Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
40 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
LMDW / Whisky Live Singapore 2012
Added on
18 jun 2012 6:14 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8454.04

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87 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

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

  1. MichaelMoney scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    mma supreme
    perfect sherry baby
    40 yo

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Perfect sherry, great tropicality, brilliant

  4. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    OH WOW! BEST SINGLE CASK FROM THESE GUYS! hard work pays off!!!
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Deep, very complex, flawless sherry notes as expected, very drinkable and enjoyable - those batches from the 70s are just fantastic!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Truck loads of dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, prune, acacia honey, toffee, mocha, also some cooked oranges, liquorice, spices, cloves, hints of anise, nutmeg, brown sugar, molasses, sherry wood - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, molasses, subtle sweetness, spices, menthol, eucalyptus, toffee, sherry wood, little espresso, more dried fruits, little liquorice, dark chocolate, tobacco - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, spicy, more sherry wood, little tannins, still balanced sweetness, dried fruits - great!

  6. JCTang scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Fruity whisky, from smelling to drinking, to the final finish, you may feel a dozen different fruits. And there is no bitter bottom and heavy wood smell, and the concentration is also very good

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Had the chance to buy this at Singapore LMDW at around USD $650 when it was released. Probably one of my biggest regrets ever.

  8. 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.  

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Like cask 712, I ask myself where is the distillery profile, this is why I prefer 2nd fill sherry casks that let the distillery profile shine through.

    Price point kept at 90 points so as not to affect score too much but people are paying far too much for this sort of whisky, it is good but not a stand out whisky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Its nice enough but at this price you must be joking.
    • Nose
      Like the previous 72 a nice nose on, black cherry, black berry black currants, meat gravy, plum and dark raisins.
    • Taste
      Vibrant and zesty and I am getting some peat here which adds to the combination but dare I say it, its a little thin on the palate, this is not a creamy mouthfeel like cask 712.

      Black currant, some raspberry coming in, the peat is growing but there is some woody bitterness now which dries your palate out.
    • Finish
      Quite long, getting plummy but a little dry

  11. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Very wide palette, flawless maturation, balance, complexity and intensity. Brutal.
    Perhaps this is why a bottle is ~ 4000 euro? :)
    • Nose
      Divine. Complex and refineed. Sherry is flawless.
      Rum raisin, prune and blueberry. Grape seed and aszú grape.
      Antique leather, nutmeg, varnished wood and a touch of After Eight chocolate.
    • Taste
      Incredibly powerful and concentrated. Oak, sherry, cocoa, clove, nutmeg, coconut.
      Raisin, gooseberry and plum compote. Orange peel, tobacco and black tea. Awesome.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, fruity, sherry. Almost all flavors are preserved.

  12. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    2017: The nose is really magnificent.
    In the mouth, it is an explosion of flavor, unfortunately a little too woody for my taste at the opening. But the aeration and the weather make it irresistible.
    A great whisky all the same.
    My grade fluctuates between 92 and 94 depending on the tastings.

    23/09/2021: the bottle has now been opened for a long time and is approaching its beautiful death.
    Tasted alongside 1971 # 489 and # 483 and 1972 # 702 and # 703.
    Tonight, this # 713 is masterful, with a maddening exoticism. A consistency, a complexity, a desire to drink it in gulps.
    • Nose
      96 96
      The dress is beautiful.
      The nose directly has a little something magical.
      We take a whiff of passion fruit straight away.
      Like some old and good cognacs, and some old rums, we have candied plum and ripe grapes.
      Quite discreet and very smooth oak. Accompanied by a little dew and undergrowth.
      Some acidic chemical candies.
      After a long time in the glass, we have more red fruit. The wood is also more present.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Very concentrated in aroma.
      Lots of ripe and red fruit. Blackberry, currant, cherry.
      But also a lot of wood. It is drying and a bitterness is present.
      Spices, cloves. Leather and cigar.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The finish is very oaky at the start. A bit too much.
      Drying on sawdust and cloves. Red fruits always present in the continuity of the mouth.

  13. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Glendronach 40 yo 1972/2012 (50.2%, OB, LMdW, Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask # 713, 476 bottles)  Colour: deep amber. Nose: wham! An unbeatable combination of very old Sauternes, raisins, pipe tobacco, Demarara rum, prunes and, well, Christmas cake... That was just the first layer, because many tinier aromas are well alive underneath it, including cured ham, cigars, truffle, leather polish, humus and chocolate. Ultra-classic top-notch sherry maturing without the slightest flaw.  After fifteen minutes: more pleasantly heady notes of big black raisins (and maybe dried goji berries). Mouth: powerful and hugely concentrated, starting both spicy and fruity (dried). It's appropriately extremely Christmassy, in fact. Chocolate, cloves, juniper berries, raisins, prunes, caraway seeds, dates, cardamom… It's all fantastic and strikingly fresh and heavy at the same time. High concentration. Finish: very long, with more coffee this time as well as touches of kirsch. Cloves again in the aftertaste, and big time. Comments: simply another wonder from Scotland's emblematic vintage. Vintage effects are controversial in whisky but should they exist, I think 1972 was to Scotch was 1959 was to French wine. SGP:652 - 92 points.

  14. autowatch092 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Dark copper
    Nose: Cassis, dried figs and apricots, dark chocolate, leather, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg and soy sauce.
    Palate: Prunes, cassis, orange marmalade, tobaccy, dark chocolate, strong tea, hints ofcardamom and nutmeg.
    Finish: Very long, dry and fruity.
    Overall: A divine combination of sherry flavours is somewhat compromised by a very dry and tannic mouthfeel. It was high time this was bottled.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 1.250 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  16. zby0001 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  17. Rossi99 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    The nosing is very aromatic and deeply fruity.Red yellow fruitiness and the ripe PASSIONFRUIT!!! lovely.
    Silky with a delicate and balanced acid backbone...really smooth.
    The finish is nice, gentle and pretty long!
    I'm really into this kind of whisky!
    My best 1972 so far!

  18. Alex scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This release took the top accolade of the 2012 Malt Maniacs Awards, was crowned as the "Supreme Winner" with an average score of 92 points. Amazingly, Glendronach provided for 3 years in a row the overall winner, each time a single cask bottling from the 1972 vintage (casks 700, 712 and 713).

  19. Furtia scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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