Springbank 1967

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Prestonfield's Campbeltown
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Wood
3131 - 3136
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Prestonfield House Edinburgh
Added on
25 Oct 2010 2:06 pm

Average value

€ 6970.26

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27 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1967

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.70 points

  1. MaltTown scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior


    Colour: amber.

    Nose: a little discreet at very first nosing, getting quickly boldly dry and coffeeish but also nicely jammy (cooked strawberries). Lots of Corinth raisins, notes of rum, smoke, barbecue, fireplace… Gravy and dried oranges, cocoa… Certainly less exuberantly fruity than other old Springbanks, surprisingly ashy (matchsticks) and meaty.Notes of ham. Certainly beautiful but maybe not grand, lacking a little expressivity although it does keep developing even after a long time, getting fruitier (apricots) and then very vegetal (lots of lovage and parsley). Definitely not a classical Springbank.

    Mouth: much creamier, much more ‘Springbank’ now, with quite some coconut, fruitcake, a little salt, candy sugar… What’s more, it’s bold whisky, very invading now. Goes on with all sorts of crystallized fruits (mostly citrus, especially grapefruit), a little rancio, concentrated wine sauce… Gets nicely bitter (old walnuts, fino), salty buttered caramel, coffee flavoured fudge, liquorice stick… Now it gets really grand, with superb resinous notes, bergamot, quince jelly, funny hints of smoked fish, kippers… Better and better indeed.

    Finish: The finish is very long, thick, coating but perfectly balanced, on ‘smoked and salted small bitter oranges’. Ah, if only that could exist! 94 points.

    Colour: amber.

    Nose: a rather explosive and unusual nose of mid-fermented and dried fruits, with lots of dried longans, slightly rotten oranges, dates and figs (hints of arrak), very ripe apricots, sultanas… All that is totally great, don’t get me wrong. Also great smokiness and minerality. Goes on with oriental pastries, rosewater, cedar box, fresh parlsey (yeah, like in a Lebanese restaurant), getting oakier with time (nutmeg and cinnamon). Again, very unusual and very fabulous.

    Mouth: ah yes, it’s very good. Not properly bold but the attack is quite ‘funny’, in two steps (first dried fruits, then salt). Lots of strong honey, rancio, beeswax, quince paste, orange liqueur, vanilla fudge… Quite some spices from the wood as well, hints of burnt cake and roasted raisins, prunes…

    Finish: And the finish is quite long, jammy, rummy and honeyed – with again that usual salty touch. Extremely good and quite different from the well-known Local Barleys and company. I still just love it: 93 points.

  2. checkpointrk scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Stone fruits , exotic fruits, waxy and creamy, really nice

  4. eleiko5 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 20 yo 1967 (46%, Dun Eideann for Donato & C. 1989, cask #3131 – 3136)

    Nose: old-style, dusty sherry, not too aromatic but nicely complex. Starts citrusy, with lots of oranges, then it settles on dried figs, Nutella (both hazelnuts and chocolate) and plenty of silver polish. Hints of smoke and old books. Whiffs of dried coconut flakes as well. Soft notes of dried herbs, which stresses the fact that it’s hardly fruity. Mouth: quite soft, again very dry, waxy and dusty. Old pipe tobacco and some Seville oranges (including zest). Lots of mint, hints of cardboard. Minerals and herbs. It lacks a bit of roundness but it’s typical for this style. Finish: long and resinous, with the smoke moving forward.

    It’s always nice to try very old Springbank, although I think there are even better examples. It felt a little tired. Almost impossible to find.

    Score: 90/100




  5. numen scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    from a purchased sample. My MALT KING.
    • Nose
      Fabulous. This is all on waxy and lightly fermented dried fruit at
      first. Apricots, dates, peaches, mango, seville oranges, clementines,
      and, well, you name it. Eventually, some very refined earthy, non-bitter
      coffee emerges, with a trace amount of chocolate in it. Creamy, now
      with whiffs of dried coconut. Cherries. By the end, it's just very rich
      and seductive. Gorgeous.
    • Taste
      Perfect. I wouldn't change a thing, and would drink gallons of this if I
      could. Honey, sweet, soft, silky, smoky. Rather waxy and a touch of
      salt. Obvious fruit (dried and paste). Rosemary, thyme, and spices. More
      quiet coffee. Dates. Burned fruit cake. Resinous and great 'bank.
    • Finish
      Ok, the only problem here is that the fruit finish isn't that long. It's
      more on fruit pith, coffee, and chocolate, still lengthy. Gorgeous and
      refined. Part of me wishes that it were concentrated so I could parcel
      it out for myself over years, but it's not. It's just a refined
      masterpiece. At least as good as the 2008 Germain-Robin Anno Domini (an
      American brandy, and a flippin' phenomenal piece of work). My new goal:
      find a bottle of this.


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