Springbank 1969 SV

Overall rating
95.01/100
votes
82
Whiskybase ID
WB15778
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
12.02.1969
Bottled
14.09.2009
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
263
Number of bottles
356
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
09/471
Added on
08 may 2010 10:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 21777.58

149 × in wishlist

82 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1969 SV

25 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.01 points.

  1. geriud scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    I've been waiting for couple of year for this dram to come, let's see whether the hype is real or not...
    • Nose
      Extreme minerality and fruitiness. Lots of wax, banana, coconut, fresh coconut oil, vanilla, honey, riped apricot, lemon, bit of orange as well, peach, sugary / sirupy Hairbo's. This one is a very complex malt.
    • Taste
      All of the mentioned fruits raising in the mouth with the covered waxiness on top. Banana and coconut oil is dominating also in the taste, almost very old Clynelsh style waxiness is developing. It does not fade away, even after 20-30s it's getting intense, fruity and sweet.
      Superb.
    • Finish
      Very long and fruity finish, driven by vanilla, coconut and riped fruits (apricot, plum, mango). Very pleasant and sweet as well.

      A truly special and old-school malt, on blind tasting I'd do hard to identify the Springbank characters of this dram. It is also difficult for me to differentiate the ratings for the nose / taste / finish, as the malt is as complex and great in every aspect that I just simply gave equal malt marks.
      I'd also avoid just to leave generic comments here as 'highly recommended' and so on... To be honest this bottle is a kind of legend in it's league, by having TOP1 in base over several years in the past, I cannot leave a simple comment as highly recommended, this one should have a well deserved place in the best of the best's league. It's also difficult to compare it's character to any other malt (maybe some older Springbank Samaroli's, but with those I did not have experience yet). Hats off for this legend and I recommend to enjoy, until it's available.
      Period.

  2. hedonisto did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Absolute crowning, finally everything I've heard is true, tropical fruits, deep infinitely complex fruitiness

  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Sensational. A nose of rare elegance and finesse. Prodigious mouth. Melodious finish. Perfect tension, balance from another world. Almost perfection in a liquid, sensual and voluptuous state.
    Amazing cask. 40 years that teach us a lesson about time. There is magic, ladies and gentlemen.
    • Nose
      Wow. Bourbon vanilla cream, apricot and coconut essence, divine. Dusty pine, caramel melon. Fresh on pepper and honey. Banana flambé then orange floral water.
    • Taste
      Fabulous palate, apricot jam juice mixed with coconut water. Orange peel, salivating on a salad of peach, plum and cherry fruit. Hot liquid caramel milk infused with ginger and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Final on coconut bark, cedar extract, currants. Slightly lemony wax. Smoke thinner than air approaches the distance then envelops the throat in a humid cellar filled with scents of nutmeg, cloves, dark chocolate and cold tobacco.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    The tropical notes are just amazing, superb whisky.

  5. OJK scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a tidal wave of flavour, leading with the tropical notes of peach, banana, coconut, before moving through to panna cotta, herbal sweets, some damp earth, sweet mint tea, marzipan, whipped cream, candied wood varnish, hot wax and caramelised rubber. The palate is rich and vibrant with no fatigue from the 40 years of ageing, it delivers the same abundance of flavour from nose, with eucalyptus candy, coconut oil, banana bread, wood smoke, lavender candle, sweet earl grey tea, herbal smoke and nougat. The finish is slightly shorter than one might expect given the other-worldly expressiveness of the nose and palate, but still long by any mere mortal metric, with the creamy tropical fruits coming back to the fore - apricot yoghurt, pineapple and vanilla, golden kiwi with custard, finely balanced out with some black pepper and eucalyptus smoke. A huge dram.

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I sincerely hope that wb users will be more sincere and less scoring based on the standard. Genting + 60s + Shirley barrel + height number + senior wine age must be equal to high score?
    • Nose
      The impact of Shirley barrels is very insignificant. Compared with the OB 32yo of 1971, it may be closer to the local barley of Bourbon barrels in 1966. First of all, it is worthy of recognition that after such a long aging, the body of the wine is very good. The blind tasting may be guessed at the range of 20~24yo. Genting’s iconic coconut milk and cheese have a trace of what Teacher Zheng said. Abnormal feelings, milkshake, honey, pudding, warm but not greasy, steady and sharp, light floral fragrance and temperate fruits, vanilla, sea salt, peat are not easy to capture, it is a fresh and refreshing charcoal fire, powerful performance The true color of octopus in the winery.
    • Taste
      If 32 is that the wine body is slightly past its peak and the flavor is still there, this one is definitely a general white head. There are not many elements in the direction of woody nuts, but it can let you know that the fruity flavor is loose and the wine body has become weak. , More spicy, white pepper and the like, bitter flavors such as peat and sea salt suppress the sweetness of fruits and cheese.

      Strong, normal fat, slightly sweet, no acid, no tannins, no astringency, little bitterness, no pungency, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Longer time, wax, fat, white and sweet.

  7. Schollus scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    By far the oldest jumper from the Signatory series from 1969 with a fabulous reputation and an extreme average value on the base. Does he keep what he promises?

    Nose: WOW! Strawberry mango puree with Haribo strawberry flavor and frosting, a few hints of cola bottles and blood orange zest; direct, fresh fruit with a pinch of spray; Tropical fruits

    Palate: a mad start with salty maritime herbal notes, marjoram, a touch of matches and wax, syrupy lemon balm and fresh garden strawberries that dominate again, sprinkled over all the powdered sugar and a pinch of fresh sea salt

    Finish: long, full, leaves you smiling happily

    Conclusion: Yes, the dram fully meets expectations and has a depth and playful interweaving that leaves you amazed! Very complex, full and a multilayer dram of the highest quality, which is also damn tasty and you want to pour more and more of it into the glass. 97 well-deserved points. Chapeau!

  8. sagara-kun scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after 3 Local Barleys (70, 67, 66)
    Theoretically, this Springbank is at the top of the Pantheon.
    We are in Refill-Sherry, which will allow the distillate to express itself, even after 40 years in barrels.

    Here it is a little different, but not in negative, on the contrary. It is perhaps even more intellectual even. We are overtaken by bombs of pleasure at all stages of the tasting.
    • Nose
      96 96
      The first surprise of this nose is its freshness. We start with a good whiff of eucalyptus and fresh mint. It is surprising.
      We continue with a floral puff. To draw a parallel, it almost feels like an excellent Tieguanyin.

      Very quickly with the ventilation, we approach a more classic Springbank profile. We have a big dose of honey, woody spices. Licorice, white pepper, cloves. Vanilla and very light chocolate.

      The fruit is of course present even if it takes a little time to reveal itself, and never takes the front. Papaya, peach, plum, orange, lemon zest, kiwi, pomegranate.

      It's extremely balanced, and a perfect mix of intellectual and fun.
    • Taste
      97 97
      In the mouth it is deliciously creamy and oily at the same time.
      The fruit is much more explosive and present than on the nose.
      The exotic takes the front. Papaya, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, lime, kiwi.
      Fresh mint, milk chocolate, noble wood, very light leather, tobacco, vanilla, toffee.
      Everything balances out perfectly.
    • Finish
      96 96
      Long finish on white pepper, vanilla, exotic fruits, mango and passion fruit, milk chocolate, cold ash, tobacco.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Springbank Head to Head 22 samples, some tasted before.
    The line up in age order Nas -40 years old, some official bottles some independent bottles.
    Contenders for the best Sprinbank as follows.

    Pure West Highland Malt (NAS)+/- 1960 70 proof peated WB 72988
    10 year Tappo Sughero black label big S 59% OB WB 41678
    11 year Society bottling 57.9% OB WB 21853
    12 year black label big S 80 proof OB dark sherry WB 75805
    12 year green thistle gold cap 46% OB WB 14533
    12 year 100 proof 57.1% sherry wood Samaroli WB 9260
    21 year 2012 46% OB WB 30350
    21 year 2018 46% OB WD 111815
    23 year 1970 23 year Local Barley tall bottle 46% OB WB 11138
    24 year 1966 sherry cask 443 Local Barley dumpy bottle 58.1% OB WB 14391
    25 year pear shape bottle 43% OB WB 38084
    25 year 2006 46% OB WB 656
    29 year 1962 white label big S 46% WB 14430
    29 year 1974 Chieftain’s Choice cask 1778 51.2% WB 27756
    30 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11045
    30 year parchment label dumpy 46% WB 11117
    32 year 1966 bourbon cask 493 Local Barley dumpy bottle 56.8% OB WB 14414
    35 year 1968 Berry Bros 46% WB 530
    35 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11056
    37 year 1970 Secret Treasures 43% WB 12967
    37 year 1968 cask 1541 Dun Bheaghan Pedro Ximenez 56.5% WB 11864
    40 year 1969 cask 263 Signatory Vintage 54.4% WB 15778

    Result 1-22
    1st -30 year dumpy OB - 97/96/96
    2nd 1968 Dun Bheaghan - 94/96/96
    3rd 10 year 59% Tappo Sughero OB - 94/95/96
    4th 12 year Samaroli 100 proof OB - 94/95/95
    5th 1970 Local Barley tall bottle OB - 93/95/95
    6th 32 year cask 493 Local Barley OB - 93/95/94
    7th 1962 29 year OB - 96/93/94
    8th 30 year Millenium OB - 94/94/94
    9th 24 year cask 443 Local Barley OB - 94/93/94
    10th 12 year black label OB - 92/94/93
    11th Nas Springbank Pure West Highland - 91/93/93
    12th 1999 11 year OB Society bottling - 90/94/93
    13th 1974 Ian Macleod 51.2% - 90/94/92
    14th 40 year 1969 cask 263 Signator - y 92/93/92
    15th 35 year Millenium OB 95/92/92
    16th 1967 Berry Bros 35 year - 91/91/91
    17th 12 year OB green thistle gold cap - 90/91/91
    18th 1970 ST 12967 88/91/92 -
    19h 21 year OB 2012 - 91/91/90
    20th 21 year OB 2018 - 88/92/90
    21st year 2006 OB - 92/88/88
    22nd year OB Pear shape - 80/87/87

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Still very good but a lower score than last two times, tried with a few drops of water.
    In the stiff company of this H2H the Signatory while good, was not as good as some other Springbank.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Grapefruit & mango then a hint of vanilla, wafer, light sponge cake. After a while faint orange notes emerge
    • Taste
      93 93
      Quite spicy at first with some peat and pepper combining but then a bucket load of tropical fruits comes along, not as sweet as I remember but the balance is lovely with a little honey emerging.
      As you go on the peat note grows
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, sweet and very juicy

  11. prz22 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    King springbank delivers...

    Most fruity whisky I ever tasted. So evolving and complex. Amazing experience, one of the Best malts out there!!
    I try to compare with two other legendery springbanks but comparisons dont make sense cause each is different and best of a kind!!
    • Nose
      99 99
      One of a kind!!
      Biggest fruit salad explosion ever, bourbon based flavours, complex salty mineral waterfalls, amazing sweet smokes, corn, so many other aspects!!
    • Taste
      99 99
      Strong, big, fruity, spicy, absolute perfection in terms of alcohol integration, sweet and salt as springbank can, so many things to discover, pure beauty!!
    • Finish
      100 100
      Absolutly stunning salty-fruity explosion which lasts and lasts and lasts.. so different and unique, what a complex, perfect experience!!

  12. SFWC scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    @lincolnimp the jouney with a great bottle and sharing with friends and fellow whisky nerds will always be a greater experience than tasting samples and ticking off boxes, because whisky is not just about tasting the ‘best’, its about the people you share your experience with. Get your wallet out kid.

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I am finally settling on a 95 point score for this one, better the first time I tasted it as I had over 3cl in my glass, the 2nd time it was not as impressive but I genuinely feel it depends on how the whisky is kept in a bottle.
    I turned down the chance to buy a bottle of this for roughly £1000 even though at the time it was going for 4-5k at auction, maybe I should have slapped it on the credit card but is any whisky experience worth 4 figures in the real world, especially with how things are at the moment?
    Not sure to be honest ?
    I am sure this is a great whisky.

  14. WhiskyTor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very complex nose: Candid oranges, tropical fruits (mango, papaya, ripe melons, coconut), old bourbon, soft spices, flowers, creme brulee!
    Tropical on the palate as well; apricots, vanilla, toffee, sweet spices! Powerful, yet elegant and delicate! Perfectly in balance!

    Loong aftertaste, wow...
    Exceptional whisky, so happy to have tasted this now!
    The best Springbank ever tasted!

  15. DannyDram scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

    That this jumper has the top position on the WB ranking is definitely understandable. I think the form of the day and personal preferences decide how many points between 95 - 100 this miracle distillate receives.
    • Nose
      100 100
      Multi-layered fruit basket with several pears, citrus, red berries, flowery, perfumed and a little Kümin. In addition, there is the typical unmistakable springbank aroma of burned-in transformer paint, old wrapping paper, candied brown sugar, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Extremely well balanced, very delicate, sublime with a lot of depth. Excellent complexity, very pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      99 99
      Citric, honey flowers, pears, beautifully stored wood nicely embedded. Everything perfectly structured and harmonious. Oily, slightly peppery (very positive) and very delicate. Mouth-filling, everything is woven very well and despite the high intensity there is no pushiness.
    • Finish
      98 98
      Citric, peppery, pear, wax, honey high quality white pepper. Everything is very soft and delicate in harmony with the aroma, which remains very long. A memory that sticks to your mind like an earwig.

  16. DannyDram scored this whisky 99 points Connoisseur

    Extreme depth, very complex aroma spectrum. Lots of pressure, very delicate and impressively delicate. Both on the individual tasting levels as well as overall harmonious. This bottling expresses the typical spring bench character beautifully.

  17. Falstaff scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Best Springbank ever, red fruit, minimality, balanced

  18. blueghost scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

  19. Robert09 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    complex, balanced whisky, very calm, feel the shutter speed. The finish is very long, something in the style of not peat colilla 18, but less intense.
    • Nose
      open, wet, calm. Slightly dusty shades and liquids for kindling, furniture lacquer, freshly sawed board, association with some old Soviet premises, quince, cherry plum, a spectrum of yellow fruits prevails here, as well as red orange, some currant leaves.
    • Taste
      fireworks from wax, with some kind of herbal spectrum, vanilla, dust, smoked food, some flavors of spicy herbs mixed with fresh, old furniture are also actively connected there.
    • Finish
      the wood-smoked spectrum is melting for a long time and oil derivatives with celery are also present.

  20. ctu scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    This whisky is currently on the 3rd best whisky in whiskybase, but it was the first for a long time.
    Now I can understand why. After yesterday's Tormore 1966 Samaroli I didn't think it could come any better. I was wrong. Maybe not even better, but more harmonious. The nose, the taste, the finish, the balance. It's "just" 95/96 (4 x 24) points using old rating system and not 100 because who knows there might be better. It was a real masterpiece and a great honor to taste it, so many thanks for the sample. Today is the 8th WhiskyShow here in Budapest, this was my seperately show. With water it's more refined and creamy. More ripe fruits and peat, which is enduring on the finish.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Restrained and elegant at first. But it will slowly open. It's a surprisingly floral start. Rose and honey. A fruit bomb, especially red apple, melon peel and apricot. Banana shake and pina colada. Vanilla pudding, creamy peat, raisin, rum cherry and smoked ham.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Powerful and incredibly complex. Here is also a floral start. Honey, vanilla and candied orange peel. Fruit salad with apricot jam. Marzipan, lemon sorbet, creamy peat and spicy oak. Malt, brown sugar and milk caramel. Lightly hot mango chutney. Amazing deepness.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, fruity, waxy, sweet. No unpleasant flavor, perfect cleanliness and harmony.

  21. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/tomoh-weekend-special-the-main-event-part-2-2/

    N: If we had taken off with the Benriach, we are now cruising at altitude with Springbank. This beauty contains all-sorts that include a cream element leading to cake icing=emulsion, violets, puncture chalk and apricot fruit jams. Spot-on!

    T: Again, everything you’d want is here. That includes a floral bouquet, apricots and chewy, dry, earthy Brora-eseque hues, though in truth we are now slipping away from the objective plain. Soft aniseed warmth on the turn.

    F: Sweet bourbon action [though a refill sherry cask is stated!?], deep dunnage chalk, herbal/fungal/earthy culminations,.... rolls on & on & on.

    C: Not a Bowmore in sight, yet this is super-league stuff.

    Scores an A+

  22. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Viclin, if you are going to score it at 100 points can you provide the rest of us with a tasting note, it would be appreciated. :)

  23. VicLin scored this whisky 100 points Expert Junior

    The best whisky (and the best Springbank) ever bottled? That's a bold statement. But after sipping it you wouldn't want to argue about that.

  24. KayMeertens scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Apparently I've just tasted the best whisky ever. Well, I might as well quit then :-)

    Is it really the best whisky ever? I don't know, but it surely is extremely good.

    Compared it to the majestic 21YO from the 1990s and it is indeed at least as good. It is less waxy than that one and less peaty, but much more creamy.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Extremely creamy. Crême brûlée, coconut, cantaloupe melon, apricot, honey, candied orange and apple. Then banana. Water blurs all those different aromas a bit.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Coconut, apricot jam, honey, vanilla, leather, apple, orange zest, peat, caramel, granidine syrup, litchi, baked banana and marzipan.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Vanilla pudding, apricot, honey, coconut, caramel, almond and oak.

  25. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    EditJust wondered why my bottle picture was removed, it is provenance that I have actually tasted this whisky?

    (bottle 284) I have also tasted this from another bottle.

    ******

    This Glenfiddich 1956 It was so good that the Mother of all head to head tastings I was planning for a few months time will have to be brought forward to this evening, so I can compare the other contenders to this one.

    I have not got enough left to start off from scratch so while it is fresh in my memory I need to do it now.
    I have been planning to do a H2H of some top rated whiskies just to see if my palate is in a agreement with some of those whiskies that people score a 100 , certainly 96+.

    S

    ome whiskies on here have massive scores from people, I just want to know from a personal level if I agree.

    List of contenders to follow, and to think I was supposed to go for a run tonight, never mind research comes first
    1- https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/15778/springbank-1969-sv 96.93 points, 59 votes, no1 rated whisky on WB

     This sample from different bottle to the first time I tried it, which was from bottle 284.
    Wild card entries that I think will compare well, the next 3 are not in the top 100 on WB

    2 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/7843/glenlochy-1965-sv 92.84 points, 21 votes
    3 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/38818/1956-it 95 points, 3 votes
    4 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8677/blair-athol-21-year-old-mi 91.55, 23 votes

    The following are in the top 100 on WB
    5 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/53760/glenglassaugh-1972 95.26 points 245 votes, no 20 rated
    6 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/8342/bowmore-1964-black 95.18 points 85 votes, no 25 rated
    7 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/72279/glendronach-1972 95.01 points 74 votes, no 35 rated
    8 - https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/11046/springbank-35-year-old 94.25 points,87 votes no 89 rated
    I am not even sure I can do 8, might have to limit it to 6, I have others here, another springbank, glenglassaugh, Ardbeg provenance 1974

    Springbank to be tried first.
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/427/brora-3rd-release 93.98 points , 208 votes, I decided it would be worthwhile including this one, which due to the peat I will try last.

    Result
    1 - Glenfiddich
    2nd - Glenlochy 1965 SV
    3rd - Springbank 1969 SV
    4th - Black Bowmore 1st edition
    5th - Blair Athol MI
    6TH - Springbank 35 year Millenium
    7th - Brora 2004
    8th - Glenglassaugh
    9th - Glendronach
    Full notes on this thread https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/73/topic/16768/the-head-to-head-whisky-thread-for-tastings-h2h

  26. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    From bottle no 284.

    This is the highest scoring whisky on WB, does it deserve that score, well possibly it does.

    Is there better whisky out there, yes but they are few in number in all honesty.

    Is it the best whisky I have tasted, no, but its right up there,  possibly top 5, certainly top 10.

     Got a little extra from the nice barman , rather than just 2.5cl so had a decent amount to try with & without water.

    I have a sample of this at home and I intend to try this H2H with 5 or 6 other whiskies in the top 100 soon.

    This is why trying whisky in isolation and scoring sometimes is not representative for true comparison purposes,if going by scores alone.

    Trying a bunch of whiskies together is in my view.

    It is a great dram, superb is not a word I really use but I might make an exception for this one.

    Price point is what a bottle cost on release, this dram was expensive but worth it in my view.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  27. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With Water :-

    Nose - Very restrained now, elegant . still fruity but also some floral notes.

    Palate - Very, very sweet on pineapple, yellow plum & peach.

    Finish - Good length, some oak coming through now but the fruit is always there and right at the end some whiffs of cheese.

    Great.
    • Nose
      Honey, coconut, a little rum & raisin. vanilla ice cream, peach, whiffs of sweet smoke.
    • Taste
      1st taste :-

      Mouth coating, full on the palate, slight bitterness/

      2nd taste :-

      Orange, lemon, fruit sweets (mainly orange), the bitterness has gone now, traces of peat.

      This is a fruit salad with custard.

      By this point I was salivating, lovely stuff
    • Finish
      long, creamy , sweet

  28. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Extremely complex and knit, it is constantly changing
    offering an endless journey back in time to transport you to medieval times
    castles

    old books, old leather, ink, weed, camphor, chilli, whiffs of peat, wax, stewed exotic fruits, sea breeze, old first class polished furniture, sappy, papyrus, old books
    more fruits, a bit of lemon and quince jelly and then again these lightnings
    and thunder and explosions in your delicious buns and it changes

    always in character and it gets sweeter and you go back to a wet one
    forest through the ages and boats and some salt maybe the sea
    close but you can't see it and indefinable perfumes on
    flood again ... so the last sip was 10 minutes ago and yet
    empty glass keeps popping up and telling stories .....

  29. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.219 € at Whiskyauction in Oct 2015

  30. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

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

  31. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

    I rarely had such a fresh and fruity whisky. It's really like having a fresh fruit salad with some whisky on top. Really superb!
    • Nose
      Extremely fresh and intense fruity notes from citrus fruits, in particular oranges, but also ripe bananas, apricots, pineapple, mango, pomegranate and many more. Touch of vanilla and oak wood - Awesome!
    • Taste
      Punchy, fresh, fruity again. The fruit basket is as rich as on the nose. There is a delicate balance between the vanilla spices, the oak wood and some tea and toffee notes, white pepper with mango too - Superb!
    • Finish
      Long with some peppery notes and a subtle sweetness. This is great as it is rather sweet oak rather than bitter - Excellent!

  32. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    Nose: Orange zest, rich, very full with notes of sugared peels, hazelnut, marzipan and spice.
    Palate: Very thick and fruity, loads of body. Rich notes of toffee, marmalade on granary toast, malt and spice.

    Finish: Long, great body, develops with fruit and spice.

  33. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

    Very fresh and fruity. Great!

  34. nico scored this whisky 97 points Member Junior

    Nose: we could just smell it for hours... something of a bourbon with a very floral fragance (thrush and lily)Body: Just as the nose could be. rich, very complex, quite unbelievable... 

    Finish: The finish is just astounding... you will not see the end!

    All in all: A very expensive whisky, but it worth the price, by far!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

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