- 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
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.94 points
- Had the chance to buy this at Singapore LMDW at around USD $650 when it was released. Probably one of my biggest regrets ever.
- Very wide palette, flawless maturation, balance, complexity and intensity. Brutal.
Perhaps this is why a bottle is ~ 4000 euro? :)
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.
Incredibly powerful and concentrated. Oak, sherry, cocoa, clove, nutmeg, coconut.
Raisin, gooseberry and plum compote. Orange peel, tobacco and black tea. Awesome.
Long, spicy, fruity, sherry. Almost all flavors are preserved.
- 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.
- Its nice enough but at this price you must be joking.
Like the previous 72 a nice nose on, black cherry, black berry black currants, meat gravy, plum and dark raisins.
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.
Quite long, getting plummy but a little dry
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Perfect sherry, great tropicality, brilliant
- OH WOW! BEST SINGLE CASK FROM THESE GUYS! hard work pays off!!!
- Deep, very complex, flawless sherry notes as expected, very drinkable and enjoyable - those batches from the 70s are just fantastic!
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!
Oily, creamy, little sirupy, molasses, subtle sweetness, spices, menthol, eucalyptus, toffee, sherry wood, little espresso, more dried fruits, little liquorice, dark chocolate, tobacco - excellent!
Long, warm, spicy, more sherry wood, little tannins, still balanced sweetness, dried fruits - great!