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Ledaig 1972

Overall rating
94.66/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dùsgadh
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Various Casks + Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
500
Strength
46.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Mar 2015 7:21 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 4173.00

71 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.66 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. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.



  5. Dionysus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This contains some of the first spirit to be made at the distillery when it reopened in 1972. The stills have now been retired and the copper from them has been used as part of the packaging. Included in the box is a copper card, which entitles the buyer to a bottle of Déanta 10 Year Old produced from the last spirit to come off these stills when it is released in 2024. 

  6. Torfding scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    a tremendously balanced drop that does not look as old and woody as you might expect
    • Nose
      complex, clear sherry; old and somehow damp smoke, not dominant, but pleasant, but still clearly perceptible in the background; salty, dried apple, biscuit / cake soil, a bit woody
    • Taste
      rather dry, complex at the beginning, clearly sherry, subtle but clear smoke, soft and smooth, vanilla, very dark chocolate, coffee, ginger, freshly ground black pepper
    • Finish
      long and dry, soft, smoky, spicy, brine, with a dark, woody finish

  7. SteveW110 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Official tasting notes by Master Distiller Ian MacMillan
    • Nose
      Rich and complex, intense phenolic sherry aromas.
      Sooty smokiness, fragrant wood, toffee apple, briny with some sweet biscuit maltiness
    • Taste
      Quite dry evolving to a rich smoky oloroso sherry character. Massive complex layers of dark chocolate, coffee and cherry liqueurs. Extremely smooth, well balanced with spicy ginger and black peppercorn overtones 
    • Finish
      Dry, smooth and spicy, satisfying and very Long with a salty smoky tail

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