Springbank 1968 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Choice
Stated Age
40 years old
First fill Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 dec 2009 9:52 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3252.89

22 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1968 IM

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.78 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Shouldn't whisky practitioners think about it? The same is the oak barrel spirit. What is the advantage of Single Malt over Cognac and Armagnac? This quality barrel is thrown to the brandy practitioners. They are used to adjust the XO without blinking. You are still a treasure. Not ashamed.
    • Nose
      Tianya Lu, springbon! This explosive sweetness is definitely not a high-year bourbon? Popcorn, cantaloupe, jackfruit and other tropical fruits, melon seed crisp, white magnolia, condensed milk, coconut milk, very slight latex paint. The scent of aging oil is strong, showing the characteristics of Yunding, peat and kerosene, licorice, meat, chalk gray, and the sea and white shells can be distinguished faintly.
      There is no doubt that the barrel nature overwhelms the winery genes, but this Shirley barrel is also strange. It does not introduce any dark fruit/jam, but it is like a toasted virgin oak, with a loss of complexity.
    • Taste
      The body of the wine can no longer bear such a high age, the flash of astringency, honey, melon, lime, tar, fennel, black pepper, peat, ginger, tobacco. Except for the peat, the rest was eaten by Angel.

      Generally, the fat is fair, sweet, no acid, no tannins, no astringency, a little bitterness, no spicy feeling.
    • Finish
      Shorter, toffee, vanilla.

  2. HansG scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    As far as I know, the lowest three ratings (including mine) all came from one newly opened bottle.
    It makes me wonder if this bottle needs more time between opening and drinking.

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25 ℃
    Viewing Eyes: Deep golden smell Nose: Very exposed aroma, full to overflow cup mouth, honeycomb honey, honeydew melon, jackfruit, powdery minerals, rich floral fragrance, milk, white sugar, relatively mellow, occasionally cantaloupe popsicle . Fermented dough, saltpeter, black smoked meat, and slightly pungent chemical products appeared in the second half, and vaguely captured the familiar mineral atmosphere. At the beginning, unrestrained taste Palate: more redundant scorched bitterness, medium acidity, sulfur flavor, Chinese medicine, frankincense, nuts, medicinal aroma mixed together. Cucumber, loofah wipes, cooking tobacco, Wangzi milk, melon seeds, a little biting taste, chaotic levels.
    Finish: Medium, bitter taste of citrus peel, cantaloupe chewing gum, bacon, Chinese medicinal materials, silky yam, smoke wine body: medium, oily, slightly sticky, bitter base slightly heavy

    Nose: 88/100
    Palate: 85/100
    Finish: 85/100
    Body: 86/100
    Overall: 86/100

    Overall: a mess of chaos, indistinguishable from enemy to friend--

  4. CharlieTsai scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Year information vintage / bottled: 1968/2008

    Cask type: first-fill oloroso butt

    Alcohol By Volume: 54%

    Viewing Eyes: oil color
    Smell Nose: rich oily scent and smoky smoke, peach syrup, shredded apple, condensed milk, loofah flesh, jackfruit, sunflower seeds.

    Taste Palate: The three-in-one combination of sour and bitter coke is followed by medicinal herbs, caramel, cucumber sticks, and lime peel.

    After rhyme Finish: sunflower seeds, mint, wood dregs, bitter taste similar to banana peel.

    Body: Medium light, oily, bitter, sulfurous and fresh
    Nose: 88

    Palate: 85

    Finish: 82

    Body: 86

    Overall: 85

    Overall: ydw: I'm not very interested in the sb of ib. Even if the ib that comes out is delicious, it won't have a historical status.
    Not to mention that this stuff isn't too tasty.

  5. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Colour:Deep rich gold with amber shadows.

    Nose:    Honeysuckle, melon and ginger. Light toffee surrounded
                 by smouldering oak. Fresh maritime notes and harbour

    Palate:  Spicy rich cedar wood mixed with herbal undertones.
                 Strong exotic wood fragrance, with delicately sweet
                 grapefruit peel.

    Finish:  Long and powerful with coffee, thick dark treacle, plum
                 wine and fresh oak.

    Overall: Exceptional quality from a truly rare Vintage.


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