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

€ 599.50

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1989

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.63 points.

  1. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Light grainy smoke, then juicy plums. The Port influence is not too strong, it's almost in the background, blackcurrant, gooseberry. Mashed banana, chocolate pear, dust. A scaly, gooey side, with fermented fruit, thick liquor, cranberry jam. On the palate, exotic fruits, maracuja, pomegranate, papaya. Spices, cumin, nutmeg, a hint of pepper. Very long, impressive finish. A bit muddy. Heather, ferns. It's grassy.

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Tomek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: sea, sweet port, red fruit, delicate tobacco, fresh, cooked carrots
    Taste: sweet red fruit, yeast cakes, delicate sea,
    Finish: warming, sweet, a bit bitterness at the end,
    Grade: 6

  3. 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

  4. stollimaus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  5. Rozenbankje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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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