Springbank 1997 Gs

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Bottling serie
Single Rum Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
Fresh Rum Barrel
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Scoma GmbH
de Germany
Added on
04 Nov 2013 12:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 144.93

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35 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Gs

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very surprising, the expected sweetness of the rum barrel is completely missing
    • Nose
      Iodine and phenol, some charcoal and fumigants, salty sea breeze, rum aroma, grape nut chocolate, herbs (thyme?), Raw cabbage, with water it gets even salty and rum raisins stand out more
    • Taste
      Dry, hardly sweet, almost astringent, raisins, phenolic
    • Finish
      Dry and long

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a complex and difficult malt
    he is idiosyncratic and probably only for hardcore fans (here more Springbank than rum barrel)
    you have to chew it and concentrate thoroughly
    more of a dirty than smoky malt
    For me, Spirit went very well with barrel and I think this malt is really cool
    • Nose
      Protective, light ham, leather seats, green herbs, hay, slightly sweet, slightly chemical

      with water: tingling, musty, slightly fruity, slightly these orange-blue erasers
    • Taste
      oily, soft and silky on the palate
      light Oak becomes more, a mixture of workshop and oil, artificial leather becomes more, tart, spicy, slightly sweet

      with water: softer, rubber, tart herbs
    • Finish
      medium long
      very tart, bitter, somewhat chemical, autumn leaves, a note that I cannot name

      with water: bitter, oily

      all in all, I have the feeling that the notes are evaporating

  4. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. p4blo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A slightly different Springbank, yet still a very good one.
    • Nose
      The typical Springbank smoke is here, but it's very faint, almost undetectable. So are the notes of rum. It does appear as a bourbon cask whisky with a heavy wood impact, some yellow fruits with mango, banana, chamomile and milky, buttery malt. Nice, but slightly lacking character.
    • Taste
      Very light and bright, springbank/summer whisky with pineapple, mango, peach, red apple and lemon+lime juice. Rather atypical, no smoke on the tongue, with a pinch of pepper and salt.
    • Finish
      Finally, the smoke comes up, together with the other usual suspects - wet stones, sea breeze, salt. Medium length.

  6. Hemdl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasing and beautiful Springbank.
    Rum ripples / finishes are always critical and heavy, too often the rum notes go down (quickly) and the tannins of the additional barrels remain. Here is the whole well done, the tannins are indeed noticeable in the finish, but just at the border. Add to that the wonderful fruity nose and the pleasant mouthfeel. Watch out!
    16 years Springbank with rum ripening, the whole in single cask for a fair price (99.90 €). Watch out!
    • Nose
      At first extremely fruity and fresh, the fruit notes of the rum ripening seem to jump right down to it. Tropical fruits, pears, pineapple and a strong hint of vanilla. In addition a slight - typical for Springbank - smoky note and slight zirtus notes.
      Fruity, fresh, light smoke - just what you would expect from such a bottling. Watch out!
    • Taste
      Licorice, spicy oak. The fruit notes from the nose are still there, but now a bit more discreet and rather as a sidekick to the tarter notes. The smoke barely noticeable here.
      Contrary to my previous speaker, the sweetness is still clearly present for me.
    • Finish
      Here are the tannins equal to both barrels are used, in which the malt was matured. It gets dry, a very subtle bitterness is palpable, but not too tragic. Long finish, the smoke hardly available here, at best to the end felt.

  7. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very idiosyncratic malt. The nose gives an idea of ​​its origin. The peat and smoke harmonize very well with the fruity nose. In terms of taste, this blindsample has a lot of power, and then flattenes noticeably on the finish.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: rich and bright hay with a brownish tinge. A subtle peat and smoke note rises from the glass. While the smoky note is more intense, the alcohol note also becomes more intense. Mineral hints mix with a subtle citrus note, sweet vanilla lies in the background. Over time, the nose becomes more fruity and a hint of apricot and subtle sherry flavors come from the fine peat-smoke mixture.
    • Taste
      Wow, violent oak tones beat unrestrained at the first sip on the tongue. Salty pungency mixes with black pepper. Grapefruit flavors come from the spicy and spicy wood. The sharpness still exudes a plump warmth while a bitter foliage and walnut note is created. Shortly citrus fruits flash again, a smoky note becomes bitter.
    • Finish
      With bitter wood and walnut notes, he begins the finish. Slightly salty, stale and bitter, the finish exudes an idiosyncratic aroma.

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. bert61nl did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: notes of slightly charred wood from the rum barrel.

    Taste: Aromas of sour rum drops, but at the same time very strong and with slight smoky notes.

    Resonance: Medium to long and slightly smoky to the end - a typical Springbank. Source: www.scoma.de


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