Springbank 1965

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
White Label Big Golden S
Stated Age
26 years old
Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
18 jan 2011 6:52 pm

Average value

€ 2108.43

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30 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1965

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.89 points.

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    WLP: Being a dense fruity, waxy number, “This is NOT contemporary”, I call out.
    CM: “,… waxy character,…. classic style”,…. refill American oak, ex-sherry”.
    SS [looking at SV] “You should know this because you’ve drunk shit loads of it”.
    SV: “Any distillery of this time”, Speyside or coastal,….

    As for the distillery, everyone is flummoxed. Once the year is revealed, however, Charles calls Springbank immediately. It’s true that these pros know their classic vintages, the famous bottles, the unforgettable casks.

    C: Delicious, beautiful,… some fair OBE. Score?

    CM: “You score, don’t you Serge?”, who adds “I don’t score whisky. 10 out of 10 whisky only exists in heaven”.
    Blind tasting really scrambles the brain, especially as expectations of a £150 masterclass led by Sukhinder at his own whisky show, are understandably high.

    Scores anything between the high 80s up to,… 93 points ?!

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good Springbank, quite austere, on the tertiary, the undergrowth. Quite atypical.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The first nose is surprising. We have a slight touch of sulfur, and it's a bit closed.
      Fir honey, leather, tobacco, salted butter caramel, toffee, spray, pepper, a little soy sauce, lemon zest.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth we are on the same idea as in the nose. It's creamy.
      The tertiary is forward, on caramel, salted butter, spray, orange zest, smoke, ash, pepper, cloves, wood, undergrowth.
      Complex and austere.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on peat, orange zest, cloves, wood, liquorice, caramel. Fresh mint, cold smoke.

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

    Despite the dark color this tastes typically like a non-sherried Springbank with it's great minerality and saltiness. In a blind tasting I would rather guess a good old Bowmore - anyhow great old stuff
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, lemons, limestone, a lot of minerals, sea breeze, salty seaweed, green fruits, honeydew, hints of smoked fish - great
    • Taste
      93 93
      Punchy, oily, more minerals, more maritime notes, wet rocks in the sea, salty, olive oil, anchovies, also some leafy and zesty notes, just a subtle sweetness, a bit oak wood - very good
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, cold and warm, more on grapefruits, limes, even more minerals (is that possible?)


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