Springbank 2001

Overall rating
87.49/100
votes
159
Whiskybase ID
WB10561
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 1
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
09/317
Barcode
610854847005
Added on
25 aug 2009 9:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 809.51

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 2001

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.49 points.

  1. Emsmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  3. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 90 points Shoplink Moderator

    This whisky is like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. When you are fooled by her relatively young age and drink fast, it's such a standard, pleasantly drinkable Springbank. However, if you give her enough time (and by that I mean tens of minutes), she will change like a chameleon, add to the complexity, otherness, and attraction, and suddenly it's a completely different creature. In addition, over time, it is constantly changing and showing new and new aromas and tastes. You will simply be rewarded for your patience. This is just one of those whiskys that the hell is worth not rushing.
    • Nose
      Peat, vanilla, dried nettles and marzipan. A musty cellar and a rotting apple. Menthol ointment, powdered sugar and cucumber salad. Linen dough.

      After adding water, the fungus and thinner. Marjoram, fennel, cumin and other spices. Freshly skinned rabbit. Orange peel.
    • Taste
      Generally sweet-sour and prickly. Dandelion leaf, nettle tea, chili and vanilla pudding. Slightly fermented orange juice. Dates, solid caramels, beeswax and honey. Wind candy and viticultural peach.

      It then thickens significantly with water. Oiliness. Whipped egg white, charred lemon juice and lemon cream. Ginger, kiwi and grapefruit.
    • Finish
      Marzipan, grapefruit peel, mint and nettle. Dark chocolate with menthol filling (After 8). Beeswax. Lime juice.

      After adding water grapefruit juice, vanilla sugar and carrots with clay.

  5. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Springbank 100 Proof (WID: 9645) and Springbank Vintage 2001 55.3% (WID: 10561)

    The Vintage 2001 is much rounder, fuller and a bit quieter on the nose. The 100 proof looks fresher, more closed and somehow younger. The 100 proof probably needs some water. Then he opens something with water. While the fruits of the 2001 go in the direction of dried apricot with citrus fruits, the 100 proof is more of a green, sour apple with citrus fruits. It is similar with the wood notes. The 2001 look a little darker with caramel notes. With the 100 proof they are rather fresh. The special character of Springbank comes through better in the 2001 series.

    In the nose with the Vintage 2001 a nice balance between sweetness and spice. However, the seasoning increases significantly over time. I don't have much fruit anymore. Then spring banknotes. It gets drier and a little mineral.
    The 100 proof is surprisingly sweet in the mouth at first. Then a mixture of acidity and bitterness. The spring bench character is not so pronounced here. With some floral notes and finally wood spice.

    I like the Vintage 2001 better. I find the overall more harmonious. The 100 proof seems a bit rough to me.

    I just poured a little sip of the 12er CS (WID: 105550). For me it offers a more balanced package. Clear spring notes, with some fruit and wood spice. So the 12er CS wins against the other two.

  9. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. MacFry scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Salty and earthy notes, salted peanuts, scorched plastic / rubber, soy sauce? After that comes lemon zest and cold ashes. Very complex. With water it becomes milder, pear and light fruit ... peppery and strong start, which is owed to 55.3%. Then salty and sweet at the same time. Slight bitterness, similar to grapefruit peel. Again rubber, coconut and earth. WOW! Water makes it pleasantly mild and balanced, now the sweetness prevails. Long-lasting, warm finish, becoming drier. Now oiled wood comes. Awesome!

  11. pgmguy scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: neat: lemon, grass, bacon (yes, really), slight sweetness and very faint smoke notes. Easy to nose even at this strength. with water: a lot more sweet, smoke more evident, still very grassy with some earth notes as well. Briliant transformation that makes this a great nose!
    Taste: neat: very salty, sweeter than on the nose, ginger, with citrus notes also very evident. Very drinkable neat. with water: profile doesn't change as much in the mouth as it does in the nose. Slight more grassy/earthiness.
    Finish: neat: medium, oily, slight peatiness subsiding with ginger taste and tingle. oddly enough, with water the finish is slightly more mouth drying, but still with ginger and slight peatiness subsiding the most.
    Comments: Despite only being 8 years old, so, relatively young, I really enjoy this whisky. I always find the grassiness and earthiness to be Springbank "trademarks" and this is another whisky that verifies that. Very good one!
    MY SCORE: Highly Recommended

  12. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Springbank peat, salted peanuts, limes and lemons, orange peel, wood furniture paint, empty room smell. Lovely. Kind of organic and green, with the earthy smokiness. More Springbank-ness appear after the first sip, and more pebbles and stones.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Kind of oily, light smokiness. A lot of citrus fruits - lemons, grapes, mandarin oranges the most prominent. Slightly sweet from the candy notes, and Springbank saltiness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Orange peel bitterness, salty, biscuity, limestone, with a long finish.

  13. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Profile and character purely Springbank.
    Extremely balanced and compact for an 08 year old.

  15. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Classic Springbank with an admixture of rubber and smoke / peat, very wooden, despite the young age; the combination turned out to be quite solid, looks older than its years, the fortress is well inscribed, but somehow the rubber does not match the springback base, for me at least.
    • Nose
      Open, mineral notes, lemon zest, heated rubber, a little haze, heated plastic, solvent, lemonade, grain, sanded dry boards, floral motifs, a little dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dense, rubber - gas mask, bicycle camera; a wave of red pepper, lemonade, mineral water, creamy colors, salt, a little peat, oak.
    • Finish
      Sweet-astringent, oak, lemon, faint notes of smoke and rubber, ginger, orange peel, grassy bitterness, salt, again oak in large quantities.

  16. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Nail polish remover, follow by fragrant grounded black pepper and whiff of pandan, coconut and paper ashes. Malt barn, pleasantly sharp with chocolate develop overtimes, hay, farm-y, grapefruits and sea breeze. Very Springbank.

    P- Oil coated dried fruits, wine poached pear. Rounded and matured.  Malty, burnt grass, ginger and sweet coconut candy.

    F- Long, smooth with gentle pace that build up and lasts for long time, with sweetness and pandan return on the tail
    • Nose
      88 88
      N- Nail polish remover, follow by fragrant grounded black pepper and whiff of pandan, coconut and paper ashes. Malt barn, pleasantly sharp with chocolate develop overtimes, hay, farm-y, grapefruits and sea breeze. Very Springbank.
    • Taste
      89 89
      P- Oil coated dried fruits, wine poached pear. Rounded and matured. Malty, burnt grass, ginger and sweet coconut candy.
    • Finish
      90 90
      F- Long, smooth with gentle pace that build up and lasts for long time, with sweetness and pandan return on the tail

  17. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is definitely a very nice dram. Despite its young age, it’s a very interesting whisky. The flavours keep on changing and it can easily stand water. This is an eight year old with character.
    • Nose
      Peat, ash and minerals at first. Then fresh lemon appears. Some spicy notes in the background. With water it becomes more fruity and then especially white fruit like pears.
    • Taste
      This is quite fruity. Bananas and coconut, a pinch of vanilla. Then some sweet tones, caramel and honey. A peach. And a little bit of bitterness of grapefruit, but a pleasant bitterness. If you add water the bitterness dissapears and the fruit takes over and then mainly white fruit. All very nice!
    • Finish
      The finish is mid-long to long. Peppery at first, chili peppers. Then minerals and a bit salty. With water the chili peppers are gone and the fruit is back again. Much softer with water.

  18. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mango, peach, vanilla, peat ash and chili pepper. With water some litchi.
    • Taste
      Mango, red apple, peat ash, peach, honey, almond, coconut, chili pepper and milk chocolate. Much softer when adding a splash of water. Then also some pineapple juice.
    • Finish
      Mango, peat, vanilla, caramel and a little peanut.

  20. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Fight65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An absolutely brilliant 8-year Springbank! Can safely be drunk straight despite its 55.3%.
    • Nose
      honey-sweet with dried fruit, besides malty notes and a sea breeze
    • Taste
      malty and fruity, orange chocolate with some banana. In addition, peppery notes.
    • Finish
      very long and complex, the flavors change constantly. Towards the end a few slightly smoky notes.

  23. scratchy78 scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Nose: honey, spicy, pear.  Flavor: fruitiness, spiciness cinninmon-ness, smoke.  With a little water it really opens up.  The flavors are constantly changing. Wow, it`s a lot of fun to savor this one.  One moment the smoke dominates, the next apple and pear, then honey, then back to smoke.  The finish lingers and the flavors continue to come and go as they slow fade away. Suburb!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. hsmithjr scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Excellent.  No more maturation needed!  What a beauty at only 8 years in a cask.  Great distillery character in this one.
    • Nose
      Cereal grains and malt.  Bananas.  Lemon custard.  Caramel.  Some soft pepper notes.  Welcoming!
    • Taste
      Malty and rich.  Honey and almonds.  Coconut, and some more bananas.  Vanilla ice cream.  Corn flakes.  Dried brine.
    • Finish
      Medium long.  Spicy.  Slightly smoky, with some sea salt.

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