- 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 10:09 pm by Whisky
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Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.20 points
- Whiskyauction.com 05-2018 €1864,00
- Whiskyauction.com 04-2017 €1260€1305
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- Batch 9: contains the following 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
- 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.
- 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: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/163
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!
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.
A long, somewhat austere finish. Aromas of caramel, malt and cocoa. Towards the end again sour cherries. Nice.
- 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.