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Single Malt
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46.0 % Vol.
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28 Jan 2010 6:48 pm

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€ 199.95

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank CV

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.96 points

  1. 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.

  2. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I've tried this many times now and found it to be well worth drinking.
    Especially later in the evening when the tastebuds welcome a big dynamic
    flavour range.
    • Nose
      There are youthful elements here but it is complex and there's lots to admire. The salt air and shellfish are very pleasant.
    • Taste
      Soft fruit, barley and a sprinkling of salt amidst the sweetness.
    • Finish
      Chewy with a sweet barley rush but then drying and a little bitter.

  3. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sweet nose and a powerful taste. A good standard whisky from Springbank.
    • Nose
      Strong and sharp nose. Sweet, citrus fruits and a hint of salt.
    • Taste
      Powerful taste, so much wood flavors.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish. More oak, and with a peppery finish.

  4. Ostap scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Discreet and modest, but attractive.
    • Nose
      Muted, slicked, barely mineral, sea stones, a little bandage, iodine, grass, green winter apple.
    • Taste
      Saturated, even explosive, sweet, flows into salt, roasted vegetables, a little pepper.
    • Finish
      Short, with pepper.

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 12-02-2019.

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A young, intense, interesting "spring bench"; unfortunately no longer in stores since 2013;
    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      very fruity (plum, plum), sherry, sweetness (honey), no oak, very pleasant;
    • Taste
      fruity, powerful development, grapes, grapefruit, caramel, vanilla, a little honey, salty, woody-bitter, oak; oily body;
    • Finish
      medium to long, powerful, astringent; long, slightly bitter aftertaste;

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I personally like a surprisingly good old NAS bottling from Springbank, much better than expected, much better than the Longrow CV
    • Nose
      fruity smell, plum, plum, sherry, honey sweetness, no oak, very pleasant
    • Taste
      direct powerful fruity appearance, spice is now added to the taste, clear oak, grapes, grapefruit, subtle vanilla and honey, woody-bitter, astringent
    • Finish
      long powerful finish;
      long dry bitter aftertaste

  8. 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

  9. GJR scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.


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