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Springbank 2011

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
135
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day 2019
Vintage
03.2011
Bottled
03.05.2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1100
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/184
Bottled for
Springbank Open Day 2019
Added on
13 May 2019 8:44 am by birkzehn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 303,00

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2011

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    N- Rich dark honey and berries jam, scents of youthful oak are felt in non offensive way. Thick cut of sour dough brown loaf toast, studded with dark raisin and dried maraschino for bites of sweetness. Humid scents in the dunnage, dark roasted malt ale. Drifts of marzipan with nutty peat. (94/23)

    P- When the liquid and casks are good, no matter on the age. Well integration of spicy, sweet, dried fruits and peat. Expresso with spoonful of brown sugar with buddha fruit extracts. (92/23)

    F- Medium long, dry and chewy with waves of sweet peat. Dried fruit galore from nose to tail. (92/23)

    B/B- 95/24

    Cr-4, Fr-4, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-1, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 93pt
    • Nose
      N- Rich dark honey and berries jam, scents of youthful oak are felt in non offensive way. Thick cut of sour dough brown loaf toast, studded with dark raisin and dried maraschino for bites of sweetness. Humid scents in the dunnage, dark roasted malt ale. Drifts of marzipan with nutty peat. (94/23)
    • Taste
      P- When the liquid and casks are good, no matter on the age. Well integration of spicy, sweet, dried fruits and peat. Expresso with spoonful of brown sugar with buddha fruit extracts. (92/23)
    • Finish
      F- Medium long, dry and chewy with waves of sweet peat. Dried fruit galore from nose to tail. (92/23)

      B/B- 95/24

      Cr-4, Fr-4, Fl-1, Pt-2, Ft-1, Sp-1, Wd-4, Wn-4, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 93pt

  2. 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.

  3. DenisLeonov 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)

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    High-quality dry sherry whisky, not very deep and complex, rather such, light, invigorating, unobtrusive, but very pleasant and sound.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, old solid furniture, earthy notes, dirty prunes, animal fat, deep-frying oil, wool, dried mushrooms, leavened must, burnt jam.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, oak, old furniture, furniture lacquer, old leather goods, crackers, kvass, caramel, earthy notes, raisins, prunes
    • Finish
      Soft, refreshing, cola, caramel, coffee, leather goods, furniture lacquer, puer, lemon peel, ginger, metallic acidity.

  5. megabreit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sherry, damp wood, floor wax
    • Taste
      87 87
      again clear influence of sherry, raisins, mint, cinnamon, plum compote
    • Finish
      90 90
      long and astringent, fruity

  6. Sylvia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is very young Springbank and absolutely not my cup of tea. I can only wonder why they bottled this for such an occasion and I can only amaze me about the ridiculous prices that are already being asked for this infant whisky... this is something they should let you taste from the cask during a tour as a part of ‘how Springbank develops inside a cask’, and then a 3yo, this 8yo and a 15yo for example. To bottle over a thousand bottles of this is nothing but shameless marketing. a ‘It’s open day, people will buy it anyway’ sort of whisky. Not something one would expect from Springbank...
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour. Very young. A lot of barley influences in a sherried coating. I’d almost think that they are preparing us this way for how the market is going to be in the next couple of years: Young, not ready and inferior whisky put on the market because money had to be earned and time was not on their side to let it become something serious and mature. the Springbank character is slowly being formed already but is far from ready yet.
    • Taste
      On the taste it is also young, completely and still very off balance. Sharp, hot and boisterous. Again far from ready. Sulphur all over the place. Ridiculous bottling. Never had such an immature Springbank in my life.
    • Finish
      Finish is not better unfortunately. It is rather short, which for me again is a clear sign of a Springbank not being ready at all. Most Springbanks I have had, all had (at least) a medium to long finish. A little does happen when adding a shitload of water to it. The nose will vanish, the taste will vaporize but the finish gets more creamy and is holding on longer.

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84

  10. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

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