Springbank 17-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
677
Whiskybase ID
WB167738
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
11.2002
Bottled
10.2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Rum/Bourbon mix w/ 3 years in Fresh Madeira
Number of bottles
9200
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
26/10/20 20/137
Barcode
610854001391
Added on
18 oct 2020 9:57 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 938.20

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1951 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 17-year-old

128 users have left 130 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.57 points.

  1. Foamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits, toffee, nuts, sweet spices, but also some unexpected leather that is not to my taste

  4. Jimbeau scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. praisethepasta scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This I feel combines the different aspects of Springbank (subtle and powerful, all in one) exceptionally well. Extra kuddo’s to them for putting this in first fill Madeira casks for 3 years after already seeing the inside of bourbon and rum casks for a decade and a half. This could just as easily have been about the wood, the wood and nothing but the wood, but it didn’t. simply put: ‘This is what whisky is all about!’
    • Nose
      92 92
      Coffee and bitter chocolate at first, but it swiftly opens up and is followed by honey and floral – candy sweetness. Only then that maritime salinity and the Campbeltown funk signature appear (dirty, wet hay mixed with an industrial oily note), bringing that dirty (durrrty) touch along with some subtle hints of wood. Very inviting, very morish, interesting and complex. Everything you’d expect from a top class whisky, in fact.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The wood is far more obvious on the arrival, developing into a well matured sensation of wood spice, dried plums and a (more subtle this time) earthy-funky note. Throw in some salinity and a very soft peat note on a viscous yet dry, medium full body to take it next level. Again: very layered and rich, but also subtle. Perhaps slightly less complex than on the nose, but bugger me: this is top notch whisky!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, yet not very long, with warm and spicy notes, coffee and dark chocolate.

  6. PanAroma0815 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Kerchak scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Fruity, sea salt , lots of fruit again in the finish , candies

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Interesting profile but not flawless, a little bit too leathery and too earthy in the finish and rather a bit drying
    • Nose
      88 88
      Nuts, some vinous notes, hints of dried fruits, tobacco, whiffs of sherry wood, spices, cloves, some pepper, orange peel, marzipan, little earthy notes, hints of leather - not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, some liquorice, nutty, spices, subtle sweetness, more nuts, some sherry wood, pepper, hints of leather, some dried fruits, plums, figs, tobacco, nutmeg, little earthy again
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, more woody, more spices, more leathery, more earthy

  10. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very cool life dram from Campbeltown. Lots of sweets, citrus, chocolate, but also a bit of bitterness which completes the whole perfectly. A delicate bubble at the very end is a nice ending to my adventure with Springbank dram.
    • Nose
      86 86
      fresh, grassy, fruity, apricot, citrus, raisins, vanilla, the end is a varnished sheet of paper
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet, candy, vanilla cheese, milk chocolate, ripe cherries, cherries, liquor, toffee, at the end a delicate lemon peel and wine.
    • Finish
      87 87
      unexpectedly not long, guilty, raisins, black ripe cherries again, slightly bitter, but very pleasant on the palate, chocolate end with a hint of paper smoke.

  11. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    Tasted blind, never liked Springbank so might be a surprise. This was not good at all.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Leather, dirty, metallic, chalkboard, copper and liquorice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Malty dirty
    • Finish
      84 84
      dirty and sweet.

  13. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  14. zzqfyl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  17. VEF206 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  18. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Thoma scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. hzs275 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  21. Serhii89 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pretty good wine nose with a creamy note (compote mixed with fruit)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Complex wine, grain, bread, salt, cream, spices.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite an average finish with a mulled wine structure

  22. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21+ 21 21+ 21 85

    Okay, simple and drinkable.

  23. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Mango, peach, caramel, apple, sulphur and peat.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Mango, papaya, peat, apple, cheese and hay.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Apple, peat, mango, cheese, cocoa and caramel.

  24. Nikilema scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  25. DimiIkon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: April 2021
    • Nose
      Full of fruits, with sweet citrus, caramel, a rich aroma with some smoky tones.
    • Taste
      Comes in waves, creamy vanilla, toffee, spices, black pepper, salted caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, with fruits, present smoke, walnuts and pepper.

  26. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It’s quite nice, maybe a bit short of my expectations though. It’s got a great balance of savoury and sweet notes, and plenty of nice Madeira influence. The nose is rich and lovely, with that great balsamic note I always love to find in Springbank. The mouthfeel is light, but quite full, and the finish started to get quite long as I worked my way through the glass.

    Is it better than the 15? I’m not really sure. I do know that this whisky was like $300, which seems completely insane. Still, a very tasty whisky. That floor for Springbank bottlings is so high already that it’s disappointing to find one that’s just “good”.
    • Nose
      Quite funky. Strong orange, peaches ‘n’ cream, fresh-baked macaroons, and guava. Warm, dark spiced notes underneath - clove, cinnamon, aged balsamic, and a bit of molasses. Heavy industrial funk, smoky coffee, zesty barley, Greek yogurt, smoked salt, and dank dunnage. Maybe a bit of chicken fat and dill. Old cheese?
    • Taste
      Medium-light texture. Fizzy orange, stonefruit, and fig up front, developing to tropical fruit and thick clover honey. Buttered popcorn, maple butter, and stewed apples in the middle, with rich earthy barley, some mineral smoke, tobacco, old leather, and soy sauce. There’s a sweet-savoury mix going on here. Slightly vegetal – maybe some parsley.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and spicy. Charred oak, peppercorns, cinnamon, and star anise dominate. Orange peel, plums, brown-sugar-topped oats, toasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate and coffee. Machine shop, seaside moor, and oyster sauce.

  27. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  28. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  29. dominikbraun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  30. Gous scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  31. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  32. SAND scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    (TASTED BLIND)
    NOSE: Initially notes of Sherried maturation. Later sweet old wood , baking spices, dried fruits, creamy notes. If it's sherried I suspect refill barrel(s). But I'm not certain we are talking sherry casks here. Nice rancio notes plus something a bit stale (less nice). Comes and goes in quality and liveliness in a way. (swinging between 86 and 88p in my book).
    TASTE: The arrival comes with dry wood, and a slightly metallic twist on fruit and acidity. The fruit is there but it's not properly alive anymore, like in a dry Rhine Riesling which has passed it's peak but still lives on, now mainly on its acidity, not its fruit. On the mid palate unspecified old liqueur (sans the sugar), a slightly oily mouthfeel, tinned yellow fruits (primarily pineapple). But then, also in the mouth this comes and goes in quality and liveliness, suddenly it's more fruity and fresh again. More metallic on the downs, less when up. Hard to judge. (86p-88p).
    FINISH: The finish takes its cue from the mid palate, really. When that's up, this is up and alive and vice versa. (..p).
    OVERALL: Given my notes above I would not be surprised if this is not an older bottling which has spent some decades in glass, now veering inconsistently between full life and semi death. Interesting, for sure. Total score 86-88 points. Yes, really.

    Post revelation: Well, it just goes to show, doesn't it? Blind tasting can be ruthless but still is the most honest way to taste.

  33. Gotan scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The part I love the most is on the nose, with a soft creamy, fruity but slightly smoky side, in which you can see a spicy part that, in the mouth, takes over on the fruity side. I find a continuous evolution in the glass, quite satisfying, especially if you chew the whisky a little. Discreetly long and spicy finish. Bottle opened for more than 3 months, at first it was sweeter and less complex.

  34. Simo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  35. Petitcham scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dewy grass and earthy springbank characters

    Taste like grape jam from behind, various sweet and sour fruits, spices, very complex and good balance

  36. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Very funky. Blueberries. Tutti-frutti. Some soft peat notes. Tropical with mango, coconut and peach. Citrus. Bubblegum. Ginger ale. Earthly. Leather. Mint. Peat of of the old school style. Blueberry muffin.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Quite oily texture. More peaty on the palate compared to the nose. Blueberries in abundance. Some spices. Somewhat more waxy. Oranges. Apricot jam. Peach lemonade.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long finish. Berries of course. Oranges. Christmas cake. Charcoal. A bit dry development and some ashy hints towards the end.

  37. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It doesn't smell better than the 10yo, but it does smell darker and more fruity. Soot, pebbles, dried apricots, passion fruit, more oak. Yes, with a little time ... soot, bark, wet earth, undergrowth. Has some liqueur, sweet orange juice. So very nice. In the mouth: Yeah. Dark sweet, malt beer, wet pebbles, resin, candle wax. Tasty, not particularly thick. Finish: medium long. Could one again ... Better, older than the 10, but "worse" than the Bourbon Wood, which also goes for> 300 €. OK...

  38. sphinx scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  40. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  41. d1scostu scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      75 75

  42. whiskybro scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      71 71

  43. maltaholic scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Try it at the Whisky Spring Schwetzingen 2021.

    I was really looking forward to it, but it was nothing.
    A slight smoky note, otherwise not much more.
    Actually meaningless.
    Disappointing!

  44. Mane140486 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    The nose starts immediately with notes of toffee, blood orange, strawberry jam, milk chocolate and a thread of peat that accompanies everything and prevents it from flattening too much on the sweetness.
    In the mouth it is full-bodied and oily, the spices are felt with notes of pepper and cinnamon, then the aromas perceived on the nose return, caramel, chocolate, dates, cane sugar, finally notes of leather, petricore and tobacco are perceived.
    the finish is long with hints of spiced oak, dried fruit, citrus jam and peat.
    Magnificent!

  45. riegerjonas scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2021-09-05
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  46. eselsim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    That rich parents' who mostly drink navy rum Cambeltonian guy in an high-end preppy style attire after a trip to Portugal
    • Nose
      jam and motor oil wood and nuts dried figs and prunes dumped in charcoal yum yum and yes, rum raisin you've guessed it, fresh fruit cornucopia, and old wood staves
    • Taste
      custard, key lime pie vanila, wild berries and dump moss
    • Finish
      dry long pleasant fresh fruit

  47. whiskynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great Springbank - the madeira works well and gives a nice decadent sweetness with lots of xmas flavour. Would be in the 90s if it had a bit more balance and polish. Packs a nice punch. Love it

  48. fradin11 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  49. maurisso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I like it a lot. Crazy mix done well to me.

  50. djmaxliving scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    However welcoming it is to see a madeira cask matured whisky, it certainly makes a change from sherry matured, but they may be spent a bit too much time in the casks, personally.

    The nose is very enjoyable and I prefer this over the previous 15 year old rum cask edition.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Shortbread, tablet, crisp green apple, very clean and full of flavor. White chocolate, milky, quite vibrant, and tropical fruit mix develops.

      Quite spirity considering the age and ABV?
    • Taste
      85 85
      Unripe green grapes, green melon, bold and raw, acidic.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, which sits on your tongue. Bitter oak but not overly oaky.

  51. DramJammin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  52. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  53. WSP scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Madeira and also a lot of jumping bench.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
      creamy on the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90

  54. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  55. abcmeuric did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    N : first fresher nose than 12-yo, on ginger and pear. Then buttery notes, cinnamon rolls and custard. Light yet distinctive Springbank touch of ioded peat.
    M : on the dirtier side. Salt, peat, pepper, cinnamon again. Dry and mineral. Nougatine touch. I expected a bit more body.
    F : Not that impressive. Rather long but not powerful. Something minty lingers in the end, along with a bit of smoke.

    The asking price is simply delirious. Price was 145€ in my usual shop when it released and I don't think I would put that money. It's not two classes above the usual bottlings. Anyway very good whisky, good Springbank but I expected more. 7/10

  56. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  57. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  58. Apikalov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  59. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram, but nothing special. It misses Springbank "funk".
    I gave to my friends blind tasting
    Springbank 15
    Madeira 17
    12 CS 57.1

    and Madeira turn out for everyone on the last place.

  61. Moses scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    The anticipation for this rehearsal was subdued and I wasn't expecting anything. But now I am very annoyed that the whole bottle is not on my shelf now. André had made me a great offer (120 €) when this 17 came on the market and I had rashly declined. Unfortunately. That was a huge mistake. He's a unicorn among the 17s. The worst part about it ... now I would like to have one. (but unfortunately already well over 200 €) Where exactly such bottlings are the reason why I am always looking for the unicorns in the whisky forest;))
    • Nose
      It is thick and buttery with a delicate mineral smoke. Various fruits, tea and spice notes immediately draw into the nose. When I sniff, I associate it with a campfire going out on the stony river bed. A mineral smell of rocks and stones. That makes it independent and very special. In terms of fruitiness, he stays on the dark red side and mixes everything with tobacco and furniture polish. This nose is probably one of the most exciting lately. For me it already plays in the upper class. I am impressed.
    • Taste
      Caramelized, full and passionately spicy, he starts like a gentleman. Without being intrusive, it continues with a mild, dark fruitiness and always stays on the sour side. The mineral smoke is hardly noticeable and everything looks very balanced and creamy. Round, complex notes leave little scope to define what is going on on the palate in detail. I now realize that not buying this bottle was a big mistake. I'll be there for the next bargain. “If there ever comes one?“ But: This dram is a must!
    • Finish
      It stays warm and full for a long time ..... dark chocolate is now spreading everywhere. Nutty and full-bodied wood notes let it fade slowly. At the end, the delicate smoke conveys all the fine herbal notes combined with salt and pepper. In the end weaker than the nose but honorable and with his head held high, he leaves the upper class stage with the desire for more pouring please. Fortunately, I have a large sample of it. Many thanks to André.

  62. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  63. Big_O scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Sweet and soft but ultimately feels very boring. Loses a lot of the fun uniqueness of Springbank.
    • Nose
      Hard melon candies, a metallic back nose. No smoke detectable at all, all light and sweetness.
    • Taste
      soft candied smoke. Light waft of cough syrup, a muted palate but slightly sweet.
    • Finish
      Warm cough syrup continues, dies and then comes back again.

  64. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  65. saothangbay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  66. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/04/25/a-crazy-mix-of-casks/
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  67. _stefanmayer scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    It's an exciting bottling. For me personally, however, not really a revelation. The issue price was already too high for me, but the current consumer price of over € 300 is very, very far beyond what this whisky is worth to me. The content can hardly justify this.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Absolutely overloaded at first and I don't particularly like it. After a while in the glass, he relaxes a bit and so do I. Now, on the whole, more mildly and slowly, individual aromas can be recognized differently for me. Forest fruits and caramel. Pastry by adding a few drops of water in the second round.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Excessive ginger heat for me, without water too much too hot. I am amazed at this sharpness at less than 50% alcohol by volume. With a few drops of water it becomes more pleasant, wine comes to the fore. The caramel looks slightly burnt to me, I don't like that. On the other hand, there are beautiful notes of forest fruits such as currants, blackberries and blueberries.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vinous and musty, but creamy, sour sweetness. The forest fruits are slowly fading away. Overall rather long with a nice, mild smoky note. Good, but accompanied by an inappropriately bitter note.

  68. rabbitnose scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Great nose. Very fruity with little sea salt and typical springbank funk..

    Taste
    Pepper oily sweet fruit very little peat
    Complex and enjoyable

    Finish
    Pepper bitter oily long not complex

    Enjoyed nose and palate the best

    Drop of water ease the dram

  69. whisky_garage scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Intense, rich. Lots of citrus fruits, spicy spices, minerality.
    They stood and breathed ... Canned peaches, strawberry jam, raspberries, leather goods. A sherry story in a duet with light industrial notes, carpentry, sea breeze, tobacco.

    Taste: Bright, enveloping, buttery. Citrus, peat smoke, red apple, peach, berry theme. Industrial notes, spicy spices, wood.

    Finish: Long-lasting, enveloping. Apricot pits, smoke, spices, some berries, wood.

    Conclusion: A wonderful mix of citrus fruits, berries, fruits with a light industrial note.
    ⚡88⚡

  70. Totoro scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I kind of haven't bothered much with Springbank recently due to the insane prices and limited availability, but this is truly excellent and makes me wish I'd gotten around to hunting for a bottle. Still, I wouldn't have wanted to pay much more than, say, 130 €, which is probably an instant disqualifier.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The Springbank character has no trouble asserting itself against this eclectic mix of cask types. Sour-phenolic-metallic-grimy-mineral edginess all over. Pretty refill-oriented, which is good news.
      Even without water, it already looks pretty murky in the glass, exuding a thick, viscous quality.
      After a while, I get ripe tangerine, a honeyed barley sweetness, and assorted stone fruits. Really good, reminds me of better batches of the 18-year-old.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and juicy attack, with an incredibly well-judged ABV that highlights the texture of the spirit without distracting you with any alcoholic burn whatsoever. Grunting noises of approval...
      Smoked bacon and apricot jam, raspberry tarte and elderflower cordial, all atop a foundation of slightly industrial/metallic-seeming griminess: old copper coins, dirty workshop rags and tools... I'm really reminded of Ben Nevis. This is excellent, with the casks providing additional fruitiness while never pushing themselves too much into the foreground.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Extremely long and pronounced, full of lovely fudgy refill notes, lingering smoke and sweet-and-sour fruitiness.

  71. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    I can imagine that it meets the taste of some whisky drinkers exactly. He can definitely do something - but doesn't really mean a booty scheme. I can understand the 90+ points of some of the notes here, but of course I have to judge according to my own taste and there are few situations where I would crave a sip of it, although I can respect that it is of high quality.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Minimal smoke, Springbank fur smell, blood orange, apricot grape juice and a good portion of pineapple. Overall very dry.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Salt. Just a little bit dry. Bitter. The fruit from the nose has largely disappeared. Herbs.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The fruitiness disappears almost completely. Initially very dry. It becomes bitter, like freshly ground coffee. Fur smell again. More herbs. The saltiness also increases again compared to the taste.

  72. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Very good jumping bench. Thank you for a sample at a time
    from: denise61929 and birkzehn
    Is exactly my thing. Easy to drink and none
    Experiments with water necessary.
    The prices requested shortly after the publication of
    but it is not worth the "resellers".
    I agree with Totoro. But would go up to 170/180 €.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Fresh in the glass at first very cautious. After 5
      Warm up minutes, delicate smoky note, sour red
      Fruit, vanilla, furniture polish, sweet, demarara sugar, nutty,
      Nutmeg, a little yeasty, butter. Very fat nose.
      Sea breeze, salty - mineral, some orange and
      actually also Madeira fragrance.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Salty - mineral, sour yellow fruit, soft, sweet,
      delicate peppery tingling. Coffee and cocoa. Almost no
      Smoke. Superb.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Nice and soft, salty - mineral, delicately bitter - sweet,
      slightly tart woody notes and a bit peppery.
      Again, almost no smoke.

  73. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  74. Tordeaux scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  75. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: no, it is very well adjusted, actually it lacks a few percent. Let's try it anyway ... now the rum sweetness comes better with pineapple, vanilla, tropical fruits, also in the taste, but unfortunately it also flattens the mouthfeel

    Conclusion: A very modern Springbank with a lot of sweetness from bourbon, rum and Madeira barrels, I would almost describe it as a Black Art of Springbank, because a lot happens here and the modern kind of the sweet barrel types mixes up nicely. Anyone who wants a dark, sweet springbank will love this one. For me a little too much of a good thing, maybe a little too modern
    • Nose
      Lady fingers, grapefruit, apples, subtle wood smoke, some fresh tobacco and also a little leather, honey, candied fruits (ginger, plum, pineapple), coconut oil, vanilla, subtle fruit acid, all very dense and full
    • Taste
      Starts fat and oily, thick fruit sweetness, rum raisins, vanilla, plum, then come the wood spice and some wood smoke
    • Finish
      long, pleasant smoke accompanied by an almost sticky, dark forest honey sweetness, followed by spices such as allspice and some pepper and bay leaves, later also some salt and juniper

  76. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    scbp-4541, a wine with a good taste. The smell is too restrictive and the ending rhyme is slightly bitter. The overall flavor profile is uniform. For the taste, the full strawberry flavor can put it at 89 points, but its monotonous smelling experience is really against me. Expectations for Madeira Barrels
    • Nose
      Plenty of sea breeze, chewing gum and vanilla, raw nuts, fishy flavor, chardonnay white, mint syrup, lightly smoky, a touch of metal plastic, a touch of cream. 85
    • Taste
      Raw nuts, very plump strawberry gum, or strawberry-flavored cough syrup, small dried fish, a lot of sea salt in the background, gradually turning into roasted nuts, rotten vegetable leaves, sour milk, a little white pepper, bitter grapefruit skin. The wine has a medium body thickness, a slight minerality, a medium oiliness, and a weak alcohol stimulation. 89
    • Finish
      It leaves some sour citrus peels, ash feeling, wormwood, bitter gourd, a little tangerine peel sugar, woody tannins, and the end rhyme makes people feel comfortable, but the bitterness of citrus is over the line. 88

  77. Furosin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
      very fruity beginning, the typical Springbank aromas join in after a short time. Mineral-spicy, peach, apricot, vanilla, herbs, apples.
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily, tingly, fruity, salty, rather mild. Pepper, cherries, caramel, honey, spices, strawberry, blueberry.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length, fruity-spicy, light wine barrel aromas come to the fore. Dry, strawberries, slightly bitter.

  78. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Strong peach, grapes and mandarin orange peel, then flesh appears. Pineapple also. Juicy.
      Orange oil, a bit of banana
      Sweet wood, Chrysanthemum Tea
      More hay from the top
      Finally I was able to catch some ripe red apple.
      Very fruity
    • Taste
      89 89
      Cherry/cranberry juice, turning into fruit tea
      fruit punch, citrus zest
      sweetness drops then it taste like some sort of tropical fruits
      tiny bit of spiciness
      a little bit fruit sour note like peach and green grape
      body a bit watery but it fits the easy-to-drink style
    • Finish
      87 87
      still getting tropical fruits
      mild spiciness leftover for a few seconds
      cinnamon, woody note, vanilla
      fresh walnut
      eventually wood bitterness

  79. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  80. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Freshly mowed lawn, raisins, dried apricots, dried peaches, crackers, mint. Did not catch any smoky taste, lemon juice, berry juice, smell very complicated.

    Drink: Not high alcohol content, but the oily feel is very good, it is as smooth as it is about to melt in the mouth, better than smelling, citrus jam, honey, the changes in the mouth are very complex, smoky , Umami, long lasting rhyme.

    Overall: Although not so much like springbank in my impression. But it does not prevent it from becoming a good bottle of whisky.

    Cup: blended 1920
    bottle: 30ml

  81. Julia E S did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Sample impression)

    Comparatively smoky Springbank with a lot of orange fruitiness, typical Springbank Funk and then smoky in the finish with many maritime and mineral components. The prices that are currently offered here are to be forgotten! The issue price in Austria was around 135 € and that is already ambitious. But 280+ is crazy! You shouldn't support it under any circumstances! (Pot. 92 +)

  82. Suevia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  83. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  84. DailyDramMontreal scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Honeycombs, fruity, rich, plums, maltyness of Springbank in the background , cinnamon, mint
    • Taste
      91 91
      Less thick than expected, definitely plums and cinnamon, very rich, aligned with the nose and the acidity of the madeira coming at the end. Pretty conplex.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Delicate acidity from the finish, spices and malt coming in but leaving too quickly into dryness.

  85. Soderberg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  86. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    No hype, just a great whisky.

    EYE / NOSE
    Strong gold tone. In my nose I first perceive, very cautiously, the scent of a distant wood fire. In general, Madeira has a lot to offer in the nose. Apple aromas and fresh wood notes, for example, which over time give way to spices such as allspice and freshly ground black pepper as well as green olives and coconut. In the background I notice a slightly leathery honey sweetness that seems to weave everything into it.

    PALATE
    A little ginger heat introduces the enjoyment. Then the typical sweetness of rum raisins, which with the creaminess of the whisky is reminiscent of Malaga ice cream, even if not to the extent that is the case with the Bushmills 28yo 'Causeway'. The sweetness finds its congenial counterpart in a fine acidity that reminds me of fresh, white grape juice. And then - typically Springbank - it gets a little dirty. The distillate gives the whisky its unmistakable stamp. Lovely! A really intense malt. The famous mouthfeel is retained while the restrained Springbank smoke slowly but inexorably fights for a place in the front row.

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    Laaaaang and warming. Oaky, a little peppery, again leathery, and yet fruit sweetness is present again here too. Reminiscent of pineapple that spent a little too long on the smoker. Great interaction between the rum and bourbon barrels from the basic maturation and the Madeira finish, perfectly crafted.
    What can I say? From the Springbank 'Funk' to the popular sweet fruits, the creamy consistency and the long and powerful aftertaste. Madeira offers almost everything that one could wish for in a malt today without revealing any real weaknesses or even failing due to off-notes. Thumbs up!
    Springbank is and will always be 'The Malt Drinker's Dream'.

    More notes and reviews on Facebook at: #Maltkanzlei

  87. JeanChan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  88. Whiskygimple scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  89. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  90. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like this dram but not for 250 euro a bottle. To my opinion that is far overpriced. When 125 I would buy a bottle because the whisky is very nice and I like the sweetness of the Madeira wood.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A drop of water brought out more flavours to my opinion.
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89
      Good finish which lasts some time.

  91. Jan B. scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    sweet-sour-salty, exotic-fruity, pear liqueur, caramel, liquorice, voluminous, tingling, creamy, classic Springbank & Madeira, just as expected top quality, mineral, delicately smoky, bitter-sweet and meaty-fruity! Malaga ice cream! A bit earthy and dirty in the finish with a persistent, vinous sweetness.

  92. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  93. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Springbank 17 Madeira Cask 2020 WID: 167738 and Springbank 17 Sherry Wood WID: 64042

    The Madeira is darker in color than the Sherry Wood.

    Madeira is fruity and sweeter on the nose than Sherry Wood. The Sherry Wood comes across as tart and more woody. In addition, it has less of the typical Springbank distillery character than Madeira.
    This impression continues in the mouth. Here, too, oak dominates the Sherry Wood. But now sweeter than in the nose. With Madeira again a lot of sweetness, paired with some fruit and Springbank character.

    So the sherry wood doesn't convince me. Fairly oak accentuated and little spring bench. Seems somehow dull and monotonous.
    Madeira is a delicious whisky. A good mix of sweetness, fruit and springbank.

  94. harriedv scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  95. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  96. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This one needs some time, at first quite modest. Later on more powerful, a lot of red fruits and whiffs of smoke. Pleasant dram, but certainly not worth its current price of >200 in my honest opinion.
    • Nose
      Fruity, red fruits, prunes. A touch of peat, berries, rubber. A whiff of smoke, fake leather. Roasted meat. Nose is a little modest though. Later on more tobacco.
    • Taste
      Initially pretty smooth, later on more power. Berries, red fruit, cassis. Winegums. Full body, gaining power in time.
    • Finish
      Still pretty smooth, berries, with a smoky touch now. Middle long. Later on more power, some tobacco remains.

  97. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good, but just a bit too much of the wine sweetness (a little artificial). It might be just worth its release price. Rip-off flipper pricing of well over €200 (this b.t.w. equaled first hand pricing at some Dutch webshops) is just ridiculous. For complexity you might just as well buy a 12 yo CS or a 15 yo.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Chalk, slightly dirty and farmy. Fudge, loads of fudge, a candied sweetness and a distinct nuttiness. Not that far away from a properly oxidized 12 or 15 yo, but clearly sweeter and somewhat less dirty. Sweet sultana raisins, blueberry, red currant, sweet citrus, faint eastern spices in the background.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Thick and creamy, syrupy sweet, hard candy, strawberry and cream, canned sweet orange and tangerine, slightly tropical, salted caramel and fudge, some custard, wet limestone, eventually a nutty and peppery spiciness comes through.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long: sweet fruits and a clear sour red wine note, some honied liquorice shifting to mildly bitter charred oak.

  98. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Hey this works!

    Leave it to Springbank to do some cask magic and come up with a good dram. I don’t think it hurts leaving out their sherry casks that are quite often sulphured...

    An old style profile, nice sweet fruits, tablet, vitamins, soft herbs and sweet malt. Very drinkable above all, if not overly complex.

  99. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  100. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  101. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty springbank. The Madeira barrel gives it a nice fruity-sweet component, goes well, could have been something stronger. Nose is very good, by the time it leaves it loses.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly fruity, slightly mineral, slightly dirty, peaches, apricots, light grapes, pears, with a bit of tart lemon / lime. Maritime notes accompany the whole thing. In contrast to the beautiful fruit notes, dried spicy aromas come into their own, a little ginger, marjoram, rosemary. There is still some peat smoke in the background. Already very fine!
    • Taste
      87 87
      Relatively soft, gentle attack followed by woody notes. Strong oak spice that appears slightly tingly hot. Fruity aromas with a slight caramelized sweetness are added. Cherries, apricots and the sour lemons emerge a little more hesitantly. Salty, slightly chocolatey with tobacco. The fine peat smoke comes through here, a little less than in the nose.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long finish, slightly bitter coffee with some citrus fruits.

  102. Stef89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A great springbank with nice aromas, which is a bit too "bulky" for me and unfortunately doesn't offer much in the finish.

    For the issue price just about reasonable, not even worth a thought for the ones called up.
    I feel better served with the 15.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Right at the beginning a very sweet, voluminous fruity nose comes towards you. A little alcohol resonates but hardly worth mentioning. The smell becomes even sweeter and more intense over time.
      Vineyard peaches, white grapes, nectarines, sweet red apples and something exotic that is difficult to grasp.
      No smoke - but degraded phenols. Very seldom have that so clearly in my nose.
      Nothing can be felt from the alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The start is stronger than the 47.8% suggest. The distillate is very spicy and peppery on the tongue.
      Where is the sweetness and the fruit of the nose?
      .... Ahhhh. That comes after the second sip. But not nearly as pronounced as the nose. Pity!
      Very spicy again. Some smoke can be seen in the taste. In addition, an earthiness and minerality as you know it from Springbank. Sea air with a certain amount of sea salt comes at the very end.
      A bit more phenolic remains in the transition to the finish
    • Finish
      84 84
      The bitterness stays on the palate for a long time. But for me it's the only thing that stays long.
      The vineyard peaches come through again very violently and clearly. But only for a brief moment.
      Then there is ... nothing left! Too bad!

  103. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    On the nose it's rich tropical fruit dipped in maple syrup and wood varnish, with chocolate orange, sweet aniseed and dusty old leather. The fruit is to the fore on the palate, but underscored with clove, black pepper, ginger and various curry spices. Back on chocolate orange and stewed fruits on the finish, with rich honeys and the tiniest hint of smoke and sweet chilli.

  104. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  105. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    It's a wonderfully complex single malt with classic Springbank qualities.
    • Nose
      A very clear wine influence. But let's see. Earthy smoke, minerals, farmyard-y and damp wood with red berries and blackberries. A light candy-esque sweetness balanced by ripe lemon peel and tinned pineapple. Almost lactic at times, like Bruichladdich sometimes has. Even somewhat muddy.
    • Taste
      Sticky and mouthcoating, the classic Springbank profile holds up very well against the Madeira casks. A mixture of bright citrus fruits, beeswax and vanilla custard with caramel, but also soft smoke, hessian and a decent salinity. Finally some spicy touches with a whisper of wet pebbles.
    • Finish
      Long with some fresh strawberries, oak and a touch of charcoal.

  106. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet; in addition floral and maritime; beautiful smoke; red fruits, but always sweet and a nice flavor from the barrel
    • Taste
      maritime; salty; nice smoke and a great citrus note, which is carried by a really nice one.
    • Finish
      immediately nut; beautiful spices; the smoke blends in wonderfully;

  107. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  108. bruce47 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

  109. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  110. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Sweet and fresh at the beginning, then the malt becomes maritime with a little smoke. Now there is a clear fruit note with apricot and red apple. I also smell something dirty, which I cannot identify exactly but which is not annoying. Vanilla, delicate leather notes and a little oak follow.

    Taste:
    In the mouth, the Springbank is a bit reserved and comes across as sweet and quite spicy. The first sip tingles on the tongue and has a mineral effect, then I find clear herbal aromas that remind me of a bitter green tea. Now the oak comes with all its spiciness, I finally taste a hint of tobacco and a pinch of salt.

    Departure:
    Elegantly creamy, spicy and dry finish on the back.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  111. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Nice, mineral, dirty, typically Springbank, fruity, apricot, lime, pineapple, ginger, red apples, sea breeze, damp earth, a hint of smoke, caramel and a few herbs
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, salty, sea breeze, honey, caramel, lime, delicate smoke, apricot jam, ginger, herbs, thyme
    • Finish
      88 88
      Getting a little drier, herbaceous, a trace of roasted walnuts, smoke, caramel, salt, quite long

  112. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What kind of awesome car is that? Absolutely overloaded - but with fruits as I know them from my home and childhood.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Intense currant jam at the beginning, plum jam and blueberries, directly behind it unusually strong and mineral smoke, blueberry cake with vanilla sprinkles (as with grandma), very barrel-heavy but very cool, forest-fruity ashiness
    • Taste
      93 93
      Creamy and again dark forest fruits, the alcohol is noticeably pressing despite the low strength, creaminess of the finest, only slight dryness, the mineral notes complement the smoke perfectly
    • Finish
      92 92
      Almost a longrow in the finish - the smoke comes through well, the forest fruits dominate again, the creamy sweetness lingers for a long time with the mineral smoke

  113. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    From an sample provided by Polley.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, fudge, Werther's, tropical fruits, lemon, caramel, creamy, butter and vanilla.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Malty, pastry, mineral, fudge, springbank funk, wood, the tropical fruits, with a drop of water more creamy and this goes more in the finish. With time and a bit of water it's getting better and better.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Hint of sulphur, dry but sweet, lemon, the fruits stay with you like tinned pineapple.

  114. gaboruso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  115. kikkerneve scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  116. etwa77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      fruits, herbs, stones and an old leather shoe cardboard box.. all enveloped in delicate smoke
    • Taste
      88 88
      rather sweet with a slight, medicinal bitter twist, creamy, old leather again coming up very strongly.. mildly spicy, slightly alcoholic
    • Finish
      87 87
      rather weak, going on that medicinal, bitter note.. more smoke in the end.

  117. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    At the first glance at the barrel composition, the thought briefly came up, what this fuss - as with the current 12 CS - is actually supposed to be, Springbank has always been quite good with a mix of bourbon and sherry barrels or with another 2- Barrel combination (including finish) driven. But if the end result is right, the way there doesn't really matter. And here the end result fits, it is not too thin despite its only 47.8%, it delivers a great play of flavors in the nose and on the tongue. The finish could have been a little longer, but that's a complaint on a high level.
    • Nose
      91 91
      .... and there it is immediately, the Springbank nose: spicy, slightly fruity, mineral, slightly bulky in a positive sense. The initially only slight fruitiness increases over time, you can find freshly sliced peaches and apricots, a little lemon juice, a few pieces of pineapple. A well-seasoned spice mixture of grated ginger, marjoram and chervil on top. Constant companions are the pebbles bathed in sea water, whose aroma offers a good counterbalance to the fruitiness.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mild and almost creamy start. Lays incredibly creamy on the tongue, at first you might think that you have spiced liquid cream in your mouth. But then dry wood is added, the creamy impression evaporates. The fruits from the nose appear more reserved on the tongue, appear more dried than freshly sliced. Marjoram, chervil, some parsley. Nougat pralines, marzipan bread, crème brûlée. As a counterpoint, chain fat, warm lubricating oil, damp pebble, salty sea spray.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long finish in which the fruit flavors have withdrawn and leave the field to nougat, coffee beans, dry wood and a little chain fat. Is pleasantly dry at the back.

  118. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  119. Palindrome scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like this better than the 2020 Longrow 18 but not the July Springbank 18. The higher ABV is nice, but the 07.01.2020 run of the 18 is very good this year and I'm not usually a big port fan.

    I think the 17 yo Madeira is overrated a little bit due to newbies with cabin fever this year who are getting into Springbanks partly due to the hype. This dram is good but not great (for a Springbank).

    The July Springbank 18 at cask strength would have totally crushed it. On the other hand, this 17 madeira under consideration is kind of a different animal, so perhaps the comparison is less than apt. This dram is surprisingly industrial. While I really liked the industrial side of the Springbank Local Barley 16, this madeira is not as much of a pleaser in terms of its industrial side. A bit more rough and the complexity doesn't gel nearly so well. Still, it's a really nice bottle.

    I might have liked the Springbank 17 Sherrywood a tad better, but then again this bottle has not oxygenated enough to really make that comparison accurately yet. It takes the Sherrywood a long time to really shine after being opened.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peach pit, hay, sealing wax, Lemon Pledge, wet wool jacket, Christmas cake, industrial scents like a machine shop. The only scents I'm not crazy about in this dram are the bitter tannins and the rancid wine (vinegar). I would have thought the madeira would be sweeter. It seems to have turned.

      For instance, the Madeira wood in the 1998 Longrow 12 was better, as was the Madeira wood that went into the aging of the 1998 Longrow 15 society release.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Morello cherry, citrus, toffee, almond bark, old library books (Springer funk), leather gloves, alfalfa horse feed pellets, hemp rope, persimmon, thyme, tarpaulin, petroleum jelly.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Fairly long but a tad uneven with notes of mace, bitter oak, and more citrus. The madeira finally comes through at the very end and saves the day with some creamy, modeling putty (there's that industrial funk), and toffee.

  120. Stijnursi scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Good taste

  121. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  122. Derufus scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  123. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fabulous...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  124. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  125. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  126. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  127. Andre Lautensack scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Ginger bisquit, grapefruit, red apple, black currant, sour plums, walnut, tea, furniture polish, balsamic vinegar, light smoke
    • Taste
      powerful start with black pepper, changes to sweet and sour fruits, sour cherries, lightly caramelized ginger,
      Develops in the direction of oriental spices, tea or tobacco leaves, waxy, oily, very light peat
    • Finish
      stays long, walnuts, light tannins

  128. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really good. A nice collaboration between the rum and bourbon casks and the finish of Madeira Wood.
    • Nose
      Red apples and a hint of red berries and lemons. This is quickly followed by strawberry jam. That typical Springbank farmyard smell and a hint of diesel oil. Then it goes towards honey and sweet raisins. It’s slightly peaty. Ginger too. A bittersweet caramel. An earthy note in the background, from chestnut mushrooms. And some mint in the background.
    • Taste
      Plenty of strawberries and honey. Creme brulee. A hint of rum raisins and cherries. A bunch of spices, mainly crushed black crushed pepper and a touch of ginger. Somewhat salty too. Then it goes towards a hint of burned wood and it’s slightly waxy.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with strawberries and honey. Black pepper, a touch of oak and smoke.

  129. switzyuk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Salty breeze. Nutty (mainly walnuts). Play-doh/plasticine note. Some orchard fruits. Dust and soot.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Light, waxy mouth feel. Fruity wine notes in cheeks. Some honeyed nuts. Fruit gum.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long. Little drying at first. Mellows out on fruits and honey with some background soot. Salinity right at the end.

  130. aby scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    tasted this one at 48,5% at the Springbank virtual tasting. Pretty good, close to the 12y cs but with more buttery notes. Still noticeable as a SB, with slight peat and chalk.

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