Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6929.15

43 × in wishlist

125 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.84 points

  1. Equinox80 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    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.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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.

  3. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 7 contains the following bottles:    

    1972 cask 710      
    1989 cask 5475
    1991 cask 3183
    1992 cask 1123
    1994 cask 98

  4. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior



  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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.

  6. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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)

  7. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Takemoto Katsuhiko 【First】 Dark Amber Obviously Red Image Kyou (+) Big Peak Plum Strawberries are certain but there is a feeling of confirming its existence by sucking a big fragrance (in the existing release it is not about the front strawberry of C # 712) With the passage of time Bitter chocolate It is unusual that Sherry-derived elements are weakened over time, like red-yellow tropical fruits (not as viscous as papaya and mango), pineapple, grapefruit peels appear (+++) 【Body】 Kyou · Big Peak element derived from high quality Sherry thick, bitter chocolate oblated, woody (not moderately exceeded) Royal to oily 【Finish】 Returning, the nose escaping firmly A sense of aging felt even with the high (++) scent in the previous release, the red yellow fruit taste is left, the weak spice, the astringentness is reasonable, there is char I feel a burning but there is no sulfur explosive http://www.whiskylink.com/?p=22051

  8. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

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

    This whisky is very deep, elegant, balanced and stands out from the crowd.
    • Nose
      Iodine, gooseberry, various wood nuances, nuts, leather, tobacco, old sherry, chocolate. You always discover new flavors - very complex and simply wonderful.
    • Taste
      The nose is reflected here. There is also a nice pepper mix.
    • Finish
      Medium to long and very elegant.

  10. dankin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Promises a lot in the nose, but does not quite keep everything in the taste.
    • Nose
      Sticky sweet, burnt candiz sugar, caramel, raisins, old leather, bouillon, sweetened plum juice.
    • Taste
      Salty, dark chocolate (70% cocoa), slightly bitter, still sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry


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