- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Batch No. 1
- Calculated age
- 10 years old
- Re-charred Sherry Butts
- 55.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 21 Aug 2007 7:35 pm
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220 × member ratings
483 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Vintage
32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.83 points
- I got this and opened it (2007) when it first came out. I´m now dramming the last drops from the bottle. After all these years of beeing open, still a GREAT whisky. They certainly know how to make great whisky at Springbank.
- Aroma rich: smoked, minerality (chalk, stones), lacquer, turpentine, shoe polish, candied fruits, vanilla, creamy fudge, cereal, bread, pre-foliage, sour milk. Complicated. The taste is sweet with sourness: sherry, oak, butter, berries and fruits, citrus, toffee, condensed milk. Aftertaste : slightly mineral, citrus notes, oak, dried apples, gnarled from grape seeds. Long. Conclusion . Strong, saturated Springbank. Complicated, bright. For 10 years of age just fine. Rating: 90 (n23t23f22b22).
- Serge says:
1997 (55.2%, OB, 11,000 bottles, 2007)
One and only label so far for this
new one... Phew! Colour: pale gold.
Nose: we’re more in the vein
of the second CV here, but with extra-oomph
and more cask influence. More plain
vanilla and vanilla fudge at first
nosing but then it gets wilder, farmier,
more vegetal and more mineral, not
unlike the 12 we just had. Notes of
fern, moss, fresh mushrooms, plantain
bananas, roots, dead leaves... Then
very big notes of wet chalk, a little
porridge, ginger tonic, faint hints
of turpentine and varnish, shoe polish...
It’s very complex for such a
young whisky, and certainly the one
I like most of all recent bottlings
by Springbank – so far!
excellent attack, punchy but not overpowering,
starting right on these very weird
notes that I think are quite unpleasant
in some recent Springbanks, Longrows
or Hazelburns but that work quite
well here. Something like Seven-Up
or gin-tonic, or ginger wine. Also
quite some butter, plain lemons, buttered
toffee, malt, something like concentrated
milk, melons... Let’s see what
happens with water (and while the
nose got smokier): more citrus (tangerines
starting to rot – nothing wrong
here), a little more salt and a very
typical salty waxiness (?) plus quite
some added spices, such as nutmeg
and cinnamon and a sherry that got
a little more obvious now but still
rather discreet we think. Finish:
long, more compact (vanilla, lemons
and salt) and also a little cleaner,
which is exactly what’s expected
in a very good whisky at my end. I
think this is excellent at barely
10 years of age and I almost feel
like shouting ‘hurray for Springbank!’
An old love of mine may well be back...
SGP:463 - 89 points
- classic oldschool springbank - my last sips
creamy sherry, nice smokey touch, fresh wood notes result in nuts and burned creme brulee. medium long, malty finish
give me a fresh bottle, please
Sweetish, a bit winey, salt, a bit of wood, sherry, exotic fruits, nuts, citrus.
Sweetish, salt, oak, spices, hay, a hint of rubber, fruity, smoke.
Fruits, spices, hay, oak, apricots.
- N22 P23 F22 B23
- Very multi-layered and complex for 10 years.
This is the best ten years I've been drinking. This is Indian summer ... sunny autumn with a light breeze ... and wax + salt + ether!
Nose - 23
Taste - 23
Finish - 22
Balance - 22
Rating - 90
- 21 22 22 22 87 - from the opening of the bottle and during the evening, did not reach the correct condition ...
breathed gorgeous, 23x4 = 92
10 years and SUCH Whisky !!! perfect young sherry Springbank!
- Nose 23, taste 23, finish 23, balance 23