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Ledaig 1972

Overall rating
92.26/100
votes
68
Whiskybase ID
WB7013
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage
Vintage
21.12.1972
Bottled
08.09.2004
Casktype
Finished in Sherry Oloroso Butts
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2009 9:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1138.15

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62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ledaig 1972

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.26 points

  1. MH90 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. harriedv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Peat and sherry, very good combination but nothing outstanding, very drinkable nonetheless

  7. 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.

  8. Soderberg scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  10. 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

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