Overall rating
Single Malt
UD - bottler (UD)
Stated Age
26 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
47.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
TheWhiskyKingdom / Duckhammers Rare & Fine
Added on
07 May 2019 7:47 pm by WhiskyDON
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 419,00

16 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1992 UD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.70 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wow, the German fanboys are rating this very high again. Almost 93 points average rating, this must be a stellar whisky then! First of all, when tasted blind I would NEVER label this dram as being Springbank / Campbeltown whisky... there are simply no traceable Springbank characteristics in this dram. Based on the nose, my guess would be 70’s style Glen Grant or Tomatin but Springbank? No way... The nose is simply fantastic but unfortunately, the palate and especially the finish can't live up to these high expectations anymore. This active bourbon cask is all about fruits and pastry notes. Definitely no 90+ stuff for me. If you are looking for a topdrawer Springbank DNA whisky, look elsewhere. You will not find in this whisky what you love about Springbank so much...

    Many thanks to Ruben @whiskynotes.be for the generous sample!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    'The Wolf of Campbeltown'

    EYE / NOSE
    Visually a classic, light golden Bourbon storage as from the beech. In the nose then the sweetness of light grapes. A lot of dry hay and even more weeping, wet chalk and ripe yellow pears in the background. Not pushy, just the whole thing. The sweetness surprised me a bit, I must confess, but Bourbon barrels develop in this regard sometimes well known quite wonderful properties.

    Great soft mouthfeel without being watery. Wonderfully harmonious fill the 47.7% ABV the mouth gently but irresistibly. Exceptionally fruity I do not feel it at first, despite the nose. Sweet pastry notes lead. In addition to vanillin. No dough but real pastries. Is that shortbread? No, the overly buttery is missing, but the taste is not far away. Creamy looks the Malt on the tongue. I struggle a little with the determination of the underlying fruit. Unfortunately, I can not find the grapes from my nose anymore. Neither are the pears. Very ripe nectarines are my first thought, but they would be more sour. Small apricots? Apricot jam! That's it, and the pastry notes, that's scones. Scones with apricot jam and a spoonful of freshly whipped cream are the closest match to my associations. In addition, I suppose there was some oak, without any trace of wood or bitterness. Very nice and tasty. Could only be a bit stronger for my taste buds in alcohol, the whole, but life is not a wish concert.

    Medium-length, warm finish, without astringent notes, fits perfectly with the overall character of the malt. Towards the end, for the first time, I experience a touch of peat and there is also this slightly chalky note, which I generally appreciate so much in well-stored malts.
    Overall, a round and very solid bottling, no miss notes or other annoyances. However, the 26 years in the oak have left virtually nothing at all from the Springbank smoke. He looks elegant and clear, the malt. Mostly undisputed a quality feature. Here, however, in reverse, which is exceptionally permitted, unfortunately, the somewhat dirty 'Brennereicharakter' many Springbanks a little lost. He is not as 'funky' as I would expect from a jumper. Where has the maritime remained, the salt, where the typical Dunnage flavors? But that is criticism at a very high level.
    Compared to my parallel tasted Reference Paint, the 2018 anniversary bottling for Feinkost Reifferscheid (W.ID 111735), the wolf remains a little bit behind, but not much. That has two and a half reasons. On the one hand, the Reifferscheid Bottling is a bit stronger in the juice, on the other hand, the taste is slightly more of the slightly dirty, 'funky' Springer felt. Incidentally, the barrel was published a year ago with 279, - EUR selling price per bottle, although no Billigheimer but just a lot cheaper.

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  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Be open-minded when you taste this, because it might not be what you expect. However, it is good stuff from Springbank once again, and nicely sourced by Boris and Sebastian.
    • Nose
      Curiously, this smells much more Springbank-esque from the sample bottle, than it does from the glass. A nice level of maturity, but very delicate. Light floral notes are accompanied by chalk and soft fruity aromas, like mango, pear skin, pineapple and lemon zest. There's a touch of honey also, giving the whole a sweet profile, with a whiff of brine.
    • Taste
      Lacks a bit of power, but has nice soft menthol notes, with a faint minerality and a slight oiliness, even a touch of cigar tobacco, as well as bitter oak. Light fruits (apricot marmalade), but mostly cookie dough, vanilla and such. Somewhat old school stuff, but more like reminiscent of a bourbon-matured, gentle Speysider from the 1970s.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, menthol and a soft oakiness.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice, but no qualities, which I expect from a top springbank, especially in the mouth and finish quite thin, which makes me doubt the cask strength - this price very ambitious
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. GIngi scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92


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