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Ledaig 1972 Dùsgadh 42 Year Old

Lot: 5069088

Ledaig 1972 Dùsgadh 42 Year Old

Winning Bid: £3,450

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ledaig (Tobermory)
Age: 
42 year old
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Island
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
46.7%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ledaig 1972 Dùsgadh 42 Year Old 

This is a rare single malt from the Isle of Mull's Tobermory distillery. Opened way back in 1798, it was originally known as Ledaig. It was dormant for the majority of the 20th century, shut down by DCL in 1930, and when it re-opened in 1972, it did so as again as Ledaig distillery. Its revival was only brief however, closing down in 1975. When the distillery was again re-opened in 1979, it was now known as Tobermory. Its production in former years had generally been peated whisky like this, and the single malt was still bottled under the brand name of Ledaig. The newly revived company began producing non-peated as well, for the provision of a blended malt which they marketed under the Tobermory name. Burn Stewart discontinued the blend when they took over in 1993, opting to continue the production of both styles as two distinct single malt brands. The un-peated single malt took over the Tobermory name, while the traditional peated style fittingly retained the historic Ledaig name.

When often talk about how important vintages can be to the whiskies produced and the reputation these whiskies have today, in Ledaig's case there is no year more important than the 1972. Tobermory had been mothballed for almost four decades before the distillery was brought back to life in 1972, and this incredible vintage bottled at 42 years of age is some of the last spirit distilled on the new stills installed at the distillery that year. Hence the name 'Dusgadh,' which is Gaelic for awakening. These stills were retired in 2014 when this was released.

The memento card included is made from copper taken from the old stills that produced the spirit within the bottle. The card entitles the holder to receive a Ledaig 10 Year Old Deanta in 2024, a bottling taken from some of the first spirit produced by the new stills.

Bottle number 386 of only 500 bottles.

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