31 × in wishlist
45 × member ratings
69 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 TWBa
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.21 points
- Lovely sherried whisky - not sure PX suits springbank tbh but its very well done and very easy drinker. Shows some distilate properties on the finish with mineral notes, smoke peat and a little farminess :)
- 100 bottles at pre-sale price of £350
Another 20 added : https://www.thewhiskybaron.co.uk/presale/springbank
not issued yet so ratings are intriguing
Over 400 more bottles will be released at £400 so dont pay more!!!!!
- Springbank 23 year. Ex sherry cask. 54.6%
Nose: quite a hit of coffee fudge. Bitter.
Mouth: Quite earthy, umami mushroomy notes. Quite woody and bitter with a long finish.
Conclusions: RRP distillate, this ones been buggered by the cask. Certainly in sherry bomb territory but not in a good way - very tannic and woody. Oh dear, at £400 you’re not getting more than an age statement and the distillery name with this one. Plenty better sherry bombs out there full stop for fraction of the cost and you wouldn’t know this was a Springbank
- Gum, sulfur, sour sherry. How can you award points of 90+ for this! ?? Expensive = good? No, no never!
The nose was still okay, but the taste - brrrr.
- Tasted from a 50ml sample, gracefully added by the Whisky Baron because of the belated delivery of the bottle.
Spectacular and explosive nose, sweet bee wax / shoe polish, leather notes, salted & sweet licorice and PX notes. Love it & could nose this one for hours.
Beautiful oily & creamy mouthfeel, entrance with a lot of dried fruits (dried dates/figs, orange peel & apricot jam), orange-chocolate. Alcohol rather subdued.
Medium to long finish, rather sweet with treacle/molasses notes, a bit of peat and typical Springbank minerality & Dunnage warehouse notes, although a bit overwhelmed by the first-fill oloroso casks maturation. I love it anyway -)
- I have seen some say this has lost its Springbank DNA with the lengthy time in sherry
Not for me
The nose is eternal and sublime you can nose this all evening.
It is rich luxurious intriguing and most definitely springbank with the mineral and mustiness that takes me back to childhood days
Fruity and just the right amount of smoke
Definitely heavily sherry driven and im glad it was bottled before it had been overpowerd by the wood.
The initial nose is wonderfully busy and reminds me of going into a sweet shop your nose is filled with so many wonderful aromas you have to concentrate to pick all the deliciousness out.
Since i had just come back from walking the dog the initial aroma was easily picked out
Newly waxed Barbour jacket, then the soaked sultanas and rich honey then waves of gooseberry and strawberry and delicate hints of smoked vegetable like flame grilled asparagus.
The palate is thick and viscose a hit of spicey white pepper to the roof of the mouth
Then Bam! Dark Chocolate orange in waves
Bringing with it pecan nuts, Figs hints of cinnamon and cloves.
Further waves of smoked BBQ ribs then the memories of when i was a child and my dad came home from work and i could smell the metallicness and griminess of working all day
A strange mustiness but loving memory
medium to long
Hints of sea spray and fresh fruit compote
Sticky toffee and ash
Warm caramel lingering on the back of the tongue
- Beautiful nose as the Sherry seems to be in perfect balance with the spirit. It does cover the unique Springbank funkiness though.
Palate is not able to sustain the nose’s promise, with too much Sherry/PX notes upfront, lacking the typical mineral Springbank ‘backbone’ and its playfulness. The finish is surprisingly short and drying.
Wouldn’t have picked it as a Springbank if tasted blindly.
Overall a pleasant experience, but simply not what one would hope for in a well-aged Springbank. The cask has clearly won here over the spirit and the sudden finish came as a bit of a surprise.
- What a belter ! Not so typical springbankish but absolute brilliant , complex and stays verry potent . The nose promisses beauty wich comes and comes and keeps delivering what it promises later on. intruiging it keeps inviting the next sip excitingly. Give it time , your patience will be rewarded with more and more revealing layers of this beauty .
- Beautiful, long lasting.
- A nice dram, but I have to agree, the price tag is steep.
Rich and sweet. Sultana, whiff of smoke in the backround. High quality dark chocolate, muscovado syrup. Coffee. Sweet raspberries, cherry. Tropical fruit note: passion fruit but something more sweet and sour...tamarind. (I could not define it, thank you WB)
Wonderful rich walnut in syrup, banana peel, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg.
Fruity, fruit juices: strawberry, apricot, passion fruit, red fruits. Thena bit of pepper heat, peat smoke.
Industrial notes: rubber, (for me there is no leather) engine oil. Wet soil towards the finish.
I know it is sad in a way but I have never experienced this finish. Fruitiness, and juices return. Tropical (tamarind lingers) Brown sugar syrup, raisin, red berries, cherry. Wonderful and complex. Long-ish.