Springbank 1972 IM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Chieftain's Choice
Stated Age
30 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 aug 2008 3:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1059.55

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1972 IM

3 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.06 points.

  1. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Springbank 30 yo 1972/2002 (57.9%, Chieftain’s, sherry butt, cask #410, 576 bottles): 78 Punkte

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  3. Maltbehr64 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Whiskyfun by Angus: Many great Springbanks from this Chieftain’s series… Colour: orange amber. Nose: tinned fruits in syrup such as apricots, peaches, pineapple and plums. Then lychee, orange liqueur, kumquat and evolving some notes of putty, cocktail bitters, herbal extracts, mint tea and lemon cordial. Explosive but also rather precise and brilliant. Wonderfully nervous, punchy fruitiness. With water: uber fresh! Very coastal, zingy, sharp, citrus and saline with an assortment of dried exotic fruits. Mouth: crystallised fruits, mint leaf, mulchy and earthy tones, raisins and some slightly beefy, meaty notes. Lots of saline liquid seasonings and stocky broth notes. Miso, soy sauce, white pepper, some light medical notes and cough syrup. With water: pow! superbly fruity with a concentrated saline precision. Powerful, umami, earthy, lightly tannic, salty and quivering with tart acidity and fruity freshness. Finish: long, wonderfully herbal, oily, waxy, tart, lemony acidic and fizzing with coastal salinity. Comments: A big salty slap in the face! Totally commands attention with the way it veers between fruits, medicine and seashore. Wonderful and rather specific in style to the early 1970s vintages I would say. SGP: 753 - 92 points. http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemarch20-2-Kilkerran-Glenfarclas.html#190320

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2012]  I found another dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.

    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 it 92,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2003]  I found this dram in an advents calendar sampled by MaRa.  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 it 92,5.  Unfortunately I did not take any notes.


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