- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Millennium Bottling Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 35 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Oct 2009 10:36 am
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 35-year-old
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.26 points
- 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!
Plum, raisin, melon, cherry, apple syrup, mocha, leather and liquorice.
Raisin, apple syrup, mocha, plum, toffee, anise and leather.
Apple syrup, raisin, toffee, leather, mocha and liquorice.
- 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
- No wonder that this is probably the best bottle of the millenium series because it is extremely smooth and well balanced. Excellent!
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
Oh yes, smooth, warm, sweet oak wood, little vanilla, oily, liquorice, mellow, dried fruits, dark fruits again, prunes, milk chocolate, little toffee - just superb!
Long, warm, very smooth oak lingering - neverending. Does not need water - with water the finish becomes even more honeyish.
- 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
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
- 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
Very elegant, nothing out of place, dark jams, dark fruits, a little peat, all in harmony, one of the best noses out there
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
Apologies, note deleted by mistake.
- 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
- 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.
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
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
Its long and lip smacking, you need to give this one a lot of time.
- 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?)