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Springbank 1980 RWD

Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB18027
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
R. W. Duthie & Co. (RWD)
Bottling serie
20th Anniversary Samaroli
Vintage
1980
Bottled
1988
Casktype
Fino Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
540
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
it Italy
Added on
10 aug 2010 2:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 4219.78

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23 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1980 RWD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Surprising for the label and the distillery, but finally, I realize that an 8 year old can really go in all directions whatever the decade.
    • Nose
      89 89
      We have mastic, turpentine, wax, green olive, grapeseed oil,
      A slight saline side, graphite.

      It's not unpleasant, but quite simple.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth, we have a barbecue smoke in the first line, slightly meaty.
      Liquorice, turpentine, wax, pepper, dust, graphite.
      We have a little lemon zest.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fairly short finish on pepper, fir, pinecone, sap, fleur de sel, and still this slightly meaty barbecue smoke.

  2. SimonOHA scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Super complex nose, you can stay there for a long time. Mouth and finish below but still very pleasant. Really impressive for an 8 year old, definitely my best so far.
    • Nose
      On the nose, light cinnamon, slightly melted wax, very light barely smoked fern, a hint of solvent, peppery. When aired, citrus and pome fruit delicately glazed with a pretty, thin layer of earthy peat. The fruits become sweeter on the slightly tangy green apple.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, smoked lemons and mandarins, sweet white pepper and peat like bandages, perfect alcohol.
    • Finish
      Warm finish, rather short, on tangerine peel which turns into a very light fragrance of flint and cold tobacco.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Peat, lemon & a little lime on the nose and a touch of white pepper but it is a little distant., if you leave it for a time wafer notes emerge.
    This noses like a young islay so no bad thing?
    Plenty of peat & pepper on the palate which keeps any fruit firmly in the background.
    Some lemon pug biscuits emerge and the peat combines with other spices which develop into a nice mouth feel
    The finish is decent with more sweetness coming through.
    This does not rock your world but what it does show is that at only 8 years old some Springers have real potential, this is one of them.
    It is no heavyweight but it is pleasant for sure, I like it and will award it around 90 points as it is a youngster,
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Not a bad one but a bit disappointing given its pedigree, very drinkable nonetheless

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