Overall rating
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice - Family Silver
Stated Age
44 years old
Number of bottles
41.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
25th Anniversary Celebration
Added on
20 Sep 2017 3:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 259.00

25 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Scotch Whisky 1972 VM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I'm quite sure I'd appreciate it (even) more with more time and more oxidization. Because, hey, it's 44yo, it deserves it ! As a first take, I'd say it's excellent quality*age/price ratio, and that it's overall very very good, if not totally unforgettable. Great profile, great Lochside influence, and great way to kind of taste a piece of history without breaking the bank.
    • Nose
      It's not one of those blends you could mistake for a single malt, because the grain speaks. Very politely mind you, but still : flowery and solventy touches are what strike first, with quite a deal of fresh coconut, and a pinch of cinnamon. But on the other hand, the "Peachy-Pastry" Lochside duo is simply unmistakable. Needs breathing, but very good and fresh. Feels above 41%.
    • Taste
      Same comment, glad to see it punches above its weight. Feels a bit more extractive now, but sure the peach is still here, very ripe in the almost-bitter sense, not that sweet, with a good deal of green melon, coconut shavings and just plain wood now.
    • Finish
      Feels more extractive again, still very good with a fair deal of liqueurish fruitiness but there's quite a pack of fresh green oak as well.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Blindtasting !! My first idea - really old (~ 40yo +) high quality grain from good barrels - however, my experience in the field is very low, the rum / cognac / Irish / chocolate notes suggest to me - based on the age estimate, the alcohol content would probably be in the lower to middle 40's (43-46%) - while chewing / sucking is still to find alcohol - but only as a cozy warmth on the tongue. The complexity is impressive - and I suspect a GrainBlend with Malt share here. He is rather subtle, quiet, shy (except for the RumSahneSchokoVanillenote - which is "InYourFace") - he is also not very intense - until he shows all his great grades, you have to have a good third of his drums in his mouth - I still like it very much - it's not difficult, because I can not see that price tag right now. I would tip a price of 200-250 € to 0.7l. I could understand it - if someone at the price was disappointed with the quality - I would not - but I would not need more than 10cl from here - not because he does not taste - I guess - that then I would have decrypted everything and what new wanted.
    • Nose
      Sweet, milk chocolate with rum raisins, a lot of vanilla, slightly dusty - warm - oak tones, they are complex - from grinding dust, over resinous freshly cut but deposited until worm-eaten, dry old and rotten with low calorific value (old pew, age-old furniture) but rather discreet, light herbaceous ethereal plant aromas (rosemary, camphor) (you could also smell glue here) - laurel leaves, green fresh peeled bark of twigs, an initially oily component of the nose, opens warmed in sour fruity oranges and mild citrus notes
    • Taste
      oily full very mild, first nothing happens, then suddenly oily oak with nice spice, nutmeg, mint, pepper, allspice, astringent over the tongue, orange and apple flashes - then sweet cherries, rumrosines, amaretto, coffee liqueur, Baileys, the Creamy, creamy, alcoholic dessert notes alternate - from Black Forest cherry cake with rose water and cherry spirit, to alcoholic tiramisu, to a mousse-au-chocolat with a dash. With the next sip, exactly the same happens again - fascinating - only this time it turns out a bit drier and the mixture of rum raisins, cream and white chocolate gets more dominance - oak aromas cumulate to more spice and a balanced overall note, nutmeg and tobacco is added, a little chili, fresh mint again, and a tart fruity tingling touch that reminds me of red Crimean champagne.
    • Finish
      Rumrosines, light astringent wood, light waxy notes, espresso with sugar and cream - a mixture of After Eight and Ritter Sport Rum Graube Nut remains long on the tongue with a pinch of freshly grated oak and tobacco

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Ha yes, there is no need to say, old whiskeys like that, it has another dimension than the young NAS, huh! If the final is a bit too short for my taste, the rest is just top. A superb blend. And that mouth, my ancestors! Too much succulent, one of the best I've had to taste. If this traffic jam is only the Silver, I look forward to the Gold (and if The Cooper's Choice wants to make a Platinum, he does not hesitate either ;-)).
    • Nose
      Sweet, fine, sweet, and greedy. Exotic spices, flambé banana, dry white grapes, sweet tobacco, a good dose of wood, oily almond, and vanilla. Among others.
    • Taste
      It looks at first wise, even shy. But after a few seconds the flavors tumble. And at that moment, it's of extreme finesse and delicacy. Ultra-ripe banana dominates, melting. Woody vanilla liqueur. Milk chocolate biscuit, and dark chocolate orangette. Sweet spices here and there. Waw, how good it is!
    • Finish
      Quite short, compared to the mouth that was so tasty. Woody, black banana peel, traces of chocolate with orange.

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice - especially for the original price - but frankly I am not sure whether I would have recognized the blind as a blend with malt content and would not have simply considered it to be a 40-grain ...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Nice old grain notes (glue, but gentle), mild marzipan creaminess, coconut water, raffaelo, almond butter, mascarpone, vanilla cream, forest herbs and barrel seasoning. Fruity over time: peach-passion fruit yogurt, kumquat, star fruit. Unfortunately I'm not a grain fan, otherwise it would be easy 90.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very soft to start with, silky in texture. Amazingly little seasoning and / or wood, but it gets nice and exotic fruity from the middle. Still very dominated by the grain content and you can clearly see the low alcohol content, but of course it still provides aspects that only enable old age.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Not unusual for old age, unfortunately also with a dull, slightly stale bitter component.

  5. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. daverdaz scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Great nose! The grain is barely noticeable and the malts are very intense and complex. In terms of taste, the whiskey also offers a lot, just a little too spirited for me. Overall, however, a really successful blend.

  7. cuhp scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    If the dazzle had been 30 years instead, it might have been interesting, but the distinctive woody flavor ruins it for me.
    • Nose
      A compote of citrus. Grapefruit, orange and mandarin. Or not much happens.
    • Taste
      The taste is dominated by vanilla and caramel. It also gets bitter, which doesn't seem so appealing.
    • Finish
      Bitter and dry wood. In my opinion, it has too many years on the back, which is expressed here.

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ui. I think I'll do fine for a few minutes. The first splash is reminiscent of adhesive. After a few minutes she is a bit more discreet. She is still present. Ester. Then rum. Vanilla. Peach. Bounty chocolate bar. Eucalyptus menthol candies. Dusty, dry wooden boards. For the age a relatively fresh nose.
    • Taste
      Just a note that I almost always had at Grains but can not describe. Is somehow such an artificial sweetness. Very mild and creamy. Then coconut. Bitter almond aroma for baking. Apricot liqueur. Then the oak comes on and it spicy and a slight spiciness spreads. Walnut.
    • Finish
      The sweetness stays and mixes with the bitterness of the oak. Rum raisins.

  9. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 5/5
    Whiskey n ° 1768
    • Nose
      Leather, herbs, cedar (a first for me, I think!). Vanilla: elegant, fine and deep. Very round. Almond milk and some fresh fruit at the opening.
    • Taste
      What flexibility ! Milky and vanilla, there are some chocolate notes. Very sweet spices.
    • Finish
      Finish chocolate of all beauty! Big evocation of a White Russian #madeleinedeproust! The spices are slightly raised compared to the mouth but they fade quickly.

  10. Reluktanzmotor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Now the bottle was open for several months and again and again a few drams were taken. What can I say? He did not apply, he won. No smell or taste to taste any bad notes, which has a very, very fine and round bouquet. For some maybe too round, but not for me. A really good, very old blend in which all the individual components form a very harmonious whole, without the boredom arises at any time. On the contrary, there is a lot to discover and it becomes increasingly dangerous and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90


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