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Overall rating
93.09/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.1969
Bottled
01.2000
Stated Age
34 years old
Number of bottles
196
Strength
40.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
missprint age or year
Added on
05 Oct 2013 8:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3342.41

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1969 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.09 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.

  2. Nimrod77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      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%,
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish which is dry, slightly spicy and slightly bitter

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