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Springbank 1989 Port

Overall rating
87.35/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
1989
Bottled
02.2003
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Port Pipe
Number of bottles
3120
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2007 9:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 295,00

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50 × member ratings

136 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1989 Port

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.35 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nix against a dirty nose with nice Moder: he smells here, as if he was something over. Thanks to the impression on the tongue, it is not a letdown, but overall it does not run quite round. Too bad, the potential was there.
    • Nose
      83 83
      First of all, it's difficult to discover the Springbank character behind these aromas ... Fierce musty odor strikes you, a mixture of rotten fruit, rancid fat, old socks and changing rooms. It gets weaker over time, but still remains dominant. By the way, you can still find red grapes, lavender flowers and chocolate drops. But you have to make an effort.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Well then, on the tongue then unmistakably Springbank. Hardly any trace of the Mief - / - Moderkombi from the nose, instead juicy red grapes, black cherries, toffee, caramel, Straciatellaeis, a pleasant woody note. Butter biscuits and toffee sweets, fresh bread dough.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, pleasantly dry. Fermented fruits, caramel, honey. Light sulfur.

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke and slightly musty, dark fruits, a strong spice mixture with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, red wine, prunes, raisins, tobacco, plum jam, some camphor, a subtle pepper note, after a while also cream (Werther's real) and vanilla. Very cool!
    • Taste
      creamy-spicy, caramel, delicate smoke, less than in the nose, plums, moldy forest soil, nutmeg, again cinnamon, black pepper, forest honey, tobacco and leather.
    • Finish
      spicy oak, black pepper, tobacco and smoke, getting dry.

  3. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is a deep, complex and impressive. This is one further example of a great wood expression from my favorite distillery. Such a fantastic dram! 

    (Rating interval 88-92)
    • Nose
      Juicy and spicy, vinous with some distant peat. Fruity with red plum and maybe grapes.
    • Taste
      Again complex spicy notes with dark bitter chocolate, licorice, cardamom and vanilla. The peat is there again but really subtle.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering, with blue grapes, again cardamom, vanilla and a hit of anise seed. 

  4. Simo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. mothers_finest scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great Malt, together with the Glendronach # 3340 my best port malt so far. Very intense, great flavors.
    • Nose
      dirty, sweet, fruity, spicy - smoke, kerosene, port, wine cellar, slightly musty, thick plum jam, orange juice, grapefruit, raisins, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, camphor, licorice, tobacco, damp wood
    • Taste
      sweet, tingling, spicy, oily, very creamy, great, full on - oranges, plum jam, cloves, clove pepper, nutmeg, dark dark chocolate, smoke, tobacco, dark caramel, Brazil nuts, raisins, vanilla, a lot of cardamom, dark sweet cherries, then more and more leather and licorice, bitter-sweet, great intense mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Lots of leather and liquorice, orange juice, vanilla and burnt caramel, a lot of cardamom, cloves and nutmeg, pepper, nuts, dark chocolate, spicy-sweet he stays in the mouth for a long time ...

  7. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Body: full and rich. Mouth coating.
    • Nose
      Sophisticated. Dundee cake, vanilla, new leather, pipe tobacco, dried apricot, peat, tea.
    • Taste
      European oak is there, but not dominating . Sweet tobacco, nut, smoke in the background. Complex. 
    • Finish
      Soot, malt.

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A perfect example of how to fill a whisky a tipp too late, frankly I do not think it's old for the still-clear alcohol and the spikes in it, but the bitterness really takes over too much, especially on the finish and it's just bitter no chocolate or real oak. Pity, eigtl. Exciting notes in between, just after a while in the nose.
    • Nose
      Reminds me of a spiced rum I once had, scented notes of carnation, camphor, nutmeg, grated oak, a little orange peel, furniture polish, cinnamon, cardamom, with time a little more accessible and fruity, but the fruit for me beyond the orange peel not further definable, has something of red gummy bears
    • Taste
      Full on, here comes the orange more beautiful, a few berry bushes are also full, clove, cardamom, some black pepper, dark honey with herbs such as thyme and oregano, cinnamon, a little cherry, in between bitter oak notes, but still in the frame, dark chocolate , Mahogany chest, smooth leather
    • Finish
      Orange oil, the bitter oak with the leather is a little too much, furniture polish again, clove, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, too much barrel, medium to long

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