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Springbank 24-year-old

Overall rating
91.28/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
12.1994
Bottled
04.2019
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
294
Strength
46.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2019 9:00 am by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1116.92

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63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 24-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.28 points

  1. cfosterk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This bottle is FANTASTIC!!!! Fresh sherry? Well the 24 years has toned down because it’s all the positive polished aspects of sherry wood without overpowering the spirit. Beautifully oily and viscous. Smokey and peaty yes but the balance......very fruity - gooseberry and rhubarb; peach; and those funky barnyard (milking parlour) and dunnage aromas of damp Moss earth and mould. Fleeting wisps of salt and brine....the nose makes me smile and smile.....very punchy for a little over 46% this is lip smackingly fecking delicious...vibrant despite its age with lots and lots going on

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/campbeltown-malts-festival-2019-springbank-distillers-single-cask-tasting/

    N: [no notes]
    T: Hello, oodles upon oodles of fresh yet long-aged & sherry-rich barley spirit – yes please!
    F: Perfectly apt ashy/sooty sherried conclusion.
    C: Super. The price? A whopping £390. Damn!

  3. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    This one caused quite a stir when it came out I believe, although I think that was more to do about the predictable scramble for bottles and resulting tsunami of disappointment that ensued. Anyway… Colour: amber. Nose: expressively earthy and full of toasted nuts at first. Peanut brittle, waxed canvass, sultana, mushroom broth, camphor, linseed oil and soy sauce. I have to say, this is impressively fresh, clean and full of old school, sherried richness that you don’t find too often with Springbank’s sherry casks. Lots of lean mineral qualities and motor oil emerge in time, while also getting more towards leaf mulch and tobaccos. Very impressive! Mouth: ah ok, here’s where it falls down a bit I think. Feels a little too faded and ‘light’, rather a lot of balsamic, stewed fruits, some light acidity, a few fruity medicines and strawberry scented pipe tobacco. Very nice but you feel it has been captured on the way down rather than on the way up. Still nicely nutty and a bit chocolatey and overall very clean and still showing some lovely earthy qualities. Finish: medium, earthy, nutty, mulchy, oily and with more wee notes of old vinegars and herbal wines. Comments: The nose was gorgeous, but I feel the palate crumbled slightly. Now, it’s still a very quaffable old Springbank. But I would say one for the tumbler rather than the copita. Serge takes the lead…
    SGP: 652 - 87 points.

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of the highest years of the Fresh Sherry SC series, released in the Genting High Year for a relatively weak ten years. It is easy to pick up some steel shovel after cleaning the house, and quickly go downstairs to buy a pancake fruit, but also to add eggs. That's how it feels. How do you say that if you can buy a series of 390 pounds, you still don’t fall behind, but what about those who spend 800 pounds to drink this wine?
    • Nose
      Still familiar recipes, coriander, barley, peat, butter, red fruit, sulphur, sea salt, moist sherry barrels.

      The influence of Shirley Barrel is at a medium level in the same series, not as thick as 13yo, but it is much stronger than the spicy chicken of 20yo. It should be said that no one has overshadowed the style and the barrel of the winery. Sesame paste and wheat scent are more prominent, a bit of 16yo and the shadow of local barley in recent years.
    • Taste
      Tobacco, peat, rubber, a small amount of sulfur, pepper, mint, salt water, chopped red berries, juice.

      The flavor of coconut milk and butter is significantly less than expected. The sesame seeds, walnuts, oak, nut shells and black soil still indicate that the drinkers are not low.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, tobacco, pepper, sherry, nuts, incense.

      Hey, let’s let other wineries look at what 46% of the wines should be.

  7. Deloti scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
      exceptional
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Clean and jammy, a lot of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry, like a bag of red fruit candy, the fruits here are not natural, kinds of artificial flavours. Salty and smoky, there are underlying rubber and sulphur, like other fresh sherry casks OB from Springbank, only adds complexity here.
    • Taste
      Thick and oily, fresh cream, really good here, peppermints, smoke, tobacco, extremely silky and smooth, then some intense sourness, rosemary.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and fruity, a touch of sulphur but not a big deal.

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