Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Rare Reserve - Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
40 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 May 2016 2:01 pm by maltaholic
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Average value

€ 1359.15

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Whisky Reviews for Ayrshire 1975 Rare SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    takes a lot of time in the glass. quick notes here. elegant and remarkably fresh 7/10
    • Nose
      Bakewell tart, victoria sponge, a sense of age (yeah, right), slight musty note which become a bit on good manure over time, floral like a nice soap bar
    • Taste
      very fresh and lively, subdued white fruit, fuzzy peaches, a hint of mustard and becoming bitter in the finish

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is my first unadulterated Ladyburn. My only other contact with Ladyburn has been in the form of William Grant's 'Ghosted Reserve' WB which is a malt blend of Ladyburn & Inverleven.
    N: Fruit complex on stewed & floral fruits & flowers. Water brings out a light meaty note and the humidity of gym bags [strange i know!], and rhubarb crumble - a few days in the fridge.
    T: Starts out with a sugary-grey-honey-paste-mash before shifting a gear as the oak kicks in. Thereon in, there's lots of cask action and I'm not complaining. Water consolidates the mash & oak with a unity that's very solid and satisfying. Becomes a deep yet conversely freshening & contemplative dram.
    F: Long finish on waxy acetone and apple skin. Deep notes endure with cask tannins on best behaviour. Fresh aniseed at the death.
    C: My first and hopefully not last, yet possibly the best Ladyburn i may get to try. Did i just quote Barry White? Scores a B+ easily. Blog

    Scores a B+

  3. theroachman did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com wrote on 20 june 2016:

    Rare Ayrshire (Ladyburn) 40 yo 1975/2015 (47.1%, Signatory Vintage, bourbon barrel, cask #3421, 166 bottles) No it doesn’t say Ladyburn on the label, but we all know it is. Signatory had quite a few 1974s and 1975s, some quite superb, some others a little weaker (in my humble opinion). Let’s check this newer one. Mind you, 40 years for a Lowlander, that’s a ripe old age! Colour: gold. Nose: good, it is one of the better ones. And in truth, you could think it’s Littlemill, because of this avalanche of fresh and ‘light’ tropical fruits, starting with not-too-ripe mangos, and going on with lemons, ‘pale’ papayas, and then rather bonbons and jellies. It’s not that it’s marshmallowy (at 40!) but quite. In the background, rather a little patchouli, wulong tea, longans, even a wee feeling of mei-kwei-lu… How exotic is that?  Mouth: I think it’s one of, if not the best Ladyburn I’ve ever tasted. Granted, I tried more Highland Parks or Laphroaigs, but I don’t think I’ve ever come across a Ladyburn that was this fruity and fresh. Apples and grapefruits, mangos, white pineapples… And the oak never gets in the way, even if you start to feel it (tea tannins). I’m also finding a discreet Irishness, hard to describe. Finish: medium, amazingly fruity and fresh, with some honeysuckle and probably elderberries in the aftertaste. Perhaps drops of grenadine. Comments: I think they chose the cask that they wanted to bring to 40 very well. Not saying there aren’t others, of course. SGP:651 - 89 points.


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