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...
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.
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.
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.