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Springbank 1966

Overall rating
93.36/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Vintage
02.1966
Bottled
08.1998
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Oak Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1966 498
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Jan 2009 4:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2187,50

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1966

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.36 points

  1. WhiskyJug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Springbank 1966/1998 ‘Local Barley’ (55.3%, OB, cask #498)  Please note that the pictures aren't of the same casks. Colour: gold.

     Nose: the first feeling we get at first nosing is complexity. First there’s hints of old sweet wine (Sauternes) and then it’s coal smoke, gunpowder and flints, together with notes of smoked ham and faint hints of truffle. Gets then even smokier, with a little peat, something faintly maritime (sea breeze), roasted nuts, a little cough syrup (eucalyptus), hints of pine needles... More mint after that, wet moss, fern, cigar box… Keeps developing for a very long time, quite kaleidoscopic, with the notes of coal smoke and mint as permanent features. Amazing complexity. 

    With water: keeps developing, this time more on turpentine and game, with even hints of beef stock.

     Mouth (neat): very big, rich, powerful, exactly cough syrup this time. Eucalyptus, camphor, mint, then ginger, crystallised lemon, pepper… Hints of tannins in the background, and quite some tar as well. Very big. With water: gets more on oranges and other citrus fruits, with a bigger spiciness as well. Finish: long, slightly salty, half orangey and half minty. Slight dryness from the wood. Comments: a very big and very complex dram, as expected, but maybe not one of the absolute winners that most other Local Barleys are. But let’s not be fussy… 
    SGP:563 – 91 points.

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