Overall rating
Single Malt
That Boutique-y Whisky Company (TBWC)
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
28 Nov 2018 6:37 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 346.47

5 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank Batch 16 TBWC

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.86 points

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I feel that the quality of this barrel is not good, the color of the liquor is pretty good, but the flavor introduced during the aging process is really poor, and it is basically hung there by the base of the high-quality new wine of the winery. If the caramel layer is baked, I can serve it.
    • Nose
      Like the combination of the beast version of Muhe and the old Spesselli. Xinjiang red dates and ginger brown sugar caused me some bad memories of Shirley barrels, then came the beast, pepper, leather, red / yellow curry, smoked onions and Orleans sauce. The flavor is slightly pungent, and the tail is thick and long-lasting roasted nuts and oak flour.
    • Taste
      The very simple and straightforward brown sugar oak soup gives the impression that it is a little too old, and the taste of roasted nuts masks the lighter flavors. Afterwards, the winery characteristics of Genting performed very well, with coconut, tofu, cheese, a lot of salt and salt and pepper.
      It is fuller and stronger, with a good fat feel, fair sweetness, a very small amount of tannin, a slightly sour astringency, and a bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Long-term, sea salt, 80% cocoa, ginkgo.

  2. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very good whisky with strong barrel influence.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    Like other bottlers, TBWC source their whisky from brokers and occasionally, distilleries direct. Interestingly though, the majority of their whisky is sourced through private collectors.

    N: A big Madeira job this. Leathery, fruity & meaty, all vibrantly 'glossed’ together.
    T: ‘Boing’ at first. Water helps eke out those rounder fruits.
    F: More ‘boing’ and burned pickled onions is all I noted, but the rubberiness subsides as time passes, helping this malts more appealing characteristics to gain traction.
    C: It’s a bomb and so initially the distillery profile is masked. However, this whisky changes big time, over time, so don’t dismiss it too soon.


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