Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
The Perfect Dram
Stated Age
37 years old
Refill Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Apr 2010 8:40 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 619.00

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67 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972 TWA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Again a very fresh and sweet Glengoyne 1972 with fruity and flowery characteristics.
    • Nose
      Fresh spring flowers. Gooseberries and lemon. Polished oak. Toffee. Quite perfumy as well.
    • Taste
      Creamy and waxy. Oranges and Coconuts. Light oakiness. Caramel fudge. Custard. Honey. Cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. A little peppery. Ginger.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    vanilla, red fruits on the strawberry with its wet tail, hairspray, a little varnish and the soaked wood that goes with it
    sweet honey, white chocolate (when it melts in your mouth!), wet flowers, citrus fruits and their skin, very wet too
    spices, glue, sweet caramel, melted honey, bitterness occurs, more wax then citrus fruits on the lime, chocolate, apples and pears baked in the oven with the sugar that comes out, a little fruit syrup which caramelize just before the fruit paste, very warm, a little velvety, bitterness at the end.
    long, sweet, on honey, vanilla, lemon, almond shell, intense dry oak, peppery spices and chocolate to finish.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    No tasting notes as such but the nose is ok, the palate you could describe as being full of orange & lemon zest , mixed with honeycomb.
    Better with water which makes it less aggressive and even more fruity.
    This is a nice old Glengoyne.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Probably one of the most vanilla loaded scotch whiskies - a bit of charred oak and it could be a bourbon - seriously it is actually pretty drinkable.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Plenty of vanilla, coconut, yellow fruits, peach, pineapple, spices - pretty good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Spices, lot of vanilla, subtle sweetness, fruity, little citric, fine oak wood, cake dough, creme brulee
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, spicy, still mostly vanilla and oak wood

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla custard coconut banana lemon honey, very fruity and drinkable

  7. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Fresh and neat nectar with a pleasant ABV in this age, refill sherry makes it all enjoyable in the background.
    • Nose
      Floral. Vanilla, honey, citruses and lacquered wood. Fruit nectar.
    • Taste
      Powerful and creamy. Waxy fruits. Green apple, coconut and candied orange peel. Vanilla, milk caramel and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, sweet.

  8. Pépé scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    An excellent whisky, completely exuberant by its red fruit side, supported by a well proportioned wood. Deserves to take off 90 from at least a small point yes!
    • Nose
      Beautiful strawberries that jump to the nose immediately. On a nice wooded bed, clearly. Then comes a layer of chocolate, it's so effective. Feeling of marshmallows, roses and whites at a time. Roses for the strawberry side, white for the vanilla side of the barrel. The chocolate flirts with the nougat.
    • Taste
      At first glance well wooded, vanilla, quite strong in alcohol, then breaking with strawberries and berries. A little too violent to be fully appreciated for me, but what is it greedy all here, delicacy-style. With water, the mouth is more accessible, the texture becomes silky and particularly nice, all without losing much of its superb.
    • Finish
      Long enough, we stay on the sweet side of the dram, on these vanilla strawberries

  9. boborban scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    sergeColour: gold. Nose: I must confess I do not remember if this one was a cask that
    was shared with The Nectar (yeah, getting old) but there are many similarities,
    although this one is significantly sharper despite being only stronger by 5%
    vol. No, wait, after ten minutes both whiskies are almost identical. With water:
    even more identical. Mouth (neat): funny how it’s rather different from the
    Nectar at this point. More on lime and green pepper, green apples, lemon juice…
    Very, very zesty. With water: the same whiskies now. Finish: same. Comments:
    same. Let’s add one point for the extra-oomph (and extra-whisky, actually).


  10. Jeep51 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nice freshness, it is light, delicate. We do not think there is 57% whisky behind that. Lemon, orange (more in acidity and zest than in the fruit itself). A light honey hides behind these citrus fruits. Very delicate nose. Light woody but was not hyper active. Good!
    • Taste
      Mostly woody (without being too disturbing). Lemon. The mouth is not easy to grasp. A lot of bitterness in the middle of the mouth too.
    • Finish
      Long on citrus fruits


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