Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 9139.98

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133 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

21 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.80 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 10-2022 € 4.250 + 10%

  4. Lemserig scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: sherry, viscous. Sherry combines with oak and prunes to form a dense aromatic substance with hints of lacquer and fruit resin. At the end, ripe mango, dates, old leather and tobacco leaves.

    Taste: Pretty sweet sherry with roasted nuts, creamy toffee, chocolate cream, fruit and cardamom. A hint of seasoning, pepper and cloves. The oak is strong but not overpowering.

    Finish: Astringent sweetness, but rather quickly passing. After it - a fruity wave and sherry. However, the oak feels great, very strong, but not overpowering. Quite a lot of fruit flavors and nuances are well distinguished. Excellent.

  5. Marx scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Wow, really good balance of sherry wood, sweetness, and fruitiness - complex and powerful - most likely the best Glendronach I had so far - almost perfect!

  6. Andara scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This one is crazy if you rate it as a Whisky it is below 85 points for me, there is just not much of whisky left here. If you rate it for the experience of a crazy, out of this world sherry monster, I come 90+ it is an experience but definitely not an easy whisky. Needs time, dedication and certain level of „whisky seniority“

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Menthol, eucalyptus, dark fruits, espresso, and these so elegant tropical notes typical from these 71-72 GD, eternal thanks to Olivier

  8. Silversoul scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Still Glendronach vibes after 40y, a masterclass in sherry cask maturation, close to perfection.
    Thanks for sharing this Olivier

  9. Roslar scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. indyjones scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Great glendronach, top nodge

  11. 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.

  12. wisekyofcourse 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.

  13. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Batch 7 contains the following 5 bottles:    

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

  14. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior


  15. Thermidor scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    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.

  16. checkpointuk scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur 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)

  17. 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

  18. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  19. 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

  20. Rossi99 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A bit sharp and with more flowery influences.. 

    It's the typical 1972... not too bad and just not that good!
    Compared to other stunning casks..but still a grand drams!!

  21. Willibald did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  22. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    LMDW note:
    A very rare cuvée of a distillery more and more appreciated by the amateurs, Glendronach 1972 comes from a single barrel, number 710. Bottled without reduction, to its natural degree, it is marked on the nose by notes of chocolate with orange, raisins and honey. On the palate, there are notes of dark chocolate, fruit cake, figs, brown sugar, spices and honey.

  23. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  24. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In his 2013 Whisky Bible, Jim Murray gave this version high 96 points 


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