Springbank 1995

Overall rating
89.55/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB52171
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Starkicker
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Pipe
Number of bottles
140
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
STARKICKER
Added on
13 feb 2014 10:15 pm by wbarchive_349450
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 320.85

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1995

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.55 points.

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    N: subtle smoke, sour notes, almost we overflowed burnt milk. Lime. Behind it biscuit notes. Rather closed. You should give him time in the glass, here is a lot to discover after a long time. In the course clearly fruity, apricot and herbs.
    M: In the mouth but then excellent. Dry tart notes. Oily mouthfeel. Overall, very woody, only a little fruit, Ricola candy, some apricot brandy. Bread crust. Vanilla. Alcohol is perfectly integrated, nothing metallic, which is older, at least 18 I think.
    A: Long, further association of slightly burnt bread crust. dryness

    Conclusion: Tap on a hogshead. 20 years. Due to the dry notes tend towards Highland Park, Laddie or Springbank. Nice!

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This malt is dominated by extremely dark and smoky wood tones with salty influences. Here and there are fruity elements perceptible in taste and aftertaste, but these are usually superimposed by an intense spice mixture, only the nose releases friendly and sweet elements. This malt takes a lot of time, because the flavors change from minute to minute and reveal new nuances again and again. Although this malt is certainly not a simple all-day dram and requires a lot of attention, I find this filling very interesting and appealing. Complex, varied, complex and delicious!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Clear and pure, the malt shines straw-colored in the glass, on the glass wall thin drops pull their tracks back into the glass. Sweetness rises and mixes with a subtle smoky note, finely ground sea salt comes into its own and retreats at the same moment. Milk chocolate and a sweet fruit note are traversed by a variety of spicy notes, curry crystallizes out particularly. A slightly minty freshness dissolves from the spicy and sweet note, the initial smoke and salt are barely perceptible. Delicately spicy wood tones blend with creamy malt, velvety peach and apricots stand out. The nose changes from second to second ... Just the velvety peaches dominated, now the multi-layered spice mixture pushes back into the foreground. A light forest scent (pine needles and dry branches) follows a hint of vanilla and slightly sour berries or grapes. Gorgeous, I could smell for hours on this varied and complex nose.
    • Taste
      Wow, a strong mixture of salt, smoke and spicy wood elements explodes on the first sip on the tongue. Black pepper and a hint of chili envelops the tongue and warms the entire palate. Acidic fruit elements and dried raisins give the otherwise very wooden and salty taste a tart fruity note, wet leather and tart wood tones blend into an idiosyncratic and sometimes bitter melange. Old and dark walnuts become bitter and bitter, lightly burned wooden lumps lie on earthy and mineral soil. Dry and tart wood tones become creamy and slightly oily, rancid may get better. Nearby burns a peat fire, salty sea surf and campfire come to mind. Dark chocolate and a touch of espresso melt together, dried berries are oily in the background.
    • Finish
      With harsh wood tones and smoky echoes, the aftertaste starts full. Dark and charred wood elements stick to the palate, the dry walnut is also dominant. The varied spice mixture of the taste is reflected in the aftertaste again. Some sweet fruit flavors are covered with sour berries and a hint of citrus fruits. The salty mouthfeel also returns, a pinch of pepper comes to the fore. A fresh peppermint note is dominant all the time and gives the otherwise harsh and dark finish a refreshing note. Suddenly, the dark and nutty wood elements are extremely present again. Even in the end, the flavors change every second and remain for a felt eternity in memory.

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