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Glengoyne 1972 MoS

Overall rating
93.37/100
votes
248
Whiskybase ID
WB36075
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Diamonds
Vintage
09.1972
Bottled
09.2012
Calculated age
40 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 12044
Number of bottles
254
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2012 9:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1447.75

146 × in wishlist

248 × member ratings

154 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972 MoS

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.37 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. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 6th ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    *5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Whisky like this does not come along very often, manyy aged sherry monsters have too much wood influence, this is premier league cask stuff.
    This is as good as the 1966 Signatory SV cask 134 but I would give the nod to this one, actually not sure both are great
    • Nose
      96 96
      At first there is a very strong blackberry/blueberry note like a deep filled fruit pie.
      In with the fruit there is something medicinal with peat fumes and hints of furniture polish.
      Ribena on steroids probably describes this.
      Like some of the very best old sherried whiskies but with an extra dimension.
      Superb nose
    • Taste
      95 95
      Thick & syrupy with bucketful's of dark fruits, hints of peat.
      very jammy indeed so the fruit is blackcurrant, blackberry but with hints of redberry/cranberry overlaying it.
      Hints of mulled wine spice.
      Lovely, I am struggling for superlatives here
    • Finish
      94 94
      The finish is good length, remaining this, syrupy and fruity with a zesty twang on the tail and your palate and tongue are felling refreshed.

      With water, the palate is a little thinner but a spice bomb has been released and once again that extra little ingredient ,that is medicinal that lifts this from excellent to superb

  5. Kalamadei scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    tasting lineup
    tobermory 32 green
    benrinnes 1982 tb
    Glengone 1972

    Goyne is winning that lineup by miles.
    Old style sherry- yeah you can miss old cellar type of sherry, but it is so mouthcoating, fruity as you would eat jam from back fruits.
    The greates sherry nose of my life for sure. (2021)
    Finish is very long.
    95 from me.

  6. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Nose- absolutely phenomenal, great sherry cask, sweet raisins, ripe cherries, cherry liqueur, dried apricots, great nose after time sweet tobacco appears
    Taste - In the blink of an eye, it fills the mouth, very oily, deep sweetness of figs and raisins in honey, meaty, subtle skin notes, light bitterness (on the plus side) perfectly turns into a more wooden profile with a clearly fitted sherry barrel.
    Finish - lasting, dry, slightly spicy, leathery turns into a sweetness lasting with a slight hint of sweet tobacco, raisins, plums, figs, apricots - all ripe to the limit remains with you until the end.
    Best whisky EVER for me, absolute top 97 ❤

  7. Vandeerwolf scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Best Glengoyne I've ever had
    • Nose
      97 97
      cherries in chocolate, peach, floral honey, wet wood, old furniture, sherry, tobacco, marmalade, plums, lavender, lemon peel, very variable
    • Taste
      96 96
      creamy, sweet, ginger, plum, fig, strawberry jam, toast, cinnamon, full and well-balanced
    • Finish
      95 95
      oily, marmalade, long, tart center, chocolate, oak, honey

  8. 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

  9. Port Ardbeg scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very nice sherry filling - top class

  10. 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. 

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