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Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
94.09/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100% Pure Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Tappo Sughero
Added on
30 Apr 2013 9:44 pm

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.09 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    That is brilliant. Full stop. Will need to taste that again head to head with the Samaroli 12.

  2. jay83 scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    One of the most brilliant combinations between perfect distillate and perfect sherry - wood. Unbelievable complexity and elegance. Mind blowing....

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    • Nose
      100 100
    • Taste
      100 100
    • Finish
      100 100

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    What a stunner! No doubt one of the greatest whiskys I had so far.
    • Nose
      Extremely fresh and intensively fruity including oranges, lemons, passion fruits, mango, pineapples, bananas, dried fruits, raisins, plums, prunes, figs, you name it! It's so strong that it starts already burning in the nose.
    • Taste
      Very well balanced between the best oak wood notes, fruity notes, some great sweetness, a touch of leather, old books, toffee and coffee, chocolate and many more aromas. I can't enumerate them all. It's also very waxy, oily, smooth, mellow - just great! With water the fruitiness explodes - wow!
    • Finish
      Very long and this one comes up to your nose again like wasabi. Huge!

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge

    Springbank 10 yo (59%, OB, sherry, +/-1978)  This is the pretty famous '100% pure malt in red - dark sherry' version. Colour: mahogany. Nose: yes it does remind me of the no-less famous 12 yo for Samaroli. This is simply amazing, with all dimensions involved. So a huge complexity, even at this very high strength, with first, all kinds of raisins plus prunes and marzipan-filled dates, then a wee blend of other stunning old spirits (mainly cognac and rum), then all waxes and oils of the creation as well as the rarest aromatic herbs. You may forget about ‘rarest’. What an experience… With water: not the best use of water ever, the whisky doesn’t change much. Well, it couldn’t have gotten any better anyway… Mouth (neat): where to start? This is big, this is huge, this is as rich and yet elegant and even kind of refreshing as the grandest Montrachet (Serge, we’re getting tired of your wine quotes). The only tiny-wee-ish flaw is an infinitesimal soapiness. Otherwise we have more or less the same aromas as in the nose. With water: please immediately call the anti-maltoporn brigade. And water killed that faint soapiness, unsurprisingly. Finish: long and now rather spicier. Cloves and mint first, which keeps it all fresh, then crystallised ginger and a little paprika. Comments: grand, very grand. Great spirit from some superb sherry casks. And I liked the touch of soap at some point, that kept this whisky human. Haha.SGP:652 - 95 points.

    (with thanks to Angus, Bill, Emmanuel, Ho-cheng, Konstantin, and Tomislav)

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    Wow! What a nose - just sniffing this whisky makes me completely dizzy. It's so fresh and full of oranges, lemons, passion fruits, mango and the rest of the fruit basket. On the palate I can then also find notes of any kind of fruits in addition to the sherry wood, a subtle sweetness, lemony and also bit leathery and faint smokey notes. Despite it's high abv it's still very waxy, oily, peppery but smooth. The finish never ends. It does not even need water necessarily. With water it just gets a bit smoother and more notes of leather, smoke and old books appear. The color of this whisky is mahogany (dark sherry to orange red).

    After having compared this against the legendary 12yo 100proof bottled by Samaroli I think it also deserves the max points!

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