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Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
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 7:57 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 147.33

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.10 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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 Member Senior


    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. DenisL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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)

  4. 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.

  5. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. Cask Is King scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Maybe the harshest Springbank I've encountered. Took forever to open up, and I had to use water in amounts 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..

  9. detachedblue scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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

  10. Schnappsdrossel 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.


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