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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
18
Whiskybase ID
WB212768
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
12.04.2022
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
22/78
Barcode
610854157005
Added on
14 jun 2022 10:32 pm by ClixMalt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 183.78

14 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

184 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Very creamy and good mouthfeel, more rich on the nose than on the palate, overall very nice and drinkable
    • Nose
      91 91
      Dried figs, apricot, prune, plum, toffee, cloves, pepper, tobacco, acacia honey, whiffs of leather and smoke - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily, creamy, liquorice, acacia honey, good sweetness, pepper, toffee, chocolate, wood spice, coffee, brown sugar, tobacco, nuts - pretty good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, spicy, chocolate, woody, some herbs

  2. MaroFF scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant Single Malt from Campbeltown, well-balanced, with prominent stone fruit, orange and dark chocolate aftertaste. The alcohol is very well hidden, which gives us a feeling of lightness in taste.
    • Nose
      86 86
      sweet, oak, dusty wardrobe, a lot of sherry, raisins, honey, plum jam, ginger
    • Taste
      88 88
      oily, greasy, peat, a bit of oak, leather, red berries, orange peel, bitterness, light smoke
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, mineral, sweet, with honey bitterness, bitter orange, cherries, warming end with a hint of dark chocolate

  3. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good, deep. Unfortunately, the price for this is too high.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Maritime, chalky. Sea Salt, Salted Caramel. Ripe orange, dried fruit, raisins. chocolate with mint. Subtle peat smoke. Some pepper. Leather and sweet pipe tobacco. Old forest honey.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily. The nose is reflected on the palate, with additional components such as sandalwood. Note of honey and salt a little stronger than in the nose. Overall very nice and consistent.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long. Coffee and dark chocolate, oak spice. sea salt and tender pepper.

  4. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    EYE/NOSE
    Nice deep dark brown color. Pleasant freshness, a hint of citrus, no 'old warehouse' smell. Then it becomes leathery, underlaid with delicate campfire smoke, and finally herbal. A little lovage, cloves and green pepper. Sweet pipe tobacco. Typical, dark sherry notes in the background, an exciting mixture of Oloroso and PX impressions, if the malt is given enough time.

    PALATE
    The lips almost look a bit greased when you enjoy it. As if you had used a lip balm. But tastes much better, because liquorice juice and candy are spreading. 46% ABV fits perfectly, nothing tweaks here. A spicy wild honey sweetness paves the way for a dark blend of salted liquorice, whisky fudge, walnuts, warm espresso and chewing tobacco, just like my grandfather used to 'enjoy'. He doesn't have to bring more with him, the Soringbank. Delicious! Elegant is different, but of course that doesn't do any harm here, especially since our test sample knows how to shine with complexity and balance.

    FINISH/CONCLUSION
    Slow and getting drier. Cold black coffee, cough syrup, herbal brew, liquorice, oak spice, wet cardboard, and black chocolate couverture. At the very end, what remains is a mixture of typical Springbank funk and something strongly reminiscent of rotting wood. He also brings some sulfur with him, but it is only really noticeable in the aftertaste. A venial sin for such a little dirt hump. Of course, caution is required when it comes to tastings. In any case, everything fits together well in the batch.

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  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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