Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
92.31/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB12399
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
jagged label edge
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
18 dec 2009 11:34 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2299.00

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137 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 21-year-old

4 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.31 points.

  1. DrunkDude scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5351, 12yo with strong flavor not like heavy sherry, this is more elegant, like the style of many old ob, under the premise that the distillation characteristics are prominent, the performance is good enough. If I had to match the benchmark, I would think that this is similar to some Laphroaig 10yo bottlings in the late 80s that did not have many old sherry barrels.
    • Nose
      92 92
      It was probably turpentine, but there was a hint of gloomy air. There is a little smell of old newspapers, green apple juice, condensed milk, although there is no gasoline, peat and other flavors, but the fruity funker shows a strong flavor, durian, lemon and salt, a lot of pineapple, guava, sugar cane as the base. 92
    • Taste
      88 88
      Some old newspapers and old bottles of caramel have a stronger flavor at the beginning, canned peach, strawberry drink, green apple, fresh grapefruit meat, sugar content is less than enough acidity, it is difficult to tame bitterness. The overall base is sea salt and some grassy notes, followed by a hint of barley sugar and a citrus bitter finish. The overall appearance is oily and low-stimulation, and the wine is slightly youthful and restless. p90b86
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly astringent, wheat roots, citrus bitterness, tannins are sticky and not rough, a little spicy. 88

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. kimmosuo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted a regular bottle (rather pale like current 21yo Springbanks)
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    After several miniatures of this 21yo Springbank with the jagged label I got a regular bottle. However, this one is not that dark such as the 21yo Springbank with the brown label which is not jagged (shows 1 of 2400 bottles worldwide).

    This one is more on exotic fruits and citrus fruits while the darker expressions are more on sherry and dark fruits. It's though not comparable to current expressions of the 21yo with the golden label which are more leathery and even little smoky.
    • Nose
      Lemons, grapefruits, pears, mineral, subtle nectar notes
    • Taste
      Oily, mellow, very malty, fruity, citrus fruits, apples, mango, subtle sweetness, hints of oak wood
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more punchy in the end

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted an official miniature
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    Tasted an official miniature: Compared to the other Springbank 21yo with the same label (not jagged) and with "one of 2400" on it this one is more on green fruits and zesty - in other words a tad more bitter. Still very good.
    • Nose
      Rich, sherry nose, toffee, honey, little green fruits, even old books?
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, good balance between sherry wood and subtle sweetness, little fruity, grapefruits
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and getting a little zesty in the end

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