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Glengoyne 1972

Overall rating
91.00/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB3784
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Spring - Limited Release
Vintage
Spring 1972
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
1428
Number of bottles
180
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Spring
Added on
18 Sep 2008 10:35 am
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 727.29

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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Very fresh and fruity with some bitterness that makes it drinkable like a good but very strong beer.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Fresh fruits, quinces, grapes, lemons, apples, little leafy and grassy too, good oak wood, pepper, honeydew - very good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Punchy, creamy, sirupy, again fresh fruits, good acidity, good sweetness, more oaky wood, more spices
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, warm, zesty, grapefruits

  2. Noface83 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Split Cask with this bottling :
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  3. skeuma did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glengoyne 29 yo 1972 'Spring' (55%, OB, +/-2002) Four stars and a half Colour: gold. Nose: starts with these touches of rum agricole or even old tequila that I sometimes find in old Glengoyne (I think), while some earthy tones are there right at first sniffs, together with quite some orange cake, vanilla and honey pie. Also hints of roots and honeydew (fir), very nice. It seems to be complex whisky but it’s also a tad too strong for careful nosing. With water: more fresh oak, branches, vanillin, chocolate… It’s the wood that does the talking now but it does it nicely. Mouth (neat): a very unusual start once again, and this time it’s rather a massive dose of mint and other herbs that make it very, well, intriguing. Heavy liquorice, dill, aniseed, mint again, even some thyme tea… Some heavy oak extraction must have taken place, unless they used eucalyptus wood ;-). I must say I enjoy this, partly because it’s so unusual yet not really unbalanced. With water: and now we have the ginger, the nutmeg and the cloves from the oak. Finish: quite long, sweet oak and spices. Vanilla, ginger and white pepper in the aftertaste, as well as touches of pineapples. Comments: very oak-driven but very good in my opinion. SGP:561 - 88 points. Whiskyfun.com

  4. granella2003 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is very fresh and of medium-body. There are notes of

    fresh cut flowers and rubbed petals, apple peels and marzipan, a hint of dried

    fruit and a nutty note. The palate is firm and fresh. There are notes of Cox

    apple and pear, a hint of Calvados and a Madeira note, a cut straw note with

    apple blossom. The oak develops beautifully. The finish is long and a touch

    dry.

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