- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Local Barley - West Highland
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- Oak Sherry Cask
- 1966 443
- 58.1 % Vol.
- 50 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 12 Mar 2010 12:02 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1966
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.83 points
- Surely one of the greatest bottlings in Whisky History and one of the most brilliant sensorial experiences in your life... The absolute summit of sherry matured spirit!
- After the miniature I was lucky to get the big bottle - I think the aromas are even more intensive. Thus my rating got even higher.
- I'm speechless - this is for sure one of the best Springbanks I ever had. Absolutely perfect!
Fresh, intensive, rich oak wood with plenty of fruits including oranges, apricots, plums, pineapples, bananas. Notes of raisins, toffee, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet vanilla, honey, marzipan and so on. Really very complex - absolutely brilliant!
Wow, the initial punch blows me away. Just quickly after there are coming up lots of different aromas that are well balanced. Oily, liquorice, thick sweet sherry wood, toffee, a bit citrusy and lemony, meaty and ham, coffee and dark chocolate. Dried fruits, plums, prunes - you name it!
Long burning but smooth with this great balance between sweetness and oaky notes lingering. With water even more sweetness and oaky notes come up and make it even more enjoyable.
- A bit darker than Cask 441, also terrific
- The best local barley I have had so far, really brilliant everything is there and the finish is endless
- Happy that I was allowed to try a sample.
Intensity in all respects. No shy aroma - full effect.
The Christmas cake of grandmother is almost physically there, the bottles were taken only from the edge of the barrel?
24 yo 1966/1990 (58.1%, OB, Local Barley, cask #443) Colour: mahogany. Nose:
wahhwahhwahh! It’s hard to find as much ‘old wax’,
beeswax, old orange liqueur, leather polish, coal smoke, milk chocolate
and roasted chestnut gathered in the same whisky. Also hints of
metal polish, car engine (pick your favourite model), beef bouillon,
parsley, old books, toffee… It’s really powerful but
in no way aggressive. Becomes truly exceptional after ten minutes.
With water: morels! Truffles! Old style pipe tobacco! Please call
the anti-maltoporn brigade! Mouth (neat): now you yodel. As Rich
as the Sultan of Brunei, as thick as honey and as ‘wide’
as… well, the world (sorry, never been too good at analogies
and metaphors in English). ‘Spoonable’. With water:
this will remain between this whisky and me, if you don’t
mind ;-). Finish: ditto. Comments: no need to add even more to the
legend, I guess. Simply, it’s no whisky, it’s a work
of art. It was still a bit rough and overly sherried when I first
tried it - the bottle had just been opened - but after two months
of breathing, yes, wahhwahhwahh! SGP:662 - 96 points. Whiskyfun.com