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Overall rating
85.58/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB27380
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Rum Cask
Vintage
2001
Bottled
10.2011
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Demerara Rum
Number of bottles
228
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2011 11:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 173.51

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2001 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    At first I approached this drop with some false expectations: I was curious about the drop that had ripened in the rum barrel. No, this is a peaty whisky, matured in a special, sweet barrel, which broadly frames the smokiness. The use of water (not just a drop!) Does not harm pleasure, on the contrary.
    • Nose
      Menthol / mint, pineapple, a smoker (for me more than "hints of" according to the official leaflet), bubbly, sultanas and figs: young, but still promising. The longer you sniff, the more the peaty character comes to the fore.
    • Taste
      Smoke, somewhat bubbly, but broadly underlaid by the preconception of the barrel, especially pineapple
    • Finish
      wide, fruity-ripe, smoked, always with a bit brittle background

  2. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    great nose, the taste lacks a little of the barrel influence. Very good midfield
    • Nose
      Rum, grapes, alcohol, some fruit, no smoke. With water it becomes fruity, apricot, sweet honey melon
    • Taste
      Prickle (Alc.), Sweet, in the finish then some smoke. With water milder, sweet, comes to the end a little oak, but not much, the smoke is even weaker.

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: pastry, citrus, honey, nuts, pear, peach, floral - lavender, roasted barley and the Springbank glue
    T: spices - pepper, citrus, grape fruits, black berries, black currant - cassis, melon, a touch of smoke, pine wood - resin, oily and nuts
    F: vanilla followed by soft herbs, ginger, orange, pastry, pure and bitter chocolate and citrus
    blind tasting with Kay

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The rum nicely complements the tropical fruits that are typical for Springbank and is not overpowering, though very clearly present. More apparent than in the Rum Wood OB at least.
    • Nose
      Peach, pineapple, liquorice, currants, peat smoke, currants, rum beans and a little petrol.
    • Taste
      Coconut, milk chocolate, dried apricot, ginger, honey, rum beans and vanilla ice cream. An oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Dried apricot, honey, peach, smoke, rum beans, rye bread, white chocolate and a tad of deep-fried snacks.

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