Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
90.51/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB14494
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Black Label Cork stopper
Bottled
1970s
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
SUTTI Import
Added on
14 mar 2010 2:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 2183.47

19 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

14 users have left 15 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.51 points.

  1. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful old style Springbank, perfectly preserved character of the distillery, slightly salty, sea, very mineral, light vanilla and honey, citrus, old newspapers, pudding and nutmeg

  2. DrunkDude scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    scbp-6230, the wonderful Springbank is always incomprehensible, and the alcohol content is about 35 degrees.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Old-fashioned young spirits with obvious citrus acidity, malt fermented puree, grapefruit peel, orange peel, barley sugar, almond milk candy, sea water, saccharin, tropical fruits with old wine characteristics after waking up, but do not hide the youthful restlessness. 86
    • Taste
      74 74
      The peat disappeared, and the taste was indifferent and tasteless, just like a bowl of rice with sugar water. The smell of old wine is strong, malt essential oil is bitter, sugar water, heavy dry citrus, slightly mint, ending with strong bitterness, with mint cool. The wine is weak, the fat is weak, and the flavor is simple. p78b70
    • Finish
      75 75
      Slightly astringent, mint, citrus bitter, dry and strong. 75

  3. zzfranci scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Best springbank!

  4. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Complex, good depth, pretty well balanced.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Oak wood, pepper, white chocolate, sweet peat, mint, lemon balm, paraffin, tropical fruits, almonds. Nicely balanced, good depth and pronounced intensity.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Paraffin, exotic fruits, pepper, ginger, some transformer lacquer, vanilla. Well balanced, very nice texture, silky, oily, delicate honey sweetness, full-bodied body, pronounced aroma pressure.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Oak wood, paraffin, caramel, brown sugar. Long finish, pleasant finish.

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Old school. Dusty. Light soot accompanied by pastry accents and ripe fruit. Moist and frangipane malt. Has trouble deploying completely.
    • Taste
      There, it's explosive! Thin and very fluid, it even appears more reduced than it is. Spicy, juicy and ultra-pleasant.
    • Finish
      In continuity, fine, elegant and quite wise.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 2203

  6. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An excellent Springbank. Great balance between fruits and oak. A shame I only had a half sample.
    • Nose
      Gentle. Peaches, apricots, apples and pears. A touch of vanilla and honey, leather and herbal notes. Hints of pencil shavings.
    • Taste
      Fruity, waxy and oaky. Apricots and peaches again. Grapefruit. Leather, pepper and dark chocolate powder. Walnuts. Hints of ashes. A pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, lightly smoky.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  8. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.

  9. wisekyofcourse 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

  10. 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.

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo Moderator

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

  12. dram-drinker scored this whisky 93 points Photo 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

  13. 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

  14. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  15. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

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