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Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
94.42/100
votes
139
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 4
Vintage
02.03.1972
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
712
Number of bottles
466
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2011 7:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3398,36

39 × in wishlist

139 × member ratings

121 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.42 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic oloroso whisky, especially the nose is outstanding, but not the classic Glendronach character.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Big oloroso sherry. Honey. Fig, prune, raisin and candied orange peel. Cocoa and tobacco. Antique leather and spices. Citruses. Lacquered wood.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Powerful, syrupy and creamy. Matured tannic oak. Honey. Plum, fig, kiwi and grapefruit. Tobacco. Dutch cocoa and coffee. Cinnamon and mint. Spicy sherry and mild smoke.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, bittersweet, oaky, fruity.

  2. rrr-wisc scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Good depth with tobacco, christmas spices and old malt.
    A little over on sherried notes including prunes, raisin, and rancio, sour and moldy, maybe a bonus point for hardcore malt lovers, but certainly not for everyone.

    Honestly, this is not a "balanced" malt at all, a little bit weird and abnormal as general spirit, but typical old Oloroso casked malt whisky. I'll leave an 80 in case the total rating level is broken. But young drinkers be aware, this could tastes worse in different mouth.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Head to head :- 

    1970 22 year 43% cask 546-7 Reserve Cantarelli Signatory   

    1972  39 year 49.9% cask 712   

    1972 1972 40 year 50.2% cask 713   

    1972 1972 43 year 51.1% cask 706     

    Tried all of these Glendronach H2H and they are all around the 90 point mark for me but the 1970 SV may get the nod.   

    The 1975 Speyburn Clan Cask 37 year cask 3413 55.4% is better than all of them on nose and taste and if you compare that it is roughly £300 at auction when the likes of cask 706 is £2000, it looks like an absolute steal.  

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really nice but where is the distillery character?

    I think this should have been bottled at maybe 35 years old, the wood is singing on this one

    Price is at 90 so as not to affect the score too much.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very nice but the wood has got hold of this one, in the cask too long but still nice with a lovely nose.
    • Nose
      The nose is very rich and the fruit is really nice, the main fruit nose is stewed rhubarb.

      Coffee and burnt cocoa is creeping in mixed with the rhubarb, cherry, black currant and rich fruit cake.
    • Taste
      Very rich, almost too rich, creamy mouthfeel on plum, fig, juicy dark raisins, fruit cake damsom jam.

      After a time balsamic glaze.
    • Finish
      Finish is long but the wood is singing loud now and spoiling the fruits.

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    whiskyauction.com 09-2017 €1485

  7. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 4 contains the following bottles:

    1971 cask 1436
    1972 cask 712
    1989 cask 2917
    1990 cask 1032
    1992 cask 161
    1994 cask 97

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and JJ
    • Nose
      Pastry, honey, figs, raisins and fudge - hopjes. Wild peach, syrup, oranger, cooking pears and forest fruits - blackberries.
    • Taste
      Woody, raisins, mint, syrup and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Leather, some liquorice, syrup, nuts - walnuts and forest fruits.

  9. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    www.whiskyauction.com

    05-2015 €1313
    01-2016 €1605
    04-2016 €1570
    09-2016 €1615

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

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