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Overall rating
91.61/100
votes
152
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

€ 2690,04

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152 × member ratings

170 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 32-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.61 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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 that I do not like at all.

  3. penumbra scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Far from smelling is the iconic sweet tropical fruit flavor of Shirley Barrel, high in sugar, high in consistency, dense and intense, specifically as banana peel, Elizabeth melon, sand sugar orange, butter roasted banana, and swaying cucumber With avocado. Compared with the high years of the flower house, the flavor extracted from the barrel is obviously much thicker. Of course, the oily body of the house is also indispensable in shaping this smell. The faint flower is on the side, but it is dense. Fruity death is suppressed. Close to some peat coals began to emerge, unlike Lagavulin, Ardbeg's peat sherry, giving people a feeling of clear and cold, similar to the oil spilled seesaw, kerosene, sea salt, easy to cause large pieces of winter on the sea The association of large pieces of crude oil, or the peat in this wine is not even the foil in the polyphony, just the decorative sound of the occasional one. What can be compared with the fruit wind is the signature oily feeling of Genting, the original soda cracker, the closet that has been infested with butter aroma for a long time, almond, coconut milk, honeycomb honey, Cheda cheese, milk flakes, vanilla, minerals.
    • Taste
      Coconut, white magnolia, Cantonese-style lycium lily, ginkgo, glutinous rice almond porridge, egg white whipped cream, ok, now we know what smells are suppressed by the fruit wind, and peat is almost no participation The degree has disappeared, leaving only a small amount of insignificant smoke. At the same time, there are also different fruits from the smell of the scent, similar to the platycodon, citrus, yellow peach, lotus, mint, vanilla. As for sea salt, oil, sesame, resin, beeswax, chalk, soda crackers, coconut jelly, there is almost no change in the smell phase.
      I have to say that in the smell of the stage was greatly raised expectations, to the body, or back to the shackles of Shi Lili.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly salty, slightly bitter, essential oils, peach peel, orange stalks, rosin, mint, roasted herbs.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. TK6000 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Serge V says:

    Springbank
    32 yo 1971/2004 (46%, OB)

    Matured in re-fill sherry casks, bottled
    last September. Colour: astonishingly
    light (pale straw). Nose: very waxy,
    grandma’s cupboard, vanilla,
    natural varnish. Hints of spices (cinnamon)
    and flowers (lavender). The whole
    is still quite fresh and so nicely
    balanced. A little coconut developing
    after a while, but perhaps that’s
    the mind’s work. Mouth: sweet
    and quite oily, on resin and propolis.
    Really a great mouthfeel. Some bitter
    orange and a little Turkish delight.
    Quite complex! The finish is long
    and bold, on orange marmalade. An
    excellent new-old official Springbank!
    91 points.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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