Springbank 2011

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day 2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Fresh Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Springbank Open Day 2019
Added on
13 May 2019 8:44 am by birkzehn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 296,17

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78 × member ratings

210 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2011

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.45 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Leaves a bit zwiegespalten. On the one hand, the sherry cask is so dominant that one does not notice as much of the distillery character as it might be desirable. On the other hand, this is a nice young sherry cask whisky that does a good deal of good and is likely to be a malt that should make a whole bottle of fun in the glass - if you should be prepared to jump on the otherwise apparent with young Springbanks, refrain from mineral notes.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Full sherry program: sweet red grapes, raisins, leather, tobacco. Sweetish at first, pepper and nutmeg come after a while. Nougat chocolate and marzipan bread. Cinnamon. The classic mineral note is only slightly noticeable in the background, the sherry barrel is already very clear about it.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full and creamy with raisins, dried figs, strawberry jam and couverture. Slightly tingling, mineral. The sherry barrel is also dominating on the tongue, the taste is sweet and fruity with only a little spicy portions. Every now and then chili flits through, with time it gets salty on the tongue,
      dry and menthol-fresh.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, dry and spicy at the back, with the sweet raisins and grapes still making their rounds.

  2. manuvanneste scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      really nice! . Lots of Sherry in the nose. Dried fruits, nuts and hints of chocolate. At the same time it remains fresh. With water; more real springbank. The smell of the sea through the sherry.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Typical for good sherry casks. It takes water well. More cooked fruit comes along with the typical sherry taste. It still has a remarkable freshness, which i like a lot
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long and balanced.

  3. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Young and wild, but still very nice. Very dense, thick soup. Lots of sherry. Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, caramelized cherries, dark fruits. charred oak, sulfur. Salt!

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What you would expect, a well-composed young sherry malt
    • Nose
      A classic Sherrynase, sweet, raisins, dark fruits, some spice from the wood, it smells like a PX-barrel, a certain youth swims with it, but it is well covered by the barrel influence, always comes through, if you go a little deeper clear, with time it becomes spicy, wet tobacco, a hint of smoke and dark chocolate, after the first sip of chocolaty, short vegetables, towards celery
    • Taste
      creamy, raisin compote, sweet, malty, a touch of liquorice, spicy, pepper, dark chocolate, espresso, tobacco, good to drink, definitely not need water
    • Finish
      salty, slightly herbaceous, nuts are added, yes salted nuts, with a breeze raisin concentrate, very slightly ashy, like a cold shisha

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    If you love in-your-face sherried whiskies, you will just gobble this up. Not exactly what I would go for though.
    • Nose
      Lots of sherry. LOTS. There's not much left of the Springbank signature, even after just 8 years of aging. That being said, while it is maybe a tad on the dry side, it is otherwise pretty nicely balanced, but very dense. Salted peanuts, tobacco leaves, aniseed and molasses. A touch of cherry syrup and smouldering embers.
    • Taste
      Quite salty, with hints of mocha, bitter orange peel, rubber and bacon, as well as cured meats. It's all a bit much, to be honest. Easily the most sherried Springbank I've ever tasted.
    • Finish
      Salt. More of the same actually. Long.

  6. DenisL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Catastrophically Little Springbank ... (86)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lacquered fruits, sulfur, mineral freshness ... skin, dried fruits, somewhere far away in the subtle notes of citrus and salty raw dough (22)
    • Taste
      82 82
      Woody, spicy, leather and varnish taste (21)
    • Finish
      88 88
      Wine, plum sour, salt, wood, varnish, dried fruits, berries and tobacco (22)

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. olegborgol scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    22-21-21-22, sherry barrel suppressed sprung bank ..

  9. nhuber scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not Bad but a bit too much Sherry which kills the spirit of the distillate... If you love Sherried whiskies this is your bottling though for me the open day kilkerran 15 and Longrow 15 bottlings were better

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    C: Sherry in your face! Quality cask[s] however, not too dry. In fact not that dry at all. The finish reveals some interesting lurking details, but you’d need to be a keen and quick treasure hunter. Going for £65 on the day [thanks JJK89].


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