Springbank 1968 BR

Overall rating
92.21/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB530
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
Berrys' Own Selection
Vintage
1968
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
35 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 oct 2007 6:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 3294.62

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91 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1968 BR

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.21 points.

  1. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, dried dates, a light sherry profile, huge Springbank minerals, plastics, soft drinks, quite typical old Springbank.
    • Taste
      Wood and sherry, huge smoke, old leather, cinnamon, lemon, mints, camphor, a luxury taste, quaffable and mellow. Not the richest old drams but still good.
    • Finish
      Long, black tea, Springbank funkiness, cinnamon lemon drinkz.

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. JeanChan scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    To much bitter notes at the finish. Never would by this bottling!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
      IT: 86
      B: 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Springbank Head to Head 22 samples, some tasted before.
    The line up in age order Nas -40 years old, some official bottles some independent bottles.
    Contenders for the best Sprinbank as follows.

    Pure West Highland Malt (NAS)+/- 1960 70 proof peated WB 72988
    10 year Tappo Sughero black label big S 59% OB WB 41678
    11 year Society bottling 57.9% OB WB 21853
    12 year black label big S 80 proof OB dark sherry WB 75805
    12 year green thistle gold cap 46% OB WB 14533
    12 year 100 proof 57.1% sherry wood Samaroli WB 9260
    21 year 2012 46% OB WB 30350
    21 year 2018 46% OB WD 111815
    23 year 1970 23 year Local Barley tall bottle 46% OB WB 11138
    24 year 1966 sherry cask 443 Local Barley dumpy bottle 58.1% OB WB 14391
    25 year pear shape bottle 43% OB WB 38084
    25 year 2006 46% OB WB 656
    29 year 1962 white label big S 46% WB 14430
    29 year 1974 Chieftain’s Choice cask 1778 51.2% WB 27756
    30 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11045
    30 year parchment label dumpy 46% WB 11117
    32 year 1966 bourbon cask 493 Local Barley dumpy bottle 56.8% OB WB 14414
    35 year 1968 Berry Bros 46% WB 530
    35 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11056
    37 year 1970 Secret Treasures 43% WB 12967
    37 year 1968 cask 1541 Dun Bheaghan Pedro Ximenez 56.5% WB 11864
    40 year 1969 cask 263 Signatory Vintage 54.4% WB 15778

    Result 1-22
    1st -30 year dumpy OB - 97/96/96
    2nd 1968 Dun Bheaghan - 94/96/96
    3rd 10 year 59% Tappo Sughero OB - 94/95/96
    4th 12 year Samaroli 100 proof OB - 94/95/95
    5th 1970 Local Barley tall bottle OB - 93/95/95
    6th 32 year cask 493 Local Barley OB - 93/95/94
    7th 1962 29 year OB - 96/93/94
    8th 30 year Millenium OB - 94/94/94
    9th 24 year cask 443 Local Barley OB - 94/93/94
    10th 12 year black label OB - 92/94/93
    11th Nas Springbank Pure West Highland - 91/93/93
    12th 1999 11 year OB Society bottling - 90/94/93
    13th 1974 Ian Macleod 51.2% - 90/94/92
    14th 40 year 1969 cask 263 Signator - y 92/93/92
    15th 35 year Millenium OB 95/92/92
    16th 1967 Berry Bros 35 year - 91/91/91
    17th 12 year OB green thistle gold cap - 90/91/91
    18th 1970 ST 12967 88/91/92 -
    19h 21 year OB 2012 - 91/91/90
    20th 21 year OB 2018 - 88/92/90
    21st year 2006 OB - 92/88/88
    22nd year OB Pear shape - 80/87/87

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This was better than I was expecting, a good solid all round 91 points from me.
    • Nose
      Good first impression, some sherry, dark fruits and currant biscuits.
    • Taste
      Quite powerful for 46% and this is a meaty sherry for sure mixed with a little peat and a dark berry note finally a spice note kicks in and
    • Finish
      Gaining a little fruit with the peat coming to the fore

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity lacks a bit of body, very good

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet and overripe fruits, apricot jam, oak wood, pepper, also some dried fruits, dates, figs, acacia honey - very good!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, more overripe fruits, apricots, cantaloup, papaya, good sweetness, notes of oak wood, spices, hints of vanilla - really not bad
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, fruity, the fruits are getting too ripe and you know what happens if cantaloup or papayas become too ripe - little moldy, a tad bitter

  9. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    That was definitely a) too long in the barrel, as well as b) too long in the bottle, because some of the theoretical potential is missing. It is still a very round and time-honored, elegant whisky, but just the finish is lagging behind.
    • Nose
      Very own, a lot of chalk, wasabi, camphor, light herbal honey, pear and rose water, a hint of peach, more water-diluted peach juice, pebbles, all very finely present, like a perfume that was sprayed a day earlier
    • Taste
      Peach, chalk, wasabi, lychee, light malt, apricot, honeydew melon, grasses, rose water, dusty, pear, licorice, lavender, green and white tea, camphor, slightly sweet malt
    • Finish
      Unfortunately, quite short for the age, at most medium, sweet oak and honeydew melon, rose water, peach and camphor

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