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Overall rating
89.81/100
votes
131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Exceptional
Vintage
22.12.1972
Bottled
22.01.2013
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
300
Strength
43.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2013 7:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 441,00

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131 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenglassaugh 1972 C&S

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. thomasflsts scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2015]  I had this dram during an "30+ years" tasting at Bonn.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 90.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes (pls. see my detailed review below).

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. The Whisky Cyclist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ourstanding dram, very complex.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes, fruit, chocolate, citrus, very complex
    • Taste
      Again very citrussy, sweet, little bitter, malt and a little beery
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, bittern cut also chocolate

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. cavalier66 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Far less complex, less fruity and more oaky than other 70's Glenglassaughs I have tried. Yes, there are definitely floral, honeyed notes on the nose (which is better than the palate) and some honey and mirabelles on the palate. Becomes herbal with time in the glass. But oak takes over, and it is really quite bitter and drying at the finish. Despite the low strength, a little better with water.  

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I did not bother trying this with water its only 43.1% and I felt water was not needed.
    It was too thin on the palate and a bit one dimensional for my tastes. Out of 100 I woul give it no more than 80.
    Not tried too many Glenglassaugh but I would not buy a bottle of this on the strength of this sample.
    I would like to get the first glass out of a new bottle to re try and compare
    • Nose
       (sample) Oranges, honey,menthol.
    • Taste
      A little thin, cough syrup, sweet toffee, honey again, slightly bitter aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Medium, warming.

  10. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Single whiskybase sample.
    • Nose
      Starts off quite unlikely - a mixture of pollen, flowers, and something like cooked veg - swede? Settles down after a while and becomes mostly about wax, honey and peaches, nectarines and pineapple. Also hay and dried flowers. Some faint smoke. After 40+ mins it turns even more beehivy and oily, which is great.
    • Taste
      Quite light and a little flat. Honey, good mead. Some fruit. A little metallic/bitter, which is frustrating. Nice amount of oak spice. A bit of a let down compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium at best. Oak spice and same metallic note.

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