Ledaig 1972

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finished in Sherry Oloroso Butts
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2009 9:47 pm

Average value

€ 1190.47

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49 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.04 points

  1. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    I’m sorry but finishing a 1972 Ledaig sounds very suspicious to my ears, let’s see if it worked. Colour: deep amber – bronze-ish. Nose: rather bold, starting on notes of coal, cardboard and peat smoke plus marzipan and roasted nuts. Ah, no damages here it seems… Quite some bitter caramel, dried kelp, horse sweat… Gets hugely farmy after a moment, with lots of wet hay but also dried mushrooms (like ceps or these huge black, flat Chinese mushrooms).
    Then we have whiffs of mint, eucalyptus and camphor, a little soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, English brown sauce, cooked onions… It seems that the original spirit is still going strong. Not exactly subtle but rich, aromatic and very entertaining. Gets very coffeeish after, say fifteen minutes. Mouth: the mouth feel is a bit weak, bizarrely. Maybe that’s why they decided to finish it. Quite some coffee, bitter chocolate, cloves and burnt cake plus big notes of peat but the ‘middle’ of all that is curiously empty. Everything happens at the back of the tongue. Gets quite drying after a moment, more an more coffeeish (un-sugared espressso), and the medium long finish is even drier and more drying. I’m sorry but I don’t like it too much, it’s sort of unsatisfying. But the rather extravagant nose saves it from drowning as far as I’m concerned. 80 points.

  2. Soderberg scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    very good
    • Nose
      Fine and smoked peaty sherry, lots of fruit with aeration
    • Taste
      very easily drinkable
    • Finish
      not the longest

  5. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottlers Note:

    Nose: A distinctive sea salt breeze contrasts magnificiently with the pungency of smoke and sherry aromas. 

    Taste: The palate is beautifully demonstrative of rare and mature island single malts with intensely rich peaty notes. Dry Oloroso Sherry flavours from dark stained casks give medium to full body perfect balance and complement the intense spice and peppery flavours. 

    Finish: The long lingering finish is quite powerful with its peaty pepper and spice conclusion. 

  6. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Silky, soft and sweet, fruity floral with notes of elegant peat. Ending in a long beautiful finish. Wow, that`s whisky, sherry and smoke from the finest, most comfortable and balanced. There`s is a warm-hearted finish.


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