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Ledaig 33 Year Old 1973 The Whisky Fair

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

24th Oct 2021

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To end in style with this series of Ledaig, we’ll try this 33 years old from Dearly Beloved’s year of birth. I tried this malt before during one of Michiel Wigman’s and Jeroen Koetsier’s fabulous tastings. I saved some to be able to come back to it. I’m happy that I did.

The nose is absolutely phenomenal and very old school. Nicely fruity on mirabelles and mandarins, upholstered with some mint, while funky notes of finger paint and bubblegum appear. Loads of ashes too. The peat is subtle but clearly present. And I discover all these while standing in a cow shed. Grand.

It is very sharp on the palate. Quite peppery. Far from being a snowflake. Blood oranges, pepper, liquorice, apples, mustard seeds and woodsmoke – not necessarily in that order. Surprisingly sweet from the second sip forward. Some quinine and bitter oak round things out.

In the medium long finish I get more oranges and cold ashes.

Very complex and heavenly Ledaig. Probably the best I’ve tried so far.

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casualtorture commented

I would do some naughty things to try some of these. Sings Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap....well not dirt cheap knowing how expensive 30+yr old whisky is these days.

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