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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
92.81/100
votes
233
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

€ 900,00

Tastingtags

33 Notes

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
14 May 2015 8:43 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Russetmuscat
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.

Comments

Wow, this is probably the best whisky I've ever tasted. What an intense fruity profile, and what a superb balance!

Glennie
Expert Senior Glennie Review note
31 Jan 2018 11:12 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 95 points

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!

Weighted Rate
94.6
Nose
95
Initial taste
96
Body
96
Finish
93
Price
93
Presentation
93
kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
09 Nov 2017 10:46 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93.2
Nose
94
Initial taste
93
Body
94
Finish
94
Price
90
Presentation
92
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Gaija
Expert Senior Gaija Review note
24 Sep 2017 3:18 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
91
Price
92
Presentation
92
Gaija
Expert Senior Gaija Tasting note
24 Sep 2017 3:25 pm
Gaija gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Amber
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.

Comments

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.

DenisL
Expert Senior DenisL Tasting note
30 Aug 2017 10:26 pm
DenisL gave this whisky 95 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Тропики...кожа...цитрусовые(мандарин)...сливовое варенье (леквар...разница есть)...специи щекочут в носу...аромат классного,возрастного молта(я совсем мало их пробовал-но этот *почерк*я хорошо запомнил)земляника в пыли...какао...(24)

Taste

Воск...чернослив...пряности...бисквит и сливочный крем...(23)

Finish

Фруктовый салат и перечная волна...но перец деликатный...очень необычно...странные торфяные нюансы...может и нет их?

Comments

Да,тут не придерёшься (24)

Крутой молт!я прям в восторге:)в памяти всплыло послевкусие после "Сказка о тройке"...очень живо/ярко/вкусно и в тоже время не требует никаких усилий.Просто кайф:)каждая страничка(глоток)поднимают настроение.95

wataya
Member Senior wataya Review note
28 Aug 2017 9:33 pm
wataya gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.1
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
93
Price
90
Presentation
91
sagara-kun
Expert Senior sagara-kun Tasting note
07 Feb 2017 10:39 am
sagara-kun gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Une bombe de fruit exotique. Le plaisir est immédiat. 

Du fruit de la passion, de la mangue, banane, pêche, myrtille.
Les fûts de sherry ont bien agi. On a des fruits confits, du sirop, sans que le sucré ne soit écœurant.
De la réglisse.
L'équilibre est quasi parfait.
Taste

Huileuse et miellé. 

Tout comme le nez, la bouche est très exotique. Les fruits rouges ressortent aussi tout particulièrement (fraise, cerise).
Un côté pâtissier est aussi présent, avec du beurre et de la frangipane. C'est particulièrement sucré.
Finish

La finale est longue et sucrée, un vrai bonbon. Beaucoup de fruits rouges.

Comments

Une démonstration de fruit bomb élégante et complexe à souhait. 

stefsel111
Connoisseur stefsel111 Review note
29 Nov 2016 9:39 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
91
My Collection
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
16 Oct 2016 2:48 pm
ctu gave this whisky 93 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Very sophisticated and complex: sherry, creamy vanilla, flowers, fresh eucalyptus, fruits: waxy apple, banana, peach and mango, coconut, dark chocolate, leather, peat and salty sea air. Divine.

Taste

Oily, fruity, bittersweet with sour citruses and tropical fruits opulent play, sherry, vanilla, flower honeys,
chocolate, coconut. The leather, smoke and peat is perfectly entry to the party. Awesome!

Finish

Long, creamy and fruity. The flavors remain nicely. Especially peat and fresh mint.

Comments

I was shocked by this purity and complexity ...

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