- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- 60% Sherry and 40 % Bourbon Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 10 Oct 2017 3:18 pm by Ras Mazunga
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.01 points
- 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.
- 21 20 21 21 83
Closed nose, burning taste, with the development becomes better, but ....
- 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.
- 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.
Salt, olive oil, fresh apple, mustard seeds, oak, new gravel, fried salmon, mussels
Salty, spicy, oily, olive oil, apple, thick mouthfeel
Coffee, oak, apple, salt, remains dry and fruity long, mustard, pizza dough.
- Citrus oil and soft smoke, some engine grease, honeyed seaweed and salted papaya.
- very fruity and light.. the nose is really good, around all the oilyness and oliveness there is a dance of fresh apples and varnish and who know what else, because, as u/alex..w..fan was saying, it remains quite closed..
tastewise, liively and fruity, with a good dose of peat, it reminds me a bit of the LB10, but it lacks the kick and the presence of that beautiful monster..
however unremarkable, it is a really solid and enjoyable dram.. why have i come to expect always remarkable from the folks at Springbank? Good enough should be good enough!
- Cooked vegetables orchard fruits toffee, not a combination to my liking