Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
37 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Japan Exclusive
Japan Japan
Added on
18 may 2010 9:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3083.03

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Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.89 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Intense, complex, fruity, fine woody – fantastic!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Citrusy, plenty of cooked oranges, ripe apricot, orange peel, jam, spices, cloves, cinnamon, gingerbread, pepper, wet wood, whiffs of tobacco – superb!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Oily, fruity, citrusy, little liquorice, subtle sweetness, more orange peel, apricot, gingerbread, cinnamon, cloves, xmas spice, brown sugar, some acacia honey, hints of sherry wood – excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, spicy, fruity, woody – great!

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    The expected tropical notes, candied orange, red fruits, tobacco, chocolate, oak, sweet spices, another of these great 72s

  3. JCTang scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Glendronach 1972 37YO, Cask #703, 54.4%. Color: dark amber; smell: compared to the 60s Bomo, this is a completely different kind of beauty. The heavy dark jam reminds me of the attack, fig jam, strawberry jam, raisins, dried apricots, accompanied by chocolate, The aroma of cocoa, tobacco and mint, and the deep aroma of aged cedar wood. After standing still for a period of time, a very obvious nutty aroma emerged, which is wonderful! After adding water, the aroma of citrus jam and mint came out, which is really complicated. 95 points; tasting: strong and powerful wine body, consistent with the smell, fruit jam bomb, wrapped with chocolate and cocoa, which stretches forever. The middle section has the feeling of grilled meat and bacon, while the back end has a complex spice and woody aroma, which is not too heavy, but just the right embellishment. After that, the fruity aroma made a comeback, and it tasted better than it smelled, which is really rare, 96 points. After adding water, the strength is diluted, the expressive power in the mouth is weaker, and the fruity aroma is not so strong, careful! ; Aftertaste: long and warm, long-lasting chocolate and dried fruit, accompanied by a slight woody tone, very complex, 95 points. On the whole, this is a wine that performs better and better, an absolute winner, and it gives people a lot of surprises.

  4. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: wonderful.Same kind of big yet subtle notes of peonies and roses, then raisins, raspberry ganache, gunpowder, old leather, praline, chocolate.
    Mouth: it’s big and quite powerful drier than on the nose, rather more leathery and kind of smoky/mineral
    Then we have the expected dried fruits, dates, raisins, prunes, then chocolate, peppermint. Finish: long, with the leather and the spices more obvious, as almost always.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Excellent, with a dominant of leather, wood and camphor.
    Lack may be a little exoticism to achieve the best Glendronach.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Another superb nose, unsurprisingly.
      We start with a huge camphor, a huge rancio, accompanied by a beautiful oil freshly waxed leather.
      The wood is then noticed, with aromas of old books, dust, toffee, pepper. Light caramel.
      The fruit is dry, distant, with fig and softer grapes.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth, the fruit is more present. Black cherry jam, fig, currant, blackberry.
      Cocoa, dark chocolate, light gingerbread, toffee.
      Light oaky, chocolatey, with oily leather.
      Light barbecue, bacon.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long finish on leather, wood, chocolate with roasted cocoa nibs. Fig, smoked.

      The empty glass smells of tobacco, liquorice and passion fruit.

  6. Povl77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Waxy/candle light, awesome old school, best Glendronach I've had so far, looking forward to compare to the 1971 41Y old again

  7. indyjones scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Great old glendronach, Wax dark chokolate, realy old school, stays forrever

  8. Equinox80 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Superb malt!

    Nose: Big oloroso sherry. Figs, prunes, raisins and orange peel aroma. Cocoa and some tobacco notes. Warm leather and spices. Lacquered wood.

    Taste: Strong and powerful. Honey and chocolate. Plums, red orange, mango, then grapefruit. Notes of cocoa and coffee. Cinnamon, some spicy sherry. Mild smoky oak.

    Finish: Very long, fruity and oaky.

  9. mika417 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Raisin and Muscat with branches buried in a mysterious incense humus that is euphoric when sniffing for the first time in a long time The honey-picked plum-like furniture mansion that seems to be sour from the soil Forest covered in fog
    Old leather wear placed in a used clothing store.
    The fruits of the Flamboise American Cherry Wildberry, which are so touching that they are about to tear, are as rich and fresh as jams.
    What remains is fine cognac + woodiness. It is overcoated to relieve them. Rhubarb, balsamic sauce, high-grade bitter spice chocolate, peat smoke. Astringent infiltration
    Unfortunately, the end is regrettable, but everything takes on a shape while being thin, and penetrates into the body and sinks down

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity sherry bomb, fresh and sweet.
    • Nose
      Top-tier sherry, huge soy sauce, greatest honey you can find, dates and leather, creamy and fresh.
    • Taste
      Ultra sweet and leathery, sour lemons, old liquor, mints, cigar box, fresh herbs, sweet orange, red berries, blackberries.
    • Finish
      Long, sherry and melons, strawberries.

  11. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Kuririn Rating: ★ 9/10 Aroma: A fragrance with a foamy feeling, an elegant and glossy sweetness that volatilizes like a micro carbonic acid, and alcohol. Strawberries, berries, raisins, just handmade strawberry jam. I feel a fragrance like a toast a bit, a scent like a Japanese sweet white syrup. In the back there is dark fruit with a massive sense like a prune like a prune, comes out before time with time. I feel slightly woody, sour taste. Shelly incense wrapped in a rich but very well-balanced, distinctive flavor feels like being something completely heterogeneous from sherry barrel aging at other distillery. If it says it is sensual, a word of wonderful anyway. Taste: Sweet and sour tasteful flavor spreads at once. Full body, weighty but not persistent taste, there is felt feeling felt in scent. First of all, if there is wine of sweetness with sweetness of sweetness like champagne and foamed wine. With the spread of flavor, I feel a stimulus like a tender carbonate on my tongue. Successful ripened strawberries and seedless grapes, raisins, blueberry tea, berry chocolate · · · tannin are moderate degrees, and sweetness, sourness, astringent and aged for nearly 40 years are unbelievably balanced. The nose omission firmly passes through the berry sense and elegant sweetness of the Japanese confectionery system. Bitteriness derived from tannins accumulates in the lingering finish. Slightly woody sweetness Stubborn strawberry jam, chocolate, roasted coffee acidity, accumulation lasts for as long as you drink. Summary: From the stage of pouring, the presence of overwhelming fragrance, sweet and elegant fragrance fills the room. Personally, it is one of the sherry barrel maturation completion system. There is a similar flavor in the 18th year of Clear Danpie of the special grade period, but because of the cask strength, the balance is dependent on taste. Both are very nice bottles. Also, if you drink carefully, it is interesting that Sherry seems to have a similar tendency in the 12 years of Green Danpie, which is not dominant. Whether this miraculous Sherry feel comes from, barrels or alcoholic beverages, as far as the official of the past is seen it can be said to be alcoholic, but at the same 72, 71 there are also bottles which this flavor has not appeared in barrels, and sake Should I look at the combination of quality and barrels ... Anyway, as a drinker I want to drink while I can drink, a very nice bottle. Sherry malt having sensual and glossy sweetness, fruity feeling can hardly be found except for part of Dronac 1971, 1972 vintage. Personally it is also one of the malts that I want to drink before I die.

  12. zby0001 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95


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