Springbank 1997 - Ian's Artisan Dram

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 mar 2010 5:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 233.50

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16 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997 - Ian's Artisan Dram

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.23 points.

  1. bjoel scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Springbank 12 yo 1997/2010 (57.1%, OB, private, Ian's Artisan Dram, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #315, 233 bottles)

    Colour: gold. Nose: soot and Demerara sugar, marrow soup and quenelles, lamb, then burning pinecones and rather a lot of metal polish, 'good' sulphur, old copper coins, old kettle, old stove… Oh so very old Springbank. With water: rotting fruits, game, hoisin sauce, coal… All very brilliant! Mouth (neat): love these dirty old sherried Springbanks. Eating metal polish straight from the tube, bitter oranges, sucking pipe tobacco (you should not do that, it's toxic), more marrow, this feeling of coal-smoked raisins… With water: umami sauce, glutamate, chestnut purée, rancio, sweeter gravy… One could pour this over hamburgers, really. Finish: long, sooty and yet sweeter, with more raisins? Smoked raisins, of course. Cough syrup in the aftertaste. Comments: a great bottle that starts to benefit from OBE, if you ask me. 91 on ten years' time.
    SGP:463 - 90 points.

    Serge Valentin

  2. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    88p. for now. While this is a perfectly round dram and works well with water I need to know first if it becomes more complex given more time the glass and bottle likewise.
    Like it a lot and nowadays these kind of bottlings are released for 100-200 EUR. However just b/c they have become rare does not make every single cask a revelation. Don't get me wrong, it's a very enjoyable Springer but atm I can't fully predict its full potential and depth.


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