Springbank 1966

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 jun 2011 12:40 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7701.69

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38 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1966

5 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.63 points.

  1. Slick scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    You have to be into sherry bottlings alot to give this a high score. If you are a fan of the Local Barley bourbon cask 60s versions , this wont be exactly your cup of tea in my opinion. 

    Anyways, not a bad experience, not at all, but if you can't get a deal price on this bottling, i would suggest just to try some vintages from the 60s instead.

    Hits the solid 90 points in my book...
    • Nose
      Starts heavily sherried. For a second you might confuse this with an old bottling of Glendronach. Give it some time in the glass, don't add water. The distillery character will come right there after some minutes.

      Old rum, bananas, dark raisins, very waxy and also oily. Very slightly oaky (more present on the palate after longer time in the mouth). Hides the fact that this is a 30yo malt in a way, but this can be confirmed on other hand just by the feeling you get when you nose it (having the old style Springbank whisky character as we all know it),

      Typical Springbank 46% bottling notes are present in the background though.
    • Taste
      Starts with lots of sherry notes, perhaps oloroso, accompanied mostly by dark raisins and sweet oranges. Oily and creamy, very sweet like a dessert with caramel or rum cake. Not exactly that complex, but it has it's moments. Not more complex than the 25yo bottling according to my palate, but rather just sweeter. I expected it to be a bit more balanced as well, but the sherry presence here is alot indeed.
    • Finish
      Rather medium. (Note to self: should've been a bit longer and more complex, with some more oakiness present on the back of the mouth). Doesn't show any different or additional notes than the taste.

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  3. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    This old pure bourbon Springbank character is very nice.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Rich fruitiness: mango, pineapple, pear and plum. Creamy bourbon vanilla. Oak. Cheese.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Creamy, sweet, oily. Plum, peach, tutty-frutty and punch. Citruses and unripe banana.
      Salt and pepper. Honey and toffee. Oak. Champagne.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, spicy and fruity.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Good stuff but there is better Springer about from this period.
    • Nose
      Yes id definitely bourbon cask, treacle tart, plum, peach, apricot, and a little oyster sauce
    • Taste
      Quite lively, plum, fig, I swear I can taste Iron Bru, gets a little creamy then there is some fruit that I cannot pinpoint
    • Finish
      Quite long, fizzy & some plum notes.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Very good, it's the typical Springbank profile that is non-sherried.
    • Nose
      Rich, sweet, honeydew, exotic fruits, mango, pineapples, pears, creme brulee - very good
    • Taste
      Oily, smooth, fruity, ripe bananas, lemon juice, little salty, minerals
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, little more dry in the end

  8. jay83 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    @ Slick: Sorry, i don´t want to act as a "know-it-all", but i´m 100% convinced, that the 30 yo Springbank (May 1966 - November 1996, 46%, cask 1648) is definitely a bourbon cask matured Springbank. I would describe the taste as close to the legendary bourbon matured Local Barleys of the same vintage in style, even though not completely as complex... Perhaps you meant the more common 30 yo sherried dumpy bottle that looks almost the same. But anyway: Slainte´


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