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Springbank 1966

Overall rating
93.89/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley - West Highland
Vintage
01.1966
Bottled
06.1990
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Oak Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1966 442
Strength
61.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2010 12:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 11282,09

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1966

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.89 points

  1. 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.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    Tasted from the original miniature:

    ColorTawny

    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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