Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.01/100
votes
475
Whiskybase ID
WB102067
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Vintage
06.2007
Bottled
11.2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
70% Bourbon, 30% Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
West Backs Farm, Belgravia Barley
Bottle code
17/521
Barcode
610854003142
Added on
10 oct 2017 7:28 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1239.31

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

73 users have left 76 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.01 points.

  1. huangshantong scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The least favorite of the wines in the local barley range. Too spicy, it really completely broke my good feelings about local barley.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  4. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Chalk, iodine and peat mixed with creamy citrus and tangerine oil, crushed aspirin, coconut butter, industrial funk, candied fruits, and smoked vanilla. Less accessible but more distinct than some of the other recent Local Barleys, and as ever totally delicious.

  7. Yarema scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Just tested a 9 year old Springbank.
    local barley. And I was completely horrified by what I felt.
    I can only reiterate - I have the feeling that we are trying different whiskys with Whiskybase members. And the price at which it is now being sold is simply inexplicable.
    You can buy the cheapest young bourbon whisky and add young pine shoots and you get the same horror.
    Slightly smoky aroma with harsh alcohol. Again coniferous aftertaste and dirt. Again not a tasty medicine and a strange finish. Which is better than the 9-year-old, but still not very tasty. Complete disappointment.
    Nose - 20
    Taste - 20
    Finish - 20
    Balance - 20
    Rating - 80

  8. Quiniddich scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Exquisite whisky, long finish, bit sweet

  9. saothangbay scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  10. whiskytornado scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Der Franke scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nice nose, obligatory white fruits and cream while the palate is nicely fruity but alcohol wise quite hot even with a few drops of water?
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      75 75

  13. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Powerdram, quite some alcohol and peppers combined with enough sweet- and fruitiness. Very solid and steady whisky, and pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full scent, strong alcohol, sweet and fruity, orange, apricot, honey. A bit vegetal, grassy and floral. As time passes by, more and more 'green' scents. Spicy too, pepper.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty powerful, sweet and fruity, peach, orange, honey, a bit floral as well. Pretty intense. Thick oily structure.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still powerful, quite some pepper, spicy. Sweet and fruity, honey, warming in the belly. Pretty long, intense.

  14. Roland7 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Yellow apple, plum, marmalade, orange, mint, tarragon, pepper, fresh herbs, old wood, sulfur, dough, baked goods, grains, metal, and some smoke.

  15. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sweet fruits, bit of smoke, very drinkable

  17. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Surprisingly easy to drink at high strength. Has more of a rounded edge compared to the other 10 and 9-year-old release.

    Just the nose is stopping it from achieving a higher score.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh verbs, mints, sage, clean and fresh.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Some fresh fruit, citrus, pepper, faint hint of smoke, gentle on the palate at first, apple, peppermints, slight woody and drying quality.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, cooking apple, apple pie, tart and sugar.

  18. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  21. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Compared to 11 years, the effect of Shirley barrels is clearly noticeable, and the taste is sweeter. In addition, although the alcohol content is higher, it is more delicate from the body to the taste. So please tell me, why would anyone say this is better than the one from 11 years?
    • Nose
      Barley is sweet, sea salt wrapped in oil, cranberry-flavored berries, citrus fragrance, green apples, honey vanilla, slightly sweet, ore-like and green smoke are hard to check.
    • Taste
      Vanilla, hard candy, orange peel (something like Glenlivet at first), then fat and salt mixed with salt began to emerge, some crisp vegetables and fruits, some peat, barley.
    • Finish
      Medium length, salt and barley.

  22. ldcsh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  23. Seanzhang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. IIIZIII scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2018.06.17
    • Nose
      Lemony and milky peat, slight sourness, light meatiness. Everything is subtle. Vanilla custard. Surprisingly subtle and balanced without water. Citrus, lemon oil
    • Taste
      Slightly vegetal, subtle, measured sweet finisg. Mixture of vegetal and citrus elements with a touch of peat

  25. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Even though I like this 10yo Local Barley quite a lot, and would say it's a stunning whisky for a 10 year old, I find it also the runt of the litter, with its 9yo (88 pts.) and 11yo (89) brothers both appealing to me more.

    I tasted this with my last sample of SB 12yo CS batch 9 (88), and one thing that surprised me is how a slight tang of sulfur hit me from the batch 9 glass, since I don't remember noticing it before. It went away with a bit of water, though.

    [Edit] Trying this as an afterdram for Talisker 20yo 1982 makes it clear that this is a good whisky, but it's no match for a world champion, so to speak.
    • Nose
      The first thing I notice is that the beautiful, Lagavulin-like pervasive oiliness of the 9yo Local Barley is missing here, which is unfortunate since that note was just about the best thing in the 9yo. There's some surprisingly vivid vanilla, and a bit of bourbon barrel fruitiness as well. Dry smoke, saltiness, and with water, a barley note with a bit of oil. Water also makes it faintly chalky, inky, and adds something a bit like a big marker pen.
    • Taste
      A big, soft body heavy on salted liquorice, soggy leather, and medium peat of a dry style. With water, peatier and oilier, big and simple, with some sherry sweetness I didn't quite catch in the 9yo. It kind of tastes like leather work clothes that were stored in a wardrobe after being worn in a smoking room. The smokiness has a cigarette-like taste to it, and a certain general dirtiness. By no means is this stuff complex or nuanced, but I don't think anyone comes to young Springbank for nuance...
    • Finish
      Tarry liquorice, saltiness, and bourbon sweetness. With water, dried and smoked barley.

  26. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Perfect corporate fragrance, soft and rich. Looks much older than your age. It is very well drunk. Perfect balance. Great choice.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Unique corporate farm style, baking, vanilla, dried grass, orange, lemon, honey with honeycombs, mineral, sea salt, echo of tropical fruits, algae, cows, steamed milk, apple juice, very delicate peat.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, berry-acid, farm, mineral, citrus, salty algae, dry grass, peat, caramel with fruity taste, vanilla.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Warming, pepper and smoke, peat, long, voluminous, with a smoldering effect, dry grass, sea salt and algae, citrus fruits, caramel with vanilla.

  27. Jörn Krzizok scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. breflex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The longer its open the better it becomes.
    Great notes. Citric, honey, little dirty;)

  29. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Campbeltown minerals (SB, Kilkerran usual minerals notes), lemon, decent smoke, good old dust, dark chocolate, red chili, floral, pu-er tea bag, berries, fresh herbals, roots, coffee.

  30. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  31. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  32. 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.

    Enthusiasm
    Nose 4/5
    Mouth & Finale 3/5

    Whisky n ° 2101

  33. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  34. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  35. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  36. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  37. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  39. wisekyofcourse 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.

  40. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  41. The Macallan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: fresh with some frivolities, fruity
    P: malty, briny, warming
    F: briny, long and bitter
    C: very nice

  42. 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..

  43. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Simple and young, doesn't understand the hype
    • Nose
      Sweet young malt, easy, medicinal peat
    • Taste
      Young, sweet peat
    • Finish
      Spirity, sour pear, long finish

  44. DocF scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Total failure in addition to the 10-year OA, a completely incidental bottling. Probably the most boring Springbank that has come into my glass so far.

    Color: pale gold
    • Nose
      In the first nose only dry wood. Then malt and lemons, still closed. With a lot of fantasy pickled cucumbers. Noticeable alcohol. With water: even sprittiger, malt, hot coffee. Extremely irrelevant.
    • Taste
      Clearly noticeable alcohol, sweet, possibly ham. With water: pleasant. With enough imagination Springbank, light smoke, weak mustard seeds.
    • Finish
      Long, here at the earliest to recognize as Springbank, spicy.

  45. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  46. 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

  47. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A much cleaner spirit than the first (16YO) edition. Rather similar to the second one. Not quite as big on the bourbon character, especially less vanilla.
    • Nose
      Mango, Turkish delight, tangerine, vanilla, caramel, lemon and a whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      More peat. Mango, lemon and candied orange.
    • Finish
      Mango, peat and spice.

  48. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another very good release in the Local Barley series with a good balance between minerality and fruits, austerity and easier notes.
    • Nose
      Fresh, mineral and fruity with barley, chalk, a few citruses (lemons, pineapples) and a slight waxiness. very nice.
    • Taste
      More austere and old school. Big minerality (chalk, wet stone), quite bitter, earthy, zesty and spicy (oak). Mint and light smoke. With water, the nose is more fruity and palate more juicy and smoky.
    • Finish
      Long, earthy and salty.

  49. juju cassoulet did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The first impression in the mouth is salt, and then after pepper. It reminds me in a certain way the Talisker 57N for this profile and its passion. I will not talk about the influence of sherry because before rereading the record I had thought of a 100% bourbon? It must be said that it is one of my favorite profiles at Springbank. We have here something more greedy and thick in the mouth, and it is perhaps there the difference with a pure bourbon was.
    It's done as usual but it's young. Is this a problem in the absolute? no, but the price can be one. Even if this type of assembly is rather rare for the house I find that this is a caprice purchase. The other good point with SC CS regular, it will be his best availability at the wine merchants.

  50. Gere scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful drum. Pleasantly intense
    • Nose
      Nice vanilla sweetness accompanied by salt notes and light smoke. Slowly come the citrus fruits and light honey taste up your nose. The whole is accompanied by light leathery - woody taste
    • Taste
      First sweet vanilla sweetness accompanied by citrus fruits and salt notes. Slight smoky notes and equally light malt notes are easily recognizable
    • Finish
      Long. First, the alcohol makes pleasantly noticeable (nice warming) When the alcohol is withdrawn, a very beautiful and intense salt notes to the fore in the background accompanied by a slightly bitter woody note

  51. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good woody-grassy mantle with rubber motifs, fairly harmonious, one-piece, despite youth; quite a drink, but not particularly impressive, considering the excitement around this series and the price tag under 150 Oiro, it is very similar to Brookladi's Ayla Barley, only there the price is quite consistent with the quality, but here, alas.
    • Nose
      Clear, moist, woody-herbaceous, fresh asleep, fresh medicinal herbs; grain, raw cardboard, carpenter's workshop, drying plaster, camphor, green apples.
    • Taste
      Dense, sharp, tart oak, syrupy sweetness, peppery wave, malt-grain notes, light rubber shades, sulfur-metallic motifs, fruit-lemonade tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, malt-grain shades flavored with sweetness, greens, margelan radish, black pepper, rubber, tropical fruits, ash.

  52. 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".

  53. 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)

  54. larswehmeier scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very intense whisky.
    • Nose
      Very cute. A lot of vanilla. Very discreet smoke in the background. Something mineral. Exciting nose.
    • Taste
      Strong on the tongue. Pleasant warming. Overall spicy but still very sweet with lots of vanilla. The smoke settles easily on the palate.
    • Finish
      Long and strong.

  55. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  56. fgg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    What a beautiful complex dram, especially considering the age. A young topper.
    • Nose
      Bittersweet. Some grass, hay. But also sweet vanilla tones. Spicy. Beautiful rich nose.
    • Taste
      Sharp, spicy. Bitter. Some earthy tones, wood. Complex for its age. A pepper.
    • Finish
      The bitterness continues to stick nicely, nice medium to long finish.

  57. croz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great, well-balanced Springbank
    • Nose
      Fruity, candy, medicinal and honey
    • Taste
      Light but oily, delicate with loads of vanilla and tropical fruit
    • Finish
      Medium long with fruit, sugar and some peat coming through

  58. 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.

  59. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not too dirty, refined, well balanced and complex SB, where the distillery character comes out pretty well. 88/89.
    • Nose
      Peat, waxy fruits, citruses, salted minerals, butter, vanilla, pineapple and antique leather.
    • Taste
      Restrained, oily. Vanilla, honey, salted caramel, Verbena candies, sweet fruits, lemon peel, pepper, mint, oak and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, citrusy, fruity.

  60. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Thanks JacobaEd for the sample!
    • Nose
      Not your average Springbank with minerals, wet stones and smoke. Vanilla, malty and fruity - pine apple and melon.
    • Taste
      Briny, floral, honey and fruity - lychees. Vanilla, some smoke, waxy and sprices - pepper. With water more oily and mint.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with pepper, nougat, citrus and vanilla.

  61. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A really great single malt from Campbelltown, especially the maritime touch has done to me! 90+ P.
    • Nose
      Mineral and salty, very slightly dirty; very cute! Vanilla, lemon, more salt, beautiful maritime notes, fresh and discreetly fruity with citrus aromas and hints of oak or damp wood;
    • Taste
      Subtle smoky, wonderfully maritime and fresh, vanilla and lemon and dried pineapple, again a little wet wood, vlt. hidden spices, chalky and minerlaish and somewhere a little "green stuff";
    • Finish
      Long and powerful; wonderful maritime with beautiful vanilla and citrus notes and subtle oak cargo;

  62. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  63. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  64. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    All very fresh and clean with some smoke - no dirty notes - more citrusy than the regular 10yo - thus worth having this too
    • Nose
      Fruity, sea breeze, hints of smoke, whiffs of leather, limestone, yellow fruits, lemons, peaches, quinces - very good
    • Taste
      Oily, citrusy, lemony, minerals, salty - all very clean - great
    • Finish
      Long and warm, zesty, lemony and more leathery

  65. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This was a lovely one. It was very much a Springbank with quite a bit of the classic distillery profile to it. It had a good oily, dirty character to it while balancing this very well with its lighter, fruitier side.

    A lovely, nicely balanced whisky and for my palate definitely the favourite of the two Local Barley bottles I was able to get a hold of, the addition of some sherry casks was a really good idea IMO.

    Reviewed in my blog:

    http://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2018/01/12/springbank-local-barley-10-reddit-scotch-review-500/
    • Nose
      Creamy. Quite dirty, much closer to the regular Springbank profile. Glace cherries. Slight chemical smoke. Marscapone. Stroopwaffel. Slightly floral. Nice mix of citrus and red fruits. Some saline notes floating around but you have to look for them.
    • Taste
       Quite thick and oily. I got a bit of dark caramel and tobacco. Wood smoke and fruit leather. Vanilla is still here, and the citrus, the red fruits have diminished a little. There’s a nice, sweet woody note, like maple syrup but drier. Right at the end I get some notes like Hall’s Honey & Lemon throat lozenges.
    • Finish
      Long. The dirty, oily character kind of flairs and then fades.More of that sweet, dry woody flavour along with light fruits, mainly yellow apples, honey and then a burst of citrus oils.

  66. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  67. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  68. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  69. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another triumph for Springbank. They can't do much wrong now, can they? At least, in my book.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes of citrus, with ripe, luscious oranges leading the way. Even for a Springbank, this is surprisingly mellow on the peat front. Slightly waxy, with a hint of melted butter and a subtle minerality. The balance is top-notch.
    • Taste
      Proper oily stuff. Sweet and citrus-y, with a light touch of brine, tobacco leaves and very soft peat smoke. A tad earthy. Some vanilla and honey too, but they are secondary. Not complex, but right up my alley. Lovely, lovely stuff.
    • Finish
      Dry with a touch of salt, before going down the citrus route. And again, soft peat smoke.

  70. 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.

  71. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  72. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I like this springbank quite a lot. Although 57,3% abv it's delicate. Sweeness balanced with the peat and citrus. Price is steep, but that was to be expected. No regrets buying it
    • Nose
      Very sweet citrussy nose. Light too, and a hint of peat.
    • Taste
      Still citrus and sweet. Vanilla, honey and other delicate sweet tones. Little bit peppery.
    • Finish
      Quite dry, medium long. 

  73. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  74. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very good stuff again. too expensive though. won´t buy a bottle this year as it is so similar to the latest l.b. which I found just a little better.

    edit: after emptying the sample I did buy a bottle. one should never be too fast;-)90/100
    • Nose
      slightly smoky, very citrussy, the typical springbank ashes, hints of shoe polish. hints of vanilla.  laser-like as we know good, young springbanks. I find it very similar to the recent local barley release. young but very, very good. so far....but I´m sure....
    • Taste
      yes, very good again, although it tastes very young. like good straight, dry german rieslings.  very citrussy again, the smoke is a bit stronger on the palate, the ashes too. slightly salty
    • Finish
      long, citrus, salt, becoming dry

  75. 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

  76. Nanuuk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    WhiskySpring...

    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....

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