Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
15 Jul 2009 11:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 375.00

17 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1972 MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.68 points

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

    Tasted blind
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smells really tasty!
      Preserved plums with cinnamon, Amarena cherries, caramel, oak seasoning. Grain mash and a little alcohol also shimmer through.
      All aromas are discreetly present - a little O2 emphasizes them more clearly.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The alcohol is too strong for me, so I diluted it to about 48%.
      Also here a mix of plum / cherry, malt sweetness, a little caramel, & spice from the barrel.
      Mild & balanced / no burning
      Light to medium body.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is fruity - malty with oak and light bitterness with a medium length.

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Herbs and fruits soaked in aged aromatic honey. Sappy and waxy tropical fruitiness, pine resin, old leather books and antique furnitures polished with sherry wax, if this could exhist. Great vintages these 1972 glengoynes. Great vintage for the whole of Scottland..magic was in the air in 1972!


  6. boborban scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    sergeIndependent Glengoynes are very rare, not sure I’ve ever seen more than two or
    three before. Colour: pale gold. Nose: an avalanche of honey and tinned
    pineapples! Many (great) old Glengoynes that I could try were much more
    influenced by the casks whilst this is as fruity and pleasantly, say ‘ethereal’
    as malt whisky can get. Yet, there is some vanilla and there are some soft
    spices but the extreme ‘light honeyness’ is spectacular. Develops more on
    sultanas and plum jam. With water: gets rather more tropical, with notes of pina
    colada, that is to say more coconut and pineapples. Superb, with an extreme
    freshness. Having said that, it has a tendency to fade away a bit. Mouth: very
    oily, almost thick, starting on sultanas and crystallised pineapple, with quite
    some honey again and just touches of pine resin sweets. The spiciness is bigger
    than on the nose, with some pepper, ginger and hints of cloves. Extremely
    more-ish when neat. Nougatine. With water: a tad closer to the OB now, with more
    notes of orange blossom water, tangerine liqueur, coconut liqueur and a little
    green pepper. Finish: rather long, the citrus notes managing to balance the
    oakiness that starts to emerge. Comments: absolutely gorgeous but too drinkable,
    whilst there are only 305 bottles! The sherry influence is extremely discreet,
    to be honest, I did not quite notice it.


  7. lexus scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An excellent whisky with an exceptional nose and a very nice finish too ... very sweet, not especially marked by sherry ... I loved it and do not regret my purchase ...
    • Nose
      Very expressive and beautiful balance with alcohol, coconut, leather, orange marmalade, candied fruit, develops more waxy notes, honey ... a little lemon ... really a superb nose, marked by a subtle sherry totally integrated into the whole ... I love ...
    • Taste
      Palate: spicy, on honey, ginger, trace of exotic fruits in the background with a little water ... less complex than the nose ...
    • Finish
      Again on the spices, old waxed furniture, beeswax, orange, honey, precious wood ... beautiful length ...

  8. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A lost sherry bottling :)
    ... at least the sherry hides from me, so that I have difficulties to find it.
    Must have been a very good cask.
    Nice, pleasant and ... expensive.
    • Nose
      This one does not look like it has spent 36 years in a sherry butt. Must have been a refill sherry butt. Warming but less intensive than the other two MoS Glengoynes.
      Oranges, dried apricots and white coffee. Butterfingers ... tasty.
    • Taste
      Warming, balanced and clean. Sweet and fruity. Almost no oaky notes and that after 36 years!

      Mirabelles and cake mixture made with eggs and lots of butter ... and ... rum ... but the sherry is hidden.
    • Finish
      Long, pleasant and becoming slightly dry after some time. No new flavor evolutions. Not oaky at all.


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