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Overall rating
92.10/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Fair (WF)
Vintage
06.1970
Bottled
11.2005
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1841
Number of bottles
120
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2007 9:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 689.50

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1970 WF

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.10 points

  1. drinki scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  2. Malinois did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

  3. helmutgw scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: becomes bitter, woody, stays fresh
    + H2O: is surprisingly round and balanced

    0303.2018 92
    • Nose
      closed, a little alcohol, fresh notes: menthol, mint?
      also glue
    • Taste
      sweet, alcoholic, surprisingly fresh,
    • Finish
      long, sweet, fresh

  4. drinki scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    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. 
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

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