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Springbank 1966

Overall rating
94.86/100
votes
77
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 443
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2010 12:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 10492,00

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37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1966

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.86 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    The best local barley I have had so far, really brilliant everything is there and the finish is endless

  2. Gusto scored this whisky 97 points Expert Junior

    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?

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    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!

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Moderator

    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.
    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      99 99
    • Finish
      99 99

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Moderator

    I'm speechless - this is for sure one of the best Springbanks I ever had. Absolutely perfect!
    • Nose
      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!
    • Taste
      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!
    • Finish
      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.

  6. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Springbank
    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
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      98 98

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