- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask - Batch 7
- Stated Age
- 40 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 49.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 11 Oct 2012 2:17 pm
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127 × member ratings
91 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.83 points
- Menthol, eucalyptus, dark fruits, espresso, and these so elegant tropical notes typical from these 71-72 GD, eternal thanks to Olivier
- Still Glendronach vibes after 40y, a masterclass in sherry cask maturation, close to perfection.
Thanks for sharing this Olivier
- Nose: raisins, figs, dates, then sultanas and sherry. Plenty of tropical friuts, mango and berries. Honey too. Very complex and powerful.
Taste: smooth and creamy first, then lots of dark fruits, dried apricots, raisins, mango, peaches. Then come warm spices, cinnamon. A bit of black pepper, tobacco and nuts.
Finish: quite long, with lots of fruity notes, marzipan, cherries. Nice, spicy, well balanced oak.
- one of my most beautiful drams:
On the nose, a progressive explosion of intense scents on old sherry with black fruits on cherries and grapes, all made in Madagascar!
a woody place in place, dust, a little traces of mushrooms, the black cherry comes back in force!
Dark chocolate with candied orange comes up, a honeyed, sweet side, candied like a coffee cream too!
the scents in the mouth remain strong with a little encaustic, old leather!
the finish is very long, on the macerated fruits, the cooked plum, a little caramelized, a little chocolatey, the woody holds in the bottom of the glass.
- Great glendronach, top nodge
- Nose: Cherries, ripe oranges, passion fruits, nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit of coffee. The aroma is changing with time, reviving new aromatic flavours.
Taste: Dark fruits, sweet plums, dark chocolate, blackberrries, tropical spices, tobacco, eucalyptus. Then comes dry wood, a nice and harmonious touch.
Finish: Long. Black raisins, dark chocolate, sweet orange, then nuts. Leather. Mocha. Nice oak notes, no sulfur at all. An amazing malt.
- Batch 7 contains the following 5 bottles:
1972 cask 710
1989 cask 5475
1991 cask 3183
1992 cask 1123
1994 cask 98
- In retrospect I think I unnecessarily wasted some of this stuff by sipping with only a little water at first. Even though it's bottled at <50% it feels like the best, most persistent taste was found with a lot of water. A pro swimmer cask.
- http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/glendronach-single-casks-at-its-best-1972-batch-7-vs-1971-batch-11-36790/ Color: Amontilado sherry
Nose: Very harmonious and round with fantastic aromas of honey, balsamic, herbs, nuts and tobacco leaves, which are provided with relatively discreet spice. The salty minerality easily gets the upper hand and is accompanied by some peppermint with a light chocolate touch. In between, at times a little paraffin and delicate gum, which, however, does not interfere at any time. Now the fruit component comes into play: aromas of elderberry, plums and dark berries are spiced up again and again with fresh mint and eucalyptus.
Taste: Properly fat for 40yo - round and harmonious with dark berries (blackberries), passion fruit, sweet honey, leather and onset, dry wood. Hints to the finish of floor wax, nuts and Turkish mocha and thus a bit tart.
Finish: Medium long - with lots of wood that dries up the finish a bit. But again, the fruity, dark berries, which, however, have a lot of effort against the wood. With complementary notes of coffee, mocha and chocolate.
93 points (nose: 94 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)