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Springbank 1997 Claret

Overall rating
86.81/100
votes
154
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
02.2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Fresh Claret Casks Finish
Number of bottles
9360
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
610854427009
Added on
27 Mar 2010 2:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 162,50

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154 × member ratings

298 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Claret

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.81 points

  1. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This one needed a great deal of time to mature in the opened bottle. There was a strange mouse corpse note in it. The scent of a dead desicated mouse. Otherwise, it was quite good. I've never noticed this kind of note in a Springbank before or since. The cork was fine. Not cork rot. I gave this score an extra point for uniqueness. There was something uncanny about this bottling. It had a power to it that was very strange but interesting. Not entirely pleasurable but worthwhile to experience. A learning experience in my whisky tasting career/life.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. vredensever scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is dense: tart and sweet berries in abundance, jam from berries, citrus, gum, marmalade, old oak, a little varnish, iodine. Hinted at the smoke? Maybe... Taste is tart, spicy with bitter taste: pepper, a lot of astringent oak, a lot of berry jam, dark honey, notes of chocolate, resin. Aftertaste : astringent-oak, sweetish with bitterness. Conclusion . Well-groomed, delicious Springbank. Tart and dense. Smooth. With a drop of water it seemed that more bitterness. Rating: 87 (n22t22f21b22).

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Serge Valentin
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  10. lukeboone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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