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Overall rating
85.64/100
votes
66
Category
Blend
Bottler
Springbank Distillers Ltd. (SpD)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
09/507
Added on
26 May 2013 3:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 429,07

4 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

124 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Campbeltown Loch 30-year-old SpD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.64 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Nose: beautiful "old" whiskey flavors (wood polish, leather chair) but also fresh notes of lemon, crushed cereals and juicy red apples. Fine vanilla and a pinch of salt. Discreet is some smoke to guess. The whole thing looks very soft and is woven by a floral and honey Grain note. A pleasure blend without corners and edges - very skilfully composed.
    Taste: soft and oily, of course a lot of wood, some bitterly stale fruit tea, leather, vanilla, on the finish again honey sweetness and peppery oak. Very soft and pleasing.
    A great old blend in which you taste the age without but that only dusty wood is there. The best blend I've ever had in my glass! It is a pity that only 40% and the smoke is too decent.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

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

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    A very good blend - actually the best compared to the 21yo and the 25yo
    • Nose
      Malty, fruity, bananas, apples
    • Taste
      Pretty oily, smooth, peppery, honey, fruity, matching the nose
    • Finish
      Long and smooth

  4. zimbowskyy scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The 40% grain content is not really noticeable. For me, the best blend so far.
    90 points
    • Nose
      bright furniture polish, varnish, rich red apples and a decent breeze of sea salt
    • Taste
      colorful pepper, then fruity, red fruits, apples, nectarines
    • Finish
      very long and fruity, latte macchiato and caramel

  5. Murxus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    First impressions: very rummy, good old grain.
    Following is a touch of dirty Springbank smoke, but the grain stays in dominant. position. To thin to add water.
    Just read "This 30-year old whisky is a blend of 60% grain and 40% (Springbank) malt whisky,...", sounds very right.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. markkerr02 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2088%20Springbank%20med%20Frank%20McHardy.html Test 088: Springbank with Frank McHardy - 990306
    The whiskey tested: Glass 1 Hazelburn 8yo 46% OB 0 points
    Glass 2 Cambeltown Loch 30yo 40% 4 points
    Glass 3 Kilkerran fat sample 2004 48% A work in progress 0 points
    Glass 4 Springbank Local Barley 1966/1999, 56.9% OB Cask 1966/491 41 points
    Glass 5 Springbank Local Barley 1965/2001, 52.4% OB Cask 1965/9 14 points
    Glass 6 Hazelburn Brewing & Jahnel 59.2% 3 points
    Glass 7 Springbank 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 8 Spring Bank 1997 Batch 1 OB 55.2% 3 points
    Glass 9 Longrow 18yo 46% OB 7 points
    Glass 10 Longrow Gaja Barolo 7yo 55,8% OB 2 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson Cambeltown Loch 30yo 40%
    Scent: Fat, chocolate, sweetness, vanilla, bourbontons, complex, fruits
    Taste: I, chocolate, elegant, candy, kola
    Aftertaste: I, chocolate, candy, tall
    Score: 87 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Campbeltown Loch 30Y, 40% (60% malt + 40% grain from Girvan)
    Color: Gold-colored
    Scent: Vanilla, caramel tones, lite bourbonagtige
    Taste: Light, oily, grainig, a little spicy
    Aftertaste: Card with very grainy character
    Rating: Not at all in the same class as Campbeltown Loch 25yo; much less malt character in this
    Points: 82

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Good beginning and
    good ending, but it disappoints in the middle. Maybe this should have (if it
    could have) been bottled at 46%?
    • Nose
      The nose starts off
      rather sweet on malt, peach, oranges and kiwi. Loads of floral elements as
      well. Dried citrus, honey and oak. Becomes somewhat softer and creamy on
      caramel and banana. Nice nose.
    • Taste
      It is a bit light on
      the palate. Both body and taste. Some white fruit, tinned pineapple, mildly bitter
      fruit tea. Touch of mint. Reminds me a bit of an eau-de-vie, I must confess. Some
      cardamom and a pinch of white pepper. Pith. Kernel from an apple.
    • Finish
      The finish makes up
      for things, for  that is spicy and very
      long.

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    For a blend, this is of exceptional quality.
    • Nose
      Orange, caramel, oak, red berries, apple, apricot, plum, lime, vanilla and subtle spices. Slight glue from the long maturation, but to such an extent that it adds to the nose rather than ruining it.
    • Taste
      Leather, orange, oak, caramel, plum, blueberry, butter, vanilla, lime, mocha, chestnut, raisin and malt.
    • Finish
      Mocha, coffee even. Plus caramel, plum, hazelnut, leather and blueberry. A gentle whiff of smoke in the end.

  10. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    nice whiskey, well done.
    Offered for my 30 years
    • Nose
      varnish, coffee, caramel, cane sugar, fruit (strawberry and grape? apple?), quite complex. Requires some ventilation to reveal itself. Moments, near an old Cognac.
    • Taste
      quite oily, cereals, malt, flowers.
    • Finish
      average

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