Glenglassaugh 1972

Overall rating
93.84/100
votes
214
Whiskybase ID
WB19247
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
for Andrea Caminneci
Vintage
05.1972
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
2891
Number of bottles
303
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
01 dec 2010 5:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 730.23

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972

32 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.84 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    One of only 6 whiskys to which I have given this score so far, dream stuff, intense and full, perfectly balanced, overall sweet with the Falernum sweetness.
    • Nose
      Falernum is based on ingenious rum! Almonds, lime peel, clove, camphor, anise, with toffee, coconut flakes, walnut, hazelnut, cumin, plum, mandarin, pear, custard, banana jellies, almost perverse
    • Taste
      Pure banana puree, papaya, star fruit, almonds, pistachios, camphor, eucalyptus, pear puree, baked apple, clove, anise, allspice, toffee, tropical honey, falernum, orgeat, cumin, white truffle, milk rice, butter and milk
    • Finish
      Sweet malt is added, almonds, lemongrass, ginger, clove, apricot and banana chips, very long

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  3. OJK scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The second 1972 Glenglassaugh for Andrea Caminecci I’ve had the privilege to try (following the sister cask 2896 for Germany), and again such a unique flavour profile - intense tropical fruit, but not just a one-note fruitbomb, there’s an almost Springbank-like layer of industrial plastic, and even a hint of buttery smoke. Incredibly complex, dense and oily nectar. Thank you Firat!!

  4. SebStar scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Complex nose
    • Taste
      96 96
      Ripe super integrated fruit
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long intense fruity finish

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Doctor_Liiiii scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    The best of all Glenglassaugh

  7. Macavity scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Exotic fruit potpourri served on a silver bowl with the noble character of the oak, which was allowed to accompany it for 38 years. One of the best malts I've had the pleasure of drinking.

  8. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. Maltbehr64 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun: Warning, warning, warning, another 1972 selected by Herr Caminneci in 2012 was utterly stunning (WF 93). This one cannot be as great, that is impossible, isn't it? It's also funny that the oldest is both the lightest in colour and the strongest. Colour: gold. Nose: and yet another beehivy 1972. You know, Caperdonich, Clynelish... A lot of fresh honey, pollen, ripe plums, quince jam, maybe mango chutney... All this is pretty brilliant, extremely fresh and not too powerful at almost 60% vol. I cannot not think of some old Sauternes, maybe even one that starts with a Y. With water: full on ripe mirabelles and quince jelly. Quince jelly is my Proust's madeleine. Mouth (neat): a total fruitbomb. Watch the kids. Passion fruits, mangos, tangerines, bananas, pineapples, kiwis... Right, I won't list them all. What's even more striking is the way it becomes even more citrusy after a few seconds, with more and more lemons and grapefruits. And once again, you don't feel the 60% vol. too much. With water: pure fruit syrup. Finish: quite long, very fruity, on the same tones and notes. Mirabelles! Fruity olive and almond oils in the aftertaste, always a great development. Even sugar cane. Comments: hem! This is unquestionably great. Only fault, it's too drinkable. SGP:751 - 93 points. www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember13-2.html#160913

  10. prz22 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely stunning Glenglassaugh! So much different to the old sherried bottlings I tasted. I love whiskies so unusual with its character!! Fantastic stuff!!
    • Nose
      96 96
      Details matter. I remember one 70ties Glenglassaugh smelling in very similliar manner but false flavour of chewing gum spoiled it to me. In here everything is in its right place with sophisticated, layered, sweet sour salad which is just flawless!!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Sherry Sweet, clynelish- dry and mineral, refill like sour, so balanced and round, awesome!!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Medium long, but so well balanced and full of details to be uncovered on Your own. One of best glengla out there, no doubt about it!

  11. RoKa scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    On a par with WID 36845 ... it just couldn't be better!

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 15th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    *15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    if this was any sweeter it would be too sweet but it is pretty much perfect and the balance is excellent.
    This is no after dinner whisky it is too light and sweet but as an aperitif it is awesome.
    i agree with others here that this is a great whisky
    • Nose
      94 94
      There is a whiff of coconut at first, followed by salted caramel, which is something i love, Dutch stroopwafel, hints of plum and kiwi fruit and vanilla custard.
      A refined nose is the only way to describe this and after 5 minutes in the glass there is a sugared almond note, yes this is one sweet nose.
    • Taste
      94 94
      i put a few small drops of water in this and it caused a massive wave of sweet sherbet bouncing across you tongue.
      as the nose suggested this is a sugar sweet, stewed fruit dram where all the fructose has seeped out, wow indeed.
      the fruit is white fruits, pear , apple and minimal pineapple with some apricot.
    • Finish
      95 95
      long, lip smacking remaining vibrant, and sweet.

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity mainly tropical and banana, herbs, great

  15. Relling scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Great tasty whisky.
    • Nose
      Citrus fruits, spicy rum, cumin, toffee, dark chocolate, orange peel.
    • Taste
      Plums, pineapple, mango, apricots, chocolate, espresso, cinnamon, spices, some oak.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy with nutmeg and sherry

  16. old-smokey scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Incredibly good, a dream for the nose and the palate

  17. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Well... just very close to a perfect Whisky. Amongst my Top Five of all time so far.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  18. indyjones scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    The Perfect dram, wonderfull nose absolut perfektion, tropical fruits, goes on for ever, nice sweetness, aftertaste never ending

  19. Povl77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing nose, wunderful taste, just an awesome dram, slántie

  20. Glenbalvallan scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Simply wonderful

  21. Barbone scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  22. Wermelinski scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Simply an amazing whisky. Fruit salad from nose to palate.

  23. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Amazing fruitiness on the nose, very powerful on the palate but no way that this is 59.1% abv - no water needed at all - fantastic!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Extremely intense tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, pineapples, lychees, exotic fruit juice galore, sticky sweet, spices - I really like this style - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, very oily, creamy, sirupy, sweet, fruity, again tons of tropical fruits, more spices, pepper, cloves, fine oak wood, wet books, waxes, notes of honey, dried apricots - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, becoming more punchy, little zesty and spicy, not drying - great!

  25. LordBellamy scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Tropical fruit, cherry, mirabelle, apricot, mango, passion fruit, almonds / marzipan, vanilla, honey bomb, a few yellow plums, carried by spicy oak

    Taste: incredibly oily, fruit explosion, mirabelle plum and yellow plum, mango, passion fruit, light oak, honey sweetness Finish: infinitely long, cherry, almonds, mirabelles, vanilla, honey and sugar beet syrup

    Conclusion is quite simple: Best Dram ever - 96 points !!!!

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

    This Whisky was sold for 843 € at Whiskyauction in Oct. 2015

  27. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Bright amber
    Nose: Prunes, cherries, gingerbread, roses, hints of pepper and cinnamon.
    Palate: Cherries, milk chocolate, honey, raisins, a little pepper and nutmeg.
    Finish: Very long, dry and fruity
    Overall: If you like Black Forest cake, this is your whisky! The cherry and chocolate notes ot this malt are simply amazing, the floral hints are restricted to the nose. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy.

    http://www.dramming.com/2011/04/15/glenglassaugh-19722010-germany-exclusive/

  28. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/1972er-glenglassaugh-for-andrea-caminneci-cask-2891-36318/ Color: pale gold
    Nose: Very round and fruity aromas of sweet apricots, bananas, yellow mirabelles and creamy honey. In addition, slightly bland notes of wet sawdust, furniture polish and some oak - but very pleasant.
    Taste: Powerful and ultra-fruity! A salty fruit bomb with complementary notes of marzipan, nougat and toffee as well as malt-coated herbs. Finish with more paprika, spicy chili chocolate and notes of mint, eucalyptus and vanilla. What a brilliant variety!
    Finish: Infinitely long with a whole truckload of vanilla and fresh mint on the finish. With lessening freshness, the fruity-sweet notes come fully back to the fore. Underlaid with a dry, smoky undertone (coal, ash), almonds and honey-sweet fruit until it dries.
    93 points (nose: 92 / taste: 94 / finish: 92)

  29. newman346 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glenglassaugh May 1972-2010 30yo OB for Andrea Caminneci 70cl 59.1% vol. Refill Butt # 2891, Bottle No.168 / 303 This is surprising Glenglassaugh 1972 surprised by the luxurious bottle that does not seem to be Glenglassaugh! what? This bright red box is! Sounds like SV? What? What? If it was so gorgeous, what would you do if your work was too dressed? Color: Glenglassaugh It seems like glass melts like hard water, a sign of a citrus system, like Glenglassaugh's like decanter Nose: Surprisingly smoky is unexpected.The camphor and mosquito coil incense Smoke like it.There are not delicious tinctures in the salad and subtle nuances of the apple Attack: A somewhat heavy snappy jab firmly in proportion to Glenglassaugh.Lemon squash! Honey lemon! Oronamine C! Body: I ​​do not think that it is Glenglassaugh, the foundation of the lower body solidly, like the elegant lightness that can pass through it Taste: It's like mango? What powerfulness like mix juice in department store basement can be enjoyed with Glenglassaugh? What? What? Hot pushing flavor like guava juice.Hot apple tea.While there is a definite assertion but truly beautiful place of Glenglassaugh.The distillery district is such a long and mature super masterpiece strangely I decided to become gorgeous, trying to become parahumi in a strange way or not having a plenty of sherry, never a refreshing feeling of refreshing lemons and Sawanan, a lingering finish of pickles of an old coffee shop Fiinish: aged Only a few drinks are enough for more than enough.The orange gelato melts in a loose sweet and sourness.In dry heat, dried fruits carried with sugar melted.With such thickness, beautiful like Hyuga summer Falling over and finishing a long finish! It was not a tasty distillery, but because of Glenglassaugh, it was a wonderful cup that I even thought that it could be just a nice 30yo flavor. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsudj92hd

  30. whioli scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

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

  31. Sjaunja scored this whisky 96 points Specialist

    First sales price in 2010 was 280.-Euro, highest bids on auctions were in 2013 900.- Euro. Price has risen dramtically after being reviewed by Serge.

  32. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Andrea´s Masterpiece! Can not wait for the older Brother/Sister

  33. alectron scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First: overly ripe mirabelles +, a bit spirity+/o, unperfumed pipe tobacco o/-, (93)

      A bit later (<3 mins): sweetness accelerates, sweet chocolate +,complex vanilla & wood + , more fresh & very ripe fruits (again mirabelles +, plums+/o, guava o, ), cinnamon o, white leather o, a touch of smoke/charred wood o/- , a drop of glue/uhu/spirit o/-, (96)

      Later (>10 mins): fruits turn red ( cherries +, raspberries o), more direct vanilla ++ & wood +/o , preserved cinamon plums +, honey +/o, heather o, a touch of wax o/-, (95)
    • Taste
      honeycomb wax +, honey o, a some fruits but much less defined than in the nose o/-,
      Later: Fruits come to the fore, a tad more artificial, & some vanilla
    • Finish
      then suddenly quite an astrigent/sour mouthfeel & wood comes through, complex malt +/o, chocolate o, mint o/-, somewhat bread-y /starch-y notes o/- (you know if you chew on a grey-bread rind for a bit ? That.), (90)

      Later: more fruits again, honey, vanilla, rubarb streusel cake (rhabarber streuselkuchen), again a tiny touch of smoke/charred wood (92)

      W Water: upfront astrigency is gone, very pleasant & complex malt sweetness with quite a few fruits (artificial) & floral notes, still a bit of the honeeycomb wax and a few bitter but pleasant tea notes o (93)

  34. cherokee0815 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  35. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    This special Glenglassaugh single cask bottling is really the best whisky i ever tasted, the outstanding masterpiece of my collection!!!
    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      99 99

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