Ledaig 20 yo (40%, Douglas Murdoch, early 1990's) Douglas Murdoch, I believe, is/was a firm related to Speyside Distillers but I’m not quite sure. Colour: gold/amber. Nose: ohhh yesss! This is probably a 1972 or 1973, for it’s an absolutely stunning Ledaig that starts with big notes of gunpowder and oyster shells, high-end orange liqueur, old leather and Virginia tobacco (say, newly opened pack of Camels). Gets then superbly animal (wet dog, game) and ends with smelling like a fisherman’s old boat (mix of diesel oil, fish, seawater and wet wood). And walnut liqueur. A stunning profile, like no other malt whisky known to man! Mouth: 40%, really? Big, rich, punchy, tarry and spicy... Walnut liqueur, salt, heavy liquorice, peanut butter, game, balsamico, black truffle, Christmas pudding, smoked meat, ham, dried bananas, chewed cigar (or chewing tobacco)... and just ‘peat’ of course... burnt caramel, herbs liqueur... Wow, how complex is that? Finish: endless, thick, invading, just as tarry and full of ‘tertiary’ flavours as before. Well, most 1972 Ledaigs were exceptional and so is this one. SGP:467 (wazzat?) – 93 Points.