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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.42/100
votes
59
Whiskybase ID
WB192397
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
07.07.2021
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
50% Sherry Casks, 50% Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
21/117
Added on
24 Sep 2021 9:16 pm by crouly
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 196.80

68 × in wishlist

59 × member ratings

516 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.42 points

  1. JJK89 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    94 points from user AAKABOLDER. He also tries to sell this bottle for 225€. Big shame

  2. MacAndCheese scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Fruit and dark chocolate. A bit like those filled gingerbread hearts. Perfect ratio of sherry and bourbon notes.

    On the tongue, then super-spicy and hearty and great oak notes from the bourbon barrel (on the side of the tongue with a certain dryness and bitter notes). In addition, the fruity sherry then increasingly towards the finish. Despite only 46% nice “crisp” but not “fresh”. Well, I have to say: Chapeau!

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Reminds me immediately of mashed apple with cinnamon sugar on top - I like it a bit better than the 15yo 2021
    • Nose
      89 89
      Cooked and dried fruits, little raisins, apple, apricot, jam, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, little liquorice, brown sugar, little citric, whiffs of vanilla - not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily, creamy, little sirupy, good sweetness, more apple mash and cinnamon, nuts, little raisins, cooked fruits, jam, hints of leather and smoke, little tobacco
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warm, spicy, tobacco, jam

  4. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overpriced and overrated.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  6. jay83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful balance between the Bourbon and the Sherry components which accentuates the distillery character in a very sophisticated way. Absolutely well proportioned relation between the coastal aspects, leather, nice dried fruits, subtle smokiness and the wooden influence of the sherrycasks.

  7. wizzkey scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    for my oppinion this is the worst VFM bottle that you can find today. don't get me wrong. it is a good whisky. but not worth a dime more then 90 USD...

  8. Emsmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Peird scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Thanks to The Bonding Dram for the sample!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      93 93
      What an explosion of tastes, really intense those first seconds
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Casketje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Disappointingly a lot of sulfur on the nose.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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