Springbank 1974

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 sep 2008 6:20 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2459.00

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62 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1974

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.12 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    It's the mineral type of Springbank - pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Green fruits, carambole, limes, little grassy, wet hay, whiffs of smoke, soot, some minerality, sea breeze, a bit briny, later on also a bit of sweeter yellow fruits, honeydew - not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very very creamy and mellow, little punchy, more greenish and leafy stuff, subtle sweetness, more minerals, limestone, lemons - quite good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, zesty, more grapefruits and herbs, hints of old books

  2. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      very light, dry smoke; bright yellow, exotic fruits
    • Taste
      sweet; oily; Vanilla; subtle fruitiness
    • Finish
      slight heat; some herbs; getting a little drier; medium

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. vredensever scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is dense: sea, salt, iodine, a hint of smoke, meat, smoked products, bacon, lard, silage, herb flowers, spices (pepper, vanilla), citrus notes, honey, wood. Very good! The taste is spicy, peppery, slightly sweet at first: lots of spices, fresh honey, vanilla, coffee with cinnamon, fruits, herbs, smoked meat, smoke, salt, oak. In the end, a bit of bitterness. Delicious! The aftertaste is soft, restrained: smoked, light smoke, honey sweet, pepper, vanilla, citrus, oak with bitter taste. Prolonged. Conclusion . Lovely old Springbank. At the same time, it is also sweet-honey, and slightly smoked-smoky, and fresh-marine. All elements are reserved and solid, but they are not lost and declare themselves. Good balance and pitchnost. The score is 90 (n22t23f22b23).

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2012]  I had this dram during a "Springbank" tasting at Bonn.

    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.  My notes state a very fruity profile.

  6. zby0001 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 87 points Super Administrator

    Nice but lacking smoke and a sherry cask. :-)


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