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Springbank 2011

Overall rating
87.57/100
votes
116
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

€ 311,44

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116 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2011

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.57 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. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.

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

    21 21 21 21 84

  6. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  7. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

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