Springbank 1972

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Black Label Screw cap
Stated Age
10 years old
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Sutti import, Milano
it Italy
Added on
14 mar 2010 2:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 12500.00

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29 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1972

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.41 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    A superb Springbank, quite simply.
    • Nose
      94 94
      A nose full of charm and power.
      We start with a very nice leather, then we evolve on the dry fruit. Dates, figs.
      Then the fruit evolves and becomes fresher, we have passion fruit pulp, guava, blood orange.
      We also have cinnamon, cardamom, cloves.
      A light coating of wood, cinnamon, dust.
      All these aromas are very well integrated, as if rolled up in velvet.
    • Taste
      95 95
      In the mouth the alcohol is perfect.
      We are generally on the same aromas as on the nose.
      We start here too on oily leather, waxing, then evolve directly on a bomb of exotic fruits.
      Passion, papaya, pineapple. We have honey, citrus (orange)
      We continue on a light caramel, a superb slightly dusty wood, a little old book.
    • Finish
      94 94
      The finish is long, on caramel, wood, orange zest, pepper, cloves, leather, dust, cinnamon.
      Light meat grilled on the barbecue.

  2. SimonOHA scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Nice complexity for its age. Quite austere and introspective style but very pleasant.
    • Nose
      Intense and elegant nose on dried fruits: dates, figs and prunes. Then woody and dusty leather. Opens onto tropical fruits with aeration: mango, banana and pineapple at the top. A touch of metallic acidity behind. Wood, cinnamon and caramel. Powerful, rich and complex.
    • Taste
      Beautiful power in the mouth, it is concentrated and dense. Peatier than I expected, grainy texture of old bandages full of dirt. Waxy orange peel and wood dust. Roasted mango, grilled pineapple and smoked caramel. A hint of anise and lots of cloves.
    • Finish
      Peaty finish on burnt rubber. Aromas of noble woods burning in a caramel porridge. Orange zest.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Very close in profile to the tappo sugghero, it’s pure brilliance

  4. StanM scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    One of the best single barrel whisky Springbank!

  5. zzfranci scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the best Springbank that I drank! Just fantastic whisky! I hope one day I can compare it with Springbank from Silvano Samaroli ...

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Photo Moderator

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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 99 points Photo Moderator

    I was already guessing it from the reddish color: it's one of the great old Springbanks from the 80s from an Italian importer (Sutti). Thus it is very close to the Springbank 10yo, 59%, 100% Pure Malt, "Tappo Sughero" (Link: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41678/springbank-10-year-old ). It should be also close to the famous Springbank 12yo 100proof from Samaroli actually.

    Just Perfect!
    • Nose
      Very fresh, rich, complex, fruity, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, some dried fruits, little wood and toffee, honey - Huge!
    • Taste
      Wow, what a blast! - so punchy and powerful, it's a full fruit basket, with oranges, passion fruits, pineapples, prunes, raisins, and so on. There is a great balance between fine wood notes, a subtle sweetness and really faint touches of leather. Excellent!
    • Finish
      Long and burning, there are coming our more and more different aromas, more woody notes in the end, Superb!


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