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Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
94.10/100
votes
147
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

€ 3990.00

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147 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.10 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. jjkmlss scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Fantastic stuff.

    Nose: More like Oloroso, gunpowder, dried prunes, raisins, cocoa, coffee, tobacco, letaher

    Palate: cocoa, gunpowder, dried fruits, olive oil, coal smoke, leather, later garapes and passionfruit, grounded coffee.

    Medium: very thick and oily with many notes align with Yoichi, syrupy yet smooth.

    Finish: long, cocoa, raisin, leather and thick olive oil.

  3. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. hhc1212 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    Beyond compared Glendronach !!

  6. kimyikshu69 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    The best Glendronach i have tried so far !!

  7. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Einfachwhisky scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.  

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