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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.01/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
WB102055
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
21.08.2017
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
60% Sherry and 40 % Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/388
Barcode
610854187002
Added on
10 Oct 2017 3:18 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 166.50

25 × in wishlist

103 × member ratings

219 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.01 points

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Takes the glory of the 10-year-old (88 points in my book) and runs with it, adding sherry and sophistication without sacrificing intensity. Beautifully blended, no off casks, no complaints. Appreciates a drop of water.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 20 21 21 83

    Closed nose, burning taste, with the development becomes better, but ....

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    As the old batch of 18 (2010) remains as my favourite in memory, it would be hard for any new version to overtake my first love. Dislike this shiny purple label already...N- Vegetal, fresh mushroom, rounded umami, earthy and rustiness whipped in, with recognizable acidic notes that are unique to SB. Well integrated of fresh peach, mineral and sour milk at heart. Nail polish and get more vegetal at tail. Unique style with well rounded peat sphere that remains very old school.

    P- Certainly not as aggressive as the 2010, less bites in this one, but were (well) compensated with welcoming sweetness, scents of burning leather and refine waxy bitterness at back palate, whiff of used oil soaked dirty cardboard. Mellow and firm.

    F- Medium-long, fresh, sweet minted oak, elegant, full and chewy dry finish.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An intense whisky. It used to be smoky once, but now the smoke goes straight to oak. Nose and finish are great, in my mouth he is a bit unspectacular today. Right now I have no comparison to hand, but the 10 is not immature, I think. I like him even better.
    • Nose
      Salt, olive oil, fresh apple, mustard seeds, oak, new gravel, fried salmon, mussels
    • Taste
      Salty, spicy, oily, olive oil, apple, thick mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Coffee, oak, apple, salt, remains dry and fruity long, mustard, pizza dough.

  5. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. jykoo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Medium Intensity, flora, citrus, salty tangerine peel, apricot, longan and some creamy, buttery note. Sweet spice like fresh ginger and nutmeg. Nice balance between the sweet peat and the fresh fruitiness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Soft and oily, waxy mouthfeel. Sweet combine with some bitterness at back.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium + finish.

  7. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    typical springbank delight, oily, minerally, small smoke, from, the sherry cask some leather and nuts,
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Wimvnleeuwen scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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