Springbank 1966

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Stated Age
30 years old
Bourbon Oak Cask
1966 473
52.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 feb 2010 11:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 8530.88

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1966

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.54 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, tobacco, candied orange, tropical notes, eucalyptus, cinammon, herbs, stone fruits, superb bourbon lb

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Surely one of the best of the Local Barleys matured in Bourbon wood - powerful, fresh, fruity, spicy and good level of oak wood but still balanced - delicious!

    Head 2 head with 1966 493 I rated the 493 a bit higher due to more fruitiness and balance - however, both are on a very high level.
    • Nose
      97 97
      Honeycomb, fresh blonde oranges, tangerine, kumquat, vanilla, tobacco, spices, white pepper, some tropical fruits too, pineapple, mango, papaya, hints of dry hay, cookie dough, citric, lemon peel - fantastic!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, fruity, vanilla, subtle sweetness, more tropical fruits, more blonde oranges and kumquat, spices, pepper, honey, ginger, oak wood, tobacco, fruit tea, some early grey too - superb!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, warm, fruity, spicy, tobacco, oak wood, vanilla, not drying - excellent!

  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Incredible finesse. The impression of a new whisky with each sip made better by aeration. Superbly fruity.
    • Nose
      Instantly tropical nose on ripe mango, banana and pineapple. Small apricot coated with caramel. Menthol oranges. Superb ventilation on cotton candy and barley sugar. Peach cream and precious wood. Papaya and passion fruit syrup. The more we let it air out, the more the nose becomes refined and enriched. A little cherry juice.
    • Taste
      Incredible palate with continuity on the same tropical fruits as on the nose. Superb tension, superb freshness. Varnished wood and creamy peach essence.
    • Finish
      Long and intense finish on candied orange zest, a light fresh smoke of cut grass. A grain of dark chocolate.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    The legend of the Local Barleys is not usurped.
    Breathtaking complexity.
    • Nose
      96 96
      The nose is superb. And yet you have to let it breathe, otherwise it may appear a little closed at first.

      It all starts with a camphorated and minty freshness, I am almost surprised to find so much medicinal here.
      Then the fruit takes over.
      The traditional orange, followed by pretty tropical fruits. Kumquat, mangosteen, mango, passion fruit.

      A little creme de mint (yes, again), pepper, wood, and a hint of matcha.

      The more time you spend there, the richer the nose.
      We have a very light herbaceous peat, accompanied by smoke and a superb spray which is increasingly present and mingles with aromas of kiwi.
      Then finally a small meaty side appears, with a little barbecue, grison. What an evolution!
    • Taste
      95 95
      In the mouth, we are in the continuity of the nose.
      The fruit is explosive, with orange, plum, kumquat, lime zest, a light yuzu.
      It's creamy, with milk chocolate, pepper, a little toffee.
      A nice dose of salt, sea breeze.
      Always this light creamy herbaceous peat.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The finish is long, slightly peaty, grassy, with zest of every citrus imaginable (lemon, lime, orange, yuzu, bergamot ...)
      Mint, camphor, pepper: the winning trio of freshness.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2000]  I had this dram during a Springbank rarities tasting at Rolandsbogen. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 95.  My notes state a perfectly balanced flavours profile which is rather centered around sherry aromas.  But as the label states a bourbon cask maybe this was a misprint?  The finish is not very long.

  6. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Rich sherry.  Chocolate covered oranges.  Prune juice.  Caramel. Bubble gum. 
    • Taste
      Sweet and salty.  Cherry pie.  Rich raisins.  Citrus peels.  More chocolate (this time less dark).  Malted barley. 
    • Finish
      Long.  Dried fruits.   Cumin and some cinnamon fade.


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