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

€ 8936.00

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117 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

19 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.91 points.

  1. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 062022 € 4.671,00 + 10%

  2. Holle525 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior


  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 012022 €2905+10%

  4. 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.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  6. aphex scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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. 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.

    Second test on 10/16/2021:
    Always so fantastic. More rolled up, with a splendid cocoa and coffee bean.
    • 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.

  8. Kgrepstad scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Best dram I have ever had!

  9. JNuyts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo 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

  11. kimmosuo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. 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.

  13. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior € 1.905 11-2018

  14. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whisky Online Auctions 11-2018 GBP 1.550

  15. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 05-2018 €1815,00

  16. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    01-2018 € 1560,00

  17. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 5 contains the following 5 bottles:

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

  18. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    08-2014 €860

  19. j j scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    One off the best... Simply great in complexity.
    Thanks elixer

  20. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sample from Mordread. 
    • Nose
      Fruity, woody, pastry and plums. Fudge, exotic fruits and raisins. Chocolate, coffee - moccha, cigar leafs, pine resin and syrup.
    • Taste
      Resin, orange, nuts and woody. Spices - pepper and nutmeg, dusty, figs and exotic fruits. With water sweeter.
    • Finish
      Liquid chocolate, some liquorice and fudge. Pepper and cigar/wood smoke.

  21. zby0001 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  22. numen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    from a purchased sample
    • Nose
      Oh, this is something special. It's got that high-sherry nearly
      extracted quality liqueur angle to it. Coffee, drops of cocoa, red
      fruit, tobacco, the perfect small pinch of a few grains of salt (that
      brings out the best in everything else). Really immaculate. I never want
      to not nose this. (with water) I'm not sure that the water actually
      made a difference. Perhaps the red fruit and tobacco are a little more
      prominent, but who cares? This is incredible.
    • Taste
      Everything on the nose, and more. Ginger/chili briefly, and then it
      turns a bit more to the so perfect mix of coffee and high grade cuban
      pipe tobacco. A touch of heat and wood, but it's actually perfect this
      way. (with water) Fruit disperses a bit, and the palate goes through its
      transition more quickly. More on the tobacco with coffee (both weak old
      diner and the middle of a pour of Turkish coffee).
    • Finish
      Really top notch. Perhaps one could fault it for being a bit linear,
      but this thing has depth and it's gorgeous. More heavily on the tobacco,
      wood, and coffee, but nothing's out of step. I'd like this pour to keep
      on going.

  23. Rossi99 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose something slightly vinegary, coz' I found it too smoky heavy for me and there is sulfur inside the dram.
    After minutes, you can catch a little bit the typical 1972 aromas.

    The palate is just way too bitter and sulfury 4 me..

    Lets say it's the beautiful 1972 covered by a heavy sherry influences!
    Kind of pity! phew~~

  24. Malt Hans scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, fresh orange juice, pineapple, cloves, strawberry jam, coffee beans, cinnamon, rhubarb crumble, prune compote, peat, liqourice and vanilla. Medium sweet taste, eucalyptus, pepper, dark chocolate, applepie, walnuts, vanilla, barbequed bell pepper and cappuccino. Long, tannic, fruity and spicy end.

  25. whiskas scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Producer`s Notes
    Appearance: Dark amber-red with lovely fiery element.
    Nose: Stewed pears having been enriched with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lovely aged Oloroso personality creates a distinctive luxurious feel.
    Palate: Full bodied with excellent refinement. Ripe figs, dates and candied walnuts. Defined sherry presence, coupled with chocolate orange syrup.


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