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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.55/100
votes
178
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rum Cask Matured
Vintage
12.2003
Bottled
27.08.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Rum Barrel
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
19/329
Barcode
610854003951
Added on
09 Sep 2019 2:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 158,69

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 points

  1. Avgruun did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    82€ / 9-16-2019
    There is 9000 bottles, wait it and don't buy over 100€

  2. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Who would have thought that Rum Wood and Springbank harmonized so well with each other. At least I was very skeptical at first, but even the nose showed me that there was no reason for that at all. The rum barrel makes a very pleasant impression, without covering or pasting the distillery character. The bottle is just opened, I assume that he will once again grow a tick with oxygen. Therefore, for the time being - with euphoria held only with difficulty - 90 points. Tendency: upwards.
    • Nose
      91 91
      For a Springbank friend this nose is the purest coming home - with frosting and icing. At "Rum Wood" I was once suspicious, that can also be difficult in the pants. But but. Bright fruits, sweet and sugared, immediately thrill the nose, accompanied by the scent of summer rain on pebbles. This is not the only way the mineral barrels have been able to force down the rum barrels ... Salty and spicy with nutmeg and pepper. Honey, sugar beet syrup. If there were not the spicy counterpart, the nose would be cute as a sweetie - but so: very complementary. The fruits (pears, pineapples, peaches, apricots) are now ready to ferment, the moment when it's not getting sour.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Lays creamy and smooth on the tongue, makes itself right there, immediately fills the entire mouth. Strong, yet silky flattering. Warmed apricots and peaches, honey, cotton candy, caramel. Fresh wood comes quickly, as well as a salty-earthy note. Salt water and a dry pile of autumn leaves? Something like that. Grated hazelnuts and almonds. Over time, cinnamon, coriander, thyme and marjoram. The spice dries up, but does not push the sweet fruit notes, which at times present themselves as 100% fruit compote, into the background. Café au lait, marzipan bread, fresh bread dough.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium to long, increasingly dry with a fruit salad of tropical fruits, lemon juice, coriander, pepper and well-preserved and dry oak planks.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The issue price at the Campbeltown Cadenhead Shop was £ 65 (currently € 73).

  4. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Discreet wood smoke, grilled banana & pineapple, nutmeg, sugar beet syrup - subtle, pleasant rum aroma.
    • Taste
      90 90
      creamy, apricots, peaches, chestnut honey, salted caramel and again a subtle smoke / rum note and spicy at the end.
    • Finish
      90 90
      very fruity, a pinch of cold smoke, salty sweet maritime notes - matured in rum barrels from overseas ;-)

  5. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Really nice nose, which makes you feel the water in your mouth. On the one hand ripe bright fruits such as peaches, pears, star fruit, a hint of ripe lemon, cotton candy and forest honey, resin and on the other hand some umami, spices and the smell of poplar. Also, I have removed Augustiner Helles (beer) in mind. Everything is subliminally surrounded by soft smoke. Very interesting and very interwoven.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very well integrated alcohol. Sweet and full again. In addition, a noticeable logging, white pepper, relatively little fruit at the beginning and then rather immature, which is in contrast to the nose. At the second sip the fruits get a bit more. Pear peel, tangerines, the bitterness of walnuts and a curl of salted butter.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, no bitterness, slight sweetness and a hint of smoke.

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      A superficial smell reveals a sweet and quite clean nose. Diving into it I get wet limestones, chalk, some ozone, pear, green apple, unripe honeydew melon, a sugary sweetness, the faintest smoke of short-circuiting electrics, a funky cheese note and a bit of walnut. It's both beauty and a little weirdness combined. I probably wouldn't have liked it very much 10 years ago, but currently I've got a big smile on my face.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Dryish, oily, sweet and sour, still some peach and pear but also bitter orange and grapefruit which are pretty much absent in the nose. Also nutty, sawdust and wood spices like pepper and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite long: there's some chalk again with fruity sweetness fading into citrus bitters and a little wood spice.

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I have been told to be careful with rum cask whiskies. It is normally a hit or miss. But as a Springbank fan I had to buy this, especially looking at the scores. Prices go over the top, but I bought this at a decent price of 95 Euro at my local Mitra shop.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A typical "Springbank nose", but the peat smell is quite medium and for sure not as dominant as the 12y cs and 15y. Not sure if that is the influence of the rumcask. Sweetness and spices fight without having a winner.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Medium malt taste. Full body with fruits all over the place. Spices immediately explode in the mouth after taking a sip.
    • Finish
      87 87
      This is the least part of things (if there is a least part at all). Very very dry and not that long. Bit of a thin finish.

  8. Tuboo scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Wonderful whisky, rum wood adds depth, minor sweetness and interest without overpowering the springbank spirit. There's still a fabulous character there, it hasn't become one-dimensional, and easily drinkable without water. Price vs quality is outstanding. Another superb release from this Campbeltown favourite.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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