Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
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

€ 4975.01

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148 × member ratings

116 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.13 points

  1. TommyHub scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Maybe best Whisky out there!

  2. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 05-2018 €1864,00

  3. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 04-2017 €1260€1305

  4. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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  5. Amsterdam scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    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

  6. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    06-2015 €1156
    10-2016 €1416

  7. 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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/163
    • 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.


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