Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
87.43/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB216165
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
14.07.2022
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
60% Bourbon 40% Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
22/144
Barcode
610854005870
Added on
18 aug 2022 11:07 pm by SmiddyMalt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89.68

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51 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.43 points.

  1. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A quick note. Peatier and slightly less fruity than usual, but pretty good as SB10 often is.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peatier than usual for SB10, otherwise very typical.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Less peaty here but the peat is still there. Typical Campbeltown peat, grapefruit, citrus, minerality.
    • Finish
      86 86
      No new impressions, decent length. A bit peatier than usual.

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  3. paengz_sip scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Very nice, well rounded, intense and deep for a 10 yo. Better then most 15 or even 18 yo from other distilleries. Springbank definitely does a different and better job than the others. Love that batch. The nose could be better, but the taste and finish are just "pow" for a 10yo
    • Nose
      87 87
      Dry Fruits, Peaches, Cherry, slightly honey sweet, little peat, the alcohol peaks a lil bit here and there. Not to deep and not evolving much in the glass but still round and nice. [87]
    • Taste
      93 93
      First shortly the spices, also some pepper, then intense mid-dark fruits, cherry, peaches, more like a jam, nice integrated sweetness, hints of caramell and earth, salty minerals, then comes the chocolate in the mid palette. And it lasts and lasts, while an intense sweet-sour sweet spot in the middle of the tongue rests. Rich and intense, slightly oily. [93]
    • Finish
      92 92
      Dry fruits, chocolate first dark than milky, oak, spices, some earth, some honey and pepper, strawberry jam on the tongue...pretty long finish with depth and nice resolution. [92]

  4. besar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. whiskyfusel scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    I read a lot about this well hyped whisky. This bottle is quite hard to find in my country, and as I walked in a shop with a few bottles for 79$, I purchased 2 of them without tasting. I talked with the whisky-shop dealer about the spirit, and he did not really understand the hype, judging it as an ok 10-year-old scotch, but not as special.

    I totally agree with him: I was disappointed big time. Nothing special at all. Nor is it characteristic in a certain direction (sweet, tropical, peaty, briny), nor is it specially well balanced. It was just a boring whisky. Would I have tried it before the purchase, I would not have bought it for sure.

    I am not even able to describe what it smells or tastes like - because of the lack of a characteristic profile.
    Do I suffer from Covid?

    So it is an ok whisky, and I would drink a dram when offered.

    But the fuzz about Springbank 10 year is not understandable for me.

    Batch botteled 14.07.2022

    78/100.

  6. samzoff scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Excellent whisky in all respects for its price category.

  7. SpeysideSteve scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Great dram, plenty of honey and toffee notes with the slightest hint of smoke coming through on the back of the pallet.

  8. holborndrinker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for an easy drinker, but the price is starting to get silly - better bang for your buck from loads of other drams.
    • Nose
      Quite a dirty, funky nose, plenty of spice notes.
    • Taste
      Quite a chewy, fruity palate - citrus abounds.
    • Finish
      Short - not a great deal afterwards, except the citrus lingers a while.

  9. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  10. TimkoT scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  11. Tordeaux scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  12. sublimesk scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsfjcLenjdc

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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