Springbank 1978

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Picture Label
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
22 feb 2008 12:11 pm

Average value

€ 1895.00

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56 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1978

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.38 points.

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 90 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    I couldn't believe my own eyes when I saw this 1978 Springbank at a German bar for only 12 € a pour. On the nose, passion fruit, mango and papaya mix with subtle spices, cereal notes and hints of soot. Rich, fruity and aromatic, the palate exhibits superb balance and texture. Waves of fruity spices subside in the long and semidry finish. This is so old school, a great malt in all its glory. I wish I could have bought the whole bottle.

    RATING: 4.4/5.0 stars ≙ 90 pts → SUPERB [-]

  2. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Joa, quite disappointing for what he should be, looked quite stale though newly opened bottle, he had nice sweetness at least in the mouth, the strongest part. Departure and nose were quite lame.
    • Nose
      Stuck, hay, old books, macadamia nuts, almonds, old malt, fennel, dry leather, curd soap, hints of vanilla and apricot
    • Taste
      Apricot with a lot of sugar, much sweeter than in the nose, dessert wine, honeydew melon, mushy pear, lychee, light malt, cocoa bean
    • Finish
      Hay, malt, almonds and apple skin, medium length

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Pretty OK and drinkable but for sure not on the highest level of old Springbanks
    • Nose
      87 87
      Green fruits, leafy and grassy notes, minerals, limestone, limes, green apples, green bananas, honeydew, whiffs of vanilla too - pretty OK
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, sirupy, subtle sweetness, more green fruits, also hints of green tea, little herbal, more minerals, little vanilla
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, little fruity, little sweet, little herbal, a tad bitter

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Kind of a shame it feels like the end 70s distillery labels bottlings aren’t as enjoyable as the early 70s when I tried it head to head with the 1972, still drinkable but not unforgettable

  6. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Without water, the odors are interlinked quite closed. Some exotic fruits are to be found, cereals, sea spray. Even breathing does not let him thaw so much.
    So water march:
    Great fruity scents rise from the glass: freshly cut mangos, papayas, a hint of banana and passion fruit, accompanied by salty sea air. Subtle milk chocolate with a little cinnamon. The smoke is dry and most reminiscent of coal smoke. Cereals and a slight smell of stable.

    Again many exotic fruits, a pinch of pepper and a little clove. A nice, creamy mouthfeel underlines the flavors. Some cereals and seawater. Everything is accompanied by subtle, dry smoke which also brings something stable here.

    Long, here smoky and very spicy oak, barely sweet.

    A very delicious time, when he has opened first. Very oldschoolig and dirty, which offers a nice contrast to the fruit.

  7. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Malinois scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 2cl at The Whisky Fair 21/04/18

    Short notes: Fresh, papaya, peach, light sweetness, coastal breeze/salty, hay. Tastes: fresh fruity attack where after a second or 2 it becomes much creamier and mouth coating. Lovely that turn around from light fresh to creamy.

    This style I really miss nowadays... Very good whisky at 17yo 


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