Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 4367.80

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119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.92 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Another very good Glendronach 1972. A little less exotic than # 713 and # 706, but with perhaps more balance. The evolution in the mouth is fabulous.
    • Nose
      93 93
      An overdose of red fruits and noble wood.
      Blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry, cherry.
      Liquorice, cocoa, cherry branch.
      Leather, light cigar and tobacco.
      With the ventilation a little exoticism, but much less than on # 713.
      With water: a little more exotic, but the red fruit fades away. The pepper comes out.
    • Taste
      95 95
      In the mouth it is powerful.
      Always a lot of red fruits. Berries, blackberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, currant.
      Noble and powerful wood, while keeping a perfect balance.
      Mango, passion, papaya. A tasty and creamy exoticism.
      Pepper, cocoa, leather.
      Light undergrowth, damp earth. Gorgeous.
      A whirlwind of flavor with a huge evolution in the mouth.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long finish on pepper, exoticism, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, noble wood and quality cocoa. Superb.

  2. 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.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Right balance of wood and sherry and the tropical fruits so typical of that vintage, brilliant

  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. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: wonderful.Same kind of big yet subtle notes of peonies and roses, then raisins, raspberry ganache, gunpowder, old leather, praline, chocolate.
    Mouth: it’s big and quite powerful drier than on the nose, rather more leathery and kind of smoky/mineral
    Then we have the expected dried fruits, dates, raisins, prunes, then chocolate, peppermint. Finish: long, with the leather and the spices more obvious, as almost always.

  6. aphex scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    What a beautiful and delicious whisky.
    As far as I remember in the same league as the other 7xx casks I had the chance to taste before.
    • Nose
      Red berries, dark fruits, exotic fruits, prunes, leather, dark chocolate, tobacco. A touch of spices. Hints of precious wood.
    • Taste
      Rich, dark and red fruits again with blackberries, raspberries, figs. Hints of exotic ones too. Spices, a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering fruits, pepper, dark chocolate.

  7. Kgrepstad scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Best dram I have ever had!

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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