Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 5
Stated Age
39 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2011 7:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2300.00

48 × in wishlist

115 × member ratings

121 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

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

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This is the best aged old Glendronach I have had, well balanced, no off notes
    • Nose
      91 91
      This old Dronach seems uber fruit on the nose, the usual dark forest fruits you get mixed with chocolate, Turkish Delight.
      Some nice dark treacle notes emerge after a while but this is drowned in sherry make no mistake and I suspect any distillery profile character will be masked.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Very, very rich and the fruit is stewed to death with some dark ripe plum, fig, date and a little prune mixing with damson and black cuurant.
      The overall taste here reminds me of Chambord raspberry liqueur.

      With water some spice is released and also some peat which improve the overall mouthfeel
    • Finish
      91 91
      Finish is decent enough but not long, The interplay of flavours is really good.

  2. Kgrepstad scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Best dram I have ever had!

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    A very heavily sherried one but not too drying and still quite a high level of complexity and balance - really drinkable and enjoyable
    • Nose
      93 93
      Intense, roasted coffee, burned sugar, heavy sherry, acacia honey, hints of root vegetables, some leafy notes, oriental spices, pepper, whiffs of smoke - very good
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very oily, creamy, liquorice - actually lots of liquorice, subtle sweetness, brown sugar, menthol, oak wood, more coffee and toffee, green fruits, spices, cloves, hints of cinnamon - great
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, warm, zesty, more on grapefruits, a bit tannic but still with some sweetness, probably just a tad bitterness

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com € 1.905 11-2018

  7. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whisky Online Auctions 11-2018 GBP 1.550

  8. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 05-2018 €1815,00

  9. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    01-2018 € 1560,00

  10. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 5 contains the following bottles:

    1972 cask 716 
    1978 cask 1067
    1989 cask 3314
    1991 cask 2406
    1993 cask 1     


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