- 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
- Added on
- 04 Nov 2013 12:33 pm
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31 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Gs
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.34 points
- A slightly different Springbank, yet still a very good one.
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.
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.
Finally, the smoke comes up, together with the other usual suspects - wet stones, sea breeze, salt. Medium length.
- 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!
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!
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
With bitter wood and walnut notes, he begins the finish. Slightly salty, stale and bitter, the finish exudes an idiosyncratic aroma.
- Very surprising, the expected sweetness of the rum barrel is completely missing
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
Dry, hardly sweet, almost astringent, raisins, phenolic
Dry and long
- 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