Glendronach 1972 (Cask 712)
Added on Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 at 03:47 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 39 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.90 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Oloroso Butt     Cask no. 712     466 Bottles     Bottled 07/2011

Malt Maniacs Awards 2011 Gold Medalist 

Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

This is freaking awesome. Chocolate mixed with sherry and loads of tobacco (dry cigar and cigarette leaves). Leather and star anise give this added depth. A great lengthy finish. Strawberries and bitter chocolate.

 

Retaste LAWS 10th

Big vibrant fruit bomb sherry goodness with tobacco and leather.  This has more fruit compared to cask #702.  Both are rated A in my book with a slight preference to #712.

 
Sku
 

The nose has sulphured sherry and vanilla beans.  The palate is certainly big sherry but I hesitate to call it a sherry bomb because it's not the one-note sort of thing that I associate with that term. Yes, there's sherry, but it's dry with ample spices (clove, white pepper) and a lot more going on. Pepper dominates the finish.

 

This is a big, fabulous whisky!

 
Andy
 

n: Magnificent.  Raspberries and chocolate.

 

p:  Just delicious and rich sherry.

 

A-/A

 
Ries
 

n: sandalwood, tahitian black vanilla, cherry milk chocolates. Strong black tea, musty basement. Very sophisticated and classic. Fantastic nose.

 

t: very fruit forward and semi-sweet with black cherry and strawberry jam on a vanilla wafer. Slight scorch element in middle with a delicious musty sherry oak finish. Fantastic fruit bomb!  [A/A-] 

 
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