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Springbank 1962

Overall rating
94.76/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
White Label Big Golden S
Vintage
12.1962
Bottled
01.1992
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Mar 2010 5:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1850.00

37 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1962

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.76 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    I just compared this 29yo one head to head with the following

    1. Springbank 30yo Millenium Limited Edition

    (https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11045/springbank-30-year-old)

    2. Springbank 35yo Millenium Limited Edition

    (https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/11046/springbank-35-year-old)

    The 29yo is for me between those - the 30yo is somewhat lighter than this 29yo and the 35yo is more fruity and intense and overall more balanced. Anyhow this 29yo is really special!

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    Very dark, heavy, rich, not drying at all - what a grand old scotch - Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry notes, old books, dusty, dark fruits, prunes, plums, chocolate and toffee, sweet pipe tobacco, very complex - Superb!
    • Taste
      Little punchy, oily, very smooth and creamy, hints of caffe mocha, the dried and dark fruits are back such as plums, dates, etc. nice oak wood, good sweetness - Excellent!
    • Finish
      Medium long, smooth, sweet, fruity

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    You must try a few drops of water with this one, better on the nose and palate, not many old springers as rich as this but the similarities with this rare 12 year WB 75805 are clearly there and some similarities with this very old locally bottled Nas Pure West Highland.
    • Nose
      96 96
      As good as if not better than the 35 year Millennium, which is saying something?
      Very rich, dark and all on cocoa, mocha, coffee and chocolate wrapped up in a glorious sherry note.
      Like nosing a fresh out the oven cake.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The liquid is thick & syrupy but slightly bitter, this is almost too rich for me and heavy going but there is no denying the quality.
      Heavy rich flavours of date, fig, dark berry compote , the darkest or orange marmalade, the one that is the same colour as treacle.
      Oh I nearly forgot the peat aspect which is finely integrated into all the other flavours
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, spicy and rich

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    That’s a spectacular springbank, the sherry is perfectly integrated and never overpowering.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      96 96

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