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Postby ccrank.freeserve.co.uk » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:43 pm

Any of you thinking of buying the new Springbank 1997 vintage and have any of you had a chance to taste it yet.Not seen much about it apart from LFW.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:23 pm

I spoke to David at LFW on tuesday. He reckons it's an ace. Mine is in transit if it doesn't arrive today it should tomorrow.


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Postby fishboy » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:48 pm

I ordered mine from the sprinbank website the other day. It should be with me soon.

I'm planning on opening it straight away so I'll post tasting notes when i do.

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Postby ccrank.freeserve.co.uk » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:32 pm

Les i knew you wouldn't let me down and you'd be right on the ball .Is there anything you don't miss?.You truly are amazing! :thumbsup:
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:51 pm

ccrank.freeserve.co.uk wrote:Les i knew you wouldn't let me down and you'd be right on the ball .Is there anything you don't miss?.You truly are amazing! :thumbsup:



Thanks ccrank. I did notice that we have 2999 forum members at the moment. I wonder who will be the 3000. Do they know that they have to buy us all a drink to celebrate? Matt will let them know I'm sure.


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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:19 pm

les taylor wrote:I did notice that we have 2999 forum members at the moment.


Does that include Admin 5?
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Postby les taylor » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:31 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:
les taylor wrote:I did notice that we have 2999 forum members at the moment.


Does that include Admin 5?




I think he has unceremoniously been removed. :dead: :shock:
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Postby Leither » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:17 pm

I've read glowing comments elsewhere on this (at LFW, RMW and TWE) and I'm wondering if anyone here can endorse or otherwise?

I'm normally a fan of Springbank so it should be up my street, so I will probably buy one, but just thought I'd check if anyone has tasted yet.
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Postby bamber » Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:02 pm

I've had a dram - very very good. Clean rich and powerful. However, not particularly Springbank-ish.
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Postby Sherried Malt » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:49 pm

bamber wrote:I've had a dram - very very good. Clean rich and powerful. However, not particularly Springbank-ish.


How would you compare it to the current Springbank 15? That's my only reference point... :(

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Postby bamber » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:38 pm

Well, they are very different (not sure if I've had the most recent 15yo - it's been at least a couple of years !).

I cannot remember the 15yo very well other than after sampling a friends bottle, I would pass on it at the price. The 1997 is very sweet and powerful, the extra charring is apparent both in the colour and taste. I'm a regular bourbon drinker and those charred toffee notes reminded me of my 'other' favourite tipple. I'm not saying it tasted of bourbon, because the sherry is too apparent. Neat Vimto squash maybe ?

I nearly bought a bottle and I'm flat broke at the moment (I got a free sample in a shop - one enthusiast to another kind of thing :-D).

I've put it in my PDA's to buy list along with a CS Benromach and Rosebank Jim Murray raved about .....
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:14 pm

RJ's comments on the new springbank was interesting. saying it reminded him of the springbank 1919... ill need to get a bottle at some point....
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:02 pm

£37 for a 10yo !!! :shock: that's cult prices.....:wink:
Makes the 16yo Beist look a bargain..... :twisted:

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Postby Leither » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:33 am

Thanks for all the comments guys - will get one next time I'm up town.

And no SoI, only Ardbeg Mor makes the Beist look a bargain! :P

I'm still at the stage of thinking around £35ish is the most I'd pay for a bottle of malt (family to feed and all that!) but the figure keeps creeping up.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:43 pm

There's a Springbank vertical in Dufftown this year.

Hopefully I'll get a chance to taste this one.

BTW, there is a 13 year old DTC Springbank for the same price as the 1997 vintage. Be sure to pick it up if you can.
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Re: New Springbank

Postby dapa » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:56 am

Has anyone tried the new 16 yo? Quite pricey but the wood combination looks really interesting 8)
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Re: New Springbank

Postby BruceCrichton » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Was at a brilliant Springbank vertical a month ago:

http://www.dufftown.co.uk/autumn_speysi ... t_2007.htm
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Re: New Springbank

Postby Admiral » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:06 am

Is that the rum wood bottling? 8 years in ex-bourbon, then 8 years in rum?

If so, then yes, I've tried it.

Pretty tasty stuff, although the rum is not as dominant as you might initially think.

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Re: New Springbank

Postby Bulkington » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:56 pm

Any new tasting notes on the 1997 Vintage?

For those readers in the States, I e-mailed Springbank to ask when it would be making its way here and got the following bad news with a little consolation:

[i]The label for the Springbank 1997 Vintage did not meet with the requirements of the department of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, and we were therefore not allowed to import this product into the States.

We did bottle two single casks from the same batch exclusively for Park Avenue Liquors, New york, and Binny's in Chicago.[/i]

The exclusive bottlings in question are $95 at Park Ave. and $79 at Binny's, which means that even though I live in the same city as the former, I could have the latter ship me a bottle and still pay less after the shipping costs. Go figure.

Anyway, further notes on the 1997 Vintage would be much appreciated. I really love Springbank but given that I prefer the 100 Proof to the 10 and the 15, I wouldn't want to pay the above prices for something else I'm bound to prefer the 100 Proof to.

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Re: New Springbank

Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:42 pm

My comment, at the time of tasting, was "I found this to be smooth, despite the high strength, and sweet with a vibrant spicy character."
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Re: New Springbank

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:52 pm

Bulkington wrote:Any new tasting notes on the 1997 Vintage?

For those readers in the States, I e-mailed Springbank to ask when it would be making its way here and got the following bad news with a little consolation:

The label for the Springbank 1997 Vintage did not meet with the requirements of the department of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, and we were therefore not allowed to import this product into the States.

We did bottle two single casks from the same batch exclusively for Park Avenue Liquors, New york, and Binny's in Chicago.


The exclusive bottlings in question are $95 at Park Ave. and $79 at Binny's, which means that even though I live in the same city as the former, I could have the latter ship me a bottle and still pay less after the shipping costs. Go figure.

Anyway, further notes on the 1997 Vintage would be much appreciated. I really love Springbank but given that I prefer the 100 Proof to the 10 and the 15, I wouldn't want to pay the above prices for something else I'm bound to prefer the 100 Proof to.

-b


Let me echo Bulky's request. Some more info would be great.

One observation tho. Springbank has been imported into the US for ages, so what could've been possibly wrong with the labels this time? Alternatively, what's the big deal with Springbank coming up with a new label that keeps ATF happy?

Inquiring minds and all that...
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Re: New Springbank

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:03 pm

I heard the new '97 vintage is excellent! I'd love to get it, but at more than double the UK price here in Norway, I won't get it, not now anyway.
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Re: New Springbank

Postby BruceCrichton » Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:13 pm

It is excellent. Why not come to the Dufftown festival in May?

There will be a Springbank vertical there.
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