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Overall rating
90.83/100
votes
112
Whiskybase ID
WB12967
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Secret Treasures (ST)
Vintage
26.05.1970
Bottled
09.2007
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1344
Number of bottles
489
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Haromex Development GmbH
Market
de Germany
Added on
10 Jan 2010 1:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1549.98

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112 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1970 ST

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.83 points

  1. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This seems stronger than 43%, pretty good for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smells spicy at first, with faint lemon zest, wafer, a little grapefruit and a cereal note
      Palate
    • Taste
      91 91
      Peppery, faint peat but then a wave of cream followed by more peppery the cream and peat then join forces to be the dominant flavours. The palate is ever so thin but actually as you go on the flavour seems to increase
    • Finish
      92 92
      Apologies notes deleted by mistake

  4. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very attractive and complex nose, with orange eucalyptus, honey lemon and salted rosemary on the nose. Candied oranges build on the palate with plenty of wax and a hint of coal ash creeping into the finish.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, stone fruits yellow fruits exotic fruits, superbly balanced, delicious

  6. WhiskyU scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    We tried this head to head with a few other 60s and 70s Springers and it was the clear loser. Not a bad whisky at all but just not as stellar as others

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A fully intense and balanced Springbank - which even with the weak 43% - perfectly transported the flavors. The 37 years old you notice immediately. I do not even notice the sherry. Initially, it could really be an ex-bourbon maturation for me. It seems so juicy full and the oranges and apricots are seductive. In the mouth then a true explosion of taste with plenty of milk chocolate, almonds, moist tobacco, some bitterness of the oak and again and again juice oranges. Truly deep, intense and perfectly tuned. The finish is long, very long and pleasantly warming with a pinch of orange jelly towards the end.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An unusually fruity and therefore very special Springbank. I love it!
    • Nose
      Yes! Juicy, fruity .... orange peel and a wonderful apricot. Crepe Suzette! Very balanced and above all very fruity for a Springbank.
    • Taste
      The fruit is now joined by tobacco, chocolate and a bit of bitterness from the oak. Everything very round and balanced. Just perfect!
    • Finish
      Long finish, round and gentle again.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    A very, very mild and fruity expression for a 37yo Springbank - very drinkable and highly enjoyable - excellent!
    • Nose
      Honey, dried fruits, apricots, sticky sweetness, something malty - I all agree with the other comments made so far - very promising
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, fruity, dried fruits again, apricots, oranges, passion fruits, mango and black pepper, subtle oak wood, nice sweetness - very good
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, smooth

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