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Springbank 16-year-old

Overall rating
89.21/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
06.1997
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Madeira Cask
Casknumber
07/178-3
Number of bottles
630
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
13/402
Added on
21 Nov 2013 4:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 221,68

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76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.21 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    90 Wonderful! Great balance!
    Nose: tea with mint and melissa, smoke of a dying down fire, sea pebbles, a drop of iodine.
    Taste: dense, powerful, smoked, sweetish, the fortress is absolutely not felt
    Aftertaste: long and powerful.
    Bomb!

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    the nose is very interesting and a bit unusual, sea salt, a little sweet smoke and menthol
    taste - sweetness, menthol chewing gum, some spices, then honey and herbs
    the aftertaste first slightly burns with spices, then envelops with sweetish smoke and dabs with iodized salt and mint

    Very tasty molt, not like the springs that I tried before, unusually and balanced

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey, arrowroot biscuits, brine, light smoke, then red berries, light florals, then menthol, herbal tea
    • Taste
      93 93
      Honey, red berries, bacon, salt, oily, smoke, Bacon Dipper crackers
    • Finish
      94 94
      Bacon, salt, smoke, faint hint of red berries,, oily and lingering finish

  4. bert61nl scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Note by Chris Goodrum (Gauntleys):

    A very special single cask bottling for the UK market

    10 years in Bourbon/ 6 years finishing in Madeira
    Cask: 07/178-3
    Dist: June 1997 Btl: Oct 2013
    Tasted: Oct 2013
    A rich, buscuity, Madeira cake nose with earthy, honey notes. Edgy toffee, baked fruit, salt along with hints of parma violets. With time some grainy spices, menthol and dried fruit emerge.

    The palate is soft and honeyed with shortbread biscuits and Madeira cake, dried apricot, raisins, sultanas and earthy coffee/ herbal tannins. Gently peated with a very dry, herbal, honeyed, mocca/ malty middle. A huge mouthful of a malt with a very malty finish, finally moving into light tar and walnut fade.

    A drop of water brings out more citrus on the nose with an almost late harvested botrytis sweetness. The Madeira richness has faded a bit and allows the American oak to show with an almost old, dusty Glen Grant like character. It now feels double its age with a dusty violet note prevalent. The palate is exceedingly luscious now with the softly spiced herbal notes noticeable. Still mouth-filling but a little less tannic. Very more-ish!

  5. bert61nl scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt:

    Nose: Buttery biscuits and Maderia cake. Fruity, with a couple grain notes.

    Palate: Lovely warm honey, dried fruit and malt. A drop of water brings out some delicate herbal notes.

    Finish: Malty and nutty.

    Overall: Superb! Give it a round of applause!

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