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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB204872
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.01.2022
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label Design (2017)
Bottle code
22/11
Barcode
610854157005
Added on
18 Feb 2022 11:18 am by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 250.97

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39 × member ratings

384 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    (FRESHLY OPEN): Quite tasty, but rather barrel-heavy. The typical Springbank Funk is not in the foreground, but can be felt in the nose and even more clearly on the palate. Strong start, then beautiful complex and changing aromas. Still a bit sherry-heavy, but Springbank distillate can't be ousted. Tart, sweet, dry, spicy, mineral, nutty, everything is included. I like it very much again after the great 2021 batches.
    (EDIT): 6 weeks later with lots of air in the bottle there is a lot more springbank present. The cask is still strong and 2 dominant flavor conglemerates fight for supremacy. Nobody wins, it remains a great balance. I'm inclined to add another point. Who would have thought, Springbank and I haven't exactly been in love with each other until now

  2. Vallado scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I miss the Springbank DNA, especially in the nose. The sherry casks dominate too much for me, that could be almost anything. Good whisky, no question, but not what I expected

  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I always thought the last 15s were really strong, better than the 18s. I like this one too, but it doesn't impress me as much as its predecessors.

    As some have already written here, it's not a sherry monster, but the typical spring bank note is really hardly perceptible in the nose. But that doesn't mean he's run over at all. On the contrary, a nice and round malt. Luckily he still has a few edges left.

    A light sweetness and light fruit on the palate, the finish also has a little tartness to offer.

  4. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Very varied, with sweet and tart components in alternation.
    • Nose
      Sherry, tart, crushed grape seeds, some herbs, brown cane sugar, slightly earthy and musty, after a while also fresh green apple.
    • Taste
      Sweet start, then it becomes tart and herbal.
    • Finish
      medium length; changing, beautiful.

  5. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Understand Valllado here. He moves on the border. Still delicious.
    • Nose
      Tart with a hint of herbs, shop rags, pine needles, brown sugar, over time earthy with a subtle mustiness
    • Taste
      forest floor, earthy, felling, herbs, leather, forest honey,

  6. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Jiangoal scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Balance but little bit mediocre
    Colour: Walnut
    Nose:Sherry,Cocoa,Sweet cream
    Palate:High sweetness,Creamy,Spice on the throat. slight peaty,
    Finish: Medium long, Sweet spice. bitterness.

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    24.03.2022, blind
    • Nose
      Light, rather cold smoke, plum jam, cinnamon, dried fruit, wild berry jam, some chocolate, a few nuts, pine needles
    • Taste
      Forest berry jam, red currant, grapefruit, nuts, pine needles, ash

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