Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rum Wood
Stated Age
15 years old
Rum Barrels
Number of bottles
51.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Sep 2019 2:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 163.93

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.26 points

  1. Avgruun scored this whisky 85 points 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. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    There’s a million notes here, so I’ll keep it short. I’ve heard many complain there is very little to no rum influence. I think it’s spot on actually. No it’s not complex, but it’s so easy drinking. Just the right amount of sweetness from the rum cask (not much) with chalk, lemons, funk, a little peat, vitamin c chewables... don’t over think it.

  6. Kprut scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    like it! I had fear for this experiment but it's a real nasty dirty and "terricolous" whisky like only springbank do.

  7. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      There’s a little peat and even a faint diesel note at first. Lemons in the background. Then that typical Springbank farmyard note. And then it goes towards cane sugar, but nothing too much, it actually works well here. Later also bananas. Some chalk and vanilla. And it’s somewhat salty. A hint of tinned pineapples too.
    • Taste
      Bananas at first! But also some peat here. And that farmyard note again. Oh, I like this. But more fruits now, mostly peaches and pears. Then it becomes a little sugary. A hint of liquorice. Creme Brulee and it’s somewhat salty.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long. Fruity with salt and pepper. Some chalk here as well. And a hint of cappuccino.

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      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 rubbery smoke of short-circuited 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
      88 88
      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.

  9. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  10. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    In summary, very good malt!
    Unfortunately, the spring bank character of the distillery does not come into its own as one would wish. The same is the case with the rum barrel. Too bad it is not really noticeable. When I read Rum Wood, it should be recognizable. In my circle, on the contrary, there is an opinion that it would be even better that the rum barrel remains discreetly in the background.
    Otherwise, the yellow-gold malt doesn't have to hide. However, I would prefer the normal spring bench 15yr.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Mediterranean start, reminiscent of a sea breeze. Then light rum and the typical Sprinbank distillate character in the background. Medical smoke is accompanied by a medium-strong flavor and fruitiness. Not particularly intense, but a little complex. There is sure to be more to discover.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Now the distillery character comes into its own: dirt, cowshed, wood. This is accompanied by an intense flavor. He's not very cute. Now the smoke can be described with a campfire rather than with medicine. With water it becomes full-bodied and intense; is definitely recommended.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Shortbread biscuit, bitter chocolate. Unfortunately only a medium short finish and not very intense.


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