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Springbank The Tasting Room

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2018
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Dec 2018 10:16 am by SteveW110
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58.00

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank The Tasting Room

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/bottle-polishing-2020-spring-springs-with-springbank/

    Next up, two Living Cask bottles from the Cadenhead’s shop in Campbeltown. Once again, I get to the last dram before making notes. In summary:

    N: First off, I get fatty soft savoury-sweet ‘bourbonised’ notes with a peat mix that speaks of a fine mixture of vegetal, farm and smoke. Under that, there’s a vinegary rubber note that directly speaks of sherry casks. Particular descriptors talk of soft [synthetic] < leathery caramel, old down-filled pillows and wet leaves on a recently tarmac-ed road.
    T: Plenty of sulphury sherry casks in the mix, but an underlying bourbon cask sweetness also rings true. The broad rubbery bitter-sweet arrival soon turns towards a delivery of bitter cinnamon and acute pepperiness to the front and sides of the palate. Adding water brings mixed blessings, so experiment.
    F: After the peppery heat, rubbery cocoa, caramel and > honeyed < malt conclude.

    C: No need to over-analyse these living casks, or indeed Cadenhead’s caged bottlings. Generally, simply decent affordable drinking whisky ‘made by people for people’.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is highly enjoyable stuff!! A Classic Springbank although it is not stated on the bottle. The label says ‘2.5 times distilled PBS’ (Pure British Spirit). Due to some issues with the SWA according to (assumingly) the final maturation/bottling proces, they are not allowed to use terms as single malt, scotch and/or whisky on these labels. So let’s call it a public secret that this is undoubtedly a Springbank.
    It’s a living cask sort of whisky. There is both Bourbon casks as well as sherry casks involved and every whisky in it is at least 10-15 years old but parts of it are also older.
    • Nose
      A very intens, complex nose! Strong and fully flavoured. Nice hints of both Bourbon and sherry casks. Caramel fudge, syrup, red fruits, wet wood and autumn leaves. The typical Springbank signature is clearly there. Although it’s rather high in ABV the nose is very friendly and i would not recommend adding a lot of water. It won’t do any good to the full bodied flavour.
    • Taste
      Full and creamy taste. Sweet and slightly dry on arrival. Caramel, sultana’s, milk chocolate, vanilla, fresh fruits. Very well rounded and multilayered. Alcohol has been integrated very well!
    • Finish
      Long, sweet and creamy. Again there is caramel and wet wood. Beautiful balance. Some mild spices. No sharp or rough edges.

      When I was in the store in Campbeltown I doubted a few seconds between a small 200ml bottle or the full 700ml. I am very, very pleased that I took a full 700ml but also a little sad that I didn’t take the 200ml as well.

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