Banff 1976 HSJ

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hallmark of St. James (HSJ)
Bottling serie
Vintage Hallmark
Stated Age
23 years old
55.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
14 oct 2009 9:16 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 100.00

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Whisky reviews for Banff 1976 HSJ

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.71 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is a little unpleasant, but the mouth catches up well.
    It's quite sweet, complex, and quite typical Banff.
    • Nose
      Very astringent nose. Green wood, alcohol to burn.
      Spices, pepper, ginger.
      Green apple, white flower.
      Grass in the rain.
      A bit of wax.
      It is unfortunately a little burned mouth.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is a little more fruity, on the apple, apricot and dried orange peel.
      Wax always present. Fresh mint.
    • Finish
      Finale on lemon candy, licorice and wood. Bitter dark chocolate. Camphor. Light leather.

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  3. notesofmalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Banff 1976 - 2000, 23 years, 55.4% alc. Bottler: Hallmark of St James. Extension: no information

    Nose: Grass and shrubs, freshly cut hedge, plus various pollen. Many allergy sufferers initially have respect for such a smell, I know what I'm talking about. At least my eyes don't water, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. We stay in nature, I find damp clay, moss and coniferous forest. Over time, some lime and pear are added, as well as a delicate vanilla aroma. Removes a bit of wood smoke. Overall quite calm and harmonious.

    Palate: Much less grassy, but intense fruit flavors come up here. Apples, oranges and pears, apricots and even some hard mountain peaches. In the background a mixture of beeswax, black tea and eucalyptus, I also find this very light wood smoke and caramel next to it.

    Finish: Long and lots of oak, now no longer wood smoke but subtle peat. The fruit aromas are milder again and, like the nose, are more in the direction of lime and lemon, but there are strong herbal/spice aromas, including peppermint, salmiak and distantly lemon balm. Leather and milk chocolate round off.

    Conclusion: Wonderfully complex. The nose starts out relatively calm, but complex - well, after that it gets really exciting. A really big whisky. 90/100 points (2022)

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    For me a very nice catchy whisky. Green, Woody, flower and citrusy. At the end definnetely Lemon candy.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: restrained, then sweet, bright fruits, a beautiful oak note, somehow "green", freshly mown grass.
    Mouth: Sweet, very strong, floral, an interesting, slightly musty wood note, a very small amount of peat.
    Finish: a little peat, astringent, the oak has that say. A few bright fruits also end, followed by peat.

    Conclusion: Interesting whisky, the wood note is very special and certainly not everyone's taste. But a nice old-fashioned Speysider


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