Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Batch 9
Stated Age
41 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
10 jan 2014 10:36 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4732.72

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145 × member ratings

129 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glendronach 1972

17 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.07 points.

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Cipidos scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Cbreezy1 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    the best one glendronach I have
    its dream one

  4. Cigarsky scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Colour: mahogany. Nose: wonderful.Same kind of big yet subtle notes of peonies and roses, then raisins, raspberry ganache, gunpowder, old leather, praline, chocolate.
    Mouth: it’s big and quite powerful drier than on the nose, rather more leathery and kind of smoky/mineral
    Then we have the expected dried fruits, dates, raisins, prunes, then chocolate, peppermint. Finish: long, with the leather and the spices more obvious, as almost always.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A Glendronach that requires a lot of ventilation to let the exotic appear.
    The nose may be more shy, less integrated on other Glendronach 1971/1972, but once surrounded, it's pure pleasure, with enormous exoticism and super complexity.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A powerful, woody, varnished nose. We are on big sherry that does not hide.
      Noble wood, varnished, old shelf, rancio.
      It evolves on dried orange zest, plum, prune and currant.
      Very light exoticism with a little pineapple and mango.
      Molasses, pepper.
    • Taste
      94 94
      In the mouth we start with sweet candy, which is followed by a whiff of exoticism. Passion fruit, mango, papaya, pineapple, blood orange. It's a real bowl of fruit.
      We continue on runny dark chocolate, a light dry and delicate wood and a little leather.
      To finish a little molasses, camphor, pepper, and a light barbecue smoke.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long finish on charcoal, grilled meat, grison. Wood, dust, leather, molasses, pepper, camphor. Dried mango, pineapple, orange zest.
      Fantastic !

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Another excellent 72, great sherry and tropical notes maybe the wood is a bit more present and drying than other editions

  7. FNP90xvhk scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Incredible nosing. Rich and complex, with salt & caramel pop-corn; sweet and sour fruitiness reminds me of passion fruit; elegant and refined leather.

  8. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      Quite juicy. Lots of fruits. Cherries galore. Coffee grounds. Leather and licorice. Milk chocolates. Some oak. And finally, mint. Not absolutely fruity bonkers like old Macallans or old Bowmores, but damn fruity enough and this has depth and complexity.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Great stuff, for sure. Doesn't reach the pantheon of sherried whiskies, but it's damn close. Minus 1 for being dry throughout. Minus another 1 point for not being super viscous (ie sticks to the palate). Ok, so 93 points.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dry finish. Coffee grounds. Cherry cough syrup. This is dry and oaky, which means it doesn't reach legendary status in my book.

  9. JCTang scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Very flamboyant, energetic character. In addition to raisins and dried cranberries, it has rich sweet orange, high-quality old oak and Earl milk tea, which is very rich. Tasting: Like a symphony of waves and ranks, from plain to magnificent, it was slightly sweet at first, and soon burst into various dark fruits, including prunes, raisins, chocolate, sherry The taste, with a bit of lime and a bit of oak, is not excessive and perfectly balanced. Aftertaste: long, raisins, oranges and coffee

  10. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 05-2018 €1864,00

  11. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 04-2017 €1260€1305

  12. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior 01-2017 €1605 + €1605

  13. Amsterdam scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    Batch 9: contains the following 9 bottles:

    1972 cask 702
    1985 cask 1035
    1989 cask 5470
    1990 cask 1243
    1991 cask 5405
    1992 cask 195
    1993 cask 5
    1994 cask 3385
    1995 cask 3302

  14. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior
    06-2015 €1156
    10-2016 €1416

  15. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    The best Whisky i've tried!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      96 96

  16. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Glenfarclas1887 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Serge says:

    I know, Glendronach again... Colour: dark amber. Nose: it's menthol that comes out first, together with some liquorice and quite a few tinier terpenic aromas. Pinesap, cough medicine... All that gives this oldie a huge feeling of freshness before the old-cognac side starts to unfold in a wonderful manner. That means plenty of raisins, then ripe peaches, honey and cherries in kirsch. Amazing freshness, no fatty chocolaty tones, so all is pretty perfect so far. With water: swims like Shirley Babashoff. Who remembers Shirley Babashoff? Stunning herbal profile, always amazingly fresh. And I love these tangerines, its all getting even more christmassy. Even some quality limoncello. Mouth (neat): the cherries are back, together with some strong chestnut honey and, this time, more chocolate and kumquats. Earl grey tea, a little mocha coffee, drops of bitter herbal tea (peach leaves, maybe) and a little curry. Excellent. With water: really rather sweeter than other old oloroso monsters, and with many more oranges, tangerines and kumquats. Plus these touches of menthol that keep lifting the whole into the most ethereal heights (yeah yeah, right...) Finish: long, on some kind of high-end mint flavoured tea mixed with grapefruit juice. Comments: I don't find all old sherry monsters very elegant and refined. This one is. Utterly lovable, like many 1972s. Merry Christmas!SGP:561 - 93 points.

  18. XorLophaX scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 94/100 points - "almost perfect Sherrybomb". This 1972 Glendronach offers a stunning nose. Fruitiness and complexity at the highest level. Unfortunately on the palate too alcoholic. Otherwise 97/100. For the price you can expect more, but still one of the best whiskys I could taste to date. Link to the tasting on my blog:
    • Nose
      Wow, what an intense and complex nose. At the beginning, nutty sherry flavors dominate. When the alcohol is somewhat pursuing, the palette of flavors fans over chocolates, mocha, spices to dark fruits. Here stands out some sour cherry and currant. With water a little sweeter and chocolatier, less fruit. Stunning nose!
    • Taste
      Here you immediately feel an alcoholic sharpness, which hides differentiated aromas. Overall, pretty sweet and chocolaty. With water much rounder, more fruity. Not all the aromas of the nose come back, but still very tasty. Forest fruits, some wood and mocha. A hint of nutmeg is subtly in the background.
    • Finish
      A long, somewhat austere finish. Aromas of caramel, malt and cocoa. Towards the end again sour cherries. Nice.

  19. Noface83 scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    He definitely needs water. A wonderful malt to sniff and with water also very supple in the mouth. The finish loses but with water a bit of bite. I can fully sign the impression and the notes of Mr.Sandwich. Too bad for the age and the price you expect a bit more balance in the whisky. Nevertheless, a beautiful complex malt.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      94 94

  20. zby0001 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      93 93

  21. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At the price, I expect perfection. Unfortunately, I'm a bit disappointed with the taste. Since I liked the '72er Batch 7 better.
    • Nose
      Beautiful aromas of roasted nuts combined with sweet sherry. Then followed by burnt toast, espresso, some mocha, nougat, some vanilla, some beautiful oriental spices and fruits, like raspberries. Distant is also melon. - Very complex -
    • Taste
      Strong sweetness in the beginning. But the alcohol comes quickly and violently. Although not necessarily in an unpleasant way, but as a pleasant I did not necessarily feel it. I would say that the alcohol conceals the flavors. So you should dilute something with water. Through a few drops of water the aromas of the nose come through. Nevertheless, a certain sharpness remains. Who likes it ...!
    • Finish
      The finish is long, with burnt caramel and some acidity.


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