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Glen Garioch 1972

Overall rating
93.58/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB18387
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1972
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Oddbins Exclusive
Market
gb United Kingdom
Added on
28 Sep 2010 6:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 4161.24

44 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Garioch 1972

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.58 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [2015]  I had this dram during a private tasting of whisky connoisseurs at Limburg.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95+.  I
    took no detailed notes as there were simply too many drams...  Every
    connoisseur brought several bottles from his collection to the tasting
    where they were lined up by common decision.  Just 1 cl was served as
    otherwise we probably would not have seen the end of the tasting without
    medical problems. As this was a flabbergasting event I list all the line-up and my resp. scores below:

    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/39946/cardhu-08-year-old  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/9831/lochside-1963-jm-reserve  (85)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/23579/tomatin-30-year-old  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4500/caol-ila-1975-hb  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/65842/macallan-08-year-old  (85)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/78220/glenfarclas-05-year-old (87,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/71733/glen-albyn-10-year-old  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3395/glenlivet-21-year-old-archive  (87,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/20921/glenfarclas-12-year-old-all-malt-unblended  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/89719/glenfarclas-15-year-old  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/24838/caol-ila-20-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7465/longmorn-1970-sms  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/82141/glenfarclas-1968  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/45205/talisker-1957-gm  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8777/tamnavulin-18-year-old-mi  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/7089/glenglassaugh-1967-sv  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/17649/macallan-1964  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/62640/macallan-1960  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/24438/longmorn-1969-cc  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/18387/glen-garioch-1972  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/66468/isle-of-jura-1966-ca  (90)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/19830/isle-of-jura-1966-sv  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/66937/bowmore-1971-ses  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/27784/bowmore-1971-ses  (95+)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/36977/dalmore-20-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/15376/imperial-1962-ca  (95++)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/8819/ardbeg-1974-ses  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/63790/ardbeg-1974-gm  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14053/bruichladdich-1966  (92,5)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/12289/laphroaig-12-year-old  (95)
    - https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/56284/springbank-30-year-old  (92,5)

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Terrific nose. Probably one of the more aromatic 43% whisky I've ever tried. The palate is great also but it does die down pretty fast due to the weak ABV. A shame this was not bottled at cask strength.

  3. HansG scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    A legendary Garioch with incredibly high complexity on nose and palate. White truffle, fresh mineral water to boil a oxtail consonmme,little sweet in bavarois. A full course in a dram.
    Completely different from the single cask heavy sherry of 1968s.

  4. el Gato scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
      Dark chocolate, chocolate, Asphalt, herbs, minty. Heavy and uncompromising. Lemons, moss. Spearmint. Beefy, tobacco. Balsamico. Mushrooms. Blue berries. Some farminess
    • Taste
      93 93
      Quite Thick texture. Umami, white pepper, earthly, moss, forest, phenols, bonfire. Savory notes. Lemons. Passion fruit. Mint and Even spearmint.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long to semi - long. Ginger. Chocolate, peat of course, moist. Tobacco, and cigar Even. Umami, again farminess feel. Not us brutal as taste and nose in particular.

  5. InbhirNis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    1cl sample as part of the virtual Whisky Show Old & Rare Old-Style Peat Masterclass.

    Chosen by Sukhinder Singh, who said Gariochs from 1975 and earlier tend to be outstanding, except for the 1970 vintage (soapy).

    This gets 94s across the board from me, an incredible experience and the most savoury aroma I've ever experienced in a whisky.

    The nose has huge medicinal peat and manure twining in and out of each other, with some old coins thrown in for good measure. Massive heft. Then the umami side takes over, like entering some demented French kitchen - beef stock (Sukhinder), acrid smoke, tapenade (Angus). Gets farmier still over time.

    The palate features vivid milk chocolate and smoke; the 43% is plenty, it's like sipping the greatest bouillon ever made.

    The finish is very long and salty, with darker chocolate notes.

  6. Deloti scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  7. alectron scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    My rate is for the rare "For Oddbins" bottling of the same, i.e. a 1972 OB Glen Garioch.

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