Springbank 100 Proof

Overall rating
95.32/100
votes
120
Whiskybase ID
WB9260
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Imported by Samaroli
Bottled
1982
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
29 jun 2009 12:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 10087.69

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120 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 100 Proof

31 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 95.32 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

    What should I say? Awesome whisky? It's already legendary and I can only reconfirm this. I would imagine that the nectar from the Greek mythology would taste like this whisky. Thus this doesn't deserve anything less than max points. Just delicious!
    • Nose
      Super fresh and fruity including citrus fruits and tropical fruits such as oranges, passion fruits, mango, pineapples, bananas, and also dried fruits like apricots, raisins, plums, prunes, figs, and sticky sweet like a honey comb and whiffs of smoke. It's so intense that it starts tickling in the nose. Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Woahh, punchy! Very oily and creamy, huge mix of fruity notes, oak wood, subtle sweetness, hints of smoke, leather and some meatiness, also some espresso, toffee and milk chocolate notes, and many more - you name it - Superb!
    • Finish
      Very long, spicy and warm, still fruity and never drying. Excellent!

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  3. JCTang scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    no words can really describe it, simply stunning

  4. WindBreizheur scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    One of the all time winner !
    So fresh and fruity, so much smoke impact. Mind blowing.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    A legendary whisky you could write a book about. An unprecedented complexity that can only be explained by the suspicion that only the youngest whisky in the mix was 12 years old, but the addition certainly had a few more years on the counter. There is overwhelming red fruit, spiciness, industrial smells straight from the auto workshop, and a development on the tongue that seems to last forever. A great "dirty" whisky, last tasted during a visit to the Springbank Distillery in June 2009.

  7. SimonOHA scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    My god, only 12 years old? This glass took my breath away and my speech for a very long time. Not legendary for nothing, the taste of history. Of religious meditation.
    • Nose
      Fresh and instantly sublime nose. Honey juice infused with lemon and grapefruit. Creamy and delicate mango. Mirabelle wax. Banana Mousse. Fishing sabayon. Raisin and plum marmalade. Melon and figs struggle incessantly to get past. Vanilla essential oil. Acid quetsches. Rum baba. Guava and pineapple puree. Small milk chocolate, pine and caramel cedar. Small milky smoke. Old leather bathed in a sweet wood ointment. What a masterful nose, of unfathomable finesse. You can really spend hours with your nose in the glass.
    • Taste
      Monstrously exquisite palate. A luminous recital in which each molecule which activates the receptors in our brain responsible for identifying the fruits, gives it a new definition, that of near-perfection. No need to describe everything, read the nose, everything is there in the mouth. You know these aromas, well at least that's what you thought.
    • Finish
      Crazy mango finish, infinite retro-olfaction of crème brûlée. Cold tobacco smoke.

  8. rabbitnose scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    Its there
    • Nose
      Punchy sherry
      Honey clove oldbook dusty spice yet mild
      Citrus coffee flower
    • Taste
      Never ending tasting. So thick
      Dusty and sweet perfect balance
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate coffee oak dry sweet long extremely long

  9. aphex scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Awesome complexity and balance from nose to palate. Stunning whisky. Nothing to add.
    • Nose
      Welcomed by old dusty book, leather, tobacco, earthy notes, coffee, resinous notes, a veil of smoke. What follow are candied citrus (oranges, lemons), waxy notes, a few spices and with time fragrant tropical notes (passion fruits, pineapples, bananas, ...) and dried fruits (apricots, prunes, figs).
    • Taste
      Oily and creamy. Aromas from the nose. Old leather, dusty books, tobacco, earthy notes, coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruits, citrus (oranges, grapefruits), tropical fruits (passion fruits, pineapples), jam. A touch of spices, various nuts.
    • Finish
      Long, mentholated notes, liquorice, a veil of smoke.

  10. MaltMinute scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    All the beeswax, all the wild honeys, all the creamiest prosciutto, the ripest figs, the juiciest lemons squeezed and purified into the highest quality limoncello, the most aromatic leather, the richest dark chocolate, the highest grade most perfectly rolled cigar tobacco, the most buttery hazelnuts, the most herbal aged oak wood...

    And that's where my notes trailed off. Drinking this made me emotional. I'm floored. How do you go back to drinking anything else after this???

    There is whisky and then there is art. This is the perfect blending of both.

  11. wishfuldrinking scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    I tasted it a few years ago, it was the best whisky I ever tried

  12. DarthDronach scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    A chameleon and a complexity monster. Starts with sherry notes - fruits, rainsins, dates. With time becomes more mineral - candid orange, herbal tee, even some old coin notes and cough syrup. Even after some 40 years in the bottle strength is still there - needs water. Outstanding whisky

  13. sagara-kun scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    How lucky to be able to taste this Springbank.
    I must admit I expected a more expressive nose. However, I gave him time.
    But on the palate, it is a simple explosion of absolutely magnificent flavor.
    It's a bit of the kind of magic whisky, so complex that you can find everything you want there.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A velvet nose, and rather discreet at first.
      Burnt caramel, orange zest, leather, dust, pool of coffee, bitter cocoa.
      Then the exotic fruit appears, with passion fruit, citrus, orange,
      Toffee, brown sugar, light demerara and light licorice.
      Everything is wrapped in a layer of warm and fresh camphor.
    • Taste
      97 97
      In the mouth it is above all the exotic fruit that emerges.
      Passion fruit pineapple, plum, grape, goji berry, orange, papaya. They are all there.
      It is accompanied by precious wood, just varnished, dried fruits, toasted almonds, orange jam.
      Dust, old book, light diesel. Coffee, cocoa.
      The balance to fall.
      The complexity too.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The finish is long, on precious wood, camphor, eucalyptus, passion fruit, liquorice, barbecue smoke.

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Espresso, sandalwood, dark fruits, chocolate, a bit waxy, candied orange, crystallised sugar, dried tropical fruits, four years since I tried it first, sample from a different bottle this time, so intense, superb

  15. DrunkDude scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Smell the fragrance: After entering the cup, I smelled luxury leather goods, brand-new clothes, and the smell of an empty museum. There is also ebony agarwood perfume, very clean white truffle, and whipped cream without milky smell. Slowly changing from fresh milk to caramel crisps, the feeling of a sherry bucket in cognition vaguely appeared. After that, it was full of condensed milk and mangoes, with a little fat smell. The old-school sherry barrel flavor and caramelized mango and the breath of the museum intertwine back and forth. Ten minutes later, the cup was filled with sweet orange jam, dried figs, and candied roses. Half an hour later, with the winery characteristics of Genting, oil, funk, and Dirty coffee made from fermented beans in sherry barrels, the flavor of mango is more prominent, with the faint Oloroso sherry in the background.

    Taste: very rich cream, mango! Caramel crisps, whipped cream, green apples, sour pineapple, sweet and sour jam of oranges, black pepper, fennel, a lot of black truffle, transformed into a nutty chewiness, and the aroma of grapefruit peel oil. The wine has a strong sense of fat and rich layers.

    Aftertaste: oak, leather, citrus peel, licorice, acid-style American coffee, woody tannins, apple peel, a touch of ash.

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    General comment: This wine has a complete old-school style, but there is no stale feeling. The broken glass at the bottom of the glass is a bit like the old-style sherry whisky of Glenlossie 17yo Ses that I drank and liked before, mixed with the previously mentioned museum. And fragrance of perfume. There is a clear milk mango style in the taste, and the second half perfectly conveys the strong body. If you wake up for an hour, the second half is more like old-school sherry barrel whisky, such as Glendronach 1970s, but the flavor is far more intense. This wine does not use the sweet and sour flavor to suppress the taste of spices, but adds the most appropriate black pepper, thyme, and black truffle on the basis of the wine. The wine has a strong sense of fat and rich layers.

    Smell: 100/100
    Taste: 97/100
    Aftertaste: 97/100
    Overall comment: 98/100

  16. UchidaT scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    Tasted from a sample taken from a bottle stored at the Golden Promise Whisky Bar in Paris. Notes taken when drank with a few drops of water.

    On the nose it's dry with hints of menthol. Mushrooms and old cheese. Forest undergrowth, dry ferns. Candied fruit and, more precisely, quince jelly. Smells like the last days of Autumn. Patience is needed for it to reveal itself.

    The palate is coherent with the nose. Mushrooms, candied fruit and quince jelly with a distant peat. Creamy and quite intense.

    The finish is dry. We are reminded of the menthol in the nose but the aftertaste is all in the wood and the fruitiness.

  17. prz22 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    First I was dreaming of this whisky, then I was afraid of disappointment so it waited and waited..
    Tonight is the night.

    And...with a boy's tear of a fullfilled dream Im happy to state that it delivered..

    Freaky yet elegant, punchy yet complex, sherried yet..springbanked. All beloved springbank notes are here: smoked apples, cider spices, salty plums , ashy woodies...yet with some deep, extra dimensions.
    This equation has no solution within 3 dimensions only...
    Worth the wait. Worth the dream. Worth the 100 points.
    Springbank 100points Samaroli:)
    What about Proof?
    • Nose
      99 99
      Extremely deep. Like a well with fruity treasures at the bottom. But there is also salt and even acid from the rain, the flavoured light of the honeymoon, there is a space for spice, voices from the woods, lemon peat, more fruits.. evolving.. priceless experience.
    • Taste
      100 100
      This whisky delivers best traits from both: young and matured malt. It's bold, fresh, intense and wild, yet refined, complex and elegant. It has flavours that we know from famous sherrybombs but all of them taste differently.. because each aspect is balanced with springbank character. This is absolutely genius. Each layer is a masterpiece of balance between distillery and cask. I am speechless. No need to list the flavours. It will sound familiar but would not describe the experience. Magic happens here.
    • Finish
      100 100
      Massive, deep sherry wood chocolate magical sour sweet explosion of flavours.. which lasts.. forever.

      There might be equally perfect malts - different in many ways.
      There will not be clearly better one.

  18. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 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

  19. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Excellent and one to experiment with water, hard to believe that something this complex is only 12 years old, a whisky on steroids that has massive power.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Very nice, dark orange marmalade, nectarine, faint ripe peach, very faint ginger. This seems to get a little floral with time in the glass but then a rich pudding note emerges with a little syrup.
      Hints of bubble gum, mango, with a hint of aniseed but you have to look for it.
    • Taste
      96 96
      Big attack of peat in fact it is overpowering, even with a few drops of water?
      This tastes much older than 12 years, the fruit has been stewed for a millennium that the nose promised.
      Orange spice and mulled wine with a fresh peat that mixes with the orange spice and similar in some aspects to the very best old fruity Clynelish bottles.
      With a few more drops of water it gets a little salty and the orange note also grows as does the crisp clean peat.
      With even more water the peat is tamed and a beautiful orange & pineapple fruit note comes out
      Very juicy
    • Finish
      95 95
      Just keeps going on peat & spice

  20. MaltMartin scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    A lot of things have already been said below about this legendary whisky. And it's true, this is fabulous whisky. Very complex. Unfortunately out of reach for ordinary people.
    • Nose
      The nose starts quite punchy with sherry notes of espresso coffee, raisins and dark chocolate. Followed with citrus fruits of lemon, lime and grapefruit. I also got some flowery notes of freesias. Later on hits of cigar boxes and tobacco. Spices of nutmeg and caraway at the background. A lot of things are going here. You have to take your time to discover all its flavors.
    • Taste
      Starts quite meaty and salty. Juicy buttery oak. Stewed figs and dates. Prunes. Forrest fruits of blackberries and raspberries. Roasted chestnuts intermingled with the best balsamico vinegar. Aniseed as well. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Delicate sandalwood. Nutmeg and cloves. Perfectly balanced whisky. A real classic.

  21. Samtje scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    So fruity, vibrant, mineral, super sherry integration, … Let it linger!!!

  22. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 100 points Expert Junior

    One of the best and most complex whiskys I've ever tried, a legend in perfect sherry robe, so the top grade goes without saying ...

  23. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Angus says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivefebruary19-2-Clynelish-Bunnahabhain.html#160219

  24. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Serge says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/ArchiveDecember04-2.html#161204

  25. WindshearAhead scored this whisky 99 points Expert Junior

    Unbelivable complex yet so smooth.Incredible Whisky!

  26. jay83 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    The perfect Sherry matured Whisky! Basta!!!! Impeccabale in terms of complexity and variety of aromas. One of the best Whiskies ever to be bottled. An unbelievable masterpiece within Whisky History. One of the greatest sensorial experiences in your life! Say no more....

  27. penumbra scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year.
    • Nose
      Pouring wine and smelling, well, honey and smoke combine very well, people ca n’t help but recall the very old HP of the very old school, like the beginning of the Chinese lantern, the warm-colored spotlight hit the kind of solid wood sofa that has been through the years, and the leather penetrates With a hint of sweet tobacco, there was a newspaper just next to it. Closer, very gentle and lovely and powerful Shirley monster, jam made with various red fruits, Xinjiang red dates, frozen plums, some fragrant tropical fruits, bananas, giant sweet big grapes, honey Stained kumquat lemon slices, figs. The base is thick but delicate old oak barrels and hazelnuts. It has a maturity that does not meet this age. Is it a certain proportion of old wine?

      Ten minutes after waking up a little cup, Genting's unique salty smell from the seaside people began to emerge, but it was still hidden under the flavors of honeycomb and dark fruits. Different from the slightly dirty motor oil after the new millennium, this wine's fat feel is more reflected in the milk foam on honey, coconut and cappuccino. . The influence of peat is very clear, and extremely light disinfection water hooks up with wooden spices, herbs, and condensed milk.

      Honey, jam 8, coconut milk 6, citrus 5, wood spices 4, smoke 4, sea 1.
    • Taste
      There is a spicy fragrance at the entrance, which is a bit like a chili flavored chocolate produced by Qantu. Then there is the rich nectar and various kinds of fruit dried fruits, which can distinguish the more obvious citrus, and the sweetness is controlled in the right position. This honey jam-style sherry bucket is basically solid. After a few seconds, obvious food salt appeared, but the dimension was relatively single, lacking the marine flavor combined with fish oil. Milk fragrance and oil can clearly feel the separation, just milk tablets and lubricating oil, ending with old-fashioned wooden furniture and a small amount of tobacco.

      The processing idea that is very, very different from modern Genting, the most impressive is no longer a three-piece set of cheese, oyster inner wall, and barley, but a spicy spicy, almost inspiring spice, followed by sea salt and tobacco , Wood chips or something, this woody flavor has a deep and beautiful whiteness, which makes me deeply confused about its real wine age.

      Body: Strong, rich in fat, medium sweetness, no tannins, no sourness, and very slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Extremely long-lasting, 70% dark chocolate, honey, oak, smoked.

  28. Teresa scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The perfect springbank!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  29. elskling scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Absolutely spectacular nose. Just incredible, as i've never had such a nose anywhere else: constantly changing, from minute to minute. How is it even possible ? Palate was slightly drying and thus a little beneath the extraordinary nose. A legend that every amateur must try at least once if they have the opportunity !

  30. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  31. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

    In an ultimate Springbank tasting session I compared this one against some of the best Springbanks. It had to compete against the following Springbanks:

    1. Springbank 10-year-old ("Tappo Sughero", 59%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41678/springbank-10-year-old

    2. Springbank 1972 (Cask 206, 57%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14492/springbank-1972

    3. Springbank 1969 SV (40yo, Cask 263, 54.4%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/15778/springbank-1969-sv
    This one is at the time of writing at the top of the whole Whiskybase!

    Conclusion:
    1. Very, very close - in a blind tasting session you could probably not find out which one it is. The 10yo is probably even a bit more thick and creamy and really just a tick less fruity but it could also be because I have just opened the 12yo.

    2. This one is clearly a bit less fruity than the 12yo and the 10yo above but absolutely playing in the same league.

    3. This is thrilling - one of the most legendary whiskies against the No. 1 in Whiskybase. First of all they are pretty different. The 40yo has a very different mix of fruits - more tropical such as mango, pineapples and peppery whereas the 12yo is more about citrus fruits and honey. The 40yo is obviously smoother but is really not overinfused from the oak and the 12yo was obviously in one of the finest sherry butts but it also stays in the background.
    It's really hard to decide and because the scale ends with 100 points I would say it's a remis - both deserve the max rating.

  32. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  33. mika417 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    SPRINGBANK 12yo / 57.1% (100 proof) OB for Samaroli 2400 bottles Rich Old Shelly, Morti, Berry Fruits, Apricot, Strawberry Jam, Awesome Scent Berry fruits, fruit feeling even ripe but freshness, Sherry seems to cover the whole Not sticking out, strawberry jam, wheat and apricot jam, flavorful and powerful flavor Fresh and aged feeling, great balance while there are various tastes, none is wonderful A long finish that harmonizes with higher dimensions, spreads and spreads. This is great. Extraordinary goods under superb article. Again, it was sharp, and moreover, it got out of the mouth as "delicious" · · · Although it is few, it has drunk for over 10 years, the best bottle of my own ever. I have not scored points for sake I have drunk, but full of no complaints. I can not taste the current bottle by all means, a distinctive sense of old feeling It seems as if all the elements necessary for malt whisky are packed, yet it is difficult to verbalize. Anyway, it was a touching cup, the overwhelming "water of life". I was told the meaning of attracting legendary bottles and numerous malt lovers. Talking at the time of taste, the customer laughed at me, but even if I swallow and try to breathe in I'm throbbing and I can not suck drunkardly (lol) This impression, how much can you feel in the future? Imagining what I thought, the night at Nuadori ended ... I appreciate the master who offered a wonderful single malt. It was a wonderful bar I would like to visit with my wife again soon.
    http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/distilled1973/40492955.html

  34. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    TASTING
    - FOUR SPRINGBANKS, OLD AND NEW
    - GRANDS CRUS INDEED
    Springbank
    12 yo 100 proof (57.1%, OB, imported
    by Samaroli, early 80’s, 2400
    bottles) Colour:
    deep amber. Nose: extreme beehive,
    wax, propolis, old papers…
    Mirabelle jam, quince jelly…
    absolutely brilliant. Bold, coating…
    Gets then quite smoky, with some
    mocha. Then banana flambéed,
    coconut… Then some high-end
    wine (great old Pomerol –
    no, not just any merlot)…
    Then chicory… Then lots of
    pineapple liqueur, Malibu, old Muscat
    wine. Really breathtaking. Gets
    then buttery, with some crème
    brulée… Hay jam, apricot
    jam… Just an endless development.
    Mouth: so extraordinarily bold!
    Almost pungent, after more than
    20 years in its bottle. All sorts
    of jams, orange, crystallized kumquats.
    Lots of spices, nuts, smoke, herbs…
    I could go on for hours. S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G.

     

    Second
    go after some breathing, one hour
    and a half later, from the very same
    glass (no refill!): the nose gets
    quite similar to a very old Sauternes
    or a Sélection de Grains Nobles
    (by Zind-Humbrecht, no need to say).
    Raisins, quince jelly, very old rum.
    The mouth is still very strong: old
    Port, grilled beef, balsamic vinegar…
    even some Japanese sake! A complete
    catalogue of aromas and flavours.
    Yes, this one is well a ‘Grand
    Cru’, or a malt
    king.
    98 points (record!) By whiskyfun.com
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      99 99

  35. TheNose scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: this is a complex nose! More complex you will not find soon I think, incredible

    Anis, oily, all kinds of fruits also dried fruit, the typical springbank scent, some smokiness, did I say complex already!

    Taste: wow, sherry, cherries, some bitter notes, wood, smoke, complex and very nice

    Finish: long very long, oily, fruity springbank, green herbal, keeps developing.

    An incredible whisky!

  36. wbarchive_349450 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      97 97

  37. Dede scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    This is the first time I find myself? this point? short of words to describe a whisky. Grandiose, sublime, fabulous, excellentissime, phenomenal, cosmic; add all the superlatives you want? this list, and you will have a distant idea of ​​the pleasure I took? to taste this nectar. As for? the note, I lack references from this level to decide at the point near, so say 98 +/- 1 point. And in case? you would not have realized it, I never drank anything that approaches. Magic.
    • Nose
      Hou p? Naise ?! A concentrate? the qualities of the other three. Indescribably orgasmic. We find beeswax, fresh yellow fruits and jam, exotic fruits dried or not (Serge is right, banana flambé with rum), red fruits (raspberry jam), grapes dry blond, the notes r? sineuses, even camphr? es, smoke coal. Add? the aftermath of the perfumes of herb liqueur, and then, and then, and then ... It goes beyond my analytical abilities ... The arcs are perfectly melted. It is impossible to transcribe the evolution in the glass so much it twirls in all directions. Oh, I forgot, the aeration of the coffee notes? and chocolate.
    • Taste
      First observation: the 57.1% are perfectly integrated. Powerful, but perfectly drinkable? small gorg? es. It's very fruity / waxy, subtly smoked, enhanced? spices (nutmeg), especially on yellow fruit jams, with a hint of balsamic vinegar for acidity. Aromas of sweet wines too (but I do not know enough to quote references), cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful, complex, fruity, spicy, slightly smoky. I want more?!!

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