Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 112
Stated Age
15 years old
Ex-Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Jan 2019 6:27 pm by Bosi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 259.00

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2003 MBa

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.74 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    SB at Maltbarn
    • Nose
      caramel vanilla
      a little sea air, camphor
      strong wood, some varnish, polish well spread and rubbed on a piece of furniture
      a little citrus a little cooked on lemons
      back smoked at the end of the nose
    • Taste
      orange sweetness and meringue, that comes out of the oven well cooked!
      sweet spices, hardened wood
      there are a few herbs, a little white chocolate
      alcohol suddenly arrives, amplifying the recognized scents, especially for candied fruit
      you smell the fine smoke, the herbs a little burned, and the wood slightly soaked, it's nice
    • Finish
      cooked almond, subtle, wood, citrus, lime, and vanilla creamy, a little sweet for a sustained finish !!

  2. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very noble Springbank for the age. The nose is almost perfect. Taste and finish can not quite keep that, but there can help a longer time open bottle :-)
    • Nose
      94 94
      Noble Springbank nose, citrus scent, mineral but in a gentle form, the sherry influence is noticeable and makes the nose a bit fuller, orange juice, smoked fish, the Zirusnoten are getting sweeter, this goes towards lemon juice frosting, a drop of water unfolds Potential: Now creamy vanilla is added to the sweet citrus notes, candy and lychees
    • Taste
      88 88
      Amazingly mild, but also citrus-heavy onset, slightly ashen smoke, creaminess and the mineral fight against each other, sweet orange peels, very noble, a not so aggressive, yet powerful Springbank
    • Finish
      89 89
      Ashy to mineral finish along with the sweet orange peel, nice touch of sweetness along with a light oak,

  3. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    The sample is well ventilated. A typical but discreet and quite complex nose, it gets stronger with the mouth.
    Drink easily.
    • Nose
      87 87
      It reminds me of fresh almond, but coming back after the first sip it reminds me of a grenadine milk with a touch of smoke, very light.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Intense and beautifully melted, we find salt mixed with sherry in a milky sensation. Little or no minerality.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long on salt and milk lining the tongue.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  7. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very balanced, quite powerful and bright molt, there are no dips in flavor, taste or finish. No disharmony, tasty, though quite straightforward.
    • Nose
      At first it is waving with a wave of sea salt and iodine, then citrus notes appear, freshly squeezed lemon, very fresh, menthol orbits, smoke of cherry wood
    • Taste
      Sea salt, spices, cinnamon, concentrated citrus juice, sweet smoke, cream and vanilla notes
    • Finish
      Quite a long, sweetish smoke, a little cinnamon, orange peel, as a whole continues the taste sensations and is in harmony with them.

  8. DenisL scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Simple, pleasant, distinctive ... (89)
    • Nose
      The aroma is characteristic, salt, citrus, minerality ... raw dough, grass, caramel, wax ... after standing a branded farm appeared (22)
    • Taste
      Salt, juicy fruits, wax (23)
    • Finish
      The finish is juicy, fruity, spices and salt, light bitterness ... a little farming smoke and hay (22)

  9. Imp scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: citrus, mineral soda, slightly sherry "animals", salted tree.

    Taste: wood-spicy, a little ash, cream and traditional citrus.

    Finish: wood, orange, ash.

    Blindly in general, it would be like some middle-aged Kaol Yilu, a very strict and mineral Springbank came out.

  10. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    20 22 20 21 83

    Tasty, but new sherry barrels, Martin is not a magician ...


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