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Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
93.98/100
votes
151
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 1
Vintage
02.03.1972
Bottled
07.2009
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
719
Number of bottles
474
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Sep 2009 10:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2499,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.98 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Unbelievable complex, and still balanced, heavy sherry but not drying, good fruitiness - what should I add? it's just legendary!
    • Nose
      98 98
      Lots of dried fruits, dates, figs, acacia honey with some resinuous notes, beef bouillon, meat and ham, soy sauce, worcester sauce, hints of toffee, milk chocolate, spices, parsley, menthol, whiffs of nutmeg, cloves, xmas spice, sherry wood - superb!
    • Taste
      98 98
      Little punchy, very oily, creamy, liquorice, menthol, subtle sweetness, more meaty, more chocolaty, more spicy, great sherry wood, more menthol, molasses, sugar cane, more toffee - excellent!
    • Finish
      97 97
      Long, warm, little more woody but not drying, very fine hints of leather and tobacco, more spices, more toffee, more more - great!

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    An exemplary 1972 sherry cask from Glendronach, but who are we kidding? --  that's like saying that this is a good cask of 1972 Brora -- we already know it's damn awesome. Astoundingly juicy, with lots of cherries, prunes, overripe mandarin oranges, beautiful rancio wine notes, with some cadbury chocolate with guess what, oranges in it! Superb, absolutely superb!

  3. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion, this GlenDronach 1972 is a lot bolder and more expressive than the 1971, and it really explodes when warmed up to body temperature. A very big and self-confident malt.
    • Nose
      The aroma is "darker" than the 1971 from the same series, with more toasted notes. It has a more nutty aroma with more wood influence as well. There are even some farmy / wild mushrooms notes in the background (nothing dirty though). On the whole this 1972 is a bit closer to old bourbon than the 1971, with hints of worn leather and resin. Huge hints of oak polish. Punchy fruit as well, but I would say blueberries and blackberry jam rather than red fruits. Some liquorice. Terrific complexity.
    • Taste
      A lot of dried fruits (figs, apricots), strawberry jam and sultanas. Milk chocolate. Even a faint waxiness. Getting drier and slightly tannic towards the finish, but the wood influence is still within the limits.
    • Finish
      Long finish, round and slightly tannic again. Chocolate and berries.

  4. DannyDram scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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  6. el Gato scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sherry delight! Perfectly matured fruits. Peach. Rum raisins and dades. Oaky. Prunes now. Pear in the end
    • Taste
      A lovely and glue-y feel to it. All the above is here. So sweet. Cherry. Jam.  
    • Finish
      Very long. Delicious. A bit dry development. More jammy. Apricots.  

  8. kimmosuo scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. Toemi scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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