Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
93.87/100
votes
115
Whiskybase ID
WB16916
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 2
Vintage
02.03.1972
Bottled
06.2010
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
718
Number of bottles
396
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 jul 2010 10:34 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8741.03

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115 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

11 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.87 points.

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Lemserig scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: coffee, apple jam, raisins, dried figs, ripe plums, spices (cinnamon, cardamom), leather, roasted hazelnuts and a little camphor. With warming, apple and citrus intensify, there are more honey notes of tones.
    Taste: moderately sweet, sherry-coffee -
    sweetish sherry, a lot of black coffee with cream, dark chocolate, chestnut honey, ripe red apples, plums and figs, dried fruits, raisins, dried apricots. Many spices (cloves, cardamom), oak astringency, eucalyptus tincture. Then creamy toffee, light sourness of ripe lime, roasted almonds.
    Finish: long, intense, even. Strong coffee with cream, dark chocolate, dried fruits (raisins, dried apricots), sherry, a little chestnut honey. Strong notes of saffron, spices (cloves, cardamom, cinnamon), moderate oak astringency, light citrus sourness.

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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  5. Tomek scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: thick scent, marshes, dark chocolate with cherries, blackberries, forest fruit kissel, tobacco, fruit cake, mandarins
    Taste: cherries, tobacco, tannicity, dark chocolate, raisins in spirit, again forest fruits in a stick, the essence of tea
    Finish: long, warming, oak, a little fruity and tea
    Grade: 8

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  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry, great tropical notes

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  9. whiskycuse scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/glendronach-19722010-cask-718-515-vol-ob/

  10. Amsterdam scored this whisky 96 points Specialist

    Batch 2 contains the following 7 bottles:       

    1971 cask 489
    1972 cask 718
    1978 cask 1040
    1989 cask 3315
    1990 cask 2621
    1991 cask 3182
    1993 cask 529

  11. Waykid scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A really great ol' one. Handles water very well, develops long. They have really hit the spot with these old 72's.
    • Nose
      A powerful bittersweet juicy red apple, appleseeds, butterscotch, dark coffee, dark chocolate, delicious herbal liquer (with the orange peel and chestnut), liquorice, ammonium chloride.  
    • Taste
      Toasted indian sugar, the coating of roasted apple-pie, The apple dominates, then toffee and fudge, mocha, raspberry, dried date, blackcurrant and blackcurrant leaf. Sweetly and lusciously round while developed. 
    • Finish
      Sweetish, very long and bittersweet apply.

  12. mds51 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

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  13. zby0001 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

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

  14. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very beautiful Glendronach, a pity that we find this astringency on the final, otherwise it would have been perfect.
    • Nose
      Sherry, a lot of sherry, married to precious wood and tangerine. Alcohol vapors come, however, tickling your nostrils. Leave him time. As the alcohol evaporates, there is balsamic vinegar, very light rubbery notes, a touch of charcoal smoke, then exotic fruits (guava, papaya) whose aromas initially weak amplify until 'to occupy the front of the stage. It's melted, sweet and very pleasant.
    • Taste
      In the extension of the nose. She does not lack power but we could have wished a little more lively. In any case, it still has exotic notes, but more on dried fruit than fresh this time. The woody tumbles in the middle of the mouth and elbows with the fruits without managing to hide them. Fresh, spicy notes of clove finish the party. Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    • Finish
      Of medium length, it is slightly astringent and develops on the wood, the clove leaving a pleasant freshness in mouth.

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