Ledaig 1972

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
42 years old
Various Casks + Oloroso Sherry Casks Finish
Number of bottles
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Mar 2015 7:21 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 4006.07

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66 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.94 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. 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

  3. Belli700 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Over the top. What should I say else
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  4. iurado scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    Tried a 42 year old smoky sherry bomb for the first time. I don't have any comparison options, but that was impressive. One of my absolute highlights when it comes to whisky

  5. Whiskyblower scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Great Whisky

  6. Maltsingler scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    I like smoky sherry whiskys. The sweetness combined with the smoky, coarse taste result in a balance that I particularly love with Islay whiskys and that can be found here in almost perfect perfection.

    Christmas flavors are certainly due to the age and the sherra aging, but since there are no cinnamon notes, everyone has to decide for themselves which aromas they want to recognize. Nuts, almonds, honey cake, wood, dry ripe fruits but also light smoked sausage are clearly noticeable.

    Very heavy whisky to be enjoyed.
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      99 99

  7. Headhunter666 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    This is how an old, smoky whisky from the sherry barrel should taste. A little wood, orange fruits, sherry, very very ripe. Long finish, light smoke that takes away the sweetness of the sherry.

    You should have plenty of rest and time to enjoy this whisky in front of the fireplace on a slightly cooler anniversary

  8. Ila-Maus scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Great smoky and sherry notes. Slightly sweet, antique woody aromas that are subtle in the background. Walnut and dried fruit. Very difficult. Very balanced, but still a few rough edges for its age.

    Certainly an exorbitant price, so that I can give "only" 97 points here. There are significantly cheaper whiskys that don't taste any worse.

    The rehearsal was definitely a (probably unique) experience, at least for me. Reminded me more of a sherry than a whisky. Or maybe it is because I rarely drink whisky for over 30 years.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      99 99

  9. 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.

  10. Leopold1985 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    A perfect dram


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