Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
451
Whiskybase ID
WB156849
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Local Barley
Vintage
07.2009
Bottled
17/19/22.10.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
77% Bourbon, 20% Sherry, 3% Port
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Optic Barley from High Cattadale Farm (Peninsula, Kintyre)
Bottle code
19/396 & 19/400
Barcode
610854004453
Added on
25 apr 2020 1:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1110.85

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

89 users have left 93 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.58 points.

  1. Rosencrantz scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    In this whisky, sweet and salt are harmonious and supported by the peat, herbaceous and smoky, with the spices acting as a musical counterpoint, a strange, funny, lively and passionate drink.
    And it's only 10 years old...
    • Nose
      The nose is very fragrant, without the slightest presence of alcohol. Strong presence of sweet malt, like McVitie's biscuits, with a vein of aniseed candies, caramelised cane sugar, lemon zest, peach and freshly cut grass. Above all, there is a gust of peaty smoke coming from the sea. Particular and inviting.
    • Taste
      And the spices are very present on the palate, driven by the more accentuated smokiness, with the right alcohol content that warms the spirits. Anise and black pepper accompany the peach in syrup spread on the malt biscuit, with a mixture of seaweed and smoked sardines. The evolution and the stratification in the mouth are irrepressible, the aromas intersect and pass the hand continuously, following a well orchestrated score.
    • Finish
      Very long finish, of peach, peat, salt, malt, wood... it never ends!

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  3. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautifully integrated red fruits with industrial waxy notes, as well as citrus oils, earthy vanillas, salty oysters and seaweed, and even a candied herbal element. Rich and dense with complex flavour.

  4. springtank scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  7. huangshantong scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is a pity that I only drink it when its price is very high. Taking into account the current price factor, its evaluation needs to be stricter.
    • Nose
      89 89
      It can be said to be a very good smelling experience; very strong malt flavor, maltose, wheat bran biscuits, some tropical fruits, honeydew melon, citrus, peaches, not so strong smoky feeling, traditional mineral mixed rust, old Plumbing, lathe workshop. Overall it's great, complex and hilarious.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very light smoky, sweet fruit, wort, high sweetness, a touch of sea salt
    • Finish
      86 86
      There are some miscellaneous flavors, I don't like it that much, but it's long and powerful.

  8. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Bart-msb scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Dram, Kyiv 02/19/22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. hzs275 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. Serhii89 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Very similar to 9, but softer and more fruity. Unfortunately, the finish pumped up

  14. sarthur71 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to 11-year release. Nice nose, but taste is very sharp and spicy. Overpriced.

    Kyiv, Whisky Dram 2022
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. serejja scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at Whisky Dram 2022
    Very peculiar whisky. Very salty, earthy, iodine rich, fresh and young. Some light notes of yellow apples. Intense and biting in the taste. Very long, dry and earthy finish
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. JJKATED scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  17. bankimate scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Nikilema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. martino_ scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    SB Local Barley 10 56.2%

    I’ve had this bottle open 6 months and its just now starting to open up very nicely. Tonight it has a few drops of water added

    Nose - mango skin, banana peel, slightly musty warehouse dunnage, floral notes, green apples, suntan oil

    Palate - loads of fruit; stone fruits, apple, desiccated coconut, oil/grease, salt & mineral, oak in the background

    Finish - long and oily, very nice mouthfeel and good length, plenty of funk

    The mix of fruit and funk in this LB is Springbank to a tee. This one has really grown on me after being a little underwhelming when first opened

  21. Petitcham scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    When airing is good; Juicy body of barley, peach and sweet

    delicious

  22. g2ther scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  23. K C Wong scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  24. whisky_whims scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    I explore the latest local barley release from Springbank. A 10 year old bottled at 56.2% ABV that is non-chill filtered and has no added colouring. I picked this bottle up for £89.

    This whisky has spent 77% of its time maturing in bourbon casks, 20% in sherry and 3% in port. Let's get down to my notes.

    Nose:

    There is a real sweetness on the nose of this whisky and I can smell dehydrated fruits that remind me of those fragrant decoration things you get for your house, potpourri. A demerara sugar scent masks a subtle peat note and then milled barley overthrows the two aromas. This reminded me of being on a distillery tour and getting handed some milled barley to smell, really interesting. Finally there is some honey and allspice to wrap it all up.

    Palate:

    An explosion of tropical fruits that are reminiscent of a similar experience from Octomore 7.3: fresh cut pineapple, apricots and peaches. Once again there is a subtle peat influence and this time it is peat smoke. Towards the end of the palate and almost infringing on the finish is a metallic flavour. I was struggling to pin what exactly this could be but I have settled with copper, possibly from the stills?

    Finish:

    A medium to long finish that coats the mouth in an oily, buttery and creamy like film. Butter isn't detectable but it feels like butter if that makes sense? There is a true creaminess to the finish with earthy peat and a lovely coastal influence, sea salt and all that jazz.

    Overall:

    I am led to believe that people have managed to pick a bottle of this up for £75 at the minimum and it appears to max out at £90. A 10 year old at £90 is outrageous but when it coincides with a whisky this fresh, transparent and great tasting then I say it is worth it. Some people may disagree and that's perfectly fine but for me, the juice is worth the dosh. Clearly a whisky win and I am still tasting those tropical fruits to this day, strong flavours that are packed in a fruity punch.

  25. Syleo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balanced yet distinctive, the character of the distillery and the influence of the barrel appear well balanced
    • Nose
      89 89
      Spicy with clear grain and malt, cake batter, gooseberries and creamy honey, apple, peach and mango
    • Taste
      92 92
      slightly perfumed, oily and strong, brown sugar, mineral, sand cake batter
    • Finish
      91 91
      slight burning, sweetness and spiciness linger

  26. nhuber scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but definitely not outstanding and absolutely crazy taking the current price into account... Yes the local Barley seems to be a bit more complex than the regular one, but previous ones were much more harmonious than this one. A bit sharp, needs water but even with water not as round as it could and should be.

  27. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Smell: minerals, soda with milk and salt, white flowers, green apples, some grease, dust, orange peel 86/100
    Taste: mineral salt, salty cheese, sawdust, smoked, sweet and sour lemon tart, coconut, bitterness of potion, petals, coke, and peat are particularly powerful. 87.5/100
    Body: Obviously oily and full. Ending rhyme: long, milk salt, citrus sugar, oak, tongue root with obvious astringency
    Overall: 86.5/100, the salty taste is slightly prominent, the alcohol feel is not well concealed, and the same score is given after re-drinking after a year.

  28. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very bright, sunny, full of yellow and green ripe, juicy fruits.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Linden petals, lime honey, a cut juicy green apple, fresh leaves plucked from the tree. With a drop of water, the rubber was clearly visible, such an old tire.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet (apples and pears) with hints of sour berries, unripe cherry plum. With water, there are more technical notes on the palate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Just great. Sweet, bright, hot, candy. With water in the finish, technical notes prevail.

  29. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Re-tasted...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  30. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. Valérie scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  32. PRV scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22/22/22/22

  33. Apikalov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderfully fresh, with mint and camphor, and hint of that famous Springbank funk. Quite clean and precise and straightforward.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Damn good for a 10yo. In fact, it would be difficult for any distillery nowadays to produce a 10yo approaching the quality of this. Daftmill, for some reason, comes to mind.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Likely due to young age, it just doesn't have enough complexity or the mouthfeel that would garner 90 points for me. The flavors don't dance in your mouth and lingers on and on. For those reasons, I agree with the overall score on wb around 88-89.

  35. rabbitnose scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    N
    Initially Strong touch of alcohol with but of citrus from its young Age
    Needs time to open up. With time malty barley smoke starts to arise. Fruity mineral and salty. Surprisingly complex nose for its age. Has typical characteristics of youth, but with complexity in good ways.

    P
    Lemon orange zest, syrupy sweet, smoke comes and then little bit spicy with sweetness again with some slatyness

    F
    Oily, smokey peat bitter(little wood)sweet.
    complex long finish with good balance and enjoyment

    Drop of water ease overall nose. But not dramtically. Definitely needs time for easy sipping and makes it sweeter but its also good as when it first opened. Just other notes are hidden.

    Water makes it bit more woody And herbal. Enjoyed better as it is.

    Wish it was bit better in nose(like sweet or something interesting instead of strong kick)

    But its a complain in a high level

    One of top for official 2019-2020 official springbank lineup.

    Would give more points if it was available for the retail. But it does stand up for its secondary value

  36. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose: The first feeling is a strong sense of grease, and a particularly clear vanilla cream, followed by dendrobium, butter biscuits, mint, mothballs, as it interacts with the air, its expressive power becomes stronger and stronger, and the fragrance of rice orchids, Some subtle minerals, while the oily feeling has always been high, nail polish, and many hints about baked goods. This is complicated and changeable.

    Drink: The body is close to full marks, the oily feeling is very full, and the expressive power in the taste buds is also very good. Spices, malt, salted cheese, French desserts, full of juice, full of umami, salty minerals are left until the end, as long as you feel It, he has always been there.

    Overall: The expectations established by smelling fragrance are not high, but tasting will capture all your expectations one by one. I became hungry after a drink...

  37. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  38. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  39. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  40. katarn_rb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Super fruity, namely tropical and citrus fruits, plus dirty and maritime!

    In the finish like an Earl Gray

  41. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Musty, peat smoke, maritime, lemon, cereal, salted roasted peanuts and orchard fruit
    • Taste
      Apple sauce, vanilla custard, cinnamon, smoke, malted barley, lightly burnt bread and fresh fruit
    • Finish
      Long, fresh fruit, salty, nuts, smoke, barley, pepper and a little sawdust

  42. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  43. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  44. EaglesWhiskey scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Super complex and delicious whisky which needs time and experienced palate to discover its hiden edeges

  45. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Pale gold, almost like straw.

    Nose: Smoke, campfire, iodine, apricot, malt crackers.

    Palate: Huge apricot, pepper, oak tannins, full, rich body.

    Finish: Dried apricots, campfire, heat, pepper.

    With Water: Necessary, adds more smoke, fruit and softer.

    Overall: Lovely barley crispness like toast or crackers, the usual apricots I love from Springbank.

  46. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted side by side with a dram from a 2/3 emptied bottle of 2018 9 yo LB. Much more grainy than the 9, also sweeter, heavier on tropical fruits and a less agressive and peppery mouth feel. Great stuff.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Barleysugar, grainy, breadcrums, sugared biscuits, fruitcake, vanilla, chalk, limestone, dried apricots, orchard fruit preserve, orange and lemon zest, green tea and finally a mild note of sawdust.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, sweet and fruity: acacia honey, tropical fruits, peach, pear, some pineapple, mango, sweet citrus, a candy shop, mild wood spice (subtle cinnamon, pepper and mint).
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium: syrupy tropical fruits, honey, lemon, green tea leaves, ending with some well integrated and drying wood spice.

  47. Halkyon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity with some peat, great balance, very good

  49. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Really nice. Loads of gorgeous tropical fruit notes, some nice salty and savoury notes on the palate, and more yeast than you can shake a stick at. Comparing it to the other Local Barley I’ve tried, this one seems a bit simpler and somehow younger, but it doesn’t lag far behind in being delicious. This one’s certainly worth a try, and maybe a buy if you can find it at or near MSRP.

    Nose: Funky-fresh. Plenty of fruity yeast funk and malted barley. Melon, lime, peach, banana, papaya, coconut water, and fresh flowers. A bit of a fruit candy flavour. Black pepper, seaweed, salt, nutmeg, and a hint of old soot. Some lightly salted nuts. Like a tiki cocktail with a sea breeze in your face.

    Palate: Thick texture. Sweet and floral. Salt and tropical fruit up front, turning more savoury, malty, and slightly leathery. Earth, dried mango, yeast, sushi rice, and more yeast on the development, then black pepper, sunflower seeds, flowers, and a small amount of fragrant peat smoke. Fresh herbs: parsley, mint, and a hint of rosemary and licorice. Just a whisper of pine forest on the back end.

    Finish: Short and sweet. Mostly an extension of the palate. Apples, lemon drops, ginger, plum, and sweet mint. Some lingering peppery smoke and yeast.

  50. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      soft, delicate and flowery after the initial alcoholic hit mellowed away.. malty and just a tad heavy&dirty to keep it grounded.. strong sherry notes
    • Taste
      88 88
      very fruity and tasty.. a pleasure to drink, really.. sometimes sweetness may seem too much..
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, but not too strong.. the sweetness is replaced by lemons and smoke which is a very nice surprise

  51. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Smell: apple fruity flavors, less feel of starwberry or sour fruits comparing with the 12 year but it’s still there significantly, slight smoky feeling, feel of ginger spice. 87
    • Taste
      89 89
      Taste:starwberry sour, but more honey sweet then you feel some lemon sour and a lot of spices on the same time. Like Chipotle. 89
    • Finish
      87 87
      More refresher aftertaste coming after the spices like mint chocolate, refreshing 87

  52. Willum scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  53. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Love it. I mean 10 years and there is so much going on. The price was steep, but the bottling was really top notch. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/05/21/ein-sack-voll-springbank/

  54. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  55. crouly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh nose with sweet hints. Feels like quite young but very pleasant.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Mineral, floral and almost without any hints of smoke
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium with spices and black pepper

  56. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  57. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  58. sascuas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. Wolf68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  60. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The nose is the best feature, I wouldn't add water as it makes the palate more bitter and adds very little? The casks have obviously had little interaction to allow the barley/ spirit to dominate.

    Mixed feelings, I would buy this at a bar but not a full bottle.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Elegant clean and crisp. Green apple, waxy apple peel, a strong whiff of alcohol. Smoked bacon crisp starts to develop over time, removing the highland character at the beginning. Some grass, minty and menthol.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Birch water, smoked fennel, melon, light barley dust and grain.
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium/ long finish with light smoke.

  61. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  62. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Brackish salt water, sweet barley juice, some farmyard funkiness, surprisingly dominant sherry/wine dried fruit notes given the high share of bourbon casks (77%). Rich and quite intense. With time more farmyard notes; earthy rather than funky/dirty. Water doesn’t change much, save for perhaps opening up the nose, which becomes less intense. (89-92p)
    TASTE: The arrival is sweet, rich and a oily. On the mid palate there’s barley juice, quite a bit of Springbank minerality, sweet farmhouse taste (does such a thing exist?) and more oiliness. With water it becomes sweeter and mint arrives on the palate. (90p)
    FINISH: Minerality and black pepper. Long lasting aftertaste. With water; the pepper recedes a bit. (89p)
    OVERALL: Total score 90 points.

  63. McMoulis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  64. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Still good whisky, but changing the profile of the smoke does not please me (87)
    • Nose
      Caustic aroma of tablets, this is not typical, although in 19batch 12hp the same aroma.
      Citrus fruits, caramels, salt, butter on the crust of a warm baguette. Far away you can feel the farm .... With water a little chocolate notes and more rounded citrus, the farm opens better, but still not the coat. (21)
    • Taste
      Citrus fruits, dried fruits, vanilla, spices. Salt and ash. Powerful and juicy (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy finish, orange fruit and zest, cream and salt, smoke, orange ice cream and ash (22)

  65. Socrates scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    This is incredibly good. It showcases the classical Springbank mixture of 'farmy'/'funky' and coastal notes with a lot of (young) fruit on top. It also has some notes that one might not immediately pick up on in the (already pretty excellent) core range bottlings.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Without water a little constrained. But opens up substantially after adding some (and would suggest giving it time to open up fully). But then: your local farm right at your doorstep. Lemon and some chalky notes. Vanilla, with increasing strength as more water is added. Fresh oysters. Distinctly 'Campbeltown' barley, or so I like to tell myself.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Super pleasant and fruity arrival. Lemons at the start, then getting increasingly herbal and funky, before it returns fully to 'salty and chalky' lemon. Also getting a lot of Springbank's typical coastal influence.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite sustained for a 10-year-old. Salt and lemon once again, also picking up the farm-like notes from the nose.

  66. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Springbank Local Barley set a benchmark with the 16yo, since then the younger bottlings have been used, all of which have their own typical springbank character ... but nothing more.
    An absolutely delicious bottling, but for most probably a bottle to have the series complete.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  67. lovernanako scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    mine seem to have a misprint on the label? distilled in July 2019 bottled in October 2019... anyone can explain?

  68. TsiAI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: golden yellow smell Nose: burning tobacco leaves, the sense of minerals is barely noticeable, more is the smell of pills. After the alcohol smell dissipated, there was a rich frankincense, heavy cheese cake, and half-cooked cheese. Dotted with astringent melon skin, slightly earthy grass, a little sea water, a little lemon freshener, a little taste of fermented cheese Palate: the entrance is the salty bitterness of sea water, weak smoke. Then there are sour lemon candy, grapefruit peel, lemongrass. In the back, a rich cheese heart bun, butter garlic baguette slices, coconut flakes rich frankincense, a little pine wood finish at the end Finish: long and rich, melon block, honey water, muffins, weak salty wine Body: Medium, with tannin, slightly bitter bottom, moderate oiliness

    Nose: 85/100
    Palate: 87/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 87/100
    Overall: 86.5 / 100

    Overall: Palate is full, full-bodied, three-dimensional, with good coordination and clear levels. But I can't stand the saltiness. . .

  69. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good, balanced, the nose is not very, and the grass used to be greener)
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  70. Ostap scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, drinkable, bright. A slight dip in flavor, considering the overall level of whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Strawberry jam, a little burnt, caramel candy, hay, cowpea background, stewed vegetables, croutons, figs, seafood salinity.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Kaleidoscope of tropical fruits, caramel, bacon, pepper, candied fruit, berries, explosive.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Pepper, meat, again a bunch of tropical fruits and caramel, some ash, tobacco leaves, berry, warm, long.

  71. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  72. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  73. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  74. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21-22-22-22 ... The first barley bar I didn't like. The aroma is barely felt. The taste is a bit sharp as for the selective spring ..

  75. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A rather disappointing nose mars what could be quite a restrained Springbank.
    • Nose
      81 81
      ok but quite weak
    • Taste
      83 83
      soft and fruity
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium

  76. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  77. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  78. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  79. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

  80. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      seductive peat smoke with chocolate sweetness and tobacco
    • Taste
      hot and spicy sweet
    • Finish
      spicy sweet, cardamom

  81. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes, this wasn't cheap upon release and has become even more expensive on the secondary market. And yet, it offers wonderful value for money.
    • Nose
      Sweet citrus notes and touches of bung cloth, but also nectarine and peaches. Touches of mellow smoke and melted butter with a whiff of burnt toast. It's slightly waxy with a hint of fudge. A faint minerality. Highly complex.
    • Taste
      Nice and oily mouthfeel, coating the inside of my cheeks. Top notch once again, with a proper citrus influence, almost truly tropical. The peat smoke is soft and gentle. Somewhat earthy. Notes of tobacco leaves, as well as white pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long with notes of damp oak, salt and diesel.

  82. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  83. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Puzzlingly similar to the previous Local Barley. 88/89.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Citruses, exotic fruits, honey, spicy oak, peat and malt.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet fruits, citruses, salted minerals, bergamot oil and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, dry, spicy.

  84. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  85. Luigisim scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Solid an compact dram but below previous local barley editions.
    Weird sweet taste/aftertaste, maybe influenced by too active sherry and port casks.

  86. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  87. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If you look at the reviews here in the base, the current LB 10 seems to be particularly popular in Taiwan and Hungary. Oh well.
    Springbank usually works very well young, the current Local Barley is no exception. In general, much has already been said about the cheeky prices that are being called up shortly after publication. If you can keep in mind, you do not have to re-themerate every time. The issue price for the Cadenheads Campbeltown Shop (86 GBP) is in any case (by today's standards) still in order. Too bad he has a little alcoholic sting in his nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
      In the first contact very intense and with a small touch to the alcoholic - you should treat your time in the glass.
      But now, about 10 minutes later: A delicious-refreshing nose with exotic fruits, as you can find in slightly modified form in one or the other batch of 10yo from the standard range, hot melon, papaya, mango, oranges. In addition, spice of nutmeg, rosemary and basil, clearly mineral. The proportion of Sherryfass- or Portfassreifung is not much to make out, but in my opinion would not really fit - the nose is good as it is. Rapeseed, sugar beet syrup, soft fudge, Cafe au Lait.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starts pleasantly with a fruit cocktail of papaya, tangerine, orange, mango, passion fruit. Slightly dry and spicy from the start.
      Once taken a sip, the nose is a bit more attractive than it already is. Caramelized sugar, honey, cereals, yeast dough. The seasoning gets tainted over time. Maritime notes, salt water, damp stone beach, machine oil.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long and dry with old wood shavings from the joinery (or is that a little bit of smoke? Difficult to differentiate). An echo of the exotic fruits from the nose and the palate, still the (love it or hate it) delicious and for Springbank so typical mineral note ...

  88. Brogne scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  89. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  90. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  91. pg_deep did not rate this whisky Newbie

  92. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Same quality, same profile as the Local Barley 9yo of last time.
    Same score as well: really good but earlier releases were even better.

  93. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted @ SITS 2019

  94. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Official Springbank Notes:

    This Springbank Local Barley was bottled at 56.2% abv and is the 5th in our series of annual releases distilled from barley grown locally in the areas surrounding Campbeltown. This year it is Optic barley that has been used and it was grown especially for us, 11 years ago at High Cattadale farm. The whisky was matured in 77% Bourbon casks, 20% Sherry casks and 3% Port casks and there are approximately 9000 bottles available worldwide.

    Tasting notes

    Nose: Sweet and slightly spicy with hints of honey, Demerara sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Light peat smoke and a dusty characteristic reminiscent of freshly milled barley

    Palate: Tropical and soft fruit sweetness. Ripe pineapple, mango and juicy peaches are complimented by a building peat smoke. Green tea and a coppery tone follow.

    Finish: Creamy, buttery mouthfeel with light integrated peat smoke and a coastal salty influence.

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