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Overall rating
91.64/100
votes
57
Whiskybase ID
WB3024
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Choice
Vintage
06.1973
Bottled
10.2005
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2800
Number of bottles
240
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2008 11:01 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1061.45

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49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1973 IM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.64 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, rancio and fruit jam stand out in a rather light and melted atmosphere that is reminiscent of cognac. Freshly cut aromatic herbs. Toffee.
    • Taste
      Moderate spices, cooked apples, micro-tip of peat at the end of the mouth. It is very nice but lacks perhaps a little bit of energy.
    • Finish
      A trace of peat on the tongue, sparkling nutmeg, soft and persistent finish.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2111

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, fruity, peaty, lacks a bit of punch

  3. Gregers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Always nice to taste a little piece of history. Very decent dram with good complexity, but the nose being the weak part.

    Review: https://youtu.be/ByHkZSRjMQY
    • Nose
      86 86
      Light, floral notes and vanilla, good dose of smoke, but still a bit subtle. Very light toffee, dried bananas, fresh green apples, bit of acetone, herbs, and tobacco leaves. Light all around.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Really good mouthfeel, great alcohol level, really fills the mouth. Great balance between powerful peat and muscovado sugar, then a little bit of peppery warmth along with dried herbs. Second chew brings butterscotch and light olive oil, branchy/floral character, fresh cut grass. Third chew brings more spices, a bit more pepper, peppermint, vanilla, honeysuckle. It's now a great combination of juices (pear and light peach), fresh herbs, dried fruits, peppermint, fresh grass and branches, really vigorous for a 32yo whisky. Revisiting 10-15 minutes later, more notes of liquorice as well as medicinal flavours join the party, adding to the complexity.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweetness is down to a nice level, juices and pepper still there, it's staying warm, with wooden notes also fading slowly. Starts to become a bit watery on the center of the tongue, but it's still great.

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