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Overall rating
90.92/100
votes
103
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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103 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1994 DD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.92 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. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 93 points Member 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 long, dusty sweet oak, light smoke. Very nice and delicate. Dusty and refreshing.

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. 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

  10. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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.

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