Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Stated Age
10 years old
70% Bourbon, 30% Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
West Backs Farm, Belgravia Barley
Bottle code
Added on
10 Oct 2017 7:28 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 660.65

90 × in wishlist

446 × member ratings

1567 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

68 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.96 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Springbank (Bourbon Barrel) Fanboys: Buy Now! A great thing! Everyone else: Stand up for the Springbank (Bourbon Barrel) fanboys!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sparkling citrus notes, extremely sweet nose, honey, orange marmalade, the mineral salt note is there but subtle with constant flashes, you can feel again and again the very subtle smoke, overall it reminds of the scent of peeling oranges, only that now Vanillekipferl lie next to it, water brings everything together
    • Taste
      Here also vanillig sweet, then comes the freshly peeled orange, the alcohol carries the light smoke in the mouth, the malt has strength, but does not bite locally but spreads very well in the mouth, here too makes him water very round without his strength to destroy
    • Finish
      Slight bitterness, orange peels, more mineral than before, beautiful warmth, an interplay of citrus notes and bitterness stick to the palate, with water here for the third time much rounder

  2. Nanuuk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior


    Well, I paid around 100 euro - agree its a bit steep for a 10 yo whisky, it should probably be priced around 50-60 euro.

     But as Springbank stated last year, most of the bottles will be flipped instantly - so why let the flippers take the margin. Have you tasted it yet? 50 points!! gives some thoughts about the scorring in here....

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very fragrant. Sawdust. Quite rich, we have a wide range of fruits: fresh fruits, dried fruits and even exotic fruits, which is quite unexpected. Vanilla pulling on crème brûlée, we have the sherry that is noticeable by offering a lot of gluttony and also a micro-tip of sulfur. The peat is very subtle, not to say almost erased. On the palate, lively and fragrant. It lacks a little precision. Citric and exotic notes that give a panel of interesting fruits. Final on orange and lemon sweet, it hangs a bit, the alcoholic integration and limit.

    Nose 4/5
    Mouth & Finale 3/5

    Whisky n ° 2101

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) Fine whisky (89)
    • Nose
      Warm, sweet, fruity notes ... citrus liqueur ... warm tree ... salt ... orange ... honey ... standing up appeared acid plum and zhivotinka???? with water: orange marmalade (very adult) (22 ,5)
    • Taste
      The taste is woody, dry, greasy ... orange and leather and caramels (22)
    • Finish
      Finish spicy, viscous with a bright lemon note ... banana peel ... lemon soda???? (22,5)

  5. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The 10-year-old Springbank starts very sweet, fresh, almost floral and mineral. Plenty of vanilla, pastry notes, blossom honey, freshly squeezed lemons, hints of orange and mineral notes (salt) are my first associations. The alcohol is well integrated, only a slight cooling in the nose was briefly noticeable after pouring. With a few drops of water I like the nose better (works harmonious). The sweet notes and bright fruits can also develop a bit better. Hints of chocolate, oak and delicate smoke give the malt a nice amount of complexity. As a Spring Bank lover, I'm already at Nosing at my expense.
    • Taste
      Even with a few drops of water still very powerful and full-bodied. The texture of the malt is pleasantly soft. Freshly squeezed lemons, orange peel, vanilla, salt and smoke form the basis of the taste. The fresh sweetness harmonizes perfectly with the light smoke, the mineral aromas and delicate oak wood notes. Bright fruits (green apples), honey, a hint of peach, marzipan, dark chocolate, nuts and a pinch of pepper complete the aromatic variety. With a few drops of water, I like the springbank a bit better in terms of taste (more harmonious, without losing any of its power).
    • Finish
      Long, sweet-smoky and warming. A wonderful residual sweetness flashes: vanilla, oranges, lemon juice, red fruits and honey unfold. Salty caramel sweets, dark chocolate, oak and smoke make the Springbank slowly fade away. On the palate remains a slight bitterness.

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, beautiful strong, typical Springbank, 10 years and strength fits perfectly, over 100 € are, however, beyond good and evil, completely gaga, for a trendy "local barley" I pay perhaps with much good will 10 € on it, but no 50 , 60, 70 ...
    • Nose
      pure: he has something interesting ... new shoes, fresh leather ... then earth, nut / nougat, mineral-tingling; with water: more nougat, caramel, cereals and then lemon / orange
    • Taste
      he comes a little bit metallic in the beginning, but that fits, gives a little kick, then a lot of nougat, earthy-loamy, some leather, a slight bitterness, which could go in the direction of smoke ... yes, and there it is Orange at; tasty, intense, full-bodied, not very hot / snappy for the starch
    • Finish
      long, first nougat sweet, then earthy-salty, walnut, slightly bitter green, some smoke and pepper

  7. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not very refined, a bit hot, but the distillate shines in this one. I did not chase this one. I thought the new local barley 16 from two years ago were good but not great, so why would I want to pay so much for an 11 or 10 year old?
    • Nose
      Initially closed and a bit hot. After a while, a hint of the famous Springbank peaty funk can be coaxed out. Malty. Young green apples. Not terribly complex. 
    • Taste
      Nice! Very good, oily mouthfeel, very typical of Springbank. This is damn good. Pear, green apples, with an asparagus note. Still, I wouldn't call this complex but it is excellent. Goes to show you that Springbank has one of the most wonderful distillate out there. A bit hot though.
    • Finish
      A bit bitter at the end, like bitter melon. All the notes in this one is "green".

  8. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Quite surprising, since the first sip was actually a little disappointing, but luckily this changed pretty quickly. It got a lot better after that.
    • Nose
      This is sweet stuff! Traditional Dutch butter candy, yup look that up if you don’t know these candies. This dissapears rather quickly, followed by a bit of peat and citrus. A hint of vanilla. In the background some minerals and dieseloil. Cereals can be find here too.
    • Taste
      Quite nice. The Dutch butter candies are here as well. Vanilla, a hint of liquorice. A bit oily too. Some peat and brine. A layer of honey. That is followed by a little bit of cookie dough.
    • Finish
      Mid-long and drying. Quite salty too, some pepper and cinnamon. And a layer of sweetness from honey.

  9. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    10 years version of a barley bere version!
    with a little sherry?
    • Nose
      rock, limestone, after a downpour, and salt
      lemon and vanilla fruits
      a little waxy, earthy and spicy
    • Taste
      sweet fruit on a compote, fruits are white and yellow, no cherries or black grapes
      grassy, ​​salty, spicy, chalk again, the subjective mineral sensation, and a malty return, fresh and wet barley,
      a little smoke at this time and menthol
    • Finish
      medium on the same aromas, with sweet lemon, a little white grape and vanilla, then smoke and cold ashes, the salt comes back too, soaking the wood
      the stone is acidulous.

  10. Cask Is King scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Maybe the harshest Springbank I've encountered. Took forever to open up, and I had to use water in quantities that I hate to use when I buy CS whisky.
    All the delicate flavours that I found in the 16-year-old LB were by no means present in this one. Still Massive Springbank fan though. This one just didn't suit me..


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?