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Single Malt
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46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
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Added on
28 Jan 2010 6:48 pm

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€ 111,19

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank CV

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Lemon, gouache, smoke and peat, vanilla notes, fruit caramel. 20
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet with sourness. Black pepper, oriental spices, smoke and peat, creamy caramel, lemon peel. 20
    • Finish
      From medium to long, phenolic, smoky, smoothly fading. 21
      A simple but nice young chimney, similar to the young releases from Ayla. Balance 20.
      Total 81

  2. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Macheye scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Springbank CV is straight-forward, unchallenging and surprisingly coastal. The nose is a touch unusual – I don’t commonly associate vegetables with my Campbeltown malts, but they’re certainly present here. The palate is much more as expected, and quite well-constructed with a good interplay between sweet fruits, pungency and coastal spice. 

    • Nose
      Earthy and mineral. The expected Springbank peat pungency is not here – at least not on initially pouring – a little resting time brings out some light ashy smoke and touches of wood char. The mainstay here is earthiness and minerality – soils, wet hay, damp leafiness alongside slate, granite and shale. Everything is bound together with a tinge of tropical and citrus fruits – ripe bananas and lemons. There’s quite a vein of vegetalness running through this whisky – broccoli, sprouts and leafy greens.
    • Taste
      Richer, sweeter and with better composition than the nose. Here we’re more into traditional Springbank territory – Malty, grapefruits, lemons, grape juice backed up by slightly astringent coastal smoke – salty (and pepper for that matter), mineral, pungent and ashy. Altogether rather pleasant.
    • Finish
      Medium with high sweetness and juicy fruits.

  4. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad, but this is Springbank, so expectations are a bit different from other brands
    • Nose
      Comprehensive fragrance - oily, at the same time lightweight. There are shore tones, sherry, nuts, citrus, vanilla, mint, eucalyptus, and a very light bite
    • Taste
      Nuts, caramel, sherry, oil, pronounced spiciness, later to a more sophisticated taste, smoked milk chocolate
    • Finish
      In the reverberation, nuts, caramel, pepper spiciness, oilyness and more pronounced smell - Medium-long

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 62 points Connoisseur

    Soft, young and grassy, very green with sulphur. Nose heated. Sour
    berries with faint peat and spirity. Rough and lack balance. An off
    track Springbank.
    P- Poor oak,
    the lack of flavours bring forward all the rough edges and flaws. Stale
    and sulphur. Water it down to draw some floral and rose water sweetness.

    F- Young and burn. Unpleasant. Barley sweet with pungent peat. Under par released from my favourite distillery.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. p4blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Great value. There are these unmistakeable Springbank characteristics and at this price, I find it hard to beat.
    • Nose
      Some signature Springbank notes with light peat, slight minerality, wet stones, seaweed, lemon joice and wet soild. Also very delicate sweetness emerges after a while.
    • Taste
      Salt, oysters, lemon juice, peppers. There's this slightly metallic feeling too. Nice balance.
    • Finish
      Mild peat, gentle sugary sweetness, quite long.

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    enjoyable, but I found it challenging to disect
    • Nose
      soft with mild smoke, sherry comes through as sweet fudge, hazel and almonds, lots of other faint things that I can't pin down as they fade in and out
    • Taste
      light spice, marzipan and almonds, quite bitter
    • Finish
      pleasant mild spice mixed with vanilla sweetness, drying

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur


    It has been almost 5 years since I last tried the Sprintbank CV. Thank to my friend Pat I can now give the 2015 bottling a go. Oh, right, CV is short for Chairman’s Vat and is a mix of different vintages of Springbank, about 70% matured on bourbon casks and 25% on sherry casks. The final 5% went into port casks. Just so you know.

    The nose is soft on both sweet and herbal notes. Sweet malt, orange peel, raisins and sniffing tobacco go hand-in-hand with fresh planks, cod oil and a touch of smoke. But it seems a bit nervous, you see? It seems undecided whether it wants to be herbal or sweet. Goes up and down like a yo-yo.

    Nicely oily and spicy on the palate. The sweetness comes first now. The raisins and mostly oranges return, in a peppery jacket, followed by sweet peat. Midpalate it turns somewhat brackish. Sweet and silt fight for supremacy. Mildly unbalanced in my humble (wtf?) opinion.

    The finish is long and bittersweet, only to leave the mouth completely dry.

    Not bad at all, but not my favorite Springbank by far.

  10. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79


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