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Ledaig 1972

Overall rating
94.55/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB65422
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dùsgadh
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Various Casks + Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
500
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5029704218080
Added on
14 Mar 2015 7:21 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 4676.58

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55 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.55 points

  1. Lorion scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Wonderfully enjoyable and interesting at the same time! 93 points!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry scent pours into the nose. Dark fruits. Bacon-wrapped dates. Yes, delicate smoke is also present, hence the association with bacon. Heavy and sweet is the delicate smoke note to describe, very closely interwoven with the dark fruits. Hazelnuts roasted with sugar, sometimes even to roasted almonds. The smoke disappears soon and is only occasionally short. The sweetness and heavy sherry cargo take command. Pipe tobacco is forming and getting stronger. Aromatic. Full. Not aggressive.
    • Taste
      Full and fruity in the first place. Sweet and heavy, the whisky spreads in the mouth. A flood of impressions. Almost all of them are immediately there, but I can only tear them apart over time. First mix plum jam with honey. Then after some time fresh hazelnuts come, which are soon replaced by the clear tobacco note. Only late does the delicate note of smoke creep back in, but it knows how to keep it up to the point of departure through the re-tasting.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, leathery and very soft smoky.

  2. jonyiukm scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Probably one of the best whiskies I have sampled during a virtual Ledaig/ Tobermory tasting event with the brand ambassador. Very elegant dram at 46.7%

  3. Glenjasper scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Maybe the best whisky I've tried in 2020. Not as restless and dirty as the younger Ledaig's, therefore rather unusually good, but very heavy and consistent. Smoke and sherry are in a balance that the chimney root comes out well in between. Woody and nutty aromas should not be missing at this age

    Thanks to Maltsingler for the sample.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  4. Miiro scored this whisky 97 points Member Junior

    Palate orgasm. Dense full aromas. All equal. There is nothing left to say about it.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Light smoke. Dates. Bacon. Tobacco. Heavy old oloroso. Fully ripe oranges.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Salty. Oranges. Dates. Tobacco. Mocha. Very subtle smoke. Little oak. Leathery.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Becomes sweeter. Spicy. Leathery. Bacon. Dried plums.

  5. Leopold1985 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A perfect dram

  6. drinker1965 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Best we had in our group!
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  7. Siebe3 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Perfect!
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      98 98

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  9. Karstman scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Really classic example of old style Ledaig matured in a superb sherry cask. Has everything you want in a sherried peated whisky of this age. Depth, flavour and still that dirty edge that makes Ledaig special.

  10. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose:
    Gorgeous smoky dates at first, the complexity then becomes apparent,
    with honey dripped raisins, whole walnuts, Walnut Whips, orange cream
    Revels. So much honey! And beeswax. Plums, toasted almonds, Malted
    Milks, Crunchy Nut Clusters, toffee apples. The smoke is actually
    reasonably subtle, earthy and vegetal - in fact, petrichor may be more accurate on the nose.
    Palate:
    On the palate, the peat is far more prominent, impressively so, but
    this is still hugely rich with honeyed nuts, treacle and blackcurrant
    coulis. If you keep it in your mouth, this slowly gives way,
    delightfully, to chocolate cake made with delicious bitter cocoa and a
    layer of apricot jam.
    Finish:
    Sultanas, orange and raisin muffins, marmalade and drying smoke,
    becoming quite sooty after a few minutes, but also retaining that
    earthiness from the nose.
    Overall:
    So has it mastered the years? Well it is gorgeous stuff, retaining very
    impressive smokiness for a 42 year old, although slightly less so on
    the nose than has perhaps been made out. Just as impressive is the
    vibrancy throughout with fresh plum and vibrant blackcurrant and apricot
    notes. The answer is therefore a resounding yes, and Dùsgadh is a
    hugely complex, unique single malt.



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