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Glenglassaugh 1972

Overall rating
93.80/100
votes
194
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
Added on
01 Dec 2010 5:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 730.23

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148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.80 points

  1. ColdAesthetics 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

  2. 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

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. Povl77 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Wermelinski scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

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

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points 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!

  10. 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 !!!!

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