Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Rare & Old Selection
Stated Age
37 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
48.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Oct 2010 8:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1350.00

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128 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972 AC

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.66 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very aromatic, very interesting, very intense but rather fresh for his age - not really my style, but very high quality
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sherry and minced peat - first candied fruit, then honey and BBQ sauce, pine resin, cassava jam, Worcester sauce, fat - oily - sweet with no junk notes, I can inhale deeply without stinging and without breathing it out, and with age, chamomile, baked honey , Salt, seaweed, coffee, tree sap, sweetgrass, camphor, juniper, rosemary, thyme, citron, liquorice

      very complex nose - which is very versatile, especially with hand warmth
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, dirty, subtle peat, salt, licorice, malt candy, particulate mineral texture, slightly minty, fruity and spicy - well interwoven sweetness - it would somehow be more syrupy - as it tastes - but is elegantly light - where do the deep come from Aromas coming from?
      Lebensbaumlaub, red berries with little acidity, dried cherries with bitter chocolate coating, olive oil, laurel, fennel, thyme, hazelnuts
    • Finish
      89 89
      I find it difficult to separate the taste and the finish - it is wonderful to chew forever - that's why I do not differentiate here - the aftertaste is a bit over the middle

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun in 2010:

    Ledaig 37 yo 1972/2010 (48.1%, Alambic Classique, oloroso butt, cask #10722, 152 bottles)  1972 on Mull, what a year! Tobermory-Ledaig were making their first peated batches and most have become legends, whereas what was distilled later on was more, say ‘so-so’ (except 1973 and 1974 and, as I could find out, very recent batches). Anyway, let’s try this oldie now… Colour: pale amber. Nose: very punchy, bigger than what I‘d expected at 48%.  Imagine a mixture of orange liqueur, tar and motor oil, that’s pretty much it, at least for a few seconds. It’s all very dry, very ‘Ledaig’, with the kind of peatiness that’s also to be found in unsherried versions such as James MacArthur’s. Develops with more cooked vegetables, leather, a little chalk and just wee hints of ‘perfumed’ pastries (orange blossom and rosewater). Quite some cocoa powder too. The big tar makes me think of some heavily sherried Port Ellens. With water: more mineral and grassy, much more so. It’s now completely dry and interestingly medicinal (cough syrup). Mouth (neat): rich and punchy but not really oily or creamy. Rather bitter in fact, with several heavily infused herbal teas, such as thyme and cherry stem (tannicity). Also notes of rubber bands (that we all used to chew at school ;-)). Definitely not an easy one on the palate… Unless water will unleash some fruits? With water: indeed, there’s a little marmalade now but other than that it’s all pretty dry. A little mint liqueur as well, the whole being much oilier than when neat. Finish: rather long, very dry, herbal, medium-peated. Aftertaste on bitter chocolate and something metallic. Comments: interesting whisky but it’s certainly not the easiest old Ledaig, that’s all I can say. Alambic Classique once had a 1972 cask #8721 that was much more to my liking. SGP:266 - 83 points.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 480 € at Whiskyauction in Apr. 2016

  5. mikespike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    85 Points in my books for this one. One of the lowest rates, what`s happening? First I don`t care how much was paid for a bottle, my ratings are absolutely independend of this (I tasted a sample that was shared in the Cutty Forum).
    Then: no respect and no extra points simply for the age. A 1972 Ledaig, mind you!.
    Here we go: nice sherry nose, decent and well rounded. Here the age plays in my direction. Body however is quite weak, there are many other Ledaigs like the young Berry Brothers one that are much more interesting. Simply not a lot going on. Smooth and well made Whisky with no excitement for me.


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