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Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
94.34/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
02.03.1972
Bottled
03.2012
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
713
Number of bottles
476
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
LMDW / Whisky Live Singapore 2012
Added on
18 Jun 2012 6:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4475,00

46 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.34 points

  1. 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.

  2. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    whiskyfun:

    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.

  3. 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.  

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really beautiful. In the mouth, it's an explosion of flavor, unfortunately a little too woody for my taste. A big whisky all the same. My note ocille between 92 and 93 following the tastings.
    • Nose
      The dress is beautiful. The nose directly has a little something magical. We take a whiff of passion fruit directly. Like some old and good cognacs, and some old rums, we have candied plum and ripe grapes. A woody quite discreet and very sweet. Accompanied by a little dew and undergrowth.
      Some acidic chemical sweets. After a good time in the glass, we have more red fruit.
      The woodland is also more present.
    • Taste
      Very concentrated in aroma. Many ripe and red fruits. Ripe, currant, cherry. But also a lot of wood. It is drying and a bitterness is present. Spices, clove. Leather and cigar.
    • Finish
      The finish is initially very woody. A bit too much. Dry on sawdust and clove. Red fruits always present in the continuity of the mouth.

  7. 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.

    http://www.dramming.com/2013/04/25/glendronach-40-yo-19722012-cask-713/

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

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

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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!

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