- Single Malt
- The Whisky Fair (WF)
- Stated Age
- 35 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 59.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Dec 2007 9:12 pm
13 × in wishlist
51 × member ratings
22 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1970 WF
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.10 points
- Second tasting, and I have to admit that my first score of 92 was absolutely below the real value of that whisky ! I believe this might be the best whisky I have ever tasted actually... I won't comment the content as I have already done, but I can tell you, if one day you have an opportunity to taste something like that, go for it at any price!
- Serge Valentin:
Springbank 35 yo 1970/2005 (59.5%, The Whisky Fair, bourbon hogshead, 120 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: a little more discreet right at the start but then some beautiful, and more delicate notes of fruit jellies and a beautiful oak (antiques) do arise slowly. Notes of wax polish, orange salad, fruity olive oil, dried coconat. It’s probably ‘narrower’ than its brother but much more elegant. Classy stuff! It’s also very clean… Keeps developing, with some notes of hazelnut oil, mint-flavoured tea, pepper… Menthol fir honey sweets, whiffs of coal… Beautiful! Mouth: I’m very curious now, almost 60% at 35yo! This one must have matured in a very hot environment, and probably very, very slowly. And the mouth confirms that, it’s extremely punchy, with some super-bold wax, dried oranges, honey and a lot of salt – amazing. It’s also rather bitter, tannic and drying, but nothing (too) excessive. Wow, it gets then saltier and saltier, with also a little rubber, mastic, salted liquorice, cake, marzipan, strong olive oil (ever tasted the Palestinian olive oil? It’s excellent – no politics here.) Some bold notes of cough syrup, at that, mirabelle and apricot jam, quince jelly… Another (gentle) beast, no doubt, that reminds me of some very old OB’s. No need to say I like it a lot. 93 points.
- + H2O: becomes bitter, woody, stays fresh
+ H2O: is surprisingly round and balanced
closed, a little alcohol, fresh notes: menthol, mint?
sweet, alcoholic, surprisingly fresh,
long, sweet, fresh
- Such an incredible noze... This is absolutely stunning ! A very powerfull whisky as I love them. Body and mouth...the same! You can feel a wonderfull bourbon Behind it. Really a very Nice dram, probably one of my best try.