Springbank 1967

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley - West Highland
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 oct 2008 6:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6556.95

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40 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1967

7 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.74 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The local barley is far inferior to the single barrel of Shirley, not only because of the water, but because the Sherry barrel is hot and dry, making people unable to find the winery's signature oily feel.
    • Nose
      Kind of like an old-fashioned Gorny's sherry style, with a touch of spice, cheese and cream. Very red fruit, almost preserved, plum and honey, very sweet overall, dried banana slices, dried flowers, chocolate. Very indifferent peat, finely shredded tobacco and eucalyptus leaves, incense sticks, mild spicy, leather, ginger and mahogany furniture,
    • Taste
      Winery genes are not obvious, sherry barrels are slightly dry, jujube peels, plum pits, nectar, caramel, gingerbread and crushed white pepper. A kind of peat, camphor, and licorice tablets that are not outward, but unite on the tongue, and have sweet, resin, and chocolate after clearing the bitterness.
      Good, normal oil, slightly sweet, no acid, no tannins, no astringency, very little bitterness, no pungency, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Longer, dark chocolate, tobacco leaves, tar, vanilla.

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  3. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2021] A small sample only...

    ...but a great one! These old Springbank are always excellent, I never a sub-standard one (at least I cannot remember it). Given both nose and taste I doubt this was a sherry cask. I think this was a first fill bourbon cask with maybe one or two sherry staves build in - a practice which was quite common in the old times when coopers simply used to staves at hand to repair or resize casks, not caring about purity (like "bourbon only" or "sherry only"). Why should they? The whisky went all into blends anyway - they would have laughed if someone had asked for a "single cask bottling". Times have changed significantly since then...
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers a subtle and complex floral-honeyed profile with lots of summer flowers, different types of honey and waxes, spices and earthy aromas. I do not find any sherry aromas in here (because other connoisseurs stated a sherry cask maturation), even after longer breathing. This smells more like a first fill bourbon cask which can generate a very dark dram too (after twenty years). Great nose, no doubt.
    • Taste
      94 94
      The taste is multi-layered on florals, honeys, resins, chalk, machine oils, tobacco, leather, liquorice and and and... Extremely complex and balanced with many interesting flavours to discover. Again I have a hard time to catch any sherry-driven flavour in here but after some chewing there is something which tastes like that. Water flattens the dram and strengthens the bitter flavours only, I prefer it neat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with some bitter astringent moments (the tannins of the wood are quite strong, which supports my guess of a first fill bourbon cask - a first fill sherry cask would certainly taste different). The finish is long and turns quickly to the bitter tannic side which drives the dram out of balance, to be honest. This is too much wood for me, but wood-heads will love it.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Superb Springbank Sherry very complex.
    We are all melted. I just blame him for a little woody astringency on the finish.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Superb nose with a fruity and melted sherry.
      Plum, quince, pear, currant, tangerine. It is particularly diverse.
      Liquorice, eucalyptus, camphor, light vegetal side.
      Tobacco, cigar, light milk chocolate. Fir honey.
      We still have a nice dose of wood.
    • Taste
      94 94
      In the mouth we can feel the reduction a little bit, without it marring the pleasure.
      An extravagance of honey, wood, slight bitterness, cocoa, cinnamon, liquorice, burnt caramel. Always tobacco, cigar.
      Plum skin, orange zest, citrus fruits. Granny apple.
      Very light cold smoke.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish on salted butter caramel, vanilla, wood, plum, liquorice, eucalyptus, cold ash, cloves.
      Slight astringency.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful old style dark sherried fruity springbank, just brilliant!

  6. whiskystore scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    3 cl sample
    Colour light mahogny
    • Nose
      94 94
      Fantastic sweet nose, honey, sultanas, sandalwood, dried fruit, malt, plums, candied fruit
    • Taste
      95 95
      Fantastic taste, all ingredient of the nose cooked together to a lovely nectar, creamy and a little oily, little of dark chocolate, slight of leather and tobacco, this is a fantastic licueur
    • Finish
      94 94
      Superb finish, all ingredients in nose and taste slowly fading away, fat, little pepper

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dried apricot, papaya, candied cherry, raisin, toffee, date, tobacco, egg, apple and malt.
    • Taste
      Dried apricot, raisin, strawberry, vanilla, egg, cappuccino and smoke.
    • Finish
      Yellow raisin, smoke, dried apricot, apple and vanilla.

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge:

    Springbank 1967/1988 (46%, OB, 'A West Highland SMW', 648 bottles) Tall bottle. This is legendary – I’ll always remember the dozens of bottles that were standing in a grocery store in Freiburg, Germany, fifteen years ago. I also remember thinking it was a bit too expensive... Stupido! Colour: golden amber Nose: exactly like a freshly opened beehive, on a hot summer evening, after the bees have gathered nectar from all sorts of flowers. Minus the stings. Right, that means various flowers, wax, various honeys, various resins and warm wood. You may add a little leather, tobacco and grated dried coconut, raspberry juice, fresh mint and orange liqueur... This is simply grand. Mouth: starts creamier than the indies, oilier and even more honeyed, with superb sherried touches. It gets then much more phenolic and resinous, that is. Liquorice, mint drops, cough syrup, mastic (you should really try mastic-flavoured Turkish delights if you have the occasion one day), fir honeydew and crystallised pineapple. Majestic but anything but cloying. I think it’s what’s called balance. Finish: long, with the oak making its appearance now. More vanilla, black tea and soft spices. Comments: no, really, I used to be very stupid fifteen years ago.SGP:654 – 94 points.

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      97 97

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    This was by far the highlight of the tasting session tonight. This whisky is just fantastic! Legendary!
    • Nose
      This is an explosion of all kinds of fruits like plums, citrus fruits, berries - I can't enumerate them all - and sweet oak wood notes. The nose is already worth the money.
    • Taste
      Peppery, honey, sweet oak wood, pine wood, touch of resin, dark fruits, chocolate, toffee. Oh, well this is extremely balanced and good.
    • Finish
      Long and warm with these excellent wood notes - no bitterness at all. Superb!


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