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Glenglassaugh 1972

Overall rating
93.04/100
votes
236
Whiskybase ID
WB36845
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Master Distillers' Selection
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
39 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2896
Number of bottles
516
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Andrea Caminneci
Added on
27 Oct 2012 6:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 934.59

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Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.04 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I have a hard time imagining an even better malt. Among those whom I know well, only calibers like the 1963 Bowmore "30th Anniversary", the Ardbeg 1974 "Provenance", the Macallan 1971 Fine & Rare and more recently maybe the 1970s Bruichladdich have released a similarly reverent enthusiasm with me.
    • Nose
      Intense purple full-ripe fruits. Here you do not have to think for long and brood for associations. The smell is about as intense as having the fruit under the nose. Pineapple and mandarin lead. In addition, the sweetness rising from a pan, when cinnamon sugar slowly melted. Unlike the 2014 Laphi Cairdeas not the idea of ​​cinnamon, but the barley brandy in my Nosingglas smells of cinnamon and vanilla in full splendor. Added to this are grapefruit, pickled plums and roasted almonds. The sugary sweetness turns after a few minutes of extensive taster to different honey notes. A touch of acetone, but rather contributes to the fact that the malt wins complexity, as to harm him. It's just terrific. Even the old Bowmores burned in the golden 1960s did not have more fruitiness than this 1972 Glenglassaugh. After a while rich vanilla notes, like from a freshly cooked, good vanilla pudding.
    • Taste
      The Fruchtpotpurri becomes a baked banana with acacia honey right at the beginning. Madness. This impression is reinforced by the velvety creaminess with which the malt spoils the mouth. The roasted almonds are still there. "Amarettini" it shoots through my head, basically just missing the crunch. A slightly peppery-spicy taste of fresh coconut milk is spreading. The hefty 57.5% are at best felt by the pleasant warmth that spreads the Malt in its unfolding in the mouth.
    • Finish
      For a long time the fruitiness of the banana, the honey sweetness and subliminally light vanilla notes remain.

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Yeah, that's exactly what I love about the glass-eyes - tropical fruit salad with mango and papaya, a little spice from the refill Sherry Cask, cinnamon, nutshell, dried fruit, nougat, turkish honey, the fruits are getting more complex, ripe mandarin, some banana, sugared peach, fresh passion fruit, grapefruit, with almonds, a little oak, fresh vanilla pod, all melded into a very round, fat whisky that is hard to beat in terms of complexity

    Taste: it starts incredibly sweet and fat, the alcohol is perfectly integrated, many fruits, banana comes to it, a lot of spices from the wood, especially cinnamon, oily, nutshell, you do not want to swallow it, but let it roll over your tongue for hours

    Finish: forever, again this incredible range of tropical fruits, followed by a lovely fresh oak that will never be dry or intrusive. The malt stands a long time in the throat and then ends very slowly with fruits, marzipan, cherries, vanilla and a little coconut cream.

    Water: No, just not, it does not need a single drop, it's so perfectly matched. Nevertheless, the attempt: Two drops make it even rounder, more fruity, even more complex.

    Conclusion: It is on my eternal leaderboard in 2nd place, beaten so far only by an old Bowmore. For me, the best glass eye ever bottled. Many fans of Glenglassaugh prefer barrel # 2891, but personally I find this a little better. Even the kanpp 700 EUR, which are due today at auctions for here, he is loosely worth. The whisky itself convinces with a huge abundance of fruit flavors, supported by the excellent refill Sherry Cask, which adds many spices and subtle sherry flavors. The combination Glenglassaugh, 1972 and Refill Sherry fits just like ass on lid. You can just smell it for hours (it oxidizes very slowly in the glass, unlike other old sherry bombs), rolling in the mouth for several minutes and then just happy to enjoy the eternally long finish and at the same time makes anticipation for the next dram this excellent drop. At the latest the long finish ensures that you will not forget this whisky all its life. Simple: Potions - 96 points

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    N- A warm morning sunshine dram with superb bright fruits, lemon meringue, fragrant floral and vanilla butter. Drifts of mossy and farm-y fresh peat calling for more spices of cinnamon and fresh zests. Oozing with liquorice candy, dried orange underlay with toasted bread-y and yeast-y notes. (96/24)

    P- Firm and viscous mouthfeel. Fresh peat, compote of broad hard fruits of guava, apple and all sorts. Touches of feint leathery, meaty and polish linger with firm, oily and nutty sherry nuances. (94/23)

    F- Long, thick earthy smogs coat. Delicious warm old mashed malt with bright fruity and minty scents.(93/23)

    B/B- 96/24

    Weighted Rate- 95pt, +1 for an old malt.

    WW:- Cereal: 1 / Fruity: 4 / Floral: 1 / Peaty: 2 / Feinty: 3 / Sulphury: 0 / Woody: 4 / Winery: 3
    • Nose
      N- A warm morning sunshine dram with superb bright fruits, lemon meringue, fragrant floral and vanilla butter. Drifts of mossy and farm-y fresh peat calling for more spices of cinnamon and fresh zests. Oozing with liquorice candy, dried orange underlay with toasted bread-y and yest-y notes. (96/24)
    • Taste
      P- Firm and viscous mouthfeel. Fresh peat, compote of broad hard fruits of guava, apple and all sorts. Touches of feint leathery, meaty and polish linger with firm, oily and nutty sherry nuances. (94/23)
    • Finish
      F- Long, thick earthy smogs coat. Delicious warm old mashed malt with bright fruity and minty scents.(93/23)

      B/B- 96/24

      Weighted Rate- 95pt, +1 for an old malt.

      WW:- Cereal: 1 / Fruity: 4 / Floral: 1 / Peaty: 2 / Feinty: 3 / Sulphury: 0 / Woody: 4 / Winery: 3

  4. Drochaid scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Barrel: Refill Butt No. 2896Colour: Coppery Aroma: The nose flatters the whisky with warm, fruity sweetness of exotic fruits such as mango, pineapple and banana. Taste: In the mouth enormous power and density, lots of sweetness, clear notes of marzipan, apricot and white pepper. Finish: The finish is endlessly long, again lots of sweetness, pleasantly rounded off by soft wood notes.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The nose is unfortunately a little softer than what I like. But then in the mouth, it is the explosion. Superb evolution.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Super original nose.
      Granny apple skin astringency.
      Lift on the floral side.
      Clementine, elderberry, lilac, peach, plum.
    • Taste
      93 93
      On the palate we have mint liqueur, and a fruit cocktail.
      Pineapple, white grape, mango, dragon fruit, kiwi.
      Light vanilla, cream. Pepper, ginger.
      Light rhubarb.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long finish on juicy apricot, exoticism. It is camphorated, waxed, superb.

  6. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this years ago (92 points) and re-tasting it tonight. Sample from the great Bill/Ryan team.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Aromatic. Good balance. It could be one of those 1973 Speyside fino casks, but with a fresher and uplifting nose. This is obviously a pretty famous bottling for a reason.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Clean, precise, doesn't veer off course from start to finish. Exemplary whisky. Oily, complex. Has a bit of a dry riesling feel to this. Sweet and slightly tart yellow fruits... starfruits, yellow grapes. A hint of peat and smoke? There is some rawness to this, despite its obvious maturity, that prevents this from being a total superstar.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Lovely stuff. A class act from start to finish. Ends with a honey lemon tea note. 92-93 points.

  7. chico35 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Bottle No 367 sold empty on EBAY

  8. GIngi scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Deep incoming ripe fruit meets a complex complexity. Overall, very creamy, mild (despite 57.5%) and a pleasant sweetness round off this dram. Simply outstanding!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Clearly a fruit bomb like the one of the great undisclosed 73 speysiders - despite there is not much left of the distillery character I really like this kind of great casks. Excellent!

    Head to head with the top cask 2114 I'm going for the 2114 because it is rich and still showing typical distillery characters but honestly it's like comparing apples and pears.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Truck loads of tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, bananas, peaches, ginger, pepper, sugar cane, hints of vanilla, creme brulee, whiffs of solvent - very good!
    • Taste
      94 94
      Punchy, oily, creamy, sweet fruit juice, again all of the tropical fruits, also some citrus fruits, cooked oranges, hints of oak wood, spices, pepper, ginger - great!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, zesty, not drying

  10. jocmueller scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Bottle # 94 sold empty at ebay.

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