Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Jul 2010 5:25 pm

Average value

€ 42.85

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51 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.56 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Springbank 10 yo (46%, OB, +/-2009)  I liked the new 10 a lot when I tried it two years ago, let’s see how it evolved. I already tried it blind and scored it 88, which is very high for an entry-level whisky. Colour: straw. Nose: I’m very glad to report that Springbank’s style is now almost the same as it was in the 1960s or early 1970s, which the comparison with the old 5 shows well. Phenolic, mineral, waxy, briney, coastal (seashells) and farmy (‘farmyard after the rain’), resinous (pine needles)… Truly beautiful. Still hints of bitter oranges but less so than in earlier recent Springbanks. Mouth: wow! Fat and oily, much peatier than other Springbanks, as if they had thrown a few casks of Longrow into the vatting. Peppery, salty, waxy, lemony, orangey… Just great. Finish: long, lemony, peaty and peppery. Comments: up up up. I don’t know if all the recent batches of the 10 are like this one but when they are… SGP:454 - 89 points.

  2. eleiko5 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 10 yo
    (46%, OB 2009, batch 09/434)

    Nose: a classic Springbank profile with a wide range of aromas. Starts on tangerine, with added notes of lemon peel, green apples and pears. Dry oak. Maritime notes with a bit of ‘wet dog’. Hints of sharp, earthy peat as well. After a while, the fruitiness becomes bigger and rounder. Mouth: very oily and extremely coating. Very peaty as well, much more peat than I expected. Rather spicy, with mostly pepper and nutmeg coming out. Roasted nuts in the background. A faint hint of sour notes (vinegar?) in the aftertaste. Becomes a bit perfumed with water, so I recommend it straight. Finish: long, peaty and briney.

    This is a surprisingly complex dram. A very consistent opener of the range! Around € 35.

    Score: 86/100




  3. D3US scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Builds up to a great whisky. The nose isn't that impressive, the taste is ok, the finish is rather great. 
    • Nose
      Quite peaty. Citrus fruit, wood and some malt. A little prickly. 
    • Taste
      Drying on the tongue, very peaty, a nice tingle. After that incredibly sweet. Fruits and malt, vanilla and oak. 
    • Finish
      Warming and lovely. The peat lingers, supporting the sweetness of vanilla and fruits right to the end. 

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very surprisingly a bit from Cambeltown, the references did not lie. With the products of this distillery, I will have a good date again in the future.
    • Nose
      Is that Islay ?! The iodine was softened by a floral or rather straw scent, I would have liked it a bit like the recently tested Caol Ila 13 by Chieftains, huh?
    • Taste
      Dense, peaty, spicy, pleasant grepish bitterness, with a beautiful ending.

  5. Jonkers scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Certainly not one of my favorite whiskies. Maybe because it's not a Speyside one and i don't like peat....
    • Nose
      At first: smoke ! Also leather, malt and a hint of salty
    • Taste
      A little peaty. After that sweet like marshmellows. Also a pleasant little bitterness
    • Finish
      The peat dominates, even through the sweetness. There is also a little bitterness. The finish is medium.

  6. fudodachi scored this whisky 54 points Member Junior

    Oily mouth-feel.

    Overall, not to my liking at all.

    (I've got no notes on the color, but it's not gin clear for sure.)
    • Nose
      Raw alcohol, vodka. Vanilla.
    • Taste
      Bites too hard. Pear. Something similar to Yoichi 10 yo.
    • Finish
      Best part of this whisky, but still nothing to brag about.


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