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Springbank 100° Proof

Overall rating
94.03/100
votes
159
Whiskybase ID
WB10997
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Thistle
Bottled
1996
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2009 5:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 3926.33

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159 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 100° Proof

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.03 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very good Springbank, a little unbalanced on the palate.

    I found this version more sherry woody than the US 'single dark' version. Less complex too.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Superb nose.
      We start with a superb camphoric freshness.
      We are on noble, waxed wood. Old furniture.
      Fir honey, plum, date, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate mousse.
      Very light dust.
      Everything is balanced to perfection.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is a little more expressive than on the nose.
      The dust takes the front a little.
      The oak is very present, and slightly astringent.
      The spices of the wood are expressed, on cocoa, liquorice.
      We have plum, black cherry, lemon.
      It's simpler and less balanced.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long and spicy finish.
      Camphor, lemon, liquorice, cocoa, molasses, wood, wood, wood.
      Intense but comforting.
      Very nice peppery freshness.

  2. Vassago Clynelish did not rate this whisky Administrator

    the bottling date is a written confirmation by Frank McHardy (info by user wcotting)

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Superb sherry, caramel, dark fruits, candied orange, the Uber fruity springbank distillate is still present, amazing

  4. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Smell: red fruits, Christmas cakes, green grass, very rich.

    Drink: bamboo oil, sherry wine, the end rhyme is very long.

    Feel: Surprisingly clean and clear, it is a very noble whisky. In the 1990s, the winery in Genting was very negligent. Many barrels in the warehouse were already below 40%. In order to save the reconciliation with new wines, there were not so many old wines in the 1990s, and most of the consumers were low-class people. Their main consumption is the regular ten and twelve years, which leads to the fact that there are many old wines in these regulars. Only drink such an amazing 12-year basic model.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2005]  I had another dram during a MaRa rarities tasting at Limburg.

    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95. 
    My notes state it is a fat and wood driven profile that is very delicious.  Most probably it contains casks much older than 12 years (around 20 to 25 years).There are several different batches of this release.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [November, 1999]  I had this dram during a Springbank rarities tasting at
    Kyrburg.  In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this dram
    92,5.  My notes state a very dark colour and an intense sherry taste both in the nose and on the palate.  The finish is of medium length.  Some drops of water improve the dram, but be careful:  With too much water it flattens quickly...

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Definitely an upper level Springbank, the nose is great and on the palate it is hot and punchy. Really good stuff!
    • Nose
      Heavy, punchy, intensive notes of oak wood, dried fruits, dark fruits, some toffee and vanilla notes, bees wax
    • Taste
      Dried fruits again, nice oak wood notes, hot and oily, just a subtle sweetness, coffee, plums and a touch of citrus fruits
    • Finish
      Warm and long, smooth and nice burning

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Dry oak, less fruity and not as complex than expected. Though a solid whisky above average.

  10. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Springbank
    12 yo 100 proof (50%, OB, European
    version, early 90’s)

    This
    one is neither the 100 proof US version
    at 50%, nor the UK/European version
    at 57% vol. Colour: like some liquid
    caramel. Nose: wow, stunning again!
    Bold, compact and voluptuous, starting
    with some eucalyptus, turpentine and
    mango, developing on pine needles,
    natural mastic and wax polish. It
    goes on with some dried fruits like
    apricot and coconut… Magnificent!
    Mouth: very creamy and very complex,
    with lots of crystallised orange and
    apricot pie, together with some vanilla
    stick and caramel. Not as complex
    ass the nose but still very demonstrative.
    An all-time hit, just a little simpler
    than the fantabulous versions from
    the 60’s and the 70’s.
    93 points. PS: History
    says this one was diluted with old,
    underproof malt instead of water.
    Cool idea!Whiskyfun.com

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