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Overall rating
85.73/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
05.1995
Bottled
10.2012
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
68
Number of bottles
338
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Nov 2012 7:32 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.30

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1995 MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points

  1. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting.

    A nice balanced dram for a summer evening, from a filigree sherry barrel.
    • Nose
      Fresh, right at the beginning clear alcohol note, but soon reduced. Caramel, cereal, fruit cake with peach. In addition, an earthy overlapping note with grass and herbs that reminds me of a Hazelburn.
    • Taste
      Fine creamy, sweet, the peach fruit is back, fine vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and fruity, some cocoa and dark chocolate on the palate. With the third and fourth sip, the wood flavors clearly increase.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant, if peculiar malt. The soft and fruity peat aroma of the nose goes down completely in the further tasting. Dark and harsh wood tones dominate the taste and the finish. Nevertheless, this sample has that certain something and pleases with good.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Turbid, yet bright amber shimmers in the glass. On the glass wall large and oily streaks have formed, subtle and fruity peat aroma flows from the glass. The soft and very restrained peat is ensnared by fruity orange aromas, a tentative sea breeze blows from the glass. The alcohol note is very harmoniously integrated and brings the wonderfully soft and fruity aroma to perfection. A touch of apricot arises, then creamy and sweet caramel appears. A very subtle smoke could be in the background, although I'm not so sure. Creamy and slightly buttery now produce subtle mineral notes, and a moment later, the fruity peat aroma sets in again.
    • Taste
      The first sip is fruity and clear. Immediately follow tart and discreet bitter oak notes, dark fruit aroma mixed with a bitter smoky note. Earthy and dirty play dull wood elements with dark fruit and a bitter and spicy nut-loam mix. This strange aroma has never struck me so extreme. The second sip is accompanied by an intense salt aroma, mineral elements, earth and fruity aromas alternate. A bitter woody aroma exudes a plump warmth, a hint of licorice and grapefruit stands out from the spicy wood.
    • Finish
      The fine tart wood notes give the finish properly gas. The peculiar spice from the taste is reflected in the finish again, dry woody aromas warm the palate. The citrus fruit or grapefruit aroma returns, producing a fine and fruity nut aroma. The aftertaste sounds long with its great aroma.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind Tasting
    • Nose
      Trockene Wiese, gelbe Äpfel, Aprikosen, eine Spur Wachs und dezenter Rauch. Etwas wilde Minze, Sägespäne.
    • Taste
      Malzig und pfeffrig. Apfelkuchen, milder Honig, neues Leder. Kaffee und etwas Asche. Mittellang.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Well, that was not First Fill Sherry.
    • Nose
      Floral, herbal tea, spicy, pear, subtly hinted smoky notes, sweet honey, some oak, vanilla, citrus notes, sauna infusion, some caramel and chocolate, relatively few sherry notes in the nose
    • Taste
      here directly sweet, floral and fruity, here again hinted smoke, pear, honey, the second sip clearly less sweet and more dry herbal going, the sweetness is then delayed, but it reappears on the palate, also something creamy , Caramel, a little cinnamon, salt, the sherry is here but very reserved
    • Finish
      now the smoke becomes clearer, drier altogether, going to the bitterness, of the pears only the shell

  5. Zumbar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Initially a somewhat uncommon fuitiness such as blood orange and citrus. Then sweeter with peach, caramel, milk chocolate, cherry, fig, vanilla and a little peat.
    • Taste
      Again that blood orange or grapefruit which reminds of Littlemill. Orange, peach, mango, lime, chocolate, peat, vanilla and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, mango, chocolate, toffee and tea.

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