Springbank 1997 Vintage

Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
155
Whiskybase ID
WB3891
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 2
Vintage
1997
Bottled
05.2008
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
08/141
Added on
26 sep 2008 5:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 735.87

22 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

291 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997 Vintage

24 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

  1. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Макс scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. whiskyclick scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very intense sherry. It's perfect Christmas dram, a lot of cinnamon, cherry and SB "funk".

  5. prestonclub scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20 80

    young and simple, there’s nothing to catch on ...

  7. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F20 B20

  8. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    86 Sherry Spring. Simple enough, but not bad. In the nose there is a slight frill.

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5tNowspkTE (84/100).

    "But I'm also getting at the end of this whisky a touch of fust. And slight tainting. No so good."

  11. Kensay scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very mediocre spring, there is no desire even to write in more detail

  12. MaltFond scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    21.22.21.21

  13. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  14. Fight65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Why pay this price when the 10-year-old is far better?
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  15. steinrich scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    a bit better with water
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  17. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lot like the 12yo CS Batch 8, but a bit more bitter.

    Blind tasting of a sample from Kay Meertens.
    • Nose
      Typical Springbank, sweet, a bit salty, oily, full and strong.
    • Taste
      Full, strong. Again typical Springbank, yellow fruit, fatty, oily, little bitter
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry but lingering. Falls a bit flat on it's nose.

  18. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      peat, smoke, glue, polish (Springbank style), floral - lavender, oily and liquorice
    • Taste
      oily, almond paste, briny, chocolate and ashes
    • Finish
      medium drying with liquorice, briny - sand and beach, oily (fat) and dirty

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    As is often the case with Springbanks, also this one is hard to unravel. I don't get so much tropical fruitiness (pineapple / papaya / mango) that I find so recognisable in many Springbanks. Instead, there's quite a clear sherry influence in this one.
    • Nose
      Lime, apricot, earth, blueberry, raspberry, vanilla and spice.
    • Taste
      Blueberry, caramel, orange, apricot, pepper, malt, caramel, ginger and a salty touch.
    • Finish
      Mocha, blueberry, caramel, lime, salt and pepper. Whiffs of smoke and rubber.

  20. scratchy78 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    The nose is typical Springbank.  Lovely.  The flavor is tight and closed.  Honey, pear, a hint of smoke.  Complex and enjoyable, but hard to distinguish what`s going on.  It takes a little water and a lot of time to get this one to opened up, but even then on the disappointing side given other Springbanks.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  21. Malt Hans scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, orange, nutmeg,

    cinnamon, balsamic vinegar, mint, vanilla, malt and peat. Marzipan sweet

    taste, pepper, anise, eucalyptus, sweet orange, toffee and malt.Medium

    long, spicy, smoky and malty end.

  22. Furtia scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  23. TheNose scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: salty, some smokiness, fruity

    Taste: sweet, little smoke, sweet, salty, fruit (yellow), citrus

    Finish: long with a little smokiness

  24. hsmithjr scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice expression!
    • Nose
      Sweet and salty.  Oak.  Fresh honey.  Buttered bread.  Sugared almonds.
    • Taste
      Sweet and rich.  Smoky and salty, but not overly salty.  Dried apricots. Marzipan and caramels.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, and oaky.  Very warming!

  25. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fudge. Vanilla. A little farmyardy
    • Taste
      Swimming pools on the attack (chlorinated) quickly mellowing to peat. Buttery and a good strong blast of smoke.Gingery
    • Finish
      Long and warming with peat, stewed fruit and more ginger. Something else I can't put a name to

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