Springbank 1969 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Rare Reserve
Stated Age
34 years old
Refill Butt
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 nov 2007 9:41 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2900.00

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1969 SV

6 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.79 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Photo Moderator

    Super fruity, flawless and rather serious (means not sticky sweet) - top quality and another great example of a Springbank from the 60s.
    Head to head with the sister cask 263 I would still not rate this one as perfect as I think it is not as complex and rich but this is really just nitpicking on a high level.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Intense, fruity, yellow fruits, quinces, peaches, also tropical fruits such as mango, passion fruit, overripe bananas and apples, whiffs of solvent, hints of vanilla - great!
    • Taste
      98 98
      Very punchy, oily, sirupy, fruity, again the whole basket of tropical fruits, not too sweet or sticky, just a subtle sweetness, fine notes of oak wood, becomes more peppery, zesty, white grapes - excellent!
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long, burning, more on grapefruits, more vanilla, the oak wood becomes a bit louder but not drying, still very fruity - very good!

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  3. Jackson05 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Stunning Springbank.

    Waxy, complex, fruity. Don’t think I’d pick as Springbank blind, but then I’m no expert on 60s Springbank. Just unbelievable and next level malt whisky. Wipes the floor with anything modern.

  4. coolinariker scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Truckload of fruitbasket - very complex - fantastic

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur


  6. DannyDram scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Perfectly balanced, complex, a lot of depth, aromas very nicely arranged, wood perfectly integrated. Fits perfectly to my sensors.
    • Nose
      Ripe tropical fruits, bananas, melons, mango, pappaya, fruit basket, peaches, honey, vanilla biscuits, paraffin. Very balanced, excellent depth graduation, very pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      Waxy, citric, tropical fruits, oak spice, cloves. Powerful, well balanced, ingenious texture, delicate, creamy, vanilla-honey sweetness, a lot of aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      Spicy, oak, nutmeg, citric, paraffin. Warming, alcohol very well integrated. very, very long finish, enthusiastic aftertaste.

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Multi-layered fruit basket with a lot of depth and superbly balanced!

  8. Niftywhisky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Probably the best Springbank i tasted so far….
    Awesome, minty, fruity, Lemony…. And truly Springbanky

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    With water:-

    The nose stays the same with a few drops of water but the palate improves and is now zesty with what I call some sherbet fizz.

    A very nice Springbank.
    • Nose
      Apple , plum, pineapple the usual Springbank fruit salad. Apple skins, just a very faint vanilla hint, fresh cream and warm biscuits.
    • Taste
      Nice mouthfeel, all the fruit on the nose is on the palate but there are a few bitter off notes at first, strange.

      The bitter notes go and there are all sorts of fruit skins, apple, yellow plum etc.

      Sweet & creamy
    • Finish
      Medium length.


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