Glengoyne 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
32 years old
White Rioja Wine Cask
Number of bottles
48.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2007 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1100.00

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30 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.36 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly complex nose. The age here delivers exactly what I would expect. Soft and gentle, but still strong in aroma. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. The typical great sherry aromas dominate, dark cane sugar, rhum raisins, candied dried plums, overripe bananas, mango and a large load of freshly polished leather. Marzipan coated in black chocolate. Sweet and tart notes alternate, some oak, some oriental spices, then the cane sugar again. Simply great, I can smell this dram for hours. Finally fried bananas, I rarely have that ...

    Furthermore extremely soft, creamy, gentle and yet with a great taste. Not watery or boring, on the contrary, only the alcohol is simply perfectly integrated and does not sting or burn at all. The aromas from the nose drag on into the taste, the leather and the tropical fruits dominate. There is a little more spice, a slight bitterness and a little oak, but then again the overripe bananas and fruits and also the sherry aromas with the raisins and dried plums and plums. Cinnamon and caramel are added, and some orange jam. Towards the finish, a light note of pepper on the edge of the tongue, which lets the taste explode again in the mouth.

    Seamless transition from the taste, with a medium-long persistence of slightly bitter sherry, cinnamon, leather and dark chocolate. Light pepper on the edge of the tongue, light tickling on the palate. It would be nice if the finish stayed a lot longer ...

    One paints with pleasure from A to Z, close to perfect drinking pleasure and not for nothing the best malt I have been allowed to drink so far. A dream that I will miss very much when my bottle is empty.

    N-96, T-96, F-95 for excellent 96 points.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. bull10298 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Matured in a white Rioja cask, this expression offers a big, fragrant, sweet
    nose, and is full bodied in the mouth. Fruity, with toffee apples, and the fruit
    lingers right to the end. This whisky is a single cask limited edition with an
    out turn of just 328 bottles, with natural colour and unchill filtered.



  3. boborban scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    serge In case you don’t know, white Rioja is made in Spain out of macabeo and
    sometimes malvasia, and is a dry wine but with low acidity. This is a
    full-maturing, no finishing or ACE. Colour: full gold. Nose: wow, this is
    extremely aromatic and concentrated like an ice wine. Yet, it’s superbly fresh
    and clean. Very rich and compact, presenting three main aromas at the same time:
    fruits, flowers and caramel. Yes, lots of dried oranges, apricot liqueur, quince
    jelly, overripe mirabelle plum, nectar, yellow flowers, pollen, light honey,
    caramel crème… it’s endless and marvellously balanced. Something of a late
    harvest Alsatian tokay-pinot gris… Ah, and some beautiful notes of ripe
    strawberries and a whiffs of beeswax… Sumptuous! (For my own references, I added
    ‘blend of 1972 Clynelish and 1970 Balvenie’). Mouth: silky again, sweet, creamy,
    fruity and waxy, rounded but rather nervous… And also a little oaky and peppery
    (white pepper). Probably a little less explosive than the nose but still
    beautiful. Lots of pear and apricot jams with cinnamon, vanilla beans, quince
    jelly, bitter chocolate, getting quite gingery after a moment (some wood
    indeed). The weaker part is probably the finish that’s a little metallic and not
    extremely long, but quite unexpectedly not drying at all. Anyway, I’m
    nitpicking, it’s a fabulous malt altogether:


  4. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, great nose and taste, but too short finish.
    • Nose
      Fruity and floral, peaches and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smooth. Pears, chocolate and oak.
    • Finish
      Short finish, to bad.


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