Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.74/100
votes
76
Whiskybase ID
WB215607
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11.07.2022
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
65% Bourbon, 35% Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
22/143
Barcode
610854187002
Added on
07 aug 2022 10:14 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 277.45

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76 × member ratings

514 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.74 points.

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A drinker's dram - nothing wrong with it, although it is a little over-hyped - lower your expectations and you'll be probably it's not bad session dram.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Reasonably spiky with the alcohol prickling the nose, notes of dry sherry come through mainly.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Spicy, rich, full bodied, slightly acidic at the death.
    • Finish
      81 81
      A long finish, but a slightly sharp note, almost acidic right at the end.

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  3. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Soderberg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great nose with the typical Sprigbank pattern. From the beginning to the finish, the alcohol content increases and burns the tongue at the end. Quite bitter at the end - a pity - I expected more.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark fruits, tropical nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slightly bitter on the finish. Burns on the tongue despite 46%.

  6. Gunooner scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A lovely dram with plenty of funk and coastal spray on the nose. A touch thin on the palate, but still very enjoyable. A strong finish where the sweetness and light smoke carry through.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Obynapewno scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Dirt, minerality, salt, sea breeze, lots of honey, sweet dark fruit, meadow, a bit of chocolate
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very sweet and fresh, oily, mineral, orange peel, dark chocolate, wood, dirt
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short - medium, slightly disappointing, wood, dark chocolate, a bit of citrus

  8. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tropical Springbank with minor sherry influence and quite a bit of funk.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Plenty of Springbank funk, nice minerality with a sea breeze blowing over a sandy beach. A dollop of honey, and some tropical fruits such as honeydew, papaya.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Restrained on arrival, but then comes the tropical fruits and funk. The sherry influence is subtle but there also. Some orange zest, some peat.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The fruitiness remains but is a little more tart. Very Campbeltowny overall.

  12. SpringBarley scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    less sherried and overall better then the 2021 version - great nose!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. DawidAC scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. JJK89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    classic Springbank with Campbeltown funk. Salty, a bit ashy, oily, rather dry. Sherry influence not so obvious. I would say i like 2022 release but to be honest it is not the best one :)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Farmy style, similar to Ledaig. Less dirty and intense than usual, very interesting.

  16. kanpai79 scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  17. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  19. whiskybommel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This one is another successful bottling of the Springbank 18-year old. The nose is great: very fresh (freshly cut grass), slightly earthy (wet earth), distant raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. The taste is lovely, too - surprisingly peaty, fresh, lemony, grilled orange peel, clove (slightly christmassy), the typical Springbank funk. Unfortunately the finish is rather disappointing - the funk becomes overpowering here and turns into something slighlty sulphury, which I personally don't like at all. If it wasn't for the finish, I would absolutely adore this dram - but the finish kind of spoils it for me - too bad....
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      79 79

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