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Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB169542
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.10.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
20/129
Barcode
610854107000
Added on
09 Nov 2020 1:56 pm by IgorNov
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 48.71

6 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

261 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. 777_7 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity and jammy Springbank, with very little briney notes contibruting.
    The dirtyness it once had, is a thing of the past now, completely devoid of any smokiness and/or peatiness.
    Still a really solid dram, but nowhere near where it was 10 years ago.

    One dram note.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Golden delicious apple, seaberry jam, dried apricots, some lime honey, physalis, powdery, beach pebbles, hints of brine, well balanced and expressive.
    • Taste
      85 85
      dried apricots, apples, seaberry, some lime honey, physalis, a little mineral, pebbles, hints of brine, powder sugar sweetness, good depth and a nice balance, medium to big body.
    • Finish
      84 84
      sweet apples, some lime honey, seaberry, physalis, hints of brine, medium to short.

  2. adriank scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Go, and immediately buy a bottle for yourself!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Still best value for money...

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  5. Danlow scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Yesterday I had it again, albeit a batch from 2019. The bottle is open for about two months and about half empty.

    You have to try Springbank first. It's also such a distillery to love or hate. I love Springbank as much as I love other whiskys with character such as Craigellachie and Laphroaig.

    It's spicy and very oily. He looks dirty to musty. It is reminiscent of a shipyard, engine rooms, workshops. It is also reminiscent of damp forest floors. In this forest one stands in the morning in the fog, next to a wood fire that went out yesterday.
    It also offers a lot of fruit, accompanied by a subtle vanilla. The fully ripe apricots are outstanding, but you can also find red, floury apples and medium-ripe peaches in the background.

    It's a whisky that divides. The reader of this note must take into account in my evaluation that I love Springbank and its character. As far as you can still find the whisky around 50 €, as I could repeatedly, add one point for the PLV. That's what you do, as much as I do.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. mbouwens scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  7. leeho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Captain Teague scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: After 10 Min...Lemon... Pina Colada(Ananas , Coconut) passion fruit...orange winegum... peat (almost longrow level here)...fresh Landluft hey at the seaside... gasoline... slightly Burnt matches..

    M: Ananas.. vanilla, passion..melted caramel..fruit..briny /salty ...chalky.. menthol lemon drops.. light peat... cinnamon..

    F: medium/Long ginger, sweetnes ..lemonecest..

    Nice Springbank...hope it will improve after some month open.. more smoke and less fruit than earlier batches seems to be a method at Campbeltown these days..still my gusto...it changed in the 2nd try 3 weeks later...less Landluft more similar to earlier batches imo..even as if the bottles conserve some warehouse air that's floating away after some time ???? Same with a Kilkerran 12 recently opened

  9. John87 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. WhatToDrink scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I find this expression to be the least successful of the Springbank 10's I have tried so far.

    There is very little sweetness on the tongue here, astringent, sour/bitter and quite peppery, the addition of water calms down the sour/bitter notes, but just a little.

    The farm 'funk' is there, as well as one of the most peated noses I have smelled in the 10 year old standard Springbank.
    There is some fruit, like oranges and sweetness too, but, it is mostly on the nose.
    The nose also stings quite a bit until quite a lot of water has been added and the whisky starts to fog up.

    The drink never gets to a tempered, calm and easy sippable state over time or with water, so this was actually a bit disappointing.

    Judged by neck pour and another couple of pours, after about a week after opening.

    I will set this one aside and see if it improves over time (several weeks or months), I doubt it though.

    Below average release. I like Springbank, but not to a religious level, weak batch is weak batch, no matter the brand.

    Maybe tired casks or something strange, compared to the 2019 edition I also have, which is a sweet, fruity and full experience. The 2019 blows this one out of the water, as the 2020 is lacking so much.

    Too bad, I was really looking forward to this, as it rarely pops up in my neck of the woods.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

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