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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
89.95/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Black Label Cork stopper
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
14 Mar 2010 2:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1735,09

9 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.95 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Honey tropical fruits leather a bit of peat, typical springbank, very good!

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Superb. Really well balanced, complex and evolving.
    • Nose
      Round fruit and camphor, apricot, peach, lilac. Ave. Aeration grapefruit appears.
      Brandy of cider. Pepper.
    • Taste
      On the palate it's more saline, caramel with milk. Hazelnut. Citrus fruits appear. Grapefruit. Apricot. Peach in syrup. Chocolate.
    • Finish
      Spicy finish on chocolate, sherry, fruit compote.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    SB of the old school
    • Nose
      leather, encaustic, an obvious waxy side
      tropical fruits with a high proportion of cooked banana
      cooked almonds, a little toasted
      honey, white chocolate and herbs that make an infusion
    • Taste
      chocolate again, melting licorice
      sweet honey, wood, honey, dry but fragrant herbs
      intense wood and a background of old leather
      vanilla in return, an iodized side appears
      the fruits are more on the apple and the candied pear, sipper!
    • Finish
      candied and sweet white fruits
      honey, vanilla, licorice leaves room for ashes,
      intense and diverse finale

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Note made from a miniature. 90/91 points.
    • Nose
      Leathery, fruity, waxy and oaky. Dried apricot, mango, white chocolate, litchi, apple, vanilla, minerals, marzipan and a whiff of peat. Although the oak starts off pretty heavy, it becomes lighter later on, like pencil shavings. A little marshmallow. Clearly a nose of days gone by, although some of it may be due to OBE.
    • Taste
      Again a lot of dried apricot and oak. More beeswax. Mango, cocoa, peat, leather and pepper.
    • Finish
      Now the peat comes forward. Milk chocolate, ash, dried apricot, nutmeg, chestnut and salmon sashimi with soy sauce.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Moderator

    Compared to a 12yo Springbank of the same time period this 15yo is much smoother and fruitier. Actually I would have expected more smoky notes because I tried a Springbank 15yo Miniature from the same time period and it had much more smoke. Anyhow, this one is great on its own!
    • Nose
      Rich, fruity, honey, tropical fruits, ripe bananas, pineapples, passion fruit, and also some citrus fruits and mineral notes
    • Taste
      Very oily and liquorice, smooth, fruity, again citrus fruits and tropical fruits with a nice sweetness, some mineral notes, faint touch of smoke and leather
    • Finish
      Medium long and smooth

  7. wheatfield scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Pours medium amber/honey gold. Nose is beehive, raw honeycomb, orange blossom, flambéed banana, other burned and cooked sugars. Ginger and Christmas cake when it starts to breathe. Mouth has all of these, but more ripe mangoes and cooked apples. It has that "pear liqueur" thing that I find in good Springbanks -- kind of a fermented sweetness. It's tight, juicy. Superior to the "Hedley Wright" 21 year I've been drinking with it..this is tighter and more refined, but still very interesting.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    sold for £210 + comm tennants 26/09/15

  9. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

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