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Springbank 35-year-old

Overall rating
94.25/100
votes
98
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 10:03 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 6739,52

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 35-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.25 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 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

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    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.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 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

    buttoo 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.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Moderator

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      98 98

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Moderator

    No wonder that this is probably the best bottle of the millenium series because it is extremely smooth and well balanced. Excellent!
    • Nose
      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
      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
      Long, warm, very smooth oak lingering - neverending. Does not need water - with water the finish becomes even more honeyish.

  7. 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

  8. 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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