- Springbank Distillers Ltd. (SpD)
- Bottling serie
- Blended Scotch Whisky
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 26 May 2013 3:15 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Campbeltown Loch 30-year-old SpD
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points
- 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.
- A very good blend - actually the best compared to the 21yo and the 25yo
Malty, fruity, bananas, apples
Pretty oily, smooth, peppery, honey, fruity, matching the nose
Long and smooth
- The 40% grain content is not really noticeable. For me, the best blend so far.
bright furniture polish, varnish, rich red apples and a decent breeze of sea salt
colorful pepper, then fruity, red fruits, apples, nectarines
very long and fruity, latte macchiato and caramel
- 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.
- 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)
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
- Good beginning and
good ending, but it disappoints in the middle. Maybe this should have (if it
could have) been bottled at 46%?
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.
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.
The finish makes up
for things, for that is spicy and very
- For a blend, this is of exceptional quality.
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.
Leather, orange, oak, caramel, plum, blueberry, butter, vanilla, lime, mocha, chestnut, raisin and malt.
Mocha, coffee even. Plus caramel, plum, hazelnut, leather and blueberry. A gentle whiff of smoke in the end.