Springbank 1967 SV

Overall rating
93.65/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB89257
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Prestonfield
Vintage
18.04.1967
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Casknumber
1472
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottled for
Prestonfield House
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
13 nov 2016 7:54 pm by dram-drinker
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 609.76

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21 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1967 SV

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.65 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Photo Moderator

    This Springbank is really old school - it exceeds my highest expectations - it competes with the 1966 443 local barley west highland malts - it has just a lower abv (46% vs. 58.1%) and thus is a bit less punchy
    • Nose
      98 98
      Dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, toffee, brown sugar, fine oak wood, hints of vanilla, chocolate, old books and much more - just superb!
    • Taste
      99 99
      Oh yes, fresh and punchy, lots of orange jam, milk chocolate, great oak wood balanced with subtle sweetness, truck loads of dried fruits of any kind - excellent!
    • Finish
      97 97
      Medium long and warm, fine oak wood and toffee sweetness stays till the end - great!

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  3. GlendronachFan88 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Fill: Below shoulder. Note that the seal was compromised and the lid did not close tightly after being opened ~2 months prior, which has been taken into account.

    Appearance: golden brown, like a rich maple syrup, beautiful colour, no significant legs.

    Nose: Dried fruits, watermelon, fine sherry, the distillery character – rainforest/damp undergrowth scent but could be more of a faint fig aroma, earthy tones, varnish of some kind, oakiness of high quality wood, chocolate, nuts, raisins, slight toffee, brown sugar, musky old books, vanilla, rum and raisin ice cream. Incredible!

    Mouth: Punchy, zesty, intense, warming; a big initial hit and a slight numbing of the senses! Very high quality mouthfeel, oily and yet still supple somehow; oaky spices, dried fruits (lingering and very well established with majority figs), sherry, “rainforest in the mouth”, toffee and chocolate.

    Finish: Medium to long finish, dried fruits and figs linger, high quality wood towards the end, well sustained. Something of a funny flavour at the very end that I couldn’t put my finger on, and perhaps even a little out of place but still interesting.

  4. saothangbay scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Excellent old Springbank
    • Nose
      95 95
      Raisins, dried fruits, toffee, brown sugar, wood, chocolate and much more
    • Taste
      96 96
      Excellent balanced with lots of dried fruits, wood, toffee, brown sugar, milk chocolate
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long and warm, wood, toffee, brown sugar, milk chocolate

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 98 points Photo Moderator

    I had the opportunity to taste this again from another miniature bottle and I can confirm my initial rating - extremely intense, honeycomb, nectar, dried and cooked fruits, in particular cooked oranges, plenty of old books, jam, finest sherry wood, little pepper, ginger, good sweetness - at cask strength that would have been max points - delicious!

  6. Jonathan Kleß scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Miniature bought off ebay.

    A gorgeous sherried malt, with the only flaw being the somewhat thin texture.
    I dont find it to be extraordinarily characterful, but of course that is critique on the highest level.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Right after pouring quite tense with lots of black pepper, cinnamon and even touches of freshly crushed peppermint. Caramelised walnuts. Dr Pepper. A speck of soot.
      Sweet candied fruits, watermelon flavored bubblegum, mixed haribos, ripe mango, with a backbone of crisp green apple and some bergamot.
      Old varnish, precious woods, lightly musty undergrowth, wet bamboo, old closet. Fragrant little touches of lavender and violets. Dried Sage. Stock powder.
      With water: Risky move. Brings out rather a lot of damp earthiness and a whisp of peat. The sweetness is gone. Different, not better.
    • Taste
      92 92
      I dare say a bit thinly textured on arrival, but still holding a ton of flavour. Great, long development. Perfect old sherry profile, oaky spice, small sweet and savoury herbs.
      Sweet, yet vibrant fruits in perfect balance. Sugared currants, strawberries and a dried slices of mango. Creamy mocca. Pronounced notes of heather honey.
      A bit of earthy peat, but nothing dirty. Restrained and leathery, smoked ham. A noticable minerality, being slightly flinty in a good way.
      With water: A bit more full bodied and integrated, but lost complexity in the development.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long to very long. Semi-dry. There is a spicy impact with the oak being felt, but it tapers off very gracefully on sweet red compote and ripe figs. Honeyed dates. Raw mushrooms.

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