Hier die Tastingnotizen von Serge Valentin: ( whiskyfun.com, Danke Serge!)
Springbank 31 yo 1965/1996 (50.5%, Cadenhead’s ‘Chairman’s Stock’) Colour: very dark amber. Nose: wham-bam! It starts on a very heavy, yet superbly balanced sherry, with also lots of roasted pecans. Amazingly rich, full of sultanas, praline, chocolate, all kinds of dried fruits (such as bananas or figs) but also camphor, mint and eucalyptus as well as something both meaty and flinty (barbecued ham, coal, wet stones…). Absolutely stunning, a concentration of aromas. Classicism at its best, Springbank in its full sherried glory - and it keeps developing for ages! Mouth: amazingly thick and rich (better use a spoon than a glass), powerful, incredibly concentrated. One single drop ignites fireworks in your mouth! Loads of fruit jam (oranges, blackcurrant, figs), prunes, raisins, liqueur-filled chocolate, cooked apricots, roasted nuts (all kinds)… And we have an interesting grassiness that starts to counterbalance the thick jammy flavours: chlorophyll, tealeaves (or Japanese macha), apple skin… And then the spices, the mint and the eucalyptus sweets… Truly amazing. The finish is fantastically long (it’s an invasion!), dryer, peppery, camphory… A true monster of a whisky, the only drawback is that you have to wait for almost one hour before you can try another whisky, even if you down one litre of water. It reminds me also of the greatest old Armagnacs. 95 points.