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Overall rating
83.89/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB26836
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
610854107000
Added on
07 Nov 2011 7:49 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.56

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points

  1. thebonewolf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Something happens to this after it’s opened. My first glass was underwhelming, and almost mediocre if you can believe it. That funky, maritime type flavor I have come to really enjoy wasn’t really there and it was simply good, not warranting the praise and recommendations it gets. But then it was a bit after the first glass and surprisingly, given it was only couple of days, it tasted entirely different. There was a whole new dimension to it I hadn’t noticed before, and it was excellent. I first noticed it when I fell asleep with some still in the glass. Typically if that happens, the whisky is thin (both in flavor and viscosity) but the next day I gave it a sip to see how it was and it was somehow different…better, almost. After that point my perspective changed and I got so much more out of this one. It wasn’t quite like how the Kilkerran Heavily Peated had me going as soon as I poured it, but I went through this bottle much more quickly than I typically do. It’s too pricy and not quite spectacular enough to always keep on my shelf (US prices), but if I could get this for the normal prices people in the UK enjoy it would be.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Appley malt, cakey/vanilla/bready, rubbery smoke.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily malt, heat, peaty funk.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Heat and peat take the front, salt becomes more apparent as it diminishes. Medium length.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Complex dram. Some nice and funky flavors here.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. erogers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A real puzzle.  Very complex.  It’s hard to grasp any particular flavor that takes the lead.  There is so much going on in this malt!  I could definitely taste the high level of quality and craftsmanship that went into this whisky.  I also noticed a few very small black flakes of barrel char in the bottle.  This malt has no color added and is not chill-filtered.  These tasting notes were made after adding two teaspoons of water to the dram and letting it sit for about ten minutes.  This really brought out more aromas, and tamed the alcohol burn, although it was still present (92 proof).
    • Nose
      Sour fruit, vanilla, lemon meringue, salted nuts, nutmeg, lilac, banana, melted caramel, and peat.
    • Taste
      Salted nuts, dried sour fruits (sour apple), oily and wet mossy peat.
    • Finish
      Doesn’t linger.  Sour fruits (apple/pear), salted nuts, peat without smoke.

  4. Furtia scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An excellent 10.  One of the best.
    • Nose
      Big and oaky.  Hints of brine and peat.  Fruity, but earthy. Mulitgrain bread.
    • Taste
      Sweet.  Dried apricots, then cereal grains.  Nutty with smoky peat undercurrents.  Sharp and crisp.
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy.  Coastal, salty and dry.

  6. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

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