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Overall rating
90.90/100
votes
121
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

€ 749,00

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121 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1994 DD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.90 points

  1. 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

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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.

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.

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