Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Stated Age
10 years old
77% Bourbon, 20% Sherry, 3% Port
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
09 Nov 2019 7:39 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 164,04

85 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

662 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If you look at the reviews here in the base, the current LB 10 seems to be particularly popular in Taiwan and Hungary. Oh well.
    Springbank usually works very well young, the current Local Barley is no exception. In general, much has already been said about the cheeky prices that are being called up shortly after publication. If you can keep in mind, you do not have to re-themerate every time. The issue price for the Cadenheads Campbeltown Shop (86 GBP) is in any case (by today's standards) still in order. Too bad he has a little alcoholic sting in his nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
      In the first contact very intense and with a small touch to the alcoholic - you should treat your time in the glass.
      But now, about 10 minutes later: A delicious-refreshing nose with exotic fruits, as you can find in slightly modified form in one or the other batch of 10yo from the standard range, hot melon, papaya, mango, oranges. In addition, spice of nutmeg, rosemary and basil, clearly mineral. The proportion of Sherryfass- or Portfassreifung is not much to make out, but in my opinion would not really fit - the nose is good as it is. Rapeseed, sugar beet syrup, soft fudge, Cafe au Lait.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starts pleasantly with a fruit cocktail of papaya, tangerine, orange, mango, passion fruit. Slightly dry and spicy from the start.
      Once taken a sip, the nose is a bit more attractive than it already is. Caramelized sugar, honey, cereals, yeast dough. The seasoning gets tainted over time. Maritime notes, salt water, damp stone beach, machine oil.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long and dry with old wood shavings from the joinery (or is that a little bit of smoke? Difficult to differentiate). An echo of the exotic fruits from the nose and the palate, still the (love it or hate it) delicious and for Springbank so typical mineral note ...

  2. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Same quality, same profile as the Local Barley 9yo of last time.
    Same score as well: really good but earlier releases were even better.

  3. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Official Springbank Notes:

    This Springbank Local Barley was bottled at 56.2% abv and is the 5th in our series of annual releases distilled from barley grown locally in the areas surrounding Campbeltown. This year it is Optic barley that has been used and it was grown especially for us, 11 years ago at High Cattadale farm. The whisky was matured in 77% Bourbon casks, 20% Sherry casks and 3% Port casks and there are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

    Tasting notes

    Nose: Sweet and slightly spicy with hints of honey, Demerara sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Light peat smoke and a dusty characteristic reminiscent of freshly milled barley

    Palate: Tropical and soft fruit sweetness. Ripe pineapple, mango and juicy peaches are complimented by a building peat smoke. Green tea and a coppery tone follow.

    Finish: Creamy, buttery mouthfeel with light integrated peat smoke and a coastal salty influence.

  4. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      seductive peat smoke with chocolate sweetness and tobacco
    • Taste
      hot and spicy sweet
    • Finish
      spicy sweet, cardamom

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes, this wasn't cheap upon release and has become even more expensive on the secondary market. And yet, it offers wonderful value for money.
    • Nose
      Sweet citrus notes and touches of bung cloth, but also nectarine and peaches. Touches of mellow smoke and melted butter with a whiff of burnt toast. It's slightly waxy with a hint of fudge. A faint minerality. Highly complex.
    • Taste
      Nice and oily mouthfeel, coating the inside of my cheeks. Top notch once again, with a proper citrus influence, almost truly tropical. The peat smoke is soft and gentle. Somewhat earthy. Notes of tobacco leaves, as well as white pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long with notes of damp oak, salt and diesel.

  7. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Puzzlingly similar to the previous Local Barley. 88/89.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Citruses, exotic fruits, honey, spicy oak, peat and malt.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet fruits, citruses, salted minerals, bergamot oil and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, dry, spicy.

  9. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Solid an compact dram but below previous local barley editions.
    Weird sweet taste/aftertaste, maybe influenced by too active sherry and port casks.


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