bit tired and watery, slightly bitter.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Candied lemons, pine resin, mentholated notes, light smoke, brine ashes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Candied fruits again, light smoke, tobacco. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, smoky.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Clearly lacks Pep's. It's good but too light .... It's very late when I compare to recent Ledaig.
    I think I'm too used to CS :(
    • Nose
      Elegant, "classy", fine peat, very far from the classic 10 years OB. In the background I have a touch of cotton candy :)
    • Taste
      It is light, watery ... very sweet farm peat ... there is something dirty but it is too light .... a touch of bitterness.
    • Finish
      Nice length .... very cocoa, caramelized ...

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    I tasted this one just after having tasted the same Ledaig 1972 GM but with the old map lable. What a difference. This one is close to great and the one with the old map label is rather weak / non-peaty.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    This one is actually close to be great
    • Nose
      Peaty and smoky
    • Taste
      Oh yeah, this one has really peat and smoke in it. Not too sweet and not too dry - actually well balanced. Old books and dry wood.
    • Finish
      Long and smoky.

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