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Overall rating
91.56/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Vintage
08.11.1972
Bottled
08.11.2011
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
11395
Number of bottles
163
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2011 1:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 520,00

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65 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Grant 1972 WD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.56 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Another great old Grant. What a grandiose, extremely compact, expressive and complex nose!
    In the mouth he can not quite keep the level, unfortunately. It definitely needs some time to open up. A few (few!) Drops of water make it a little rounder and less dry / bitter in the finish.
    • Nose
      Enormously dense, compact and very deep. Sweet, heavy and fruity, heavy flower aromas, cherries, blueberries, papaya - mixed partly tropical, partly dark fruits. British fruit cake, leather. Tobacco. Polished oak and a small touch of dusty books. Then something fresh again - lemon balm and mint. Kumquats, cooked apples. Complex.
    • Taste
      Fine sweetness, velvety and full in the beginning, clearly white pepper. Will be firmer. Rich dark fruit, cherries, apricots, mango, many spices, very ripe blackberries, slightly nutty and malty undertones and polished oak. Concentrated and dense.
    • Finish
      Dark fruit, slightly peppery, spices, tocken with clearly oak with also slightly bitter tannins. A little coffee and a lot of bitter cocoa behind. Medium.

  2. Silversurfer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Gatsby-62 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      It is Christmas, chocolate, dark fruits (blackberry etc.), rum grape, fruit cake
    • Taste
      as in the nose, there are also the beautiful dark fruit notes, chocolate, grape, sweet and elegant, nicely round, then slightly grape seeds and a little eucalyptus / mint

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 480 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016and for 405 € in Jan. 2016

  5. Slick scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Try this one!
    I surely miss it now.
    Considering the price it was released at...i would still get it no matter if the price is tripled.

  6. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky. It lacks a bit of intensity to reach the peaks but I'm fussy ...
    • Nose
      Fade and complex.
      A beautiful, ripe sherry.
      Many berries (strawberries and gooseberries) and cocoa
    • Taste
      Concentrated, powerful, woody (controlled).
      A lot of bitter cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long

  7. Fagge83 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Nose: Now we`re talking! Warm and delicious with plenty of tobacco and strong coffee. Sweet with strawberry and plums. Lots of sweet sherry. A little leather and coconut as well. Magnificent nose, probably one of the best in years.
    Mouth: Smooth and wonderfully intense. More red fruits and berries. Raspberries and strawberries and cherries. Slowly turns more spicy, thinking mainly of cardamom and cinnamon. Really complex and wonderfully cocky.
    Finish: Crazy long with hints of amarulla liqueur and licorice. Chocolate and delicious spices.
    Rating: A magnificent Glen Grant i think. The nose is legendary and the mouth is not far behind. Is hard to come by but please do not hesitate if you get the chance!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. MacMenM scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    nothing than good things !
    • Nose
      lots of fruits : a real "tarte aux confiture" ... also some cigare tobacco, coffee; this is good !
    • Taste
      lots of oak, some spices but the same flavours as the nose brings
    • Finish
      long and warm : what an expression 

  9. tamriel scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. magic_slim scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    This one really proves how good the old Glen Grants can be. Highly recommended.
    • Nose
      Warming and very elegant with a delicious fruityness at first nosing. Red fruit jelly, toffee and leather with the sherry very well incorporated. Simply superb.
    • Taste
      Smooth, elegant, complex and fruity with additional notes of toffee, tea and high quality sherry. Reminds very much of a gateau. Plums and almond biscuits, tangerine cream cake, mangos, then more and more cacoa is coming up. Fantastic.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet on dark chocolate aroma and black forrest gateau.

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