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Springbank 1974

Overall rating
92.52/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Vintage
05.02.1974
Bottled
01.03.2000
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
153
Number of bottles
234
Strength
44.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jan 2008 11:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1130,50

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1974

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.52 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Serge says on whiskyfun.com

    Springbank 1974/2000 (44.9%, OB, Private bottling, cask #153, 234 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: a lot of wood influence in this one that starts on cooked butter, cream sauce and a blend of herbs such as chives and parsley. Very unusual but pretty interesting. The sourness grows bolder and comes now along some faint metallic notes as well as a little porridge, lemon juice and big notes of white wine (sauvignon, I’d say). There’s also quite some smoke (garden bonfire) in this very, very unusually dry Springbank. Grass. Little fruits, no coconuts, no honey. Really improves after a good fifteen minutes, getting more honeyed and raisiny, with also some beautiful whiffs of crushed tropical fruits (mangos, passion fruits) and marzipan. Incredible development, this two-step malt should not be rushed. Mouth: excellent attack, much more focused, on honey, raisins and other dried fruits. Figs, dates, pineapples and all that jazz. The problem – well, is it really a problem? – is that it stays on these beautiful flavours and just wouldn’t develop any further. Maybe a little vanilla crème. Finish: long but guess what? Yet again on honey and dried fruits. Comments: a funny old Springbank, a true maverick that wouldn’t keep quiet on the nose whilst it’s very monolithic on the palate. Monolithic but excellent, a very entertaining whisky globally. SGP:542 - 91 points.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Citrusy, exotic fruits , spicy à really nice one

  3. cuhp scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Red berries, strong abv (despite being less than 45%), malt, vinegar and minerals.

    Taste: Soft, licorice, red apples, pears, cream.

    Finish: Woodspices, licorice.

    A bit more dull than expected.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mango, honey, beeswax, tomato, forest fruit tea, banana and apple.
    • Taste
      Papaya, apricot, pepper and a little peat.
    • Finish
      More peat. Mango. Drying.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge: 91 points

    You can read his review here:

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejuly09-2.html#270709

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Very good profile of a non-sherried Springbank, in particular the exotic fruits - very good
    • Nose
      Intense, honeycomb, oak wood, fruity, quinces, citrus fruits, ripe bananas, hints of vanilla - really good
    • Taste
      Oily, oily, smooth, but still punchy, exotic fruits, bananas, mango, creme brulee, toffee, citrus notes, nice balance between oak wood and subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, more on grapefruits, a tad bitter, hints of old books

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