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Springbank 1994 WSP

Overall rating
90.40/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB175031
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskySponge (WSP)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 20
Vintage
1994
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
25 years old
Calculated age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
209
Strength
45.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
This is a 26 year old Springbank labelled as a 25 year old due to an error
Added on
20 Jan 2021 5:37 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 1010.00

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35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1994 WSP

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.40 points

  1. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    After drinking it straight away and then again 20 minutes later, I would classify it as follows:

    Good springbank, but not a very good one for me. Great nose, no missing notes. But in the mouth and finish it is too "low ABV" for me.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Starts very interesting and complex on the nose, continues pretty fruity on the palate, the finish it's a bit short or weak - not sure if it was the sample - anyhow, very promising and good overall!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Little dried fruits, plums, dates, toffee, little resin, hints of leather, old sherry wood, brown sugar, whiffs of molasses, little meety, beef stock, tobacco - great!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, subtle sweetness, fruit juice, apple mash, cooked oranges, little spicy, hints of oak wood, hints of tobacco - very good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, fruity, little spicy, little more woody, grapefruit

  3. jamier87 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Nose: slight bubblegum/sherbet essence initially. Very faint. Gives way to a vegetal dunnage note, leather, rancio, earthy. None of it overwhelming. Fascinating nose.

    Palate, that sherbet/sherry sweetness is more apparent, the mustiness is in the background balanced nicely against the sherry sweetness. Distillate character is still apparent, this is identifiably a Springbank.

    Long finish. I’m still tasting it for an age after the last sip.

    Conclusions: classy old Springbank. It’s complex, really well balanced, interesting and different. The abv works well as there is enough going on in terms of flavours here. No need to add water. Lovely texture.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/spotlight-on-decadent-drinks/

    Cask strength? Yes! Apparently, the 25yo age statement stated on the label was an ‘error’. It’s actually a 26yo [WB info], though I didn’t manage to ask the Sponge to confirm. Regardless, this is likely to be the highlight of the night.

    N: Ooh, this is [of course] rather special. With a vegetal yet meaty [Mitchell-signature] pong, this is Old & Rare personified. Today, virtually nothing even barely affordable coming from the established guard comes close. I pick up on a slightly violet-y soaked potpourri quality, a floral aspect that hints at tOMoHs 1955 Bowmore [WLP96], alongside some fruity old man fustiness, a walnut/macadamia] nuttiness, and a squidgy tobacco leafy old skool sherry character that makes me want for more [Gonzalez Byass WLP] sherry, again. The glass needs covering/reviving all the time, so there’s clearly some frailty. Indeed, it’s hard to believe this hasn’t been bottle-aged too, so much so, I might need to rethink my perspective on OBE!

    T: Rarely seen succulent dry husky clean sherry arrival with a little more of that homemade ‘Springbank signature’ funk. The high yet desirable sweetness is coupled with some [lighter style] miso and a [furniture wood] bitter spice as ballasts. Despite some fragility/softness overall, this one sits comfortably on the palate, small sip after small sip.

    F: Still humming, now on more tobacco leaf, and more dry/oily succulent [slightly rubbery] sherry sweetness, the barley distillate still intact at the finish.

    C: Who wouldn’t want a cask like this? Cracking find. I daren’t ask the price despite it being sold out in a flash anyway.

  5. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sweet eucalyptus, pinecones, apple sauce, almonds, dried meats and honey on the nose. Soft apple and chocolate on the palate, very subtle and oily, with more honeyed barbecue notes. The finish brings some industrial notes with rich mocha, herbs and sweet mint. Subtle, complex and rewarding, hesitating between 91 and 92, although a higher ABV would have taken this to 93 with ease.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Menthol, polish, herbs, brine, quite mineral, very nice

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