Springbank 1969 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Dun Bheagan
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 aug 2008 9:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1661.00

23 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1969 IM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.28 points.

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

    It's not a fruit bomb like many other casks from the same year and bottler but it's a more serious and complex bottling. Very rich, creamy and powerful. Fantastic!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Very malty, dry hay, spices, cloves, hints of dried fruits, little apricot, little papaya, coconut, little honeydew, whiffs of vanilla, oak wood, pepper - very good!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Very, very oily, creamy, mellow, sirupy, punchy, subtle sweetness, tons of spices, pepper, little vanilla, little cinnamon, ginger, little citric, also some cooked fruits, oranges, apricot, oak wood - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, spicy, zesty, more punchy, peppery, little more oak wood but not drying, not tannic, little grapefruits, lemon peel - great!

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  3. Killswitch scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. aspa scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Also here soft and round, rather salty, oily. No smoke. Slightly mineral, suddenly somehow sweet but in an unusual way, not sugar-sweet rather spicy-sweet like forest honey. Reminds of the scent when you burn fresh pine needles.

    Again softer, less strong but tasty. Now light campfire smoke, and still oily, tart, spicy and a little machine grease.

    Salty, oily, light campfire. Seashore, harbor! Now significantly less sweet, but no less tasty. Oysters. Tart, slightly bitter, then again very maritime.

    I would have expected more smoke, so the dram is primarily maritime and super tasty. Here, too, time-honored and soft but with strong aromas.
    N-92, T-93, F-93 for also ingenious 93 points
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Sweet dried fruits, dried papaya, coconut and guava, honey, custard cream, some herbs, an excellent springbank

  7. hs305 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2005]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 105 Euro in November, 2004.

    [September, 2015]  Together with friends I emptied another bottle that I bought for 105 Euro in November, 2004.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 92,5 and 95.  My notes state an unbelievable complex and delicate profile with no flaws or off-notes at all.  Very long finish that is chewable.  One of my favourite Springbank of all times!


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