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Springbank 35-year-old

Overall rating
94.42/100
votes
102
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

€ 10383.77

77 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 35-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.42 points

  1. 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!

  2. mvetlesen scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. johnfool scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

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

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