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Overall rating
91.43/100
votes
157
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1971
Bottled
09.2004
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Old Radius Top Black Label
Added on
08 Sep 2007 9:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2837.01

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173 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 32-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.43 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 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 87,5.  My notes state some nice OBF (old bottle flavour = adhesive glue aromas) but some unpleasant perfumy (soapy) notes too which I do not like at all.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    From an open bottle for a while. He clearly lost fruit. To taste again from a new bottle. Very balanced but less greedy than in my memories. Remains very good all the same.
    90-91
    • Nose
      Superbly well-balanced nose.
      Camphor fruit, peach, plum, apricot. Slight exoticism. Mandarin, papaya.
      Licorice, anise, gingerbread.
      Honey, heady flower. Pink.
    • Taste
      On the palate we mostly have yellow fruit syrup. Peach, apricot, lemon.
      Lots of butter, pastry cream.
      A little hay, mineral, pebbles, rainwater.
    • Finish
      Final on lemon, citrus, tangerine peel, infusion.
      Caramel, black pepper.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very beautiful moment of course. But a little too wise, anyway. Enthusiasm: Nose 5/5 Mouth and Finale 4/5 Whisky n ° 1529
    • Nose
      Almonds and frangipanes of a rare greediness. A little asleep initially, soft limit of the knee, he wakes up and shows a very beautiful volume of aromas. The peat also takes a long time to be felt. Some notes of pencil sharpeners. Spices emerge. I would have recognized Springbank blind, I'm not sure so much was worked.
    • Taste
      Well spiced and melting and suave, vanilla Ultra drinkable, juicy, honeyed. Is not it a little too small?
    • Finish
      Delicate spices, laid. And wax in length.

  4. CherryHeart scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Compared to the last one, the freshly baked fruit punch, passion fruit, banana, and Dutch juice, the peat began to precipitate significantly after waking up, accompanied by kerosene, coarse salt, kombu, Le biscuits, cheese , Returned to the impression of Genting, but there are many magnificent elements.

    Palate: fine salt, ginkgo, citrus, bellflower, coconut, soda crackers, draft beer, slightly smoked. Here I finally understand the fun of some Genting leeks, exquisite (but still quite boring), it is indeed much clearer than local barely 16, I am confident of Genting in pure Shirley bucket!

    Balance, Body: Peugeot's medium-bodied wine, smooth and easy to drink, with a good sense of balance.

    Finish: Medium, concentrated peach juice, xylitol, beeswax, blood orange, soda crackers.

  5. penumbra scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Yuanwen is the iconic sweet tropical fruit flavor of the refilled sherry bucket, high sugar, high viscosity, dense and strong, specifically manifested as banana peel, Elizabeth melon, sugar orange, butter-roasted banana, and a flickering cucumber With avocado. Compared with the high vintage of the Huage family, the flavor extracted from the barrel is obviously much thicker. Of course, his own oily wine body is also indispensable in shaping this smell. There is a faint floral fragrance on the side, but it is dense The fruity taste suppressed. A closer look at the peat began to emerge. Unlike Lagavulin, Ardbeg's peat sherry, it gives a cold and cold feeling. It is similar to oil spilled sampan, kerosene, and sea salt. It is easy to cause a large piece of sea on the sea in winter. Large-scale crude oil-like associations, or that peat in this wine is not even a polyphonic foil, is just an occasional decorative sound. What can stand against the fruit style is Genting's iconic greasiness, original soda crackers, closets that have been infested with the aroma of fried butter, almonds, coconut milk, honeycomb, cheddar cheese, milk flakes, vanilla, and minerals.
    • Taste
      Coconut, white magnolia, Cantonese-style lily pot, ginkgo, barley almond porridge, egg white whipped cream, ok, now we know what the smell of the smell is suppressed by the wind of the fruit, and the peat is almost not involved The degree disappeared, leaving only a negligible amount of smoke. At the same time, there are also fruits different from the smell, similar to bellflower, citrus, yellow peach, lotus mist, mint, vanilla. As for sea salt, fat, sesame, resin, beeswax, chalky soil, soda crackers, coconut jelly, there is almost no change from the smell stage.
      It has to be said that the expectation of being greatly raised in the stage of smelling incense, when it comes to the body, is still back to refilling Shirley's formula.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly salty, slightly bitter, essential oil, peach peel, orange stalk, rosin, mint, roasted vanilla.

  6. jjkmlss scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Boderies alike violet, green apple, peach, pineapple, coconut, pinewood, wax, seawater, flint & mineral notes.

    Palate: pineapple, peach et coconut flavored Turkish Delights. Peat gives a Bitter mixed with bonfire, olive oil and tangerines. This tastes like a over-priced old fashioned cocktail, maritime comes as it opens up.

    Body: not as faded as many 25+, firm and strong ,medium waxy body.

    Finish: medium length & strength, peach, tangerine, olive oil, pinewood, bitter menthol.

    The best Springbank I've ever had so far. Go Compeltown!

  7. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Not what I expected in an old Springbank. Funny as it almost feels like an old grain whisky with its pastry-like palate and slight oaky bitterness. But there is still the mineral and austere side of Springbank in the background.
    Very good whisky but not as I anticipated.
    • Nose
      Waxy and buttery. Vanilla, coconuts, peaches. Mineral notes in the background with pencil shavings. A few dried fruits. Quite restrained.
    • Taste
      Palate is more punchy and spicy. Vanilla, custard, coconuts, pineapples, peaches. Slightly mentholated. Peppery.
    • Finish
      Long, waxy, custard-y, spicy and floral.

  8. wisekycourse scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, the wax with an old wood that oozes nuts, quite dull, then lemon vanilla, dust, honey, rather diffuse sensation of scents!
    • Nose
      wax, encaustic, sea salt, then smoke, old wood, cooked almond, a little dust, and cooked fruits coming out of the fireside.

  9. TK6000 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Jeep51 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Once is not custom on these old whiskys, the mouth is a good step above the nose. It's very well done.
    • Nose
      Very waxy and marked by encaustic and varnish. There are many dried fruits: dried papaya, and dry coconut. But the wax undeniably takes over.
    • Taste
      So, it's great. Oily, really very greasy texture. The flavors are also exquisite: beeswax, ultra-soft exotic fruits (pineapple looks good) and light but powerful notes of engine oil and grease.
    • Finish
      Long, light bitterness and still a lot of wax and some lighter floral notes.

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