Springbank 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
22 years old
Fresh Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Straight Whisky Austria
at Austria
Added on
10 oct 2019 12:36 pm by dumdi_san
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 348.70

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55 × member ratings

55 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.36 points.

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Really good springbank, very fruity full of blackberries, cherries and raspberries, plus motor oil and garage muff. It's really awesome in combination. The light gunpowder / sulfur note bothers me a little. Otherwise it's great cinema. Nice sherry spring bank at a fair price

  2. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Seldom had such a strong and intense malt in the glass. He really has a lot of strength!
    Dark fruits on the nose (blackberries again ..), lots of nuts (almonds, ..), but also a little warm smoke and bacon, constantly accompanied by the auto repair shop.
    A little sweeter in the mouth. Dark aromas and a hint of elder are added to the aromas from the nose.

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Oily, full, powerful spring bench.
    Little peat in the nose, then the typical spring bench character comes on the palate.
    Great bottling.

  5. Wolf68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What a violent part! Dirty and oily, used oil storage and garage, pure shipyard! From time to time the maritime elements and citrus notes known for springbank show up, but I have never had such a violent and dirty springbank in my glass! The "Fresh Sherry Butt" cannot be denied, but where does this strange taste of waste oil and shipyard come from? Certainly not a malt for every day and simple enjoyment, but I love this dirty and violent kind! The two of us will surely have many moments of pleasure together!

    22/23/23/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Deep dark copper shimmers rust-colored in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter there is an oily and syrupy streak from which a large number of long and viscous drops are released. Heavy metal and oil rise voluminously, muff and mold end in a violent sulfur cloud, whereby I find this sulfur note very pleasant. Gradually, dried grapes and berries are released from the extremely dirty nose, dark oranges and hints of morello cherries. Added to this are brine, algae, fishing trawler and stormy sea surprise ... Caramelized, almost burnt sugar jams with menthol and phenol, the sulfur returns voluminously and stimulates the saliva.
    • Taste
      The first sip is oily and dirty, spreading violently, biting and burning on the tongue. A mixture of used oil storage, car workshop, iodine, algae and sulfur puts the palate in "shock shock" ... Slowly the powerful mix of different "materials" and ingredients fades away. With the second sip, salt, pepper, lubricating oil, iodine, algae, decayed wood, sulfur, rotten eggs, lemons and grapefruit with sulfurized raisins and dried fruit explode powerfully on the tongue and envelops the entire palate including the throat in cozy warmth.
    • Finish
      The complete variety of flavors still sticks to the palate and draws warmth through the heated and stimulated mouth area ... I have the feeling that the aftertaste just can't say goodbye and doesn't want to fade away ...

  7. Dominique69 scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93


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