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Ledaig 1973 IM

Overall rating
92.24/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Choice
Vintage
04.1973
Bottled
04.2004
Stated Age
31 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1710
Number of bottles
114
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2008 1:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 605,00

40 × member ratings

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95
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94
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94
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94
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94
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94
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94
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94
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93
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93
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93
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93
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92
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92
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92
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92
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92
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91
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91
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90
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90
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90
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90
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88
Expert Senior Whisky1978
88

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
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Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
24
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

5 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
02 May 2017 9:21 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 92 points

[December, 2011]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
22 Apr 2017 10:06 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Ooh, I could nose this one for ages... It's farmy, nuty, peaty, and earthy. A perfect dirty whisky, at least from the nose. There is cow stable, horse shed, hay, oily and salty peat, moss, roasted almonds, licorice root, tobacco, menthol. The fruit is on the background, but there is some juicy peach and mango to be detected. 

Taste

Oily, soft, silky, smooth... Something like that. The peat is not the main ingredient, but it's there. An earthy, licorice-like taste is central, along with cough syrup. Next to that, the roasted almonds are prominent, just as orange juice.

Finish

Long enough (although it doesn't last for ages). A bit of spiciness (pepper, clove) has emerged. Then, still nutty and earthy notes of licorice and cough syrup.

Comments

A whisky to fall in love with. It's so good, so soft, but dirty from the inside. 

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
28 Jun 2015 10:31 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
93
Initial taste
94
Body
94
Finish
93
Price
89
Presentation
93
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
Dede
Expert Senior Dede Tasting note
11 Oct 2013 2:20 pm
Dede gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Tourbé, suave et organique, un rien fruité, en un mot comme en cent, complexe. Plein de fruits séchés (abricots secs, figues sèches), d'odeurs de sous-bois, d'humus, de bois pourrissant, de fumée grasse et un peu industrielle (vous avez déjà fait brûler une traverse de chemin de fer ?), de viande séchée (viande des grisons), de vinaigre balsamique. Enorme. Après une longue aération sauce soja, champignons noirs et chocolat noir.

Taste

Dès l'attaque, on sent que l'on a affaire à du lourd. La tourbe est plus directe qu'au nez, avec une belle fumée qui enrobe un cœur cacaoté mêlé de notes acidulées, comme une griotte (chocolat noir enrobant une cerise à l'alcool) ou des orangettes. Non, une griotte et des orangettes. Puis viennent des notes viandées, encore de la sauce soja avant le retour de la fumée et du chocolat. C'te claque !!

Finish

Assez longue, mais on en voudrait encore plus, mélange de boisé/tourbé et de notes acidulées.

Comments

De la balle. Rejoint illico presto la liste des grands peaty sherry, à côté du Pe1 et du Lagavulin 21yo.

"I can resist anything but temptation." O. Wilde
Ivynor
Expert Senior Ivynor Tasting note
17 Jun 2013 3:13 pm
Ivynor gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

A l'avance, on devine l'onctuosité, du miel, du caramel, un peu de fumée et la vanille. 

Taste

Il ne fait pas 31 ans...  A quoi  m'attendais je ? 

Des notes de fruits verts, du  citron, mais aussi une bonne présence du sherry (beaucoup de noix, de cacao amer, de caramel). L'entrée en bouche est assez explosive.
Finish

Finale très douce, fondue, crémeuse. 

Comments

Environ 88-89. Tranchons pour 88+. 

Un produit cher qui m'a donné l'impression d'un whisky plus jeune. 
C'est toutefois un bon sherry mais je n'arrive pas à comprendre
comment il  peut dépasser 90. Un sample trop aéré ? C'est frustrant car j'ai l'impression d'être passé à côté de quelque chose de grand... 

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