Springbank 35-year-old

Overall rating
94.49/100
votes
106
Whiskybase ID
WB11046
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Millennium Bottling Limited Edition
Bottled
09.1999
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 oct 2009 10:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 10877.07

86 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

97 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 35-year-old

15 users have left 21 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.49 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Photo Moderator

    No wonder that this is probably the best bottle of the millennium series because it is extremely smooth and well balanced. Excellent!
    • Nose
      100 100
      Fresh, rich, intensive, complex, fruity, plums, ripe bananas, mango, pineapples, passion fruit, sweet and smooth oak wood, little pipe tobacco, touch of vanilla and much more - I can't list everything
    • Taste
      99 99
      Oh yes, smooth, warm, sweet oak wood, little vanilla, oily, liquorice, mellow, dried fruits, dark fruits again, prunes, milk chocolate, little toffee - just superb!
    • Finish
      98 98
      Long, warm, very smooth oak lingering - neverending. Does not need water - with water the finish becomes even more honeyish.

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  3. Doody scored this whisky 97 points Member Junior

    Absolutely fantastic
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  4. JCTang scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Springbank 35YO Millennium Bottling 20cl Sample. Color: amber; Smell: more unrestrained, not only dark jams (raspberries, strawberries), but also ripe fruits such as mangoes, bananas and other tropical fruits, rich honey and the taste of juicy barbecue and tobacco leaves It is also more obvious, with high-grade leather and some fine spice embellishments, which is very beautiful, 95 points; drinking: rich and silky, which is highly consistent with the smell, and is also very impactful, and the silky texture fills the mouth. The entrance is just the right sweetness, and then there are various changes between syrup, jam, and honey, which are particularly rich with the wood tone, and even some peat, 94 points; aftertaste: long, peat mixed with sherry The extremely high representative of the various dried fruits still make you reverie. It's a very comprehensive wine. 94 points;

  5. obst scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    After the tasting of the 30-year-old Springbanks at the end of 2002 was a complete success, I wanted to top it. Springbank, 35, seemed like the right candidate - he had received even better reviews. I tasted the whisky in March 2003. The Springbank Millenium 35 Year Old is the best whisky I've ever tasted - it's perfect. I rated him even better than his 30-year-old brother.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      99 99

  6. Ganga scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    What can be said of this whisky? To quote Pylp Fiction, "I said god damn!" Yes, thw whisky meets the hype. It is that good.

  7. prz22 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Another top of the Top Springbank to compare to each other.. it seems almost no sense to deny that this is the distillery and period from my dreams!
    • Nose
      98 98
      What a complexity and balance, exotic fruits bathed in old school sherry. So many niuances and sublime flavours. Still, not as typical springbank smoked apples as in other bottlings.

      What an awesome nose!! One of the Best. No doubt about it.
    • Taste
      97 97
      Punchy, spicy, so somplex and layered, stunning, marvelous!!
    • Finish
      97 97
      Very long, very powerful, absolutely amazing. Still, some wood out of balance divides it from perfection

  8. MaltNerd scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing Springbank. A complex whisky, very intense in flavor with a wonderful variable finish.
    • Nose
      93 93
      The aroma is an interesting clash between classic sherry and tropical fruits. Dates, figs, chocolate brownie and Christmas spices. Next, a refreshing mint leaf, coffee beans and wet, cherry tobacco. There is also dried mango, red haribo jellies and peach liqueur. Deep and round aroma.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Wow, here we have a real fireworks. An explosion of flavors, full bodied character. Cherry coke, unripe mango and pineapple, a drop of lime juice, wild strawberries, lots of milk chocolate with caramel and velvety oak. Canned peaches and tobacco. Very oily, intense, crispy and refreshing at the same time.
    • Finish
      95 95
      very complex, and long. Coffee with chocolate, tobacco, Christmas spices to be more fruity after a while. Candied pineapple, green bananas slightly salty at the end.
      With water: I found more acacia honey, orange peel and fresh grass in the aroma. Taste:more creamy, with a lot of honey, velvety oak, ginger, caramel, boiled apples, papaya, tobacco and coffee with milk.
      I perceived the finish similarly.

  9. mvetlesen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    What a glorious dram! Old glory and Springbank in marvellous harmony! Speachless!

  10. johnfool scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    One of my favorite whisky of all time.
    What else ?

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Best sherried Scotch whisky 1936 vintage onwards, 75 whiskies tasted.

    This whisky was 13rh ,out of 75

    Whisky Heaven 96 points average.

    1) Glen Cawdor 1964/1983 43%Duthies for Samaroli 95/96/96 - 96

    Gold Medal Drams 95 Points average

    2) Caperdonich 1966 32 year cask 134 53.1% Signatory 95/95/95 - 95
    *3) Glen Avon 1974 sherry cask 59.9% G&M 94/95/95 - 95
    4) Inchgower 1975 25 year 49.7% cask 9176 Kingsbury 94/95/95 - 95
    5) Strathisla 1967/1986 57% Duthies for Samaroli 94/95/95- 95
    6) Glengoyne 1972 40 year 55.5% Mos 1244 Diamonds 96/95/94 - 95
    7) Inchgower 1965 39 year cask 5423 48.1% Jack Wiebers 95/94/95 – 95
    *8) Macallan 1952 15 year 80 proof Rinaldi Import* 85/96/94 – 92
    But 95 for palate & finish average.
    Note
    The Macallan 1952 probably would have come 2nd if the nose had scored similar to the palate and finish, it would be unfair to push it any further down the pecking order and it was, along with the Glen Cawdor 1964 the only whisky I gave a 96p for the palate. It is where it is because the nose let it down and had a burnt off note I did not like but the taste was lovely.

    Silver Medal Drams 94 Points average

    9) Tobermory 1972 23 year 50% MI De Viris Illlustribus 94/95/94 - 94
    10) Glenfarclas 105 40 year 60%OB 94/95/94 – 94
    11) Glen Mhor 30 year Bar Metro 60.1% 94/95/94 – 94
    12) Dallas Dhu 1982 24 year cask 3739 OB 93/95/94 - 94
    *13) Springbank 35 year 46% Millenium OB 93/95/94 - 94
    14) Macallan 1939 70 proof GM OB 93/95/94 - 94
    15) Glenglassaugh 1972 38 year cask 2891 59.1% ob 94/94/95 - 94 19247
    16) Tobermory 1972 OB purple label 32 year 49.5% 94/95/93 – 94
    17) Longmorn 1968 SMWS 7.27 53.8% 93/94/95 - 94
    18) Aberfeldy 19yr manager’s dram 1991 61.3% 94/94/94 - 94
    19) Balblair 1966 38 year 44% ob 94/94/94 - 94
    20) Speyburn 1975 cask 3413 55.4%OB 94/94/94 - 94 41085
    21) Glen Avon 15 year 57% Avonside whisky 93/94/94 – 94
    22) Glen Grant 1964 50 year cask 4462 gm 93/94/94 - 94
    23) Glenlossie 1972 17 year 57.7% Sestante 93/94/94 – 94
    24) Tamnavulin 35 year Forrester cask 3087 52.6% OB 93/94/94 - 94
    25) Blair Athol 21 year moon import the cars 93/94/94 - 94
    26) Talisker 1981 20 year 62% 93/94/94 - 94
    27 )Longmorn 1972 33 year laird bottling 43.7% 93/94/94 -94
    28) Mortlach 14 year 57% sestante 95/93/94 - 94

    Bronze Medal Drams 93 Points average

    29) Balmenach 14 year 1971 57.5% ob sestante 93/94/93 - 93
    30) Glenugie 1967 59.5% sherry wood Sestante 92/94/93 - 93
    31) Talisker 1957 57% GM black label 92/93/94 - 93
    32) Glenfarclas 21 year unblended 51.5% Edward Giaccone 93/94/92 – 93
    33) Jura 1966 30 year 51.6% cask 1868 Signatory 92/93/94 - 93
    34) springbank 1966 58.1% cask 443 LB 95/93/92 - 93
    35) Highland Park 1973 34 year OB cask 6384 46.5% 92/93/93 - 93
    36) Tamdhu 1962 44 year 43% GM 92/93/93 - 93
    37) Millburn 1967 34 year omc 50% 93/92/94 - 93
    38) Laphroaig 1998 20 year cask 700296 54.6 WM 94/92/93 93
    39) Glenrothes 1947 28 year 43% ferrarato OB 94/93/91- 93
    40) Strathisla 1963 48 year 51.8% cask 576 GM 94/92/92 – 93

    92 points average

    41) Talisker 1955 50 year Secret Stills GM 91/93/92 - 92
    42) Bunna 1968 34 year 43.5% OB 93/93/91 – 92
    43) Glengoyne 1969/98 cask 3525 51.6% OB 93/93/91 - 92
    44) Glenlochy 1965 32 year cask 1528 47.9% 92/92/93 - 92
    45) Tomintoul 1966 44 year cask 5261 49.1% JW 93/92/92 - 92
    46) Caperdonich 1972 39 year cask 52.8% TWA 91/92/93 - 92
    47) Pride of Strathspey 1939 43 year gm (Macallan) 95/92/90 - 92
    48) Macallan 1958/59 25 year Anniversary OB 94/92/91 - 92
    49) Glenlossie 1938 43 years 40% GM 93/92/91 - 92
    50) Glenrothes 1966 36 year 51.8% cask 1438 OB 94/91/91 – 92
    51) Avonside 1938 39 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 94/92/90 - 92

    91 points average

    52) Miltonduff 1966 22 year Pluscarden Valley 58.4% 88/93/93 - 91
    53) Avonside 1938 33 year 43% (Glenlivet) GM 89/93/92 - 91
    54) Glendronach 1972 cask 706 43 year 51.1% 90/92/92 – 91
    55) Glenfarclas 1964 40 year NC 1578 Recheirich 91/92/91 - 91
    56) Strathisla Decanter, Milton Distillery, William Longmire 90/92/91 - 91
    (Very rare whisky, early 1950`s peated Strathisla)
    57) Longmorn 1972 37 year 51.3% TWA 92/91/91 -91
    58) Highland Park 1960 dumpy 17 year 43% OB Ferraretto 92/91/90 - 91
    59) Glenrothes 1972 29 year Restricted Release 43% OB 90/91/91 - 91
    60) Aberlour 1964 25 year 43% OB 93/90/91 – 91
    61) Bowmore 1956 43% OB, pure islay malt seagull label 94/90/88 – 91
    62) Macphail’s 1938 Dram Taker’s 40% GM 92/92/89 – 91
    63) Bowmore 1970 34 year cask 4689 56.6% 92/91/89 – 91

    90 points average

    64) Old Speyside 1966 40 year 45.6% Taste Still 87/92/91 - 90
    65) Strathisla 1937 37 year 40% 70 proof GM 90/91/89 – 90
    66) Highland Park dumpy 19 year 43% OB Ferraretto Imp 91/90/89 – 90
    67) Benriach 1984 28 year 50.2% cask 1050 OB 89/89/91 - 90

    89 points average & under

    68) Auchentoshan 1970 21 year 43% ob, sherry 93/87/88 - 89
    69) Longmorn 1972 39 year 45% LMDW 93/88/87 - 89
    70) Macallan 1962 25 year anniversary OB 43% 89/88/88 - 88
    71) Glen Grant 1936 decanter 50 year gm 85/89/88 - 87
    72) Ben Nevis 1967 41 year, cask 1281 49.4% 87/85/91 – 87
    73) Glen Grant 1953 58 year 47.9% GM 85/83/82 – 83
    74) Glenlossie 1975 44 year cask 2907 GM 86/65/70 – 73

    Tried right at the end Bonus Dram Daftmill cask 029/2009 sherry 61.1%
    91-92 points average

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re taste while doing H2H for sherry monsters,

    I actually think the palate has improved this time, my notes are pretty much the same as before

    Tasted this 3 times now and while the nose was not as good the palate and finish have got better to give an average score of 94p
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  13. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    So, last night I was very fortunate to try what was actually on my unicorn list. Im not able to - even do justice or string together the correct words to describe this experience.

    Nose:
    Tropical fruit party (fruit salad puree, fresh ripe fruits, syrup must) incredible! balsamico, peaches and apricots and lychee, I swear, I can taste the fruits on the tongue when nosing this. Rich cola, like cola syrup, (but of the organic quality kind.) Old libary corridors and the smell of dusty books, then fruits again, ripe mangos, guava, papaya and then the sweetest hints of candy peat; super florals and light perfume aromas that would just entrance any malt head!

    Palate:
    Take every single note on the nose; put them into one of those popping boba pearls you find in bubble tea, take a bite. ???? explosion of all those flavours coming together in unison. Oily, slightly viscous and coates the entire mouth; so complex, perfect amount of oak on the finish, not over powering what so ever.

    This jumped to my number one whisky; it's taken over the 1964 soffiantino Bowmore aka baby black.

    This was solid 97pts. If I had a 50ml sample, or even privileged enough to experience a full bottle, this would no doubt tip to 98pts.

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Springbank Head to Head 22 samples, some tasted before.
    The line up in age order Nas -40 years old, some official bottles some independent bottles.
    Contenders for the best Sprinbank as follows.

    Pure West Highland Malt (NAS)+/- 1960 70 proof peated WB 72988
    10 year Tappo Sughero black label big S 59% OB WB 41678
    11 year Society bottling 57.9% OB WB 21853
    12 year black label big S 80 proof OB dark sherry WB 75805
    12 year green thistle gold cap 46% OB WB 14533
    12 year 100 proof 57.1% sherry wood Samaroli WB 9260
    21 year 2012 46% OB WB 30350
    21 year 2018 46% OB WD 111815
    23 year 1970 23 year Local Barley tall bottle 46% OB WB 11138
    24 year 1966 sherry cask 443 Local Barley dumpy bottle 58.1% OB WB 14391
    25 year pear shape bottle 43% OB WB 38084
    25 year 2006 46% OB WB 656
    29 year 1962 white label big S 46% WB 14430
    29 year 1974 Chieftain’s Choice cask 1778 51.2% WB 27756
    30 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11045
    30 year parchment label dumpy 46% WB 11117
    32 year 1966 bourbon cask 493 Local Barley dumpy bottle 56.8% OB WB 14414
    35 year 1968 Berry Bros 46% WB 530
    35 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11056
    37 year 1970 Secret Treasures 43% WB 12967
    37 year 1968 cask 1541 Dun Bheaghan Pedro Ximenez 56.5% WB 11864
    40 year 1969 cask 263 Signatory Vintage 54.4% WB 15778

    Result 1-22
    1st -30 year dumpy OB - 97/96/96
    2nd 1968 Dun Bheaghan - 94/96/96
    3rd 10 year 59% Tappo Sughero OB - 94/95/96
    4th 12 year Samaroli 100 proof OB - 94/95/95
    5th 1970 Local Barley tall bottle OB - 93/95/95
    6th 32 year cask 493 Local Barley OB - 93/95/94
    7th 1962 29 year OB - 96/93/94
    8th 30 year Millenium OB - 94/94/94
    9th 24 year cask 443 Local Barley OB - 94/93/94
    10th 12 year black label OB - 92/94/93
    11th Nas Springbank Pure West Highland - 91/93/93
    12th 1999 11 year OB Society bottling - 90/94/93
    13th 1974 Ian Macleod 51.2% - 90/94/92
    14th 40 year 1969 cask 263 Signator - y 92/93/92
    15th 35 year Millenium OB 95/92/92
    16th 1967 Berry Bros 35 year - 91/91/91
    17th 12 year OB green thistle gold cap - 90/91/91
    18th 1970 ST 12967 88/91/92 -
    19h 21 year OB 2012 - 91/91/90
    20th 21 year OB 2018 - 88/92/90
    21st year 2006 OB - 92/88/88
    22nd year OB Pear shape - 80/87/87

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Re taste -, a much better score this time arouns in the H2H.

    The nose on this is one of the best ever, but the palate lags the nose by some margin, still good but a little too long in the cask, they should have made this one the 30 year of the Millenium series and bottled it earlier, still a really nice springer but the whole point of this tasting is to be critical and honest
    • Nose
      95 95
      Very elegant, nothing out of place, dark jams, dark fruits, a little peat, all in harmony, one of the best noses out there
    • Taste
      92 92
      The oak is singing from the start, the dark fruits mixed with peat are there but they are fighting to be heard.
      Some spice kicks in but it is also quite bitter, on plum skins, blackcurrant and raisins with the spice coming round again.
      If you put a few drops of water in it really does open up releasing more sweetness
    • Finish
      92 92
      Apologies, note deleted by mistake.

  16. jay83 scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Bottled 1999 this is 1964 and earlier distillate!!! By far the best of the 6 bottlings of the Millennium Range.... Outstanding old school (sherry) Springbank out of the best period in distillery and Whisky history!

  17. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Out of 9 high scoring bottles on the base this Springbank came in 6th, still a very good dram bearing in mind the competition.   

    The highest rated whisky on WB (Springbank 1969) was 3rd.   

    Result    1 - Glenfiddich  1956 Intertrade   

    2nd -  Glenlochy 1965 SV     

    3rd - Springbank 1969 SV     

    4th -  Black Bowmore 1st edition    

    5th - Blair Athol MI     

    6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium    

    7th - Brora 2004     

    8th - Glenglassaugh     

    9th - Glendronach   

    Full details on `The head to head whisky thread for tastings (H2H)`. dated 20th August 2017  https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h

  18. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Wow!
    • Nose
      Plum, raisin, melon, cherry, apple syrup, mocha, leather and liquorice. 
    • Taste
      Raisin, apple syrup, mocha, plum, toffee, anise and leather.
    • Finish
      Apple syrup, raisin, toffee, leather, mocha and liquorice.

  19. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This one has had some massive scores on here and I have to agree the nose is awesome but what do you want from your Springbank, especially one as expensive as this?

    What I want is to be able to clearly identify the Springbank character and profile not one that is marred by too much oak and too much sherry, for me this could have been any generic quality sherried Speysider.

    The nose is fantastic, one of the best sherried noses if not the best, but the palate is way behind for me.

    I can appreciate why Springbank fans love this but I think the high score average flatters this one.

    Still a great score around 90-91 from me, just I was expecting better palate wise.

    I will re try in a few weeks time, just to make sure my palate was ok
    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    when I finished this dram i kept the glass lid on and periodically smelt it to take in the vapours, it was still brilliant

    but too much sherry and far too much oak for me to make it a winner.
    • Nose
      Massive sherry and its very powerful for 46%, you can smell the oak, its big on plum, juicy raisins, dark jams, its all there.

      Huge sherry influence

      Lovely nose
    • Taste
      The obvious sherry is mixed with a serious amount of oak mixed in with black currant, lots of fruit. juicy raisin and red plum skins

      The oak sings loud here
    • Finish
      Its long and lip smacking, you need to give this one a lot of time.

  21. markkerr02 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20102%20Springbank%20Millenium%20Collection%20med%20Peter%20Currie.html Test 102: Springbank Millenium Collection with Peter Currie 100828
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 Springbank 25yo, 46% 24 points
    Glass 2 Springbank 30yo, 46% 74 points
    Glass 3 Springbank 35yo, 46% 112 points
    Glass 4 Springbank 40yo, 40.1% 22 points
    Glass 5 Springbank 45yo, 40.1% 25 points
    Glass 6 Springbank 50yo, 40.5% 41 points Testimonials Per Eriksson Spring Bank 35yo, 46%; barrel from 1965
    Scent: I, berries, fruits, vanilla, citrus, coke, leather, sugary sweet
    Taste: Vanilla, Sweetie, Oak, Chocolate, Figs, Dates, Berries
    Aftertaste: I, chocolate, vanilla, spices, tall
    Score: 93 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Spring Bank 35yo, 46%; barrel from 1965
    Color: (Dark) amber
    Scent: Large, raisins, very dried fruit, slightly fatty
    Taste: Sweet Matte, Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Aning Barrel, Large
    Aftertaste: Long with a lot of raisins, a bowl of fat, chocolate, a little smoke tin (or is it fatigue?)
    Score: 97

  22. The Macallan scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    This one was a brilliant example of a well matured Springbank. Just one dram a night and that's you finished.
    • Nose
      Full, fruity, slightly syrup like, great sherry wood influences and whiff of briny/smoke like aroma's a good complexity.
    • Taste
      Lots and lots of flavor, very subtile varying from some salty chocolate to dried fruit to vanilla/butterscotch like with a touch of delicate dry oak, one would say complex.
    • Finish
      Very long, tasty, with lingering layer of spiced fruit and some oak.

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