Springbank 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Stated Age
14 years old
Fresh Demarara Rum Barrel
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
de Germany
Added on
15 jan 2012 1:53 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 94.90

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12 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.40 points.

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very pleasant whisky where smoke leaves its place as a conductor with many fruits. For the rum side, aside from the nose and its first notes, I have not scored more than that. I would be curious to have a feedback from the rum specialists, do not hesitate.
    • Nose
      Here we are, the first fragrances are very "cold". There are hints of tropical fruits first with Kiwi, then fresher with apple. There are also hints of honey for a generally sweet nose. Behind this farandole of fruit, a fine smoke balances the whole.
    • Taste
      Attack very light, even watery. I notice that it is difficult to find the right balance between power and lightness. The mouth remains very consistent with the nose on sugar and fresh fruit. The smoke is always present in small quantities with a hint of sulfur. At the end of the mouth, menthol notes appear, a little late.
    • Finish
      Average over its length, there are mainly woody notes on vanilla, coffee and some spices. The apple is also coming back.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A simple and nice Springbank but I was expecting something a little more demanding.
    Enthusiasm 3/5

    Whisky n ° 1414
    • Nose
      Very soft peat, more than usual. Strong sweetness. Fragrant yellow fruits. Delicate, light. Come on I dare: sexy.
    • Taste
      Soft attack, very fluid. A little slender, small lack of body, it remains very pleasant.
    • Finish
      Extremely drinkable, too much. The glass ends quickly.
      Rather short in the mouth even if there is persistence.

  3. FineSpirits_butler1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A wild and 'young' Springbank with a lot of fire in it!

    Tasting with FineSpirits_butler1
    • Nose
      Apple juice, apple cider, something sourish, toffee, 

      smoke (with iodine?) 

      in the background legumes (peas probably), lemon juice, 

      Rum cask or wood as subtly enigmatic 'bed', 

      premonitions of rum, spearmint, gum, pudding-like, 

      honey, banana, kiwi, herbs, spices, peat
    • Taste
      Trace of smoke, sourish, apple, peas, wood, pear under the tongue, refreshing, sweet, fiery, slightly bitter (bitter orange), orange peel, honey, sweet and sour (lemon), 'Juicy Fruit', 'Red Bull', rum raisin
    • Finish
      Rum, fruits, wood, fire ...


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