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Overall rating
85.36/100
votes
104
Whiskybase ID
WB11145
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Beige Label
Barcode
610854107000
Added on
11 Oct 2009 1:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 129.46

9 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

312 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.36 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A more sour 10-yo than the 'two later versions'. More subtle. It took me a while, because I enjoy strong and punchy SB so much, but I started to appreciate it as the bottle got more empty. A blind tasting confirmed this is just an excellent SB expression. Different from later 10-yo bottlings, but still quite good.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    1575) Springbank, 10YO (Early Y2K release)
    SB#4, Beige Label Springbank prior to 2006. Thanks a good friend on sharing this not so easily find stuff. So how was a Springbank 10YO back 21years ago, I must say that their the Springbank 10YO of 2010s releases were very very good.
    • Nose
      N- Despite being well oxidized, the penetrating zest still in the air to tease and awake your senses. Caramelized citrus over burning leaf, grassy with classic touch of rust and smoke green tea. Subtle bourbon notes with distillates shines on the name of Springbank. Get more floral over times, but seems lack the alluring scents of coastal. (87/21)
    • Taste
      P- Boiled spices with rock candy and bunches of whole citrus. Gentle, liquorice drops candy follow by creamy and dry leaf lingers. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, love the waxy feel over the earthy herbs and bitter edge. With thick spicy smokes that stays at the back palate. (89/22)

      B/B- 87/21

      Weighted Rate- 86pt, worth to get a +1 on hard to find.

  3. leeho scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    87
    Classic Spring.
    Coals, green apple, wax, honey, a drop of varnish.
    As always perfect under the straw.

  6. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Green apple, cinema popcorn, slightly baked red apple, mint, eucalyptus, ripen pear, green pineapple & green pine leaves. Mixed between ripe and unripe. Hint of smoke heather in the back.

    Mouth - Oak, spice, green apple, ginger, smoke, pine, slight sweetness.

    Finish - Rather long, smoke, pine leaves.

    Thoughts - Quite a complex whisky, good nose and taste, different from most 10 year old whisky, I have tried before.

  7. rb854 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fruity with a whiff of peat at the end.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, fruity, oranges, plums, apples, apricot, malt, oily, brine
    • Taste
      Sweet with a prickle, pepper, fruity, spices and a little bitter towards the end
    • Finish
      Oily, a whiff of peatsmoke, some mint, banana and oranges

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    In comparison with a newer version (2013), this one is fruitier.
    • Nose
      A bit cheesy at first. Papaya, apricot jam, peat, vanilla and a little banana.
    • Taste
      Dried apricot, peat, mango, vanilla and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peach, peat, mango and orange.

  9. peterjpvanas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    colour: straw yellow

    Nose: quite light for its ABV of 46%. Fresh fruit, a bit of honey. Malt comes through

    Taste: Fresh fruits, but also dried fruits. A bit of smoke. Rather spicy too.

    Finish: dry. complexity reasonable. long finish

    Bottle: the typical Springbank (Campbelltown bottle)
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light brine,spice,rounded malt, pear.Hits of honey and herbs.
    • Taste
      Mix of dry and sweet,tinned pear,citrus.Suggestion of smoke
    • Finish
      Body is rich and oily.Mouth-coating. Salty aftertaste,Melon.

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