Glenglassaugh 1972

Overall rating
92.98/100
votes
263
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
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
27 oct 2012 6:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1108.92

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Whisky reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972

43 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.98 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo 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

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  3. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Simply divine

  4. tommi71 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    A highlight in my relatively young whisky career.
    The GG has been one of the best I've had in my glass so far.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  6. GIngi scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    It's the year 2022 - the whisky received a review and is one of my TOP 5 ever. The whisky always offers a new journey that enchants you. Without a doubt the most harmonious and fruity compote I know. Because of this fact +1 on 96 points, which he undoubtedly deserves!

  7. indyjones scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Wow wonderfull glenglassaught

  8. Vinyllebt scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      97 97
      ACE juice, menthol, chamomile, passion fruit. Maracuja is initially dominant.
      Later come honey almonds, cloves.
      pipe tobacco. Hand squeezed orange juice.
      Then suddenly citrus explosion. Lime, tangerine, orange.
      Pickled beets.
      Incredibly changeable - he always surprises with a new little journey that always leads back to Maracuja.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Immediately incredibly intense but not alcoholic. Orange marmalade, pipe tobacco, malty.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Few tannins for the age. Yellow fruits and grape must.

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    The best Whisky for me so far. Incredible fruity.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  10. hyc scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    The way he is, he is perfect.
    Tip put a very, very small sip on the palate, just let it rest for 1-2 minutes, it will unfold on its own like a bud that is slowly opening. The longer the bottle is open, the better the 39 will be.

  12. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    The longer the bottle is open, the more accessible the great Glengl becomes.

  13. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    almost 40 years and not feeling them, still fresh, stable and in excellent conservation. I only now learn that it is a refill sherry, in reality the influence of the cask is minimal, I could have sworn it was a bourboun cask. Great whisky, fat, oily, remotely reminiscent of some ben nevis in bourboun cask , some fruity clynelish or zesty brora but more sour. the flavor starts with citrus, astringent, citric, zesty notes with alternating notes of grapefruit, orange and papaya and mango and apricots, with the addition of water it becomes less oily and more spicy and vegetable, camphor,licorice root, ginger and black pepper predominate. we are at very high levels, thanks to Whisky for the sample!

  14. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Not from bad parents ... he fires off everything he has. 10-20% less wood ... so with 30-32 years in the barrel it would have been perfect for my taste. Then I would have given him 96 points… ..Water does him very, very well, now it comes close to 96 due to the dilution of less barrel wort. Out of this world, what a great taste when it is diluted down to about 45-50% alcohol.

  15. Mankut scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Wow has that for a great Glenglassaugh.
    5 days before Christmas Eve such a whisky board. Why behind something like that only before the 1980s. Beeswax fruit seasoning a little light ripe hot peppers really not bad.

  16. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  17. rampah scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very quaffable, despite the high volume.

  18. rpvdwel scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  20. K C Wong scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. -sAxo- scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  22. Ninofdram scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Derufus scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  24. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    The nose is unfortunately a little softer than what I like. But then in the mouth, it is the explosion. Superb evolution.

    Second test on 10/16/2021:
    The ventilation did him good. On the palate, it is a truly fantastic outbreak of exoticism.
    93
    • Nose
      91 91
      Super original nose.
      Granny apple skin astringency.
      Lift on the floral side.
      Clementine, elderberry, lilac, peach, plum.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth 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.

  25. 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.

  26. indyjones scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Wow, glenglassaught at ist best, wonderfull nose and taste, old school whisky

  27. Povl77 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Creamy, buttery, nose and taste match, mouthwatering and I'm begging for more.

  28. MacMenM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Selected by Andrea Caminneci. Colour: gold. Nose: the wonders of old refill sherry. I could stop here but as you paid dearly to come here, I guess I’ll have to deliver ;-). Well, I don’t know if it’s the vintage (1972 equals great stuff at many distilleries, which is still a kind of mystery today) but this nose is pretty magnificent and, above all, very complex. There are tropical fruits ala 1972 Clynelish, honey ala 1972 Caperdonich, a little smoke ala 1972 Ardbeg (well, quite), raisins ala 1972 Glen Grant and even some farmy, ‘organic’ touches ala 1972 Brora. Excuse me? Ah, yes, and prunes ala 1972 Glendronach – and I won’t even mention Glengoyne, or Longmorn, or... All that with due apologies to the good people at Glenglassaugh ;-). With water: extraordinary notes of a newly cut round of genuine and very fruity Swiss Gruyère. Marvellous. Mouth (neat): fantastic. It’s big, it’s just as fruity as on the nose (many topical fruits, both dried and fresh) and it’s wonderfully spicy. Zwetchke pie with a lot of sweet cinnamon. Love this. With water: this feeling of ‘rich fruit salad’ plus some mead and other honeyed tones. Passion fruits and very ripe red apricots (the sweetest ones). Finish: long, with more Xmas spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger… Merry Christmas! Comments: some observers could have thought the distillers would have ‘spent’ all their best old casks around the time when they relaunched the distillery and the brand (agreed, all the casks were old anyway).- whiskyfun by Serge Valentin

  29. Nerdofwhisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    It really doesn't get any better, fantastic !!! In any case, I leave one point open - who knows what will come ;-)!

  30. chico35 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Bottle No 367 sold empty on EBAY

  31. Islaylove did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Another great one from 1972 :-) !!

  32. Tommy88 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Incredible fruit basket !!!

  33. GIngi scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Wow! Deep, penetrating ripe fruit meets layered complexity. Overall very creamy, mild (despite 57.5%) and a pleasant sweetness completes this dram. Simply outstanding!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      95 95

  34. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Delicious.
    Unfortunately, I only had 1cl and some time pressure.
    You definitely have to devote more time to such a malt.
    Maybe I'll enjoy it again.

  35. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Lots of ripe banana and ripe exotic fruits in this one some cinnamon as well honey vanilla, nice one!

  36. 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

  37. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful refined, complex and fruits salad of a nose which is followed by a sharp, fruity and spicy palate. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity. Tropical fruits (mangoes, pineapples, passion fruits), yellow ones (apricots, peaches in syrup), citruses (oranges, grapefruits). Honey. Dried fruits and spices in the background.
    • Taste
      Sharp, fruity (grapefruits, bananas, apricots, a few red berries), minty and spicy (ginger, pepper). Slightly waxy too. A little bit of oak.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, drying, growing spicier.

  38. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    My view has been for a long time that first fill Glenglassaugh is always a problem as the distillery profile seems to obscure the distillery character ditto Glendronach.

    As this is a refill cask the distillery profile shines and this is lovely and at 57% perfectly drinkable, no need for water.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  39. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good, nice balance.
    • Nose
      A good nose, its all on honey, honeycomb, pineapple, hints of orange, light moist jam sponge cake and kiwi but lots of other fruits in the mix.

      After a little while in the glass gooseberry and faint hints of putty.

      Looks promising, the nose improves with time in the glass and it was nice to start with?
    • Taste
      Quite a thick texture on the palate and it is very lively with fizzy apple and plumb with hints of strawberry.

      There is plenty of cream in here, wafer, some honeycomb, hints of orange, Jaffa cakes etc

      Now I get some Lucozade, and more orange coming through with the sherbet fizz remaining to the end. 
    • Finish
      Quite long, zesty on fruit pastilles

  40. jocmueller scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Bottle # 94 sold empty at ebay.

  41. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  42. 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

  43. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2016]  I had this dram during a private birthday tasting at Hamburg.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  44. tomy63 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    gold color, nose on honey, wax, cherry plum, strawberry, then a beautiful exotic fruit salad (mango, passion, pineapple ...). The mouth is also ultra-fruity, powerful, large-scale, well integrated alcohol, with a very noble side behind the fruits brought by the wax, spices, menthol. Very long finish, very spicy, honeyed, fruity (mirabelle first). Very big whisky.

  45. Maltkanzlei 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.

  46. eleiko5 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glenglassaugh 39 yo 1972 (57,5%, OB for Germany 2012, refill butt #2896, 516 btl.)
    Nose: warm and exceptionally fruity, reminding me most of early 70’s Caperdonich or 60’s Longmorn. Think tropical fruits (bananas flambéed, mango, pineapple, blood orange, clementine), lots of mirabelles, white raisins and great beehive notes (honey and wax). Vanilla cake. Almonds. A few floral notes. Traces of menthol. Rather brilliant. Mouth: punchy and utterly fruity (the same banana, mirabelles, apricots, very ripe gooseberries, citrus, even a little strawberry). Then growing spicier (pepper, cinnamon, mint) with a hint of heather honey and soft herbal notes. Very elegant, really old-style fruitiness. Finish: long, with a similar balance of spices and deep fruity notes.
    The best Glenglassaugh I’ve had. This was one of my highlights of 2012, no doubt, only we didn’t discover it in time for our yearly round-up. Let’s add it right away. Around € 400. That’s a lot of money, but it’s a wonderful whisky. Still a few bottles available. Thanks Herbert.
    Score: 93/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2013/glenglassaugh/glenglassaugh-1972-cask-2896/

  47. mikespike scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Intense malt, from the first impression in the nose on. Extremely floral, fruity, very well balanced by the mature age. Very long finish.

    After tasting this malt again (good that I have a 10cl sample from fellwos in the Cutty Forum) I decides to upgrade my rating to 95 - and I bought a bottle, although this malt is coming at quite a price. This is so intense, fruity, lively - like a time capsule, no bitterness or oaky feeling. Fresh and soooo intense. A gem to keep for a special occasion.

  48. tuntime scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nuanced, subtle, and complex. Fruitier on the nose, more savory on the palate. Mineral, phenolic, industrial touches on both. Well-balanced and fresh, clean, no off-notes.

  49. whioli scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  50. ralfh scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    What a whisky ........ that's 94
    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, sweetness, peach, mango, raisins, with a little water: a light herbal notes with fruity cheese
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits, honey, extremely complex
    • Finish
      Warm, infinitely long, exotic fruits, peach completes

  51. 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.

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