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Springbank 1991 BR

Overall rating
89.69/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB122105
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Ex-bourbon hogshead
Casknumber
455
Strength
44.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493050722
Added on
06 Dec 2018 12:55 pm by peatbogger
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 438.59

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1991 BR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.69 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very classic. A happiness of balance. Pure pleasure whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      No big surprise in the nose, it meets expectations with a Springbank from those years.
      Very nice citrus juice. Lemon, tangerine, grapefruit.
      A very beautiful mineral. Chalk, sand. Slightly saline.
      White pepper, all-flower honey.
      Very small point of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate it is sweet, and slightly creamy.
      Citrus, lemon, orange, quince.
      A little fish smokehouse.
      Salt, caramel, dry aromatic herbs (thyme).
      Always a little pepper.
      Very light marine peat.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish on mineral, rain, chalk, and citrus.
      Dried herbs and smoke follow.

  2. jamier87 scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    26 year old Springbank bottled by Berry bros and Rudd in 2018. Distilled in 1991 and lain to rest in cask 455. It was bottled at a cask strength of 44.9%. No mention of bottles produced.

    Nose: waxy, mineralic, chalk, bit of camphor, it hints at a slight richness to it, grapefruit and kiwi fruit and summer blossom.

    Mouth: initial thoughts are…yum…it’s fresh a little zesty, oodles of mineral, chalk, limestone, salicylate, there’s a pleasing fizz on the side of the tongue, some subtle vanillins and caramel, there is the faintest whiff of peat in the tail, ashy and a little drying, like a shadow that dances around in the finish. Leaves you wanting more.

    So the question was asked previously if this was ex sherry or bourbon. The bottle doesn’t say. Whiskybase lists it as ex sherry, apparently that info was take from the whisky barrel website. Well they are wrong, this is a distillate forward ex bourbon barrel, refill, I reckon. I state that with utmost confidence (watch some tosser come along and prove otherwise now!).

    In any event it’s rather lovely, classy, quite silky for the abv but with still a little fizz to let you know it’s cask strength.

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