Springbank 2001

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Vintage Batch 1
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Aug 2009 9:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 264.50

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146 × member ratings

335 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2001

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.51 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. lucero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 90 points 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 Expert Senior

    • 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 Expert Senior

    • 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!


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