Springbank 1966

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley - West Highland
Stated Age
24 years old
Oak Sherry Cask
1966 442
61.2 % Vol.
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 mar 2010 12:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 13537.82

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1966

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.94 points.

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Very similar to 441 and 443 as expected, I guess 443 is still the best of the three sherried LB66

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  3. etwa77 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    i have received 1 cl as a gift and it is probably the most touching gift i was ever given.. beyond the smell and taste, there is especially this slight possibility of peeking through decades of time.. the finish is amazingly long, little dry and heavy with incense notes, pine, resin and mint

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 1999]  I had this dram during a Springbank rarities tasting at Kyrburg. 

    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 dram 92,5.  My notes state a dark colour and a shy and punchy nose (due to the high abv of 61,2%).  With some water the nose opens up nicely and the body gets rich and well balanced.  With more water it smoothens further and gets a very complex flavours profile.  The finish is of medium length and very nice.  By the way, we drank bottle no. 41.

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

    Tasted from the original miniature:


    NoseIntensive and fruity oak wood, some citrusy and orange peeling with a little malty sweetness and faint touch of vanilla.TasteSuperb fruity notes about oranges, apricots, ananas and some other. It is actually punchy but somehow it does not really burn due to its fruity sweetness and oily wood notes.FinishMedium long with the fruity sweetness and the oak wood coming out more.CommentsAstonishing that it is even smoother and easier drinkable than the sister cask 1966 441 despite its higher abv. Adding water is not really necessary but opens up the aromas to a burning fire that is then extinguished by a nice sweetness.


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