- Whiskybase ID
- 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
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68 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.26 points
- The nose is nice, powerful peat and sherry, fruity.
In the taste is a lot of bitter/coffee and quite ashy (for a Ledaig even), which leaves not too much room for other tastes. The fruitiness of the nose isn’t strong enough.
Finish is very short, a bit disappointing.
Nice whisky, but not the fireworks you’d expect from a 70s Ledaig.
- Peat and sherry, very good combination but nothing outstanding, very drinkable nonetheless
- 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.
- very good
Fine and smoked peaty sherry, lots of fruit with aeration
very easily drinkable
not the longest