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Overall rating
86.53/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Bottling serie
IAAS Group Bottle
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
16y Bourbon / 9y Chateau Petrus cask
Number of bottles
183
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
IAAS FB Group
Added on
22 Jan 2019 10:04 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 467,00

31 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 25-year-old WhB

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.53 points

  1. STL scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    I will not hide a little disappointment. On paper, it's a UFO: Springbank 25 years old (excuse of the little), the castle Petrus ... However, the product seems to me too little succeeds. So of course the typicity of SB is expressed. But one has the impression that it is quarreled with the wine (which is especially the tannic side and not the fruit that expresses itself). It is not the harmonious marriage of two great, they are two titans who clash. Result: neither of them really manages to sublimate the other. Pity !

  2. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I love that this is such a divisive dram. While it wouldn't call this a disaster (not even close), it is far from whisky heaven.
    • Nose
      Hints of blackcurrant and raspberries as well as lemon zest, with a proper amount of dunnage and a whiff of brine. Bung cloth, rust, decaying leaves. It has a nice minerality to it as well, with an earthy peat. No lack of balance here either.
    • Taste
      The same kinds of flavours pop up here as well, yet they're not as integrated as the nose is. First there's the wine. Thick, sweet, fruity and with too much sulphur (which I surprisingly did not detect on the nose). Then hidden behind it, is just a hint of that Springbank DNA, but not much. Soft minerals and gentle peat, with a briny quality, as well as a dunnage earthiness.
    • Finish
      More of the above. Medium in length.

  5. GIngi scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Got some of my bottle left for sampling.
    • Nose
      Initially Hamkas (ham & cheese crisps), you need to give it some time. Blackcurrant, peat, mocha and caramel. Later apricot jam.
    • Taste
      Peat, blueberry, caramel, mocha, cinnamon, salami and dried apricot.
    • Finish
      Stones, like in a sauna. Peat, mocha, caramel, blueberry, cinnamon and plum.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The 9 year Chateau Petrus finish is a bit much for me, it hide the lovely Springbank notes.
    But anyway, it's a quality stuff! 86/87.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Forest fruits, wine, celery, red apple, spicy oak and salted peat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Intense. Ginger and horseradish, salted minerals, dry oak, red apple and spicy wine.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, dry, oaky.

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