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Springbank 2011

Overall rating
87.61/100
votes
149
Whiskybase ID
131379
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

€ 255.28

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2011

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 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. 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.

  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. 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)

  6. TheKnight scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • 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.

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Young, strong and very rich Springbank.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The whole palette of sherry flavors: dried fruits, prunes, dark grapes, leather, varnish, plum jam, tobacco leaf, spices.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, with hints of spices and spices, very rich, like plum jam, or marmalade.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The aftertaste is very bright, very sweet, with a hint of dry bitterness.

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    dramscore.com

    Nose:

    In the foreground, definitely active 1st Fill sherry cask, milk chocolate, red fruits, cherries, strawberries, further influence of sherry towards tea, tobacco, honey, everything is very nice, but where is Springbank?

    Taste:

    same as in smell - a typical sherry cask flavours: red fruits, milk chocolate, more tobacco than in the smell, it is a bit sour, raisins, delicate sulfur, but still noticeable, in the background wet leaves, nuts, feel that it is young whisky and a bit chaotic

    Finish:

    medium long, sweet, but still a little bit of sulfuric acidity,

    Score:

    Pleasant whisky but no maturity - 86

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