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Springbank 2000

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB120811
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Starkicker
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Fresh Port Hogshead
Number of bottles
269
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Straight Whisky Austria
Added on
07 Nov 2018 6:56 pm by art-bett
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 228.33

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37 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2000

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. Whisky-Dodo did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    First, please do not let the 40% distract you (which is cask strength, by the way), this malt is lonely and complex. Furthermore, it is one of the few, if not the only Springbank (for me), which experienced a full maturation in the Portfass. Good thing I got another bottle after 2 Drams, this one is worth its issue price of 230 € and believe me, I say that and I'm not a fan of Springbank!

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose immediately triggers a buying reflex which is suppressed immediately after the first sip. The sweet and sour interplay of the nose whets the appetite for the first sip, but when you first touch it in the mouth, the almost watery and thin nature "destroys" all illusions of an extraordinary taste experience. My comment is admittedly whining at a high level, all in all a very successful jumping bench which has a great and idiosyncratic character with its sweet / sour and dirty base note.

    23/21/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      The malt has a creamy, soft orange color in the Premium Snifter, on the wall of the glass, after swiveling, oily legs pull their endless paths back into the glass. Slightly mineral smoke and a subtle peat note are pervaded by sour citrus fruits and sweet berries, the alcohol shows its voluminous side despite only 40%. Hints of caramel and dried vanilla end in a mix of sweet, dried and sour grapes and berries. There is minimal abrasion of grapefruit and lemon peel, a hint of mentholic freshness passes, nuances of burnt wood and soft smoky peat slowly stimulate the flow of saliva. Little by little the nose opens and velvety vineyard peaches come into their own with apricots and a touch of dried orange wedges.
    • Taste
      Sour fruit notes flow gently over the tongue, a minimal smoky note dissolves from lemon juice, subtle spiciness gently envelops the tongue while sea salt and green peppercorns trickle down onto the tongue. The second sip flows watery through the mouth, again immediately sour fruit notes in the form of lemon juice and sour berries. Slightly charred wood elements follow with a minimal hint of fly ash, cedar wood and roasted hazelnuts end in liquorice and dried earthy peat.
    • Finish
      Tart earth tones and peel of squeezed lemons stick to the palate, minimally smoky peat and burnt wood tones with roasted hazelnuts pass through the palate and, in addition to abrasion from grapefruit peel, leave caramelized apples and a dried berry mix on the tongue.

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Although he has this certain filth on his tongue, I doubt that I could have blindly identified him as a springbank, the Port Cask has already done a great job for that. You shouldn't be put off by the only 40%, it does its job very well.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fatty and sweet raisins, rocked dates and figs, grapes, black cherries, blackberries - if you think your nose is clearly in the corner with the ripe and dried fruits: you're right.
      Sweet, already looks thick in the nose. Nevertheless, a touch of dirt comes through, a little sea salt and chain fat. Chocolate, toffee, caramel.
    • Taste
      88 88
      As in the nose, it immediately delivers the raisins (slightly sulphurized), the dried dates and figs. Neither are black cherries missing, blackberry jelly and blueberry jam. Dry and woody, here and there a torn match flashes through. dark chocolate, espresso powder. Menthol.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long and dry, sweet berries, some sulfur, sea salt, moist pebble.

  5. Ttuk804 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    Hit by Jammy notes of plums wintry fruits sweet and complex, sweet port, though Jammy but not overwhelming maybe that’s coz its a 17yrs, very nice!
    Palate: yes like the nose, jammy and all the fruits from harvest, blackberries, warm honey, maple syrup, warmth of go, molasses mushy grapes? with bit of smoke just lightly ...
    Finish: warming, complex and elegant, happily drink this all night! surprised it’s only a 40%, definitely one worth to have!

    Springbank private casks are not easy to get so if you are lucky enough to find this, don’t hesitate!

  6. napets scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    From a blind tasting

    First impression:
    dark amber, oily

    Conclusion:
    delicious whisky that is easy to underestimate :)
    • Nose
      Anise, fresh fruits (mandarin), refreshing maritime, salty seaweed
    • Taste
      Mandarin fruit compote, marzipan,
      quite mild and drinkable like juice; no alcohol noticeable
    • Finish
      quite mild and almost unspectacular, a little smoke perceptible

  7. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yes, this whisky has exactly 40% and is cask strength ... the angels were allowed to snack a lot here. In addition, this Springbank has been fully matured for 17 years in port wine casks. These are basic data that definitely arouse my interest (although this is usually the case with a Springbank anyway). The nose is very fruity, mirabelle plums some plums. I don't find the fruit notes so easy to identify as port wine. Menthol freshness. Dusty medicine balls. Light smoke. Minerality, a pronounced herbal note and a certain dirtiness reflect the jumping bench character well. In the mouth it is creamy and surprisingly voluminous, but the 40% gives it a little "thump". In return, it maintains an excellent balance of sweetness, fruitiness and bitterness. At first I notice a lot of sweetness, vanilla, but later on, oak spice and slightly bitter wood notes dominate. There is always a dirty, earthy note. A malt that is pleasing on the tongue and still demands. The tart, dry and slightly dirty touch also dominates the finish. For me a beautiful spring bank, which only really shows its port origins in the nose - but it was able to maintain its distillery character. Oh, if only all 40% malts were knitted like this ... 89 points

  8. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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