Glenlivet 1972 Cellar Collection
Added on Monday, Aug 3, 2009 at 02:41 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.30 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $750 Availability: Better Stores
A vatting of 10 casks all distilled on August 24, 1972.  Bottled 2005.  800 bottles sent to USA, 2015 bottles total.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is sweet, and I get a lot of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Lots of strong grain/cereals/oatmeal stuff going on here, with cinnamon hints.  The palate is what the nose advertised, and great: fruity, with delicate hints of spice (cinnamon and clove notably), and some of that honey-nut thing coming in and out.  Finish is lengthy, and mint enters here (someone in the group mentioned eucalyptus oil, and that's spot on).  What I found most interesting about this was that there were lighter but noticeable medicinal notes woven throughout, that really added dimension and enjoyability.  YUM. 
N: Very buttery, almonds, french toast with maple syrup, Honey Nut n' Oats.
P: Very big and fruity initially, some hints of old pot still Irish, then gets nutty and sweet.
F: Organic notes (green spices) fade into a long buttery finish.
Remarkably different that the other two vintages we tried (1964 and 1969) and equally excellent. 
Lemons and cinnamon.  Sharp and very welcome assault on the palate ends with a minty finish  
Sweet and flowery with lilacs and some butterscotch.  Very nice and I had a hard time deciding which I liked better...this or the 1969.  I think this may have won out by a smidge....but I think it might depend on the day ;) 
Nose is light basil, hot, fruity, cinnamon rolls. Mint and spice on the palate, like cilantro. Mints in the finish.  Very interesting and unique.  Worth trying for the unique flavors. 
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