Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Calculated age
40 years old
Sherry Hogshead
MoS 12044
Number of bottles
55.5 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2012 9:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1447.75

128 × in wishlist

241 × member ratings

153 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972 MoS

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.53 points

  1. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 202 sold empty at ebay.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    What a fantastic whisky. This makes me all emotional. If you loved sherried whisky, than this is probably the nec ultra plus for you. 300 EUR is a lot of money, you say? True. But look for an official 40 year old and you will need to fill out more than one lottery form. And chances are, it will not be anywhere near this one. Maybe Santa will bring it, if you have been good.
    • Nose
      I was expecting a sherry bomb and that is what it turned out to be. What a Grand Nose. Deep sherry, that is how I describe it. Prunes, apricots, rhubarb marmalade. But all so wonderfully stewed, full and luscious, without any off-note. No sulphur, no tannins. Hints of chocolate. Candid sugar and cinnamon. Soft, sweet, sultry, sumptuous.
    • Taste
      It is soft on the palate, creamy, almost syrupy. OMG! Brown banana, dark honey, prunes, figs, vanilla, caramelized apple, grilled pineapple, fresh rhubarb, walnuts and a drop of balsamic. Nice woodspices. Ginger and nutmeg. What a great cask! Add water? You must be joking. I think not.
    • Finish
      The bittersweet finish allows me to enjoy this dram for another handful of minutes.

  3. Port Ardbeg scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry filling - top class

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A big boy sherried whisky, but considering its status and price, I was a bit surprised that it is not more complex. Very, very good no doubt with superb balance, but I was hoping for old rancio or old books and did not find them in this one. A straightforward great sherry bomb. 

  5. Neptune scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    In 1-2016 this whisky was sold on whiskyauction for 1332€.

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Starting price: € 300
    If you don't shy away from the current prices, you shouldn't miss this wonderful bottling.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Complex & interesting
      In addition to notes of dry sherry, you will find resinous wood, sweet corn (cotton candy), dark chocolate, leather, plum must, balsamic vinegar and a great blend of spices.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Full body.
      Can be enjoyed undiluted - but I added a few drops of water - that makes it milder without losing the aromas.
      Very round & balanced - no burning (only a pleasant tingling sensation can be felt) - no unpleasant wood notes. The nose reflects the flavors on the tongue.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, sweet, mild and balanced - with red grapes, wood and forest honey.

  7. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Finally, I was able to try this "legendary" whisky. The rumors were only confirmed. A complete whisky, great fragrance, fruity sweetness on the tongue with a great finish. It’s a pity that such whiskys are so hard to find and buy in normal money now...
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  8. SebStar scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    The best whisky ever

  9. prz22 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    My best sherried dram so far..
    • Nose
      98 98
      "The neverending smelldorado - what a cask
      The most beautiful flavours of future, presence and past."
      All what You could hope with sophisticated old school sherry profile.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Intense, flawless, so complex sweetness having romance with woody, roasted fruit salad.. and so much more..
    • Finish
      97 97
      Gentle, minimalistic rather than spectacular but long and keeping smoothly this unforgetable whisky experience.
      It delivers and it keeps the sherry monster dream alive in Your throat.

  10. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Boah ey ... that was one of the best whisky I've ever drunk.
    • Nose
      Dark amber

      Lick my Ars.h. Ultimate. An insanely oily nose.
      Wet tobacco, olive oil, a flag of smoke and sweetened rum raisins shoot me first. Hammer. The aromas are pressed in properly. It has something of a rum. Preserved, dark cherries float in the glass. Plus plum liqueur, dark sweetened berries and greased leather. A cooling mint catches on from the background.
      With a little time in the glass, herbs get through a little more. Then neatly dried apricots with chocolate sauce. What makes me very happy is that it is not an oak board!
    • Taste
      Spicy, mega oily full kick. With very little bitterness. Madness after these years. Also immediately brown sugar and rum raisins in the taste. A few chilli threads above. And immediately the warm chocolate sauce and sweet figs again. In terms of taste, the flag smoke goes out of the smell, more towards roasted aromas. Toast. The second sip I find something like prospan cough syrup. Because it becomes somewhat plant-based and also slightly medicinal. Also gets a little drier without losing the oily. More "juicy" dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Spicy and always very oily. The sugar sweetness is not lost. The chocolate is now more towards dark chocolate.


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