Springbank 14-year-old

Overall rating
87.64/100
votes
35
Whiskybase ID
WB110863
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
04.2003
Bottled
01.2018
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Barbados Rum
Number of bottles
198
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854003227
Market
fr France
Added on
15 apr 2018 8:51 pm by ScottFrench
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330.00

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 14-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.64 points.

  1. JJK89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    very fresh, mineral, salty. Classic Springbank on its best. Fortunately, rum cask wasnt too active here :)

  2. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A classic whisky with a woody grain profile, soft, sunny, the signature Spring minerality is reduced to a minimum and compensated by spicy sweet derivatives, the palette is wide and varied, rich in shades, and on the whole it is a solid and balanced release.
    • Nose
      Discreet, moist, freshly planed boards, lemon zest, grain, very light, not typical for Spring, mineral-industrial shades; leather goods, sweet and sour candy notes, Soviet lemonade like "Buratino"; raw nuts, vanilla, marzipan;
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, bright and juicy notes of oak, strong peppery wave, lemon zest, bitterness of young bark, grain, light ash-mineral tones, vanilla, sweet confectionery and caramel shades, custard, a little ginger, orange peels.
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, oak, leather goods, grain, a little ash-mineral shades, a little haze, vanilla, lemon zest, tobacco, ginger, lemonade, lollipops;

  4. P.K.S scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I love the funk in this bottling, Straight away when I pored it you can feel the hay and peat hits yore face.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Hay first that hits, peach and mineral smell lovly stuff. I also get a note over overgroen plums like when they smell amazing and taste like shit, that smell. Thick full, citrik smell green drapes hint of oak 90/100 love the stuff afther an while i get tropical notes too
    • Taste
      88 88
      Its simple its like punsh in the face with flaver, its hot btw. Tropical and chilli, and haf teespoon of water takes away all the hotness. Now Tropical,dirty,motor Oil, yellow frut, bitternes from a lime. No water 85/100 with water 88/100
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dirty floor ,hay, bitterness, hazelnutt and mineral finnish 87/100

  5. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Anise+hay to start. After 1 min, strong spices stem, like nutmeg, allspice and clove. This is special. Earth is also present. Then turned resinous and herbs. Sweet Peat when it's consolidated or should I call it breathed. A cloud of smoke. Like barbecue pineapple with a brush of honey. Almond with hard inhale. Some cinnamon. Finally pomelo and black pepper. Brine after a sip. So many changes!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily. Lots of spices mixed with light yellow fruits with peel. Ginger spiciness arrived and stayed for a while. Sweet orange jam. Wax arrived as sweetness dropped.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Started with orange zest. Spices and peat lingering at the back of the mouth. Allspice. Pepper back mouth and throat. Green tea aftertaste appeared. Little dry. Mouth felted cool when inhaling. The finish was rather short.

  6. Roland7 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Oily, pine, vegetable, field herbs, wax, solvent, cheese, chicken broth, leather product, coffee, cola, tarragon, pear, guava, tangerine.

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    1233) N- 20pt / P- 22pt / F- 21pt / BB- 21pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very powerful, malt, dust. From the apple. It gets softer but it's a bit of a panzer whisky.
    • Taste
      Smoke, sweet on red fruits and apple.
    • Finish
      Slight bitterness. It's nagging, anyway.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 3/5
      Mouth & Finale: 2/5

      Whisky n ° 2002

  9. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Line Up of 23/03/19 to the blind. 4/11
    • Nose
      Alcohol too present, sweet smoke and notes of apple / cinnamon.
    • Taste
      There are spices, including cinnamon and cloves.
    • Finish
      Average on spices and hints of an original was (It was rum so)

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The dress.
    Yellow straw with many regular tears, fast and thick, then second wave very slow, almost suspended in time.

    The drop on the palm.
    Very cereal, wheat, wheat flour, then, sudden change.
    Toasted bread, burnt, old wood, mineral white wine and lemon of southern Burgundy.

    The nose.
    All this is seriously fruity, nice waking up on the white peach and juicy mineral lemon, a little bit of apricot in syrup and whole pineapple.
    The smoking wood is never far, little peat burnt, morning rusk forgotten in the toaster, a little honey and melted butter.
    Maritime liberation iodized around the seaweed.
    Cooked mango surfaces before leaving its pulpit with vanilla wood and smoked cereals.

    The mouth.
    The texture is dense and oily, what roundness, soft and fat.
    A fruity attack, but this time, although the peach is recognized, it is yellow, the apricot again and then the white fruit of the pear and the tart red apple.
    The honey of aubepine flowers honey.
    The Whisky grows, wakes up on the slightly plasticized peat moss where one crosses the dry straw, the blond tobacco and the vanilla wood coating chocolate.
    the end of the mouth dictates rosemary and zan.

    The finish is long and rises crescendo in power, like a wake up after a serene finish.
    Green leaves, chlorophyll mint, wet rock, metal and sea salt.
    Long persistence of camelina oil.

    The empty glass is pastry on the cake dough, the exoticism of pineapple and pink grapefruit. Earth and fruity cantal to close the tasting.

    In conclusion, a Whisky beautifully made, where the full aging rum cask obviously gives it its kind but not forgetting to leave the primary identity of Springbank is not hidden, far from it.
    Far from being very complex, it has the merit of being well defined, it is not a rough draft.
    An everyday whisky for any situation, is not that what we are looking for most of the time?

    In any case, it's a Springbank!
    And I love him a lot.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 87.

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