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Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby r900p » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:06 am

Does anyone know anything about this one, i.e. how limited batch one, does this imply first in a series of vintages, surely there have been ones before this.

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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:13 am

And I like it. It has many fine qualities, although I suspect that JM would suggest it lacks balance.
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby shulaw05 » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:13 am

i have a bottle, i think i remember seeing somewhere there were 11,000 bottles made. i have no idea what is going on w/a batch 2...maybe they will make a 1998 vintage next year. if you like sherried whiskies i recommend it. heavily sherried, but with a nice mix of vanilla, honey and woody flavors. at first i liked it with some water, but now i'm liking it more and more neat.

looks like two regulars beat me to my post...collector and willie, do you guys live on here or something... :D
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:37 am

shulaw05 wrote:looks like two regulars beat me to my post...collector and willie, do you guys live on here or something... :D

Actually we both joined at more or less the same time, not that long ago (Nick was first), but I think we just enjoy the chat. There are loads of folks that have been on the forum longer than us (the vast majority I guess). Its just a lot of fun to talk to the like minded.
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:08 am

Collector57 wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:
shulaw05 wrote:looks like two regulars beat me to my post...collector and willie, do you guys live on here or something... :D

Actually we both joined at more or less the same time, not that long ago (Nick was first), but I think we just enjoy the chat. There are loads of folks that have been on the forum longer than us (the vast majority I guess). Its just a lot of fun to talk to the like minded.

Hear hear Willie. A new load of "friends", education, fun and whisky. What more could you ask for?

More whisky? :angel:
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Aeolus » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:55 am

Willie JJ wrote:And I like it. It has many fine qualities, although I suspect that JM would suggest it lacks balance.

So Willie, why do you think it lacks balance?
What do mean by balance in this case?
If you like the things that are more pronounced, why would someone want to reduce those for a more balanced dram?
Is it just "marketing" that would want it more balanced to appeal to a broader market?

Just trying to understand; not disagree. :wink:
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:34 am

This is a tough one for me Aeolus, because I only guess at what the term means myself. I think for me the thing is that when I first tasted it I thought that there were lots of things going on, none of which I found unpleasant in themselves (in fact they were fantastic), but the transition between these different elements was jarring. I don't know if I can explain it better than that. But perhaps someone more sure of the terminology can help.
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Aeolus » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:47 am

Thanks, Willie, that helps!

Sounds like the flavors should be more progressive and linear than competing.

I thought it was more a question of dominance and equality of intensity.

That probably makes even less sense. :roll:

Sometimes words are pretty crude tools for describing sensations. :( At least in my hands!

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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:16 pm

I have a bottle of 1997 vintage and for a whisky so strong i thought it was exceptionally smooth. I like the 15 year Springbank but this is something else. Even without water it is smooth and has knowhere near the burn of the Aberlour a,bunadh ( not that i am complaining of course ). :D
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:00 am

Isn't that the Marsala finish or something? I'd love to get it, it's available here in Norway but I think it's overpriced at the 925kr mark, more than double of the UK price!
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:07 am

The Marsala Wood is a 9 yo. The 1997 Vintage is a 10 yo. I truly enjoy the 1997 Vintage, much more so that the single cask bottled for Binny's. But hey, that's me.
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby -arsH » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:02 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Isn't that the Marsala finish or something? I'd love to get it, it's available here in Norway but I think it's overpriced at the 925kr mark, more than double of the UK price!


Overpriced? Yes... maybe.. :oops: you know the alcohol-taxes here in Norway, but I also think this has "a kind of Vintage-price" here in Norway. It's a special whisky, but maybe not that rare yet...

It's still a great whisky, you should have tasted it in Horten!

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Batch 1 has been specially selected by Director of Production Frank McHardy and Distillery Manager Stuart Robertson, who have combined their many years of whisky-making experience to select the casks for the first release. Batch 1 has been exclusively matured in re-charred sherry butts and marks an exciting new development in our range of products
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Bulkington » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:45 pm

[quote="Ganga"]The Marsala Wood is a 9 yo. The 1997 Vintage is a 10 yo. I truly enjoy the 1997 Vintage, much more so that the single cask bottled for Binny's. But hey, that's me.[/quote]

I don't prefer the Park Ave bottling (which I assume to be similar to Binny's) to the (US) standard 100 Proof, so it's good to hear that the 1997 Vintage is actually different/better. Maybe sometime around it'll find its way to the States.
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Bulkington » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:46 pm

How come it doesn't work when I quote?
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:08 pm

Bulkington wrote:How come it doesn't work when I quote?



Don't know the code looks good to me :?
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:10 pm

Bulkington wrote:
Ganga wrote:The Marsala Wood is a 9 yo. The 1997 Vintage is a 10 yo. I truly enjoy the 1997 Vintage, much more so that the single cask bottled for Binny's. But hey, that's me.


I don't prefer the Park Ave bottling (which I assume to be similar to Binny's) to the (US) standard 100 Proof, so it's good to hear that the 1997 Vintage is actually different/better. Maybe sometime around it'll find its way to the States.



Even quoting the quote works :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby les taylor » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:13 pm

You can only quote a quote quoting a quote. Because after that it won't work.

:)
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:47 pm

les taylor wrote:You can only quote a quote quoting a quote.
:)


??
If you're being funny Les it's working!! :lol:
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Re: Springbank 1997 vintage batch 1

Postby r900p » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:37 pm

Batch 2 is not out too. Acouple of quid more than the first.

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