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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
92.75/100
votes
246
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
1998
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
31 Aug 2008 3:38 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 903,34

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 21-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.75 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    Wow, this is probably the best whisky I've ever tasted. What an intense fruity profile, and what a superb balance!
    • Nose
      Very intense, thick apricot. Mango, toffee, leather, milk chocolate, banana pudding, peat, vanilla, apple, litchi, strawberry, minerals and blossom. A nose to close your eyes and dream away by.
    • Taste
      Mango, apricot, toffee, milk chocolate, leather, peat, honey, banana, pepper and a little bit of advocaat (egg liquor).
    • Finish
      Mango, milk chocolate, toffee, apricot, peat and vanilla.

  2. mdlevitus scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    I do not think this is the 1990s version???!! The 1990s version had a jagged label, this one has a straight label and I think it is the 2000 version. Can anyone confirm?

  3. Glennie scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Mango, Nectarines, bananas, oranges or orange jam. A flow of exotic fruits. Hints of smoke lingering in the background. Dried fruits like figs. Hints of chocolate. Toffee and honey sweetness. My grandma’s old leather bag. Hints of newly waxed or polished wood. The casks are speaking loud here, but the spirit still has a voice in the chorus.
    Taste: An explosion. Crisp notes of exotic fruits. Oranges and candied orange peels. Crème Brule vanilla and burnt sugar crust. Dark chocolate. Hint of licorice. Herbs I can’t define precisely. Very waxy and mouth coating. Tastes truly antiquated and that is meant highly positive.Finish: Mokka and chocolate. The Crème Brule notes stays on. Hints of cigars. Lingering oak.
    I know it is subjective. But this one has about the crispiest flawless oak notes that I have ever encountered in a whisky.

     Final coment: WOW!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Gaija scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Quite amazing I admit, even if I might have expected even more. The nose is incredible and triggers some memories no other malt had so far. The rest is top notch as well, though less flabbergasting.
    • Nose
      A citrusy fruitiness first, extremely creamy and intense, with mandarines, bitter oranges, a touch of mango then a suprising evolution with flashes of leather, old wax, new plastic, my grandma's gnocchi al pomodoro (a true memory-malt !), ... I'm really impressed ! The fruitiness lingers, it's getting sweeter and less citrusy with time : pink grapes, pomgrenate, wowee ! A few minutes later it's going on the savoury side of things with Serrano ham, still that leathery touch, still oranges and a French sauce typically served with fish that we call beurre blanc. It's getting more and more resinous and old school. Glorious. Fruity pana cotta. A very, very high-class nose : complex, yet precise and very approachable.
    • Taste
      It might be less complex and precise but it's still quite incredible in its bitter-fruity delivery. The first sip was quite discrete but the rest was really great and very direct : passion fruit, still quite old-school and waxy, it's just a bit more woody (within limits) now, rather on citrus skins, blood oranges, old style soap and pinesap, mint. Wow again, a treat.
    • Finish
      Very long for only 46%, and texture wise it's very peculiar as well, it feels like something glossy, like a varnish. There's not an ounce of dryness indeed. Flavour-wise, it's pretty much the same - which we clearly won't complain about.

  7. DenisL scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Yes, there's not enough priderzheshsya (24) I remember the aftertaste after "The Tale of the Three" ... it's very vivid / bright / tasty and at the same time it does not require any effort. It's just a buzz :) every page (sip) raises the mood.95
    • Nose
      Tropics ... leather ... citrus (mandarin) ... plum jam (lekvar ... there is a difference) ... spices tickle in the nose ... the aroma of the classroom, the age of the mole (I very little tried them, but this * handwriting * I well remembered) strawberries in the dust ... cocoa ... (24)
    • Taste
      Wax ... prunes ... spices ... sponge cake and cream ... (23)
    • Finish
      Fruit salad and pepper wave ... but pepper is delicate ... very unusual ... strange peat nuances ... maybe not them?

  8. wataya scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. sagara-kun scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A demonstration of fruit bomb elegant and complex wish.
    • Nose
      A bomb of exotic fruit. The pleasure is immediate.
      Passion fruit, mango, banana, peach, blueberry. The sherry casks worked well. We have candied fruits, syrup, without the sweetness being disgusting. Liquorice The balance is almost perfect.
    • Taste
      Oily and honeyed. Just like the nose, the mouth is very exotic. The red fruits stand out especially (strawberry, cherry). A pastry side is also present, with butter and frangipane. It is particularly sweet.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and sweet, a real sweet. Many red fruits.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

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