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Glengoyne 1972 MoS

Overall rating
91.84/100
votes
106
Whiskybase ID
WB69437
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Diamonds
Vintage
1972
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
MoS 15037
Number of bottles
132
Strength
45.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010852026689
Added on
20 jun 2015 6:41 pm by cadillac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 799.00

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106 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972 MoS

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.84 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    a flatterer with subtle perfectly proportioned wood content with incredibly delicious intense exotic fruit notes - very lively, exciting, ingenious
    • Nose
      95 95
      very noble sweet very exotic nose, citrus, melon, roasted pineapple, mandarin, peach, bitter almond, light notes of green wood, jasmine flowers, bergamot, very creamy, everything is perfectly connected, intense and without flaws - divine fabric
    • Taste
      94 94
      creamy, waxy herbaceous notes of fresh green wood, very juicy without dryness, balsam-like on the palate, baked pineapple, apricot jam, crystalline citrus notes, also very good on the palate, flawless
    • Finish
      93 93
      waxy, with mild mountain herbal tea, banana, sweet lemon, melon, warm and spicy - very long

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Photo Moderator

    That must have been a great cask indeed - one of the best Bourbon barrels - reminds me on some very old Bowmores and most recently it compares well with the great Speysiders from 1973. For me also just one point below the famous cask MoS 12044 even so it is hard to compare. Great stuff!
    • Nose
      Fresh, truck loads of tropical fruits, honey comb, sweet acidity galore, whiffs of oak wood, spices, pepper, cloves, nutmeg, more on apples etc. - fantastic!
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity cake, lots of spices, pepper, cinnamon, apple juice, good sweetness, oak wood and just a wee hint of vanilla in the background - excellent!
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, more fruity, not drying at all, more fine spices in the background

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Absolutely top-of-the-line whisky, after tasting about 1700, I would rank among the top 10, if not the top 5, and that, although or not because he was not kissed and smacked by the superduper sherry or port barrel, the bourbon barrel has it easy in the 30+ years something completely unique, made special of it.
    • Nose
      Wow, what a fruit salad, even while pouring, licked drops from the sample bottle, sniffed 30cm away from the glass ... a dream! (Apple and pear compote, melon, pineapple, gooseberry, kiwi, unripe banana ... you do not want to stop) In addition, as a contrast in the background a waxy note, floor wax, leather polish, slightly dry woody - great.
    • Taste
      here again all the fruit salad (see above), followed by lime, grapefruit and passion fruit, then sweet and dry, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, leather, some pepper, tastes almost too good to swallow
    • Finish
      long, elegant, non-penetrating, lime, drinking cocoa powder, leather, herb sweet

  4. prz22 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely great bourbon profile based fruit salad:)
    Very recommended for those looking for less sherried Glengoyne profile !
    • Nose
      95 95
      Intense, sweet, bourbon based fruits, what a great cask!
      Some salt, sea, herbs, Vegetables.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Perfectly integrated alcohol, sweet, fruity, Lacks some complexity from nose though.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, controlled, balanced, another proof of cask quality!
      Fruity, woody, salty, great!

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Excellent tropical fruits profile, very close to the 73 speysiders

  6. WillemvdK scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Amazing! Extremely fruity and vibrant for its age. Apple sauce, peach, banana puree, grape juice, coconut, dusty cigarbox and a touch of beer/yeast. I have been smelling and tasting this whisky for more than an hour now and it keeps changing on me. Many layers of goodness.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      97 97

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What's not to like here? This has matured for such a long time, and it really does show its age, but it also very vibrant and there's not too much oak. A high point for sure.
    • Nose
      A warm fruit basket with apricot, peach and mango, but also lots of citrus (mandarin). Some wax and furnitire polish as well, with some oakiness (saw dust). This one really shows its age. In a good way :)
    • Taste
      Really fruity again, with pink grapefruit taking center stage, but also lychees, oranges, apricots and lemon peel. The palate is pretty oily and creamy. It shows some aniseed, as well as freshly polished leather. Lovely, lovely stuff.
    • Finish
      Warming. Slightly dry and medium in length. Fruity still, but softer now.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample. 90/91 points. Thanks for the sample Erik!
    • Nose
      Apricot, fermenting cantaloupe melon, honey, limestone, apple, yellow raisin, banana, malt and chili pepper. Turns more creamy after a few minutes.
    • Taste
      Kaki, apricot, galia melon, malt, orange, banana, leather and pepper.
    • Finish
      Gooseberry, kaki, leather, litchi and smoke.

  10. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Good but not very good which is a bit disappointing looking at the price of the bottle. Maybe it is due to the fact that I had the excellent Laphroaig 21 yesterday in my glas :)
    • Nose
      Very fruity start: peaches, raisins, apple
    • Taste
      Sour but sweet sour first like these sour apple shots but very positive then sweet brown sugar and caramel
    • Finish
      a lot herbs a bit like Muscatel, very special and excellent long!

  11. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    For me as a Sherry matured Whisky lover this dram earns my great respect! Very well done. Especially the nose has much to offer: very interwoven complexity, deep space and roundness …

    A pity that the taste becomes from the second sip on a bit 'boring' (if you understand what I mean …) - but I think that could be MY problem … :-)

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1 +
    • Nose
      Fresh apricots, fresh slight sour apples, caramel, bright milk chocolate, 'Joghurette' (very prominent!), ripe vanilla (thick feeling), spiciness from the barrel, some smoked ham,very nice wood, thick sweet-sour vegetable broth, leather, some mocha, apple biscuits (out of the pan), caramel biscuits, extinguished wood fire, melted butter, 'Himmel und Hölle', banana.
    • Taste
      Lemon, tingly (very tingly all the time!), bright fruits, leather, radicchio, apple jam, citrus peal, apples, pears, coffee, old books, raw bacon, some grilled, wood, spiciness, quince jelly bread, charred wood, cocoa powder, grapes.
    • Finish
      Fruit brandies, wood (also charred), oily-dusty, herbs, leather, cocoa powder, citrus, dry, aftertaste of bright jams (also sweet).

  13. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  15. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Bottle share III
    • Nose
      Fruity - peach and melon, citrus, honey, wax and some polish. Pine wood, wood dust, more creamy fruits -  pine apple and some raisins.
    • Taste
      Dusty, fruity, pastry, pine wood, resin and vanilla. Nuts -  pastachio, cherries - amarone and aniseed. 
    • Finish
      Leather, fondant, creamy fruits and marzipan. Long with wax, vanilla and creamy coconut.    

  16. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Reviewed by Ruben on whiskynotes.be (14/8/2015):
    Nose: very typical with its warm fruitiness. Plenty of tangerine, kumquat, mirabelles and hints of mango. Some fruitcake. Tinned pineapple. Evolves on beehive notes like honey and beeswax. Hints of leather and mint. Mouth: oily and waxy start until the fruits take over. Apricots, pink grapefruit, papaya and echoes of passion fruit sherbet. Very tropical, with a wink at BenRiach, Longmorn and some Irish malts. Stays honeyed and excellently waxed, with hints of polished oak but no oaky dryness whatsoever. Finish: medium long, mildly dry, with fruits and traces of resinous honey.
    I’m quite sure some people will say this is just as good as the sherry version, maybe even better. I think the sherry bottling has a slightly higher complexity, but this is a glorious profile as well (with less oaky notes as well). Already one of the highlights of 2015! Around € 400. Rather fair if you consider the other one was € 300 in 2012. Thanks for the dram, Koen.
    Score: 93/100

  17. fritzbrause scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    This is the best whisky i tasted so far.

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