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

€ 5919.67

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138 × member ratings

120 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glendronach 1972

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.19 points

  1. 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 !

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. JCTang scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    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

  9. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 05-2018 €1864,00

  10. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 04-2017 €1260€1305


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