Jul 102011
 

TASTING OF TWO  1972 GLENDRONACH
CANADA & SWEDEN

 

In order to try a repair the rift that exists between Canada and Sweden over the 1994 Olympic games, after  Sweden took the gold medal in hockey from us in an overtime shootout and then went on to make a postage stamp with the winning goal on it, I thought it would be appropriate, as sign of good faith, to do tasting notes in both official languages.  Please excuse my heartfelt
attempt to translate these notes properly, as some of the meaning might be lost in the translation.

 

 

1972 CASK # 718   38 YEAR OLD 51.5% ABV  BOTTLE # 313 OF 396
MARCH 2 1972 – JUNE 2010.  OLOROSO SHERRY BUTT.

NOSE: Oranges.  Varnish.  Coffee bean and lavender.  Raspberry.  Burnt butter.

“Potatis, köttbullar, sill.”

TASTE: Dark chocolate.  Bitter tannins.  Black pepper and mint.

“Färgade smaksatt vodka.”

FINISH: Long and warming

“Längre än Tiger Woods marrigae löfte.”

ASSESSMENT: Good expression of Glendronach, but it’s hard to get past that one off note of varnish on the nose.

“Detta är bättre än Dolph Lundgren är en skådespelare och mindre störande än att sätta ihop Ikea-möbler.”

 

 

1972 CASK # 711 39 YEAR OLD  ABV – CASK STRENGTH,  ADVANCE SAMPLE FOR KENSGINGTON WINE MARKET.  OLOROSO SHERRY BUTT.

NOSE: Fruit explosion.  Pineapple, bananas, mango, melons, cherries and oranges.  Cocoa and mint.

“Kål renar, inlagd sill.”

TASTE: Melons and prunes.  Tannins from the sherry.  Raisins, coffee and cinnamon.

“Färgade smaksatt vodka.”

FINISH: Long and fantastic.  Begins creamy & spicy, then warms up and fades gently.  Little briny at the back end.

“Ungefär lika länge som en Abba-musikalen.”

ASSESSMENT: Complex and balanced older sherry fruit bomb.  What a nose!  Would put this whisky right between the Black Bowmore and the Glenfarclas 40 year old.

“Detta är whisky att Sedin tvillingarna skulle ha firat med om de hade visat upp och spelade i sista matchen i Stanley Cup-finalen.”

 

– Sincerely, Maltmonster

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  2 Responses to “1972 Glendronach”

  1. Currently one of my favorite distilleries.

    The 15 y.o. is spectacular, as are any of the single casks I’ve tried. 18 is great (but not as shimmering as the 15), and the 12 is…just ok.

  2. Shame the Swedes won’t get any of this one…

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