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Glengoyne 1972

Overall rating
91.58/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Reserve
Vintage
26.04.1972
Bottled
1997
Stated Age
25 years old
Casknumber
1478-1485
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 May 2008 4:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1362.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.58 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    It's unbelievable that despite its high abv it tastes really smooth. It really improved a lot after the bottle was opened for a few months. It became much more fruity and also has a nicer sweetness. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Rich, complex, fruity, honey, touch of oak wood, vanilla, ripe bananas, little dried fruits, apricots, oranges, raisins
    • Taste
      Extremely oily and liquorice, lots of tropical fruits but also little dried fruits, very pleasant oak notes balanced with nice sweetness
    • Finish
      Long and smooth, in the very end it becomes a bit punchy again

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It's great but boring. Seriously, it wouldn't be surprising if any of the largest wineries that can't be counted on an island take out such an old wine. Maybe Glengoyne is so positioned? Ability to have no ambition, has been familiar with playing soy sauce behind the big brother.
    • Nose
      The aroma is very volatile, and it is obvious that the sweet and sour flavor of ripe and unripe berries is close to the slight peat, leather and sulfur flavor, but the main body of the whole wine is still a lot of heavy fruits and Fruit products, such as bananas, dried apricots, raisins, and mangoes, compared to its barrel age, the impact of oak is clearly discernible but not as good as other wines of the same age, but an extra oily feeling, including nut oil, Egg white, honey, cocoa butter, chestnut cake and coconut fragrance, this kind of oily feeling is different from Genting and kittens in recent years, but it can often be encountered in some old wines, and the final alcohol is slightly higher. .
    • Taste
      Plain style, very stable nuts and oak flavor, greasy honey, chocolate, coffee, many dried fruits, a little fruit acid, a small amount of leather, coarse bread
    • Finish
      Longer, cinnamon, dried fruit, caramel.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Impressive sherry, honey, vanilla, raisins, prune, leather, mocha, orange, Christmas spices and then tropical fruits appear, excellent!

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    fair puddle
    wow, a hammer painter
    • Nose
      heavy, neat sherry, old oak furniture, raisins become stronger, slightly polish, slightly new leather
    • Taste
      round and full good raisins, sherry, leather, some oak, later cinnamon
    • Finish
      very long good oak, roasted aromas, green leaves or grass

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Comparing this to more ubiquitous Glengoyne 25yo OB, this is a bit brighter, juicier, more winey.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I am impressed...
    • Nose
      It's this typical '70s style: a little mineral (wet rock), waxy (candle), barley-driven, with a lot of dried fruit (apple, apricot, plum, raisin). Still, it's vibrant and fresh on mint and nutty on almond.
    • Taste
      Seriously awesome. Loads of blood orange, honey, demerara sugar, Dutch appelstroop, mocha, chocolate and cooling mint.
    • Finish
      Long, moderately spicy on pepper, ginger and cinnamon. Then, dried fruit and crisp grassines linger. 

  7. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 456 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    I'm very glad that I bought years ago already a second bottle of this after the first bottle was empty pretty quickly.

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Tasted again after the bottle was open for a few months. It improved actually.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

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