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Overall rating
93.44/100
votes
122
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
28.02.1972
Bottled
08.2009
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Butt
Casknumber
705
Number of bottles
275
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
27 Sep 2009 3:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3250,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.44 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    One of the best whisky's I have ever tasted. Absolutely fantastic! Had the opportunity to sip several drams of this bottle for a long night at the open bar of Glendronach Distillery during our stay at the distillery for the 2013 Usquebaugh Society club bottle selection in March 2013. Legendary trip by the way.
    • Nose
      Gentle dusty sherry intermingled with blue berries and passion fruit. Turkish delight. Raisins. Also moccha, cigar leafs and pine resin. Some nice dark treacle emerge after a while. It's all very complex
    • Taste
      Very, very rich and the fruit is stewed to death with some dark ripe plum, fig, date and a little prune mixing with black currant. Slightly spiced. Leathery notes. Honey with a perfect combination of oranges, caraway, orange blossom honey.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. Raspberry liqueur, some liquorice and fudge. Perfectly balanced, no off notes.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Plums, prunes, burnt wood - less later. Jam of red fruits galore. Depth but, it is also fresh and dynamic. Very generous, from the beginning of the tasting. With the opening, honey and some subtle notes of Provence herbs.
      With a few drops of water, generous notes of malt come to change the profile, a little less juicy and fruity but rounder.
    • Taste
      Beautiful spices - cinnamon, and many others. Jam of plums, apricot. Never too sweet. Of great intensity.
      The texture is thicker with a few drops of water.
    • Finish
      it sparkles with exotic fruits and black fruits. Very persistent.

      It is a wonder.

      Enthusiasm 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1800

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    whiskyauction.com 11-2017 € 1893

  4. Equinox80 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Nose - A lot of sherry, coffee and fine wood. Some tangerines, then dates, rasins and dried fruits (mango, papaya). Nose is kind of sweet-ish and very pleasant.

    Taste - dried fruits, sultanas and peaches. Then some honey soaked apricots and walnuts. Alcohol level is so perfectly balanced.

    Finish - Long, spicy notes come tenderly, some wood, a very pleasant freshness too.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Almost perfect on the nose - great!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Intense, dried fruits, plum, prune, sugar cane, molasses, spices, toffee, nutmeg, wet tobacco, hints of cooked oranges, plum liqueur, old and fine sherry wood, whiffs of raisins too - superb!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Punchy, liquorice, more dried fruits, old sherry wood, subtle sweetness, coffee, toffee, very good
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm

  6. molar3rd scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Plum jam. Wet earth. Tobacco leaves, leather, some tropical fruits salad, and sultanas dipped in honey. very rich, and sweet!

    Palate: Bitter dark chocolate. Plums , prunes , Xmas cake. Cinnamon. Spice. Cloves, followed by wood and died apricot and sultanas, a bit dusty. A very rewarding palate, wintery, best sipped on a cold day with the fire burning (obviously not in Israel, or this part of it anyways)

    Finish :coffee, wood, and bitter sweet prune jam with a bit of damp wood too.

    I am a sucker for huge sherried drams , especially the ones from Glenrronach, and this one is wonderfully so. As good as it gets in this depertmant anyways. If you’re not a sherry head, then you might not go for this sort of dram. but hey, more for me.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/09/27/maltstock-masterclass-2the-benriach-and-glendronach/

     

     

  7. barryfox915 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber.
    Nose: Rich, meaty (game), fuity, on old furniture, orange,
    tangerine, red berries and some papaya.
    Taste: Rich, spicy, tannic, fruity, on leather, tangerine,
    orange and red berries. The finish is long, dry, rich, woody and tannic, on
    chocolate, old furniture, tangerine and orange.
    General Impression: An excellent nose, unfortunately, the
    tannins are too present for me.

    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting13.html#11dec09

     

     

  8. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    【First】: deep red amber Berry Berry strawberry tea grape apricot MontBlanc vanilla with time Custard cookie pie fabric Mango cream Oily seems butter sensation Orange jam feeling too 【Middle】: Body has wonderful thick Tightly strawberry jam This is a wonderful red wine Damp wood contour is round [Finish]: Nose escape A wonderful return is also good rather than pungent "Good quality astringent" Sweetness is Takagi Takara http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=2142

  9. Staf scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Good powerfull sherried Glendronach, but not nearly as good as the other '72s I've tasted

  10. lexus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    More seductive nose and attack than mouth / final ... not very homogeneous ... a little too woody.
    • Nose
      Nose: Round and very complex, precious wood, cigar box, encaustic, date jam, black tea on a background of pepper and clove oil. Very nice nose that invites to meditation.
    • Taste
      Taste: Quite faithful to attack, woody / spicy nose, with a little side "antiseptic" ... then opens on bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Final / Long and warm enough, it persists on waxed precious wood, aromatic tobacco, with a bitterness present on grapefruit and ginger ... somewhat drying and ... disappointing

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