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Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB148153
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Kingdom (TWK)
Bottling serie
for Wu Dram Clan
Vintage
03.09.2000
Bottled
29.01.2020
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
669
Number of bottles
249
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Wu Dram Clan
Added on
02 Feb 2020 8:42 pm by decadentto
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 429.66

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88 × member ratings

97 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2000 TWK

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Lecko mio. Exactly my thing. It reminds me of the first two Springbank single casks from Archives. Absolute springbank fanboy fabric. All typical characteristics are dope and reinforced here. However, you should definitely wake it up with a few drops of water. It's worth it!
    • Nose
      94 94
      Holy moly! A full broadside of mineral citrus notes, a sugar-sweet slap in the face, in between there is light vanilla and a few oak tones, water brings everything together and a little ash is added, the citrus notes concretize into limes
    • Taste
      93 93
      Sweet and mineral, very subtle smoke is heard, the citrus fruits slowly take over together with the oak wort, very creamy without any annoying dryness, water wakes it up in taste, now it is really citrus-heavy
    • Finish
      91 91
      Mineral without end, like licking a brand new tin bucket, rather a short finish - but no dryness for that, with the second sip the citrus fruits stick to the palate, with water the finish becomes long with mineral citrus notes and a bit of oak bitterness

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Pretty maritime and mineral - very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Seabreeze, iodine, lots of minerals, honeydew, yellow fruits, apple, little citric, whiffs of smoke and leather - very good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, fruity, more yellow fruits, apple, peach, little honey, limestone, minerals, little salty, hints of seaweed and little smoked fish, little citric, spicy - great
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, spicy, little herbal

  3. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    A strong gold tone pleases the eye. Fat streaks run along the inner glass wall as the drops follow gravity. The nose initially offers warm, slightly salty porridge with sesame oil, a little hay and a fruity-fresh note that reminds me of pear compote and ripe gooseberries. Mild sweetness follows, is the butter toffee there in the background? Maybe more conceited. In any case, the barrel strength appears to be integrated very cleanly, no excessive sharpness, no biting. Nevertheless, I am a little surprised because I miss the typical at first. Unusual. I have already taken off the Glencairn several times and want to dismiss the nose as 'atypical behavior'. And then, suddenly, the Campbeltown Deer gets going. With the first noticeable peat influences he has me. Because suddenly the typical spicy 'Springbank Funk' complements the above flavors, which immediately triggers a deep longing for musty, damp dunnage warehouses.

    PALATE
    The strength of the barrel, which looked rather restrained in the nose, rolls forcefully into the oral cavity. My first associations are strong and oily. Exactly right for me, if you are unprepared, or let yourself be lulled by the alcoholically tame nose, you will now experience a bad awakening. My little gooseberry with its light fruit acid is still present and the Springer keeps the promise out of his nose. I find the flavor profile again. Speaks for the quality of the painting. I find it a little sweeter in taste, candy comes to mind briefly than I would have guessed from the nose. The smoky carpet, which was noticed rather late in the nose, is now permanently present here. I even get a little Islay feeling, even though I know that this is only because I tasted the jumper in a highly concentrated way as a solitaire. If a simple Ardbeg Ten, a Kilchoman Machir Bay or a PC Islay Barley were at the start, I would now describe the peak influences as 'barely noticeable'. It's all a question of scale, as always in life.

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    Quite a long, nutty-grain finish with a light oak flavor and sweetish smoke without any negative surprises. The gooseberry from the nose is back here too. A successful conclusion!
    Well ... this is not for my taste for beginners and not necessarily something for every day. The 19yo Wu Dram Springer needs air, time, attention and concentration - but then, then it goes off! A successful, unusually mature jumper, who speaks to me personally, even though the Refill Hoggie, as an avowed sherry jumper fan boy, may not have flashed all the way like some other, much heavier, sherry storage systems of recent years.

  4. Trivial did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    initial price 249,90€

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just a top notch Springbank, nicely picked by the Wu Dram Clan guys.
    • Nose
      Initially very farmy and grainy with a mild minerality, accompanied by subtle notes of grapefruit and papaya, followed by a tinge of ash and tobacco leaves. It ends on an indistinct floral note. Mostly very classic Springbank though.
    • Taste
      The peat is a bit more pronounced and accompanied by some chili heat, but there's also a lovely chalkiness, farminess and a touch of salinity. Somewhat dry and herbacious too. Hints of toasted oak and menthol, and finally a touch of mango as well. The mouthfeel is a tad oily, but not overly so.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, sweet barley and apple.

  6. Jnpons scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale gold, golden reflections.

    Nose: lively, it is in full maturity, we recognize all the markers of the distillery. Apple, a good farm peat, a light class and fine smoke.
    In the background, there are some notes of chocolate, but also wood, and exoticism, it looks like pineapple ...

    Palate: magnificent, lively, sweet, a touch of gourmet smoke.

    Overall: smoke, fresh cut grass.

    Comment: complex, invigorating, elegant with a well integrated alcohol.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Papaya, mango, apple, peat, vanilla and nutmeg.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mango, peat, pastry, apple and vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Mango, peat and pastry.

  8. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    An incredibly good malt, multi-layered and constantly changing. Both Indian nose and palate. The finish is a little short.
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. ArSc2 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Northern German whisky ramblers # 5

    A 19 year old, springy springbank from the refill Sherry Hogshead bottled for the Wu Dram Clan.
    Definitely not for color drinkers - it comes very classy and pale in a bottle with a really great label.

    Nose:
    Full speed ahead! The jumper doesn't do things by halves - he comes around the corner with a full broadside of maritime, mineral citrus fruits such as grapefruit and lemon. Overall very fruity - mango, passion fruit - a lot of exotic. A subtle note of ash and something tobacco-like round off the picture very pleasantly.

    Mouth:
    The previously dominant fruit notes now give way to spicy oak, saltiness and dry, mineral earth.
    Very pleasant mouthfeel, no dry mouthfeel - very tasty. In my opinion no "bad notes", a super round mouthfeel.
    The second sip presses again really salty and yet citrus-heavy!

    Outlet:
    Short, intensely smoky finish. In the finish, the exotic fruitiness can be felt strongly again.
    Dry wood and mineral "bitterness".

    Overall picture:
    Super. A great, round spring bench - with all the typical corners and corners that go with it. Salt - mineral notes - citrus. The people of the Wu Dram Clan have chosen a great barrel - whisky and springbank in particular are not reinvented here, but that's a good thing - that's how we love Springbank. The sherry influence is very small - I would have blindly guessed a Virgin Oak.

    I am definitely happy to have secured a bottle, even if € 260 is a lot of money.

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