Springbank 1989

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Stated Age
14 years old
Refill Sherry & Fresh Port Pipes
Number of bottles
52.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 Jan 2008 11:22 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 479.03

25 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

216 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1989

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.52 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    No Springbank smoke, no noticeable salt, but still very successful wood experiment
    • Nose
      stunning port wine. Ripe red fruits (cherries, strawberries, raspberries), cooling but not stinging alcohol, vanilla, cotton candy. Sweetness becoming stronger with water
    • Taste
      Sugar syrup, tingling alcohol, bitter orange, after-eight, brown sugar and dark oak. With water more dried fruit, peppery spice and bittersweet nut from the port (walnut).
    • Finish
      Then it will rise again, then stay warm and dry in the throat

  2. stollimaus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Label says:
    Cask Type: 12 yrs refill sherry + 2 yrs fresh port pipes

  3. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    A disappointment. Beforehand I was pretty excited I got to try this whisky, but it just isn't very good. The nose is okay, I'll give 'em that much.
    • Nose
      Leather and old books are followed by peanuts and peanut shells. Then some sweeter port notes appear, raspberry and cherries. Also a mineral aspect. Not very complex and a bit closed.
    • Taste
      Prickly, lots of alcohol. Luckily also some pineapple and some sweeter red fruits. But it is bitter and a little bit dry. And the alcohol is just too present. Even adding ample water doesn't help.
    • Finish
      Nothing very distinct here. Too short also.

  5. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not a bad whisky, but the alcohol could be a little better involved.
    • Nose
      Cake dough with plums, dark red cherries, chocolate and vanilla sugar. But also has something of fresh tarred road. All in all a very sweet nose with strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      Rich, syrupy and sweet with a strong alcoholic touch. Followed by orange and dry fruits like cherries, raisins and plums. A little bit of oak tannins are also to taste.
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm and spicy with a touch of chocolate.

  6. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. hsmithjr scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is a very good dram, but not very Springbank.
    • Nose
      Rich port notes hit first. Red cherries. Sweet plums.
    • Taste
      Alcohol. Sweet red fruits. Malty. Chocolate covered oranges. Bitters.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet. Fruity and acidic. The port stays with you.


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