Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 1
Stated Age
37 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 sep 2009 10:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8785.00

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158 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

23 users have left 30 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.96 points.

  1. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior CASK 705 10-2022 € 4.011 + 10%

  2. xluak4u7 scored this whisky 98 points Newbie

    Powerful as usual. got it for a high priced shared bottle and treasured every bit of it. tastes more depth when left for a while.

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 052022 € 4.511+10%

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Glendronach 1972 as usual.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Superb powerful and integrated nose.
      We have a large concentration of black fruits, with blackberry, blackcurrant. But also drier fruits, sunshine, mainly fig.
      The wood is impressive, but balanced, and accompanied by beautiful spices. Pepper, dark chocolate, toffee, dried aromatic herbs.
      Light barbecue, grison. A little toast, slightly malty.
      Big dose of camphor in the background.
    • Taste
      94 94
      On the palate, the fruit is bright, with fresh fig, plum, blood orange, a little papaya and mango.
      The wood is subtle, balanced, with milk chocolate, a light leather, cloves, pepper.
      The barbecue is always in play, always with this pretty grison.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long finish, on the barbecue, smoke, black fruit, blackberry, pepper, cloves, pepper.
      Beautiful camphor / eucalyptus freshness.

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    Impressive Glendronach, superbly balanced, multi-dimensional depth graduation and with a lot of thrust from the beginning to the end.

  6. DannyDram scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    The bottle had been open for a while and I got a sample of it. For me, this Glendronach has meanwhile increased. Excellent depth gradation, very homogeneous and harmonious. Very exciting, has steadily improved!
    • Nose
      98 98
      Dark dried fruits, walnuts, tangerines, aniseed, quince, balsamic, spicy, rum, some pepper, cloves, cinnamon, nougat, red and dark berries, nuance of bacon and a little bit of Maggie herb (which disappeared again). Fully harmonious, very high intensity and with a lot of depth.
    • Taste
      98 98
      Sherry, dark dried fruit, balsamic, chocolate, nougat, walnut. Pronounced body, a lot of thrust and aroma pressure, excellent texture, delicate, creamy, silky, dense, oily and with a nice caramel sweetness.
    • Finish
      97 97
      Sherry, pepper aromas, dried fruits, dates, figs, acacia blossom, tobacco, mix between oak and cedar wood. Very long finish, excellent finish.

  7. Raremalt61 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    tropical fruit grapefruit sweetness

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry, not as tropical as other 72s, very nice but definitely not the best of that vintage

  9. ScottMB scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A very strong and powerful Glendronach.
    Nose: a superb set of aromas - raisins, figs, dates, then sultanas and sherry. A horn of plenty - tropical friuts, mango and berries. Honey too. Very complex and powerful.
    Taste: smooth and creamy first, then lots of dark fruits, dried apricots, raisins, mango, peaches. Then come warm spices, cinnamon. A bit of black pepper, tobacco and nuts. Wood is lovely balanced.
    Finish: quite long, with lots of fruity notes, marzipan, cherries. Nice, spicy, not too oaky.
    Great dram!

  10. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Under the prestigious name, it is actually difficult to get along. I should have seen Serge's 89 awake, why didn't I shrink my hands.
    • Nose
      The magical herbs stewed with pretzel and salty vegetables, full of greenery, just like the camphor balls, old bookshelves and old leather shoes of the old irene.

      Two minutes after the cup wakes up, the fruit flavor begins to appear. Fruit acid, red wine boiled apples, dried figs, back to the Dona standard dark fruit jam and teeth scratching plum core, low sodium cream, apricots and floral fragrance of the cover bag , Juicing ripe Nanguo pear, very obvious monkey king dan, hot butter golden rum, and finally some mushrooms, vermouth, almond slices and rotten wood.

      The three-segment smell is fragrant. The herbal flavor in the beginning is very discouraging. In the middle is a very good Oloroso barrel. Some wooden aromas at the end start to appear and are dry.
    • Taste
      At the entrance of the first one are extremely spicy, turmeric, pepper, mint leaves, alkaloids. She just came back again and got Shirley Wood Soup, heavy, Requiem aeternam, 90% black, black tea, twig. Oranges, plums, cherries, fruit jams have a strong flavor but they don't grab the right corner.

      Walking the tightrope between the fruit and the wood, and half of the body has fallen, so you guessed it, but it was finished, and you have to admire the effort of others.

      Second strong, low fat, medium sweet, high acid, no tannin, little astringency, obviously bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Longer, roasted hazelnuts, coffee grounds, almond liqueur.

  11. CharlieTsai scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    The hero of the hero, repeatedly take the plate. What I like the most about Grandona is that I do n’t know what is worth following in this factory. Fortunately, this piece of shame was tightened in 1972, and it ca n’t be like the virtue of the rare cask series next door. But then again, who cares?

    Year information vintage / bottled: 1972/2009

    Cask type: Oloroso Sherry Butt

    Alcohol By Volume: 54.8%

    Viewing Eyes: deep dark mahogany

    Smell Nose: dried fruit, rancio, raspberry syrup, decayed wood that will fill the cranial cavity, mushrooms grow, butter is mixed with hot chocolate; yellow temperate fruit, leather, fennel; Houttuynia cordata, chalky soil; slightly acid .

    Taste Palate: Pianer soup words: thick and round and slightly angular; 40% cocoa concentration milk chocolate, licorice, mint syrup (yes, this thing is really sweet), orange bitterness, wet wood sticks.

    After rhythm Finish: long-lasting, high-sweet milk chocolate, cardamom, thyme, citrus jumping sugar

    Body of the wine: straight, oily, long-lasting and not dull; high sweet, slightly sour, slightly bitter, moderate tannin

    Nose: 92

    Palate: 90

    Finish: 91

    Body: 90

    Overall: 91

    Overall: So why doesn't anyone care?

  12. gq10555 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Sold on 2019-11 as item H0559 for 2025€ (2227,5€ incl auctionfee)

  13. DannyDram scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

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

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Photo Moderator

    Unbelievable complex, and still balanced, heavy sherry but not drying, good fruitiness - what should I add? it's just legendary!

    Tasting the second time I could find even more on the nose which was quite unexpected and that was this austere tropical fruitiness that is known from some famous old 60s Bowmores.
    • 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!

      Second take: Bags of grapefruit and austere notes, tropical fruits, lemon peel, sauterne, dessert wine
    • 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!

  15. el Gato scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  16. 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.  

  17. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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!

  18. kimmosuo scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Toemi scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 04-2017 €1342

  21. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 01-2017 €1415

  22. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 1 contains the following 5 bottles:           

    1971 cask 483
    1972 cask 719
    1992 cask 1140
    1993 cask 523
    1996 cask 193

  23. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    03-2015 £805
    01-2016 €1312 and €1241
    03-2016 €1405

  24. barryfox915 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber
    Nose: Mellow, rich, intense, fruity, floral, with some
    heather honey, tangerine and orange. Very harmonious and subtle. A pleasure to
    Taste: Smooth and mellow, on red berries, oranges, tangerines
    and slightly spicy. Rich, complex, with a remarquable balance. The finish is
    long, spicy, smooth, rich, on strawberries, as well as other red berries,
    tangerine and orange, all mixed sith some delicate aromatic herbs and a slight
    General Impression: An impressive GlenDronach, without any
    blemish of age. One of the best sherried whisky that I have tasted for a long



  25. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    【First】: amber grape acetic acid apple acetic acid apple mont blanc custard mango vanilla cream cane sugar cane sweet scent Hokkaido bata hot cake burnt worm raisin raised apricot flower: margaret "berry berry" acetic acid marmalade orange 【middle:】 body wonderful Toro Sherry silky silk with silk 【Finish】: Returning nose escape Sensation like absorbing moisture from the top of the tongue with a wonderful return

  26. Zumbar scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  27. zby0001 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  28. Drochaid scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Molasses, cinnamon, mocha and fruit cake on the nose. On the palate, dark chocolate, ginger, sultanas, dates with silky sherry flavors. What's so easy to read and mouth-watering is probably one of the most sought-after and highly prized GlenDronach in the Billy Walker era.

  29. Rossi99 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Green yellow fruitiness with some farmy notes!
    Not too dry with a good balance of nosing and palate.
    Kind of enjoyable whisky! lol

  30. 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.


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