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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
57
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 3:01 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 127,93

23 × in wishlist

57 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. Schnappsdrossel 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.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt. Especially this nice kind of spice paired with the Springbank character I like. Has something.
    • Nose
      First I have a good portion of Fugde. Then in apricots glazed in butter. A orchard meadow and a fire burned away. Also a certain fresh and mineral note. Reminiscent of a pebble beach by the sea. Fresh hedge trimming.
    • Taste
      Fairly creamy at the beginning. Forest and blossom honey. Apricot jam. Then it gets spicier. Ginger. Now follow citrus fruits. Lemon with salt. It continues to tingle. But in a nice way. Salivation begins. Now comes the smoke.
    • Finish
      The smoke is getting stronger now. Still a nice spice. Also some caramel. It gets drier but hardly bitter. Very long.

  3. Romansen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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

    21 20 21 21 83

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

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Light sweet smoke, banana, grapefruit, candied nuts, cereals, malt beer, smoked bacon, gooseberry jam, candy, mirabelle, raw cane sugar, moscuvado, tobacco, leather armchair
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full, sweet, strong onset, damp smoke, not quite as differentiated, everything lies behind a veil of smoke,
      warming, creamy,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, smoky, hardly bitterness, the sweetness takes a back seat

  6. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Masterclass Kilkerran Springbank 10/09/2018
    Hazelburn 10yo (2017)
    Kilkerran 12yo (2017)
    Kilkerran 8yo 56.2%
    Springbank 12yo CS 56.2%
    -Springbank 18yo (2017)
    Springbank 21yo (2017)
    Springbank 25yo (2018)
    Longrow 14yo 57.8%

    Tasting this after the 12 CS gave me back some confidence: not the big sherry.
    Not bad at all, but it isn't my favorite dram. Is between 87-88, but tasting before the 12 CS, this is 2 points better. So 88
    • Nose
      Orange citrus fruits, hint of sea air
    • Taste
      Bit oily, soft peat, raisin, strawberry, sherry fruits
    • Finish
      The sherry comes out with red fruit, light spicy, strawberry and some citrus fruits

  8. 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

  9. davidloosli scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Tasted blind and thought it's a Bruichladdich
    • Nose
      Oranges, lemons, lactic acid, melons
    • Taste
      Fruit cocktail, lemons, melons, pepper, a touch of smoke
    • Finish
      Austere (wood), furryness on the tongue, black tea, fruity sweetness

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A nice springbank. Less peated but richer than the 10. Bigger than the 15. More spicy, nice layer of marzipan, sweet complex boy. However still a bit pricy for what you get.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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