Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Murdoch (DM)
Stated Age
20 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2011 6:56 pm

Average value

€ 1169.87

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26 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 20-year-old DM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.58 points

  1. Carpe Diem did not rate this whisky Member Senior


    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.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
      Old leather, pine needles, old factory and old tools, very complex, burned wood, green fruits, passionfruits, farmy dark chocolates.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Rich and balanced, sweet chocolate liquor, scents of farm, grape skins, fresh-cut herbs, pine needle oil, toothpaste, delicious.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, floral, a touch of soap but in a good way, cherry-infused chocolates, some bonfire peat.

  3. whiskycuse scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  4. Cobo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This Bottling was distilled in 1972 or 1973

  5. Cobo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    a great whisky with a wonderful complexity and a peaty nose and taste which doesn't feel sleazy
    • Nose
      very complex, first of all pistachios and wet blanched almonds, fruity with some green grapes and subtle peat, a bit old Calvados, definately leather and something heavy, spicy, maybe there's some Sherrycask involved, an old oil-soaked mechanics rag, i could nose this malt for ages and would have bet that this has a higher ABV
    • Taste
      great dram, medicinal spiciness, diesel, salt-licorice, something fruity is also comming up, goes towards chewed grape kernels, beautifully smoky and a bit of subtle bitterness
    • Finish
      quite long for the ABV, here you find the peat much more present and active, they stick to your tongue like tar, at first sweet and then a bit bitter and herb, but wonderful, after some time you also find iodine


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