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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
200
Whiskybase ID
WB401
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Old Radius Top Black Label
Barcode
61085410700
Added on
08 Sep 2007 9:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 189.95

15 × in wishlist

200 × member ratings

458 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Much more like the 12yo CS batch #8 & batch #9 IMO. It misses the raw edges of the current 10yo. I can't find the 'crushed sea shells' smell and taste from the current 10yo in this one. I like this better. Some drops of water do wonders for the nose in particular.
    • Nose
      Fresh, Springbank, green fruits, yellow fruits, oily, fatty, some orange, some honey sweetness
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, typical springbank earthiness, honey, then yellow fruits, again orange, faintly some green fruits. Great if you like the typical Springbank flavours.
    • Finish
      Gets little dry, little bitter, malty, sweet honey. Weakens fast, but lingers long

  2. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I bought mine for somewhat over 40 euros, so a higher rating for price than current avg of 83.67.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Complex. Water is its friend. And time! This presentation (10yo temperament, 46% abv, non-chill filterd, natural color) is demanding. Not for the beginner. But highly recommended otherwise.
    • Nose
      No water: floral sweetness. Citrus. Heather. Heat. Savoury note (herbs? Nuts?). Complex.
      With water: more sweetness. Savoury notes. No heat. Creamy. Still complex.
    • Taste
      No water: smoky arrival. Spicy development towards sweet.
      With water: sweet arrival. Spicy, creamy development towards citrus.
    • Finish
      Long sweet finish if no water added.
      With water: Long finish of sweet, citrus and hints of smoke.

  4. Derufus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Ninofdram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Kilo1 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Varnish, malt, barely perceptible strawberries in a slight haze, sea water with each new breath, the aroma reveals itself more and more.
    Taste: A lot of peat with sweetness, applesauce, salt.
    Aftertaste: Peat, wet brewer's yeast, smoke.
    Conclusion: Pleasant whisky. For his age, it is very impressive I want to get acquainted with the distillery more deeply. It does not push away from itself at all, although with the first sips it may seem harsh.

  7. whiskyd scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It was a bit solventy on the nose at first, so I added a teaspoon and a half to 50cl and left it sit for 15 minutes. On the nose, the solventy citrus notes fade and the malty spice notes become more apparent. The palate tumbles out quickly, so it takes a tad more focus to parse the flavors. With enough time the floral and fruit character of this one becomes quite powerful, too.  
    • Nose
      Salty citrus zest, a touch of white pepper, floral peat, malt, gingered spices, and butter with a hint of almond.
    • Taste
      Floral honey and bitter vanilla, banana, salted caramel, floral peat, malt, mixed dried fruit.
    • Finish
      Brown sugar and ginger, fades to bitter baking spices

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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