Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
89.69/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB14371
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pear Shape bottle Silver label
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
07 mar 2010 7:50 pm

Average value

€ 157.90

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16 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.69 points.

  1. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Filigree and beautiful tension
    • Nose
      93 93
      Wlan nut, spicy, dried fruit, roasted hazelnut, orange peel, cinnamon, chocolate, sherry. Well balanced, pronounced intensity
    • Taste
      94 94
      Chocolate, oak, nutmeg, dried fruit, coffee beans, spicy. Balanced, full-bodied, pronounced aroma pressure, warming and creamy
    • Finish
      93 93
      Paraffin, chocolate, orange, oak wood. Long finish with a slight sweetness.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Superb old springbank, some oxydative aromas, dark fruits, mushrooms, forest floor, toffee, orange zest, great obe,brilliant

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    By far the best and most complex 15 yo ever. An enormous plus in complexity and range of flavours compared to the other (and lighter) pearshape bottlings. The pearshape bottlings usually were not of the quality than the following dumpy bottlings of the middle and late 80ies, but this one makes me think of the best and darker versions of the famous dumpy parchment label bottlings. Fantastic! Brilliant expression of one of the best styles of Whisky in history with all its characteristical metallic and mineral components, the fantastic fruitiness, the unique combination of cocoa and Italian Parma ham and endless more....
    Just one advice: you mustn´t mix this unique dark version up with the several (and in terms of quality much weaker) lighter versions of the 15 yo pear-shape bottlings...

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 95 points Photo Moderator

    Fantastic old Springbank - the color is already adorable - I'm pretty sure there is stuff in there that is much older than just 15 years - best 15yo so far!
    • Nose
      95 95
      Plenty of tobacco, toffee, raisins, cloves, cinnamon, cooked oranges, chocolate, little shoe polish, some OBE, whiffs of smoke, sherry wood, some dried fruits - superb!
    • Taste
      96 96
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, toffee galore, subtle sweetness, dried fruits, espresso, nutmeg, cloves, dates, figs, dark chocolate, tobacco, cigars, burned sugar - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Medium long, warm, more toffee, more chocolate, hints of old books, more OBE - great!

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