Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
638
Whiskybase ID
WB138562
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rum Wood
Vintage
12.2003
Bottled
27.08.2019
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Rum Barrels
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
19/329
Barcode
610854003951
Added on
09 sep 2019 2:58 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 617.90

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

117 users have left 123 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.75 points.

  1. michik81 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    S 8
    A very pleasant rum cask whisky. The cask doesn't fight with the distillate but integrates to elevate the profile. It's all fresh and well-balanced.

    [83-85] I'll get a bottle unless my bank account says otherwise.

    N 26
    Dirty ashes. Citrusy. Coastal. Caramel. Molasses. Mildly peated. Getting more fruity.

    P 26
    Very fruity, think summer fruits. Some dirty wax underlying. Smooth peat. Molasses that are mildly citrusy.

    F 25
    Mid, slightly dry finish. Coastal ashes. Sweet fruit lingering. Long-lasting wax.

  3. AaronZhong scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    This Springbank whisky makes me feel like the Amazon rainforest, but it's a bit pricey for me.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Light golden color. Whisky is not too oily.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Tropical fruit, very ripe, even overripe, in heavy syrup and with a hint of ash. Lots of sweet caramel. Pineapple and mango. Traces of salt. Salty caramel. A pinch of spices. Delicate spice.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweetness. Tropical fruit, heavy. Lots of caramel. Lots of salt. Salty caramel. Light spice. Spices. Black pepper. Ash. Light oily. Lots of citrus came out with the second sip.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Ash. Spices. Caramel. Sea salt. Salty caramel. Hint of tropical fruit. Black pepper. Lots of salt. Sweet accents. Medium-long finish.

  5. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  8. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Dram, Kyiv 02/19/22
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fruit, chalk, lemon, wood smoke, pepper. Not bad enough, but the taste fails a bit, the finish is short. 22.5-22-22-22.5.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. bankimate scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  12. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Never enjoyed springbank, nor did I either rum cask whiskies.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. JJKATED scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  14. Odinson scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. dramidaris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

  16. Nikilema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  17. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. thebonewolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Musty, fruity, nuts & spices, cinnamon, citric, tropical fruit. Caramel, vanilla.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Nutty, malty, dried fruits, a little beerish. Yeast and spice.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Tea/leather. Minty feeling on breath, grape soda briefly somehow? Medium-long to long.

  19. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Rumwood's unique vanilla, tropical fruit, light body

  20. DocF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit of wood, a bit of fruit, a bit of pebbles ... With hand warmth - in the **** ing Glencairn - a bit of banana, sweet, more bouncy. Oh well. Tree sap, dry wood. With a lot of time, perhaps more voluminous, more estery. With water: cooler, and ... more watery. Wasn't convincing in the mouth before, it's not better now. A little springbank pebble, a little watermint, yeah. Finish: A bit of a spring bench. Bit dry. Have enough others produced each other, I don't feel like it anymore. The 10 was much better.

  21. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  22. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  23. peteofbryne scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Impression
    A bit of deviation from typical Springbank profile, still recognizable with some work
    • Nose
      86 86
      Nose
      Chorus of tropical fruits, whiffs of coconut, banana, menthol, light peat smoke, wet earth
    • Taste
      85 85
      Palate
      Oily, mild rummy sweetness, quite light, white pepper, menthol again, lightly earthy and peaty, some briny note
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish
      Short-to-medium lingering pepper note, more ashy now, rum sweetness checked by slightly bitter and drying finish

  24. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  25. jykoo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A blind taste Sample from @Whisky.Hedonist.MY. There is total 8 dram for the tasting from IB to OB; Islay to Speyside. Although this is not the one i gave the highest mark, but re
    • Nose
      92 92
      Intense, complex, aromatic and well balance. Sutana,marmalade, orange, flora, umeshu, ginger candy. Some brine and soft peat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Medium intensity, sweet and oily.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long finish. A bit malty and bitterness.

  26. WillWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not a high score to me, seems rum cask may provide some lavender notes to springbank, but that become not the springbank I am looking for...

    Nose with half dry grass, lavender...
    Warm, sweet, not that good...
    Expresso, light lavender, light sugar...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  27. chrisyeo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Blind Tasting in July 2021, Organized by Whisky Hedonist

    Nose - smells high abv, wood bourbon, citrus
    Taste - sweet first , some bitter lingering
    Finish - Short to medium finish, green apples
    • Nose
      smells high abv, wood bourbon, citrus
    • Taste
      sweet first , some bitter lingering
    • Finish
      Short to medium finish, green apples

  28. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Big coconut notes welcoming you upfront with opened hand, signaling something good. After the razor sharp sweetness slowed down, some really nice mustiness shines through the burnt sugar and sugar cane juice. The peat is really thin on the nose, but it compliment the overall experience rather well. A very tropical and vibrant nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet arrival, still loads of coconuts and a pretty obvious rum influence on the palate. Nice earthy peat, and it works pretty well with the fruitiness and sweetness. Slightly salty towards the end.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fruity and slightly bitter sweet towards the end with a very faint peatiness and saltiness. Medium long.

  29. Malthead19 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: gold / honey

    - a very intense, characterful single malt
    - for approx. 80 € issue pressure fully ok ... for currently over 200 €
    way too expensive (at least for drinking)
    • Nose
      strong impression, tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus aromas, lime, peach
    • Taste
      o.Water: strong, intense approach (alcohol is clearly noticeable), very spicy, vanilla, sweetness, toffee;

      with water: clearly more pleasant, peach, orange, oak, becoming bitter
    • Finish
      strong, intense, long finish;
      long spicy aftertaste

  30. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    ... although I am not a fan of rum-barrel maturation, this one succeeded!
    ... powerful, very complex, simply very good!
    [Color] = honey;
    • Nose
      (Rum) sweet, ripe fruits (lemon, juicy pear, peach), also vanilla, herbs, minimal smoke;
    • Taste
      sweet, powerful start, oily, creamy, again a note of rum, fruits (peach, grapefruit), delicate smoke, salt ("maritime"), caramel, spices, wood, tannins, oak;
    • Finish
      in the finish medium-long, slightly dry, spicy, salty, with a strong pinch of pepper in the aftertaste;

  31. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    In the nose it seems to me like a milder version of the 12 series. The fruit notes are much more restrained and lighter, the typical fleshy notes are not as present but noticeable. Overall, it looks a bit sour.

    Relatively soft in the mouth, much less alcohol would not have been good, and light wood notes.

    Typical Springbank finish: light ash, grain, wood and fleshy fruit notes.
    Length: 4/10

    I would never have guessed the rum barrel blindly, it gave the whisky too little charisma for that. Nevertheless, overall interesting dram for Springbank fans, but I would always prefer the 12 CS.

    Grade: 2+

  32. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  33. aryehf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit disappointing, I had much higher expectations from a rum matured springer. Was hoping for a more dirty/funky notes but instead it was more dusty and restrained.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dusty, pears, yellow apples, engine's oil, fresh cut grass. After some time a soft smoke note comes front, pineapples, nutmeg, apricot.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy - medium body (texture-wise). Sweet and gentle, spices - white pepper, pears, apricot, honey, salted caramel.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length. Once again pears and yellow apples, soft smoke, white pepper.

  34. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  35. JoachimV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typical Springbank shed air, unripe bananas, peach, pear, vanilla and lime
    • Taste
      Bananas, lime, pineapple, peach, salty.
    • Finish
      Fairly long, mineral, bananas and salty.

  36. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It really needs a long time in the glass to get that fruity sweet notes.

  37. SpringBarley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  38. dandan798 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The nose is clearly sour with a little smoke. Not terribly complex but interesting. The smoke becomes clearer in the taste and the notes from the nosing are retained. I find the finish rather unspectacular. Difficult to evaluate. It's an honest, harmonious and well-made whisky, but it doesn't knock me off my feet now. Maybe then on the second attempt. For now 87 points from me.

    PS: After reading a few other notes, I find Archer's description of "the smell of summer rain on pebbles" very apt! It describes the mineral note very well, which I could hardly grasp before and which I perceive in particular in the smell. The sweet rum notes with exotic fruits and cotton candy also come through more now. I like it better and better ... I have to upgrade to 89 points.
    • Nose
      Cool and bright fruits like apples. In addition, a little smoke, but very subtle. Some citrus and spicy notes like vanilla and white pepper. In the background a slightly musty note à la damp cellar.
    • Taste
      Fresh again with lemon and apple. The smoke is more noticeable now and the alcohol has a nice kick at the beginning. Then spices like pepper, vanilla and wood notes. Again slightly musty with a bit of sweetness that I would not have expected. Caramel / vanilla or maybe a red apple?
    • Finish
      Smoke and damp barrel staves. Red apple and pepper. Rather short but a wrinkled mouthfeel remains for a while.

  39. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/04/21/another-springbank-little-duo/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is, by far, the best rum aged whisky I’ve tasted so far. Often this combination is tricky and most of the time it’s below average but this one is a great example of how it can work out well. Great job Springbank!
    • Nose
      Oh that’s a delicate and rich nose! The cane sugar is immediately to be detected! But also the Springbank signature is definitely there. It really forms a united front here. Subtle and delicate peat accompany a smoky nose full of sweet tropical flavors and rich, mature whisky! There is a beautiful old oaky layer in it that houses musty flavors of soaked wood and antique furniture. Simply lovely!
    • Taste
      Great body! Well done. Lovely mouthfeel. Sweet and some sour flavors. On the palate it leaves no doubt about this being fully matured in ex rum casks. Again the glue-ish cane sugar-like wrapped in tropical fruits are there.
    • Finish
      The very long finish starts slowly and builds up to being quite great. It coats the mouth completely with sweet smoke and a wee pepper. It offers musty oak flavors as well as of typical rum hints with spices like vanilla, glue and licorice.

  41. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Mainly sour and fruity in the nose and mouth. Typical Springbank notes are added "later"
    • Nose
      88 88
      Green apples, grapes, a bit tart, a few candied fruits
    • Taste
      89 89
      creamy sweet, malty, with grapes
    • Finish
      89 89
      salty, dark chocolate, greasy, oak

  42. lincolnimp scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is not doing it for me, but the palate is ok being pleasantly sweet but the profile is a little boring perhaps that is because I tasted an old nice Now more before?
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Still waiting for the "blows me away"-moment. Very decent, no off notes like a few sherry maturations from Springbank lately, but miles away from the imho impressive 14 yo Bourbon cask a while back. Can't seem to find the rum finish, only b/c I know it must be in there I can imagine some notes belonging to rum. In these regards just like Ardbeg Drum, just at better price and higher age and abv to lift it above the latter.

  44. Schafranek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  45. JWD scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Light, perfumed, with fruit, flowers and funk.

  46. whiskybro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  47. Foudos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  48. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Simply a terrific, sweet and varied springbank.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Lively lemon sweetness, mineral, lime peel, now and then a slight warehouse muff, very light smoke, tropical fruits, lychee, sweet oak tones
    • Taste
      92 92
      Again a lot of citrus, sweet and creamy, but the alcohol is not too strong, then oak spice and a little smoke are added, subtly dry, the lemon sweetness stays very nice
    • Finish
      90 90
      First warehouse and wet oak, light smoke, creamy finish on the palate, light warmth

  49. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  50. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      87 87
      Plenty of smoke, honey, pears, vanilla, cotton candy, a hint of hay
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy, sweet, smoky, ash, ginger, pear, with a little water, green apple is added
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warming, dry, becoming tart, the ashes continue, with ginger and oak spice

  51. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    No Springbank recognized in blind tasting.
    Sweet, fruity glucose nose and unexpectedly soapy coriander notes in the mouth. Surprisingly different.

  52. n11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  53. Rollinstone scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Pear Cider, Wax Crayons, Hint of Smoke and Sweet Wine
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pear Drops, Ashy Smoke, Creamy Brie Cheese
    • Finish
      88 88
      Williams and Conference Pear, Red Apple Peel and more Brie Cheese

  54. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    15ml / ¥550 @ Isetan.

    Appearance: Pale golden.

    Nose: Campfire smoke, rum, cherry, barley sugar, sea.

    Palate: Sweet vanilla and malt, campfire, raisins.

    Finish: Sweet and smoky.

    Overall: Tastes lovely, like everything they do, but the rum cask doesn’t seem to really do much more for it, except perhaps make it sweeter.

  55. stnlskz scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Lover. It is as such, that I will define this Springbank.

    I love it, but this is not how to understand the sentence above. This Springbank is in love, because it offers many sensations to the person who is lucky enough to taste it.

    Sometimes delicate, I smell absolutely remarkable scents. It is a basket of exotic fruits (blood orange, pineapple, lychee, mango) sprinkled with cinnamon and maple syrup. Easygoing, the cereal borders the whole thing. It denotes, but it is indeed a Springbank that there is in the glass.

    And sometimes blood. The attack gives the impression of biting into a fruit (strawberry, lime) with a juicy texture. The middle is more exquisite, smoother. The crunchy fruit turns into peach yogurt, then into tarte tatin. The cereal fades a bit from the fruit, but it is still watching us.

    The finish is radiant. First woody, it then leans towards butter cakes. The retro-olfaction is fresher, where mint and smoke intertwine lasciviously.

    It's a sweet twilight, a caress of the fingertips on a shivering skin. It is summer, where fleeting and passionate loves mingle and unravel. But where the memory freezes, where the intangible will always take up more space than any object.

  56. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  57. Gregers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Decent bottling, but nothing really special. Hard to understand the rave reviews, although it's surely not bad, either.

    Review: https://youtu.be/sW5_rJ4EUQI
    • Nose
      84 84
      No rum in the nose whatsoever. Standard bourbon barrel notes with vague smoke, vanilla, bits of honey, hay, freshly cut grass, dried herbs, light marzipan, hint of dried figs, light acetone.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Good alcohol level. Different note here for sure, but hard to say if it's for the good. There's a battle between spices and and insane sweetness on the back of the tongue, and something minty, and even slightly fishy comes out of it. Odd beginning. Second chew brings sweetness up front, cane sugar, a bit coarse, some oak, lots of barley, vanilla, honey, some marzipan. All a bit sweet and lacking complexity. Third chew brings more traditional notes of toffee, and light tobacco leaves as well as wood spices.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite sweet, lots of spices, oak, some mint, smoke, dried herbs. Long and pleasant.

  58. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  59. RobbievdB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable Springbank! The rum cask complements the distillate very well. It’s full, oily and characterful. I could sniff this all evening :). Flavorwise I get loads of bananas, peaches and thick vanilla, cane sugar and warming rum spices and throughout but very subtle the salty, farmy and slight peat aromas. Quality stuff at release prices. Current prices are madness.

  60. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity, excellent!

  61. erwinnlim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I do seem to enjoy Springbank in a rum cask and this is no exception. Value (£71) : 7/10
    • Nose
      A delightful nose of fresh tropical fruits and honey. Peaches, pineapples, pears, lemons and starfruit upfront. Quite malty and farmyard-like as well with dried hay and barley water. Some unripe bananas. Then vanilla and sugar. Some minerality with of clay. A touch of salinity along with a sweet earthy peat.
    • Taste
      Sweetness is dominant upfront. Vanilla and boiled sweets. Then the fresh fruitiness takes over. All those tropical fruits from the nose translate perfectly onto the palate. Salted caramel. Light ginger heat. The peat is still present on the palate but somewhat turned down compared to the nose. Some lemon zest. More barley water. Some cloves and thyme. Cooling liquorice mints as well.
    • Finish
      A long finish. Fruits keep on giving but it gets slightly less sweet and more of that mineral salinity takes over. Light spice of white pepper.

  62. RedLove scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Nose - smoke & tropical fruit, banana, pineapple and those confectionary bananas I was never fond of as a child. Even a banana split on 3rd and 4th nosing. Faint wiffs of diesel, truck grease and a brand new cotton t-shirt.

    Taste - creamy and fruity. Banana, banana peel and some wax. Followed by a savoury tingling spiciness.

    Finish: long savoury finish with some clove is the distance. Not drying on the finish regardless of the abv.

    This gives me more on the nose than it does on the palate. Especially as it starts to open on in the glass.

  63. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  64. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I know people have an aversion to Rum casks, but when they're done right it really sings with the right malt!

    This is one fo those cases, a little drying on the palate, but makes your mouth water for more when you're through.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wow, sweet and perky... rotten pineapple and ju-jubes. I want to say something like almond cookies or almond extract, but rather faint. Grilled peaches and a tingle of autumn leaves, as it develops more rum sweets emerge and the smoke seems to warm into ash and dough.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wow! Tractor grease, industrial notes and sweet peat. Smoke and muscovado sugar meet pineapple, green grapes and touches or beech nuts. This is really good, quite powerful for a 15yo Springer, but also quite refined!
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long, drawn out smoke and wood notes, vanilla custard and melon meet oolong tea and maritime notes. The ore you drink of this the more you're going to want to have of it. The finish build more beech wood, ginger snaps and biscuit notes. Tasty!

  65. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 87 points Expert 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.

  66. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  67. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    very sweet, candied light fruits (pear, pineapple, peach) and cotton candy, the typical maritime and salty springbank note is also there, malt, some smoke, slightly spicy spices such as nutmeg and white pepper

    Taste:
    very creamy, custard, honey, apricot, exotic sweet, citrus notes, roasted almonds almost like Christmas spices, slightly musty and earthy and a hint of smoke

    Outlet:
    medium length, fruity, dry with some smoke
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  68. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  69. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful jumper, perfectly matured, nice sweetness, strong smoke
    • Nose
      91 91
      Simply great, the smoke is immediately nicely integrated, the rubber tires the rum barrel and everything is sweetened with an exotic fruit sorbet. It's just fun
    • Taste
      90 90
      very balanced and coherent, quite complex in its range and all well integrated. The alcohol never gets pushy
    • Finish
      88 88
      here, too, it is fully there with the character of a distillery and brings a little more barrel, but could be a little longer

  70. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  71. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  72. McMoulis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  73. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  74. djmaxliving scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A little rough around the edges even with water. Not sure the rum cask works for me. Sweet but more on the sour side.

    The nose is pleasant, although feel younger in character, despite it being 15 years old.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Highland character with bourbon casks. Clean, fresh unripe fruits, toffee, plain biscuits, wine gums, grapes, lemon and light peat smoke.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spice, oak, light tropical note, sherbet lemon drops, honey and drying.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite dry with a light sweet note. Short/medium with bitter lemon seeds. Sour for sure.

  75. WillWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
      More lovely after 15minutes, nice and comfort, springbank and a bit more sweet to in the structure
    • Finish
      87 87
      Quite short to me

  76. WillWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  77. Joint86 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An ambiguous but interesting combination of the character of a distillery and a rum finish
    • Nose
      87 87
      Floral-fruity, fresh, saturated, slightly perfumery, slightly berry. Alcohol is present, but does not clog the main motives.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, spicy. Simpler and flatter than the nose. A bit harsh.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, warm.

  78. RobbievdB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice rum cask matured Springbank. It’s quite exotic and tropical on the nose with some of that typical earthy peaty SB notes. The taste gives plenty of sweet caramel and spicy molasses towards a very pleasant finish. Good pick!

  79. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely good whisky. But don't feed the flippers, sold in NL for around €85!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Hay, horsestable, rum, little sawdust and the classic mildly peatiness from Springbank.
      After a while you get more notes of lemoncurd and some citrus icing.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Wow! That is what I call an good integrated whisky. Sweet and little rum influence. Thick of oiliness. Hay, lemon and lime, sweet cake, sweet bread.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long length. A lot of sweetiness and again a lingering finish with citrus. Some hints of banana. But there is a touch of bitterness here.

  80. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  81. penumbra scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The two bourbon wood and sherry wood in this series are very good wines, so I still look forward to it. After tasting, the summary should be a Genting but the winery gene is not significant, advertise the flavor barrel but taste like The special bottling of Spears Young Bourbon can only be left for Wenxiang.
    • Nose
      The bright and bright colors are the chamomile under the blue sky, the noon lily room, the lemon cheese cake just out of the oven, and the style of the bourbon wood of the same series fits well. Pollen and cream. There was no trace of peat drying, but the unique ocean and limestone breath of the winery was still faintly discernible.
    • Taste
      Powerful and short, varnish, white clever, salt, butter, more boring, like a new spey saibo barrel, what honey, frost sugar, vanilla, white wood board, mint, bitter blahblahblah.

      It is fuller, with normal fat, average sweetness, no tannin, no acidity, and bitter bottom.
    • Finish
      Medium, white pepper, herb, citrus peel oil.

  82. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty Springbank that the rum didn't influence too much IMHO.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  83. waal scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: freshly mown grass, honey, vanilla, deeply hidden caramel, subtle salt, initially no smoke, barley, slightly sweet, rum wood only recognizable with imagination, brutally difficult to recognize in a blind tasting, hay, sugar, imaginary banana, with the Time the sugar comes into its own and the association with rum becomes stronger, simple in taste

    Mouth: typical falmer, mineral spring bench with bitter wood, rusty nail in the worn-out wooden board, peach peach, orange peel, sweet impression, bitter contrast, earth, fermented fruit

    Conclusion: I cannot recommend it. No harmony, no aroma journey, no "aha or mmmmh experiences".

  84. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  85. Kprut scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  86. Nash_013 scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    It’s a very worthy malt, the rum barrel fit in perfectly here, the blanket didn’t overtake itself, the profile of Springbuck is very clearly visible. Definitely a great release.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Minerality, smoke, rubber, tropical fruits, coconut, chalk. Everything is very comprehensive and interesting.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Industrial notes (engine oil, diesel), smoke, rubber, vanilla, banana. Very well.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, the same industrial notes, smoke, fruits (banana, apricot) are traced.

  87. 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.

  88. happyNess scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Hammer Malt!
    The rum barrel did not kill the spring bench style and complements perfectly.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruity and maritime, full.
      Ripe exotic fruits (banana, pineapple, peach, apricot), a haven with brackish water, oil and rope. A little cold wood smoke in the background.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet at first. Then heavy, filling her mouth. Apricot, baked banana, forest honey and salty caramel. Behind it the very light, earthy smoke trail.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and fruity. Now the oak also comes out gently, accompanied by a fine rum note.

  89. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  90. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  91. Jnpons scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: golden, golden reflections.

    Nose: the first word that never comes to mind is “gourmand”.
    Milk chocolate, very generous, spice, citrus zest, pepper, honey, leather.

    Palate: pepper, it is very spicy, grass cut, straw, a light peat.

    A medium finish with grassy and earthy notes.

    Comments: well integrated alcohol.
    Cask rum? Yes why not, but no smell of hydrocarbon or other characteristic of rums .... this 15 year old is less sure suffers, more round and sweet but ...... something is missing.

  92. Jnpons scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: golden, golden reflections.

    Nose: the first word that never comes to mind is “gourmand”.
    Milk chocolate, very generous, spice, citrus zest, pepper, honey, leather.

    Palate: pepper, it is very spicy, grass cut, straw, a light peat.

    A medium finish with grassy and earthy notes.

    Comments: well integrated alcohol.
    Cask rum? Yes why not, but no smell of hydrocarbon or other characteristic of rums .... this 15 year old is less sure suffers, more round and sweet but ...... something is missing.

  93. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    On the first breath it became scary - they ruined Sprig !!! But 10 minutes in the glass was enough to make everything fall into place. Not typical but still Springbank (87)
    • Nose
      Grass, candy, salt, farm ... fruit, candy floss. Standing appeared citrus juice and chocolate (22)
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy, chocolate with compote (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is juicy, spicy, fruit and salt, mineral water, herb ... menthol (22)

  94. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  95. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Something was holding me back from buying this bottle. Now i know why
    In this case, the 100% rum barrel maturation is not suitable for me. Different from, for example, last year's 21-year-old, where she is only used proportionately (2019/55% & 2018/70%).
    The 15-year-old comes with a rather youthful character and is absolutely not harmonious for me, almost a bit witty.
    The spring bench style is clear and the rum barrel is present, but together they don't do a good job for me.
    In comparison, 14 year old Bourbon Wood from the previous year was the better choice for me.
    The fact that it is still sufficiently available (December 2019) also speaks for it.

  96. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Smoke from campfire, pineapple, melon, mango, pear, peach, lemon zest, creme brulee and white grapes.

  97. IIIZIII scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    2019.10.27
    • Nose
      Sweet, buttery peat, buttery popcorn. Sour red fruity notes, gooseberries, redcurrant.
      Sweet/sour, slightly salted irish butter
    • Taste
      Buttery/sweet peat, creamy, peated milk. Very easily drinkable and a restrained peat

  98. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Great "dirty" nose, a constant change between seasoning, overripe fruit and sulfur / iodine notes. Great!
    On the palate also constantly flare other flavors, for me very exciting, but difficult to grasp. At the latest when swallowing a small Flammfeuerwerk.

    Long and pleasant finish.

    Overall a very complex whisky that never gets boring. The alcohol is very well integrated for me and the rum barrel is not superimposed. Fits for me and I do not need water.
    • Nose
      92 92
      sweet, spicy, overripe fruit, apples, iodine, matches, tannins, malt, clove, furniture polish, nutmeg, cocoa powder, beetroot, grated lemon peel, candy,
      caramel
    • Taste
      91 91
      light spicy, sweet, matches, creamy, candied fruit, nutty, milk chocolate, mint, pepper, spicy, vanilla, caramelized sugar, orange peel
    • Finish
      90 90
      medium to long, licorice, cocoa, sweetened peppermint tea

  99. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  100. Gldflo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whisky deliciously exotic, we find the acidity of pineapple, the greed of banana and the sweetness of coconut ... the rum cask plays its full role. In the mouth a light peat sublimates the final of this whisky, bringing him notes of roasted pineapple. A very beautiful discovery

  101. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  102. 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.

  103. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  104. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  105. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Springbank on rum tends to go slightly over the top, but in this one the influence is more subtle - even though clearly present.
    • Nose
      Pear, peat, vanilla and biscuit.
    • Taste
      Peat, pear, honey, vanilla and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peat, honey, shortbread and chocolate.

  106. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • 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.

  107. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  108. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Floral and sweet, some rum influenced fruits, crystalised orange, preserved pineapple, some new oak, feels young and energetic, very malty.
    • Taste
      Very mellow and smooth, oily and fruity, feels 'hollow', banana cream, slightly tannic, oak spices, sour, the pre-mentioned fruits, decent but not great neither. Still delicious.
    • Finish
      long, bitter oak spices, coffee beans, roasted pineapple

  109. JungleDram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  110. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice one but not fantastic...
    • Nose
      Gentle smoke, mineralic, yellow fruit, citric.
    • Taste
      Oily, citric and zesty, fresh and maritime, fresh wood, mineralic, some peat and some farmy notes. Somehow minty.
    • Finish
      Yellow fruit, mineralic.

  111. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The distillery character felt well, the rum is not exaggerated, and I like this spicy / metallic line. 88/89.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Waxy fruits, peat, pepper, salted minerals, spicy oak and honey.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful and creamy. Salted caramel, sawdust, spices, metals and peaches.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, oaky, metallic.

  112. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Bags of fresh lemon and green apple with soft, sweeter tropical notes (pineapple, banana), hot coals, wood resin, and tarte au citron. Pretty close to the Kilkerran WIP 7 actually, lord knows what those rum cask KKs are like.
    • Taste
      RG had "Flying Saucers" in his notes and we can't argue with that, but let us add Fruit Salads. Gentle hot coals and dunnage. Not massively complex but this is just beautifully sweet and sour, and really rather 'effervescent'. Develops into an earthier, mineralic side, quite drying - here the harmony just slightly fails to carry through.

  113. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  114. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  115. 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.

  116. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  117. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  118. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  119. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • 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 ;-)

  120. 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.

  121. Avgruun scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  122. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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