Springbank 1994 DD

Overall rating
90.60/100
votes
125
Whiskybase ID
WB102804
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
23 years old
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 oct 2017 8:50 am by Odessit
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1074.00

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1994 DD

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.60 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    First nosing was very leafy but with air it got much better - it's like an old non-sherried Springbank - quite salty, maritime and with the special limestone touch - pretty good
    • Nose
      89 89
      Leafy, green fruits, carambola, lemony, stones, minerals, seabreeze, briny, seaweed, hints of smoked fish - not bad
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, thick, mellow, little fruity, quinces, pears, apples, lemons, limestone, subtle sweetness, salty, hints of smoke - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, zesty, more punchy

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  3. huangshantong scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The Genting I have recently drank quite satisfied me, I am delighted.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Unfortunately, compared to the other one I drank recently, it still smells a bit unclean and smells of sulfur. Of course, its flavor is full and rich.
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. WillWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Some sea breeze, froval note, still young and strong
    • Taste
      91 91
      Better than nosing, round and significant taste that tasted in 12yo ceramic bottle but more condense, some salty, honey water, all mixed well

      And sometimes a bit taste like matured Highland Park, interesting
    • Finish
      90 90
      Mid long and consistent as palate to me

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Nose: ore, sea salt, cheese, fat part of ham, green citrus, diesel, solvent, intoxicating smoke, overall: cold, harsh, open, lofty, and tense.

    Drink: The ultimate oily feeling, the wine opens in the mouth warmly. The taste of the drink is roughly the same as the smell, but it is more full, vivid, realistic, balanced and powerful. I am willing to give full marks to this kind of expressiveness, my wife. That's great.

    Overall: Luckily, when my friend brought this bottle of whisky, there happened to be a bottle of Springbank 1994 NNS 012 (for AA) next to me. Needless to say, we started to compare. First of all, I prefer to believe that Longrow is the same as the former and the latter. In the case that both bottles are good enough, each shows the ultimate personality. The biggest difference I think comes from the influence of oak barrels. The DD bottle was affected very little, which reminds me of the extremely light color of the bottle. 1987, extreme, pure, clean and self-consistent, like the hidden masters in ancient Chinese martial arts novels, wearing the simplest clothes, but awe-inspiring.

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose. Skin. Skin. Skin! Light sweetness of fresh fruit marshmallows and dry jelly . Dried fruit in the cupcake (dried apricots predominate), fresh apples and pears rise. There was a very fresh smell of spring garden after the rain. The taste is sweet, with a rush of smoke, with light phenolic tones. With a slight dampness in the aftertaste, which remains sweet, and the teeth remain plaque, as if you just smoked a strong cigarette and nicotine with resins stuck in your mouth. However, this does not spoil the impression of whisky, but on the contrary, emphasizes its versatility.

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A very beautiful whisky.
    The nose is a bit messy, and very aggressive / dirty at first.
    In the mouth, complexity prevails. A successful austerity. A fairly fantastic chain of old aromas.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A well peaty nose for a Springbank. It is said to be a Longrow and I would like to believe it.
      Oily peat, seaweed, sea breeze, ash, licorice, ricola, lemon pastilles, aromatic herbs, cough syrup.
      Light citrus, blood, dust, graphite.
      Minerality with chalk, pebbles on the beach.
    • Taste
      93 93
      On the palate it is quite austere at first.
      Gunpowder, pencil lead, off barbecue.
      Light peat, cold and smoky ash.
      Lemon candies, citrus zest. Honey.
      Very light white flower.
      A little old workbench. Metallic. Old rag full of oil.
      Black pepper.
      The longer it stays in the mouth, the fresher it becomes and freezes on the graphite and rust of an old bicycle.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long finish on citrus zest, cold smoke, peat, black pepper. Eucalyptus.
      Very airy, light, fresh.

  8. OJK scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Surprised that this appears to be a divisive dram. Unreal oil, lemon and minerals, and an endless buttery citrus finish. Like an ultra deluxe version of the 9 year local barley.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Interesting whisky, an almost pure mineral-industrial set of derivatives, even the oak here is somehow on the periphery, but it is made very cohesively, harmoniously, in the end, but very away from the main whisky stream.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, mineral-industrial notes - grindstone, carbide, metal shavings, wax, oiled metal tools, some rubber, industrial textiles, freshly sawn boards, sawdust of hardwood.
    • Taste
      Powerful, dense, mineral-industrial, the continuation of the aroma, medium pepper wave, herbal tones, olives, capers, some technical sweetness, but overall quite harmonious, does not cause rejection, engine oil, leather goods, plastic.
    • Finish
      Soft, continuation of the general theme, more olives, herbal notes, mineral-industrial notes come in the background, a little rubber and plastic.

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A catch, distilled at Springbank but may not be a Springbank, as three different style of whiskies are being distilled there.

    N- White citrus peels, distant oily diesel scents on the outset. Always very punchy throughout, then coastal in the middle that transit to meaty and sweaty wood. Marsala spices, nail polish in the fine mix. Sulphury match box rising with pinky notes of wild flower. (93/23)

    P- Coastal, caramelized peach and apricot. Velvet smokes with dried fruits, chewy dry with umami sort of exotic sweetness. Feel leafy. (89/22)

    F- Medium-long, peat reeks, earthy, coat of smoky nuance fill up the palate. (89/22)

    B/B- 90/22. Shy fruits and peat with relatively light texture, my guess would be a tripled distills Hazelburn style with the feints of Longrow.

    WW:- Cereal: 1 / Fruity: 3 / Floral: 2 / Peaty: 3 / Feinty: 3 / Sulphury: 3 / Woody: 3 / Winery: 1

    Weighted Rate- 89pt
    • Nose
      N- White citrus peels, distant oily diesel scents on the outset. Always very punchy throughout, then coastal in the middle that transit to meaty and sweaty wood. Marsala spices, nail polish in the fine mix. Sulphury match box rising with pinky notes of wild flower. (93/23)
    • Taste
      P- Coastal, caramelized peach and apricot. Velvet smokes with dried fruits, chewy dry with umami sort of exotic sweetness. Feel leafy. (89/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, peat reeks, earthy, coat of smoky nuance fill up the palate. (89/22)

      B/B- 90/22. Shy fruits and peat with relatively light texture, my guess would be a tripled distills Hazelburn style with the feints of Longrow.

      WW:- Cereal: 1 / Fruity: 3 / Floral: 2 / Peaty: 3 / Feinty: 3 / Sulphury: 3 / Woody: 3 / Winery: 1

      Weighted Rate- 89pt

  13. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Feels like inside a wooden house during summer in Keukenhof with opening tulips surrounds you.
    • Nose
      Orange punch, floral, cooked pears, jelly beans, dusty oak, minty lapsang tea, vanilla
    • Taste
      Cooked fruits, dusty chewy oak, blood orange, caramelised pears, jelly beans, vanilla. Some mints. Very delicate spring dram.
    • Finish
      Medium, dusty sweet oak, light smoke. Very nice and delicate. Dusty and refreshing.

  14. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A rather inactive cask for 23 years? Strange maturation and strange whisky, interesting though.
    • Nose
      New make, sweet barley and pear drop, how weird is this? Concentrated pineapple.
    • Taste
      New make, dusty smoke, engine oil, rotten celery, butter
    • Finish
      Medium, pear drop

  15. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    Sunlight / white wine
    Nose:
    Pear, apple, brittle and a light Schnapps character (Williams Christ) combined with Belgian caramel waffles make a pleasant nose.
    Taste:
    Very sweet start with notes of leather, cold ash, pear, smoke and spicy-salted mirabelle jelly. Also subordinated here again the Williams Christ from the nose in an appealing overall composition.
    Finish:
    Long - quite sharp due to the increasing salt content. Yellow fruits with a subtle spiciness and hints of fruit tea, some mango, grapefruit and papaya fade slowly on the tongue.
    89 points
    N: 89P / G: 90P / F: 89P

  16. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky in a style that I like a lot but I was expecting more complexity.
    • Nose
      We are on the couple springbank / bourbon and I like because it leaves an impression of whisky always fresh even after 20 years. No surprise.
    • Taste
      Very wise it develops on pear. Very little peat.
    • Finish
      Slightly salty, no surprises for the style.

  17. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1731
    • Nose
      "Subtle, mineral, metallic, lemony, peat is very discrete and evokes soot.Allo? We are looking for the cask! (Besides, it is very pleasant)
    • Taste
      In the mouth, we start from a certain austerity to gradually arrive at a relative gluttony, with some hints of honey that brings a warm note to a whisky that is rather restraint - even modesty. Like this good student who says he will crash at the interro but we know he will slam a 18/20. The addition of water gives it a soft, unctuous side. And more sweetness.
    • Finish
      The finish is covering, rather spicy with notes of soot. Whisky n ° 1731

  18. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2017]  Another one of these new releases that are rated very high by Serge so I am curious to check it, too.

    The colour is white wine and the texture shows slow legs and late tears.  The nose is rather strange on some chemical (plastic), sandy and ashy aromas together with nice OBFs (nail varnish remover and the like).  It is quite interesting but is it great - no, not on my olfactory cells.  The mouthfeel is warming and coating with a slight drying feeling (ashes).  The taste is much better than the nose on fruits, barley sugars and spices, all nicely balanced.  The finish is rather short and does not add any remarkable new impression.  It is a little drying (ashes and papers), again.  Some water releases more fruity aromas both in the nose and on the palate but it turns the dram flatter, too. I like it best when neat.

    A nice Springbank, for sure.  But you have to be a hardcore fan of this rather strange nosing profile to go for 94 points or more.  Nonetheless, if you like it that good, great for you!

    PS:  By the way, Serge:  What the hell is "clean sulphur"?
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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