- Single Malt
- Douglas Laing (DL)
- Bottling serie
- Old Malt Cask
- Stated Age
- 34 years old
- Number of bottles
- 40.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- missprint age or year
- Added on
- 05 Oct 2013 8:21 pm
12 × in wishlist
26 × member ratings
17 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1969 DL
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.09 points
- I don’t really understand the high ratings on that one, I found it rather flat and unimpressive , didn’t get much on the nose either, maybe a hint of tropical fruits but found some mineral notes offputing.
- Hmmm, difficult ..... again a really interesting nose and a taste, which then remains slightly behind the nose. Not serious, and therefore still a really great whisky .... anyway, I would say he shares the fate of many ages Malts - slightly superimposed and probably 5 years too late wandered from the barrel into the bottle. Not 100% my taste.
Maybe you should have tried it anyway ... maybe at a fair or at a FT.
Old Bottle Flavor, an unusually intense fruity aroma for a Springbank, somewhat leathery on the background, peel of green apples, salt marshes on the North Sea, subtle smoke, a bit woody .... yes, but not as intense as you would expect from many other old ones (superimposed) bottling knows - more like a very old beautiful piece of furniture, with the time something sour-fruity that comes forward, spontaneously I think of pomegranate, very mild and hardly alcoholic ... which is not surprising at just over 40%,
Since the nose but I was raging hard, much less fruit than was expected, instead in the taste clearly "springbankischer" with tart spices, leather, salty maritime, a little peppery, also very nice the subtle cold smoke, roasted nuts, much more Oak aromas as in the nose and a bit dry - bitter, fortunately not yet "superimposed", towards the end somehow a bit strict .... without that it would really taste right now, I have to think a little of lamb - but is as I said no taste, just an association
Medium to long finish which is dry, slightly spicy and slightly bitter