Springbank 08-year-old

Overall rating
86.53/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB53302
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dumpy Bottle
Vintage
1976
Bottled
1984
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
jp Japan
Added on
26 mar 2014 10:48 pm by WhiskyJug
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 668.02

4 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 08-year-old

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.53 points.

  1. springtank scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. sphinx scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Seele scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    N straw, honey, cake, fruit candy, Houttuynia cordata
    T compare oil, lemon, mineral, houttuynia, seems a little meaty, a little smoky, hay, a little sulphur.
    F long, cinnamon
    C is a pretty good cloud top except for a little bit of sulfur
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Superficially grassy on the nose, but then creamy sweetness. Oily and biscuitously sweet in the mouth. Delicious!

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Hay, salt, brackish water
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Barbone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Rambojunior83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. zzs0529 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is a Genting group that was launched for the Japanese market in the 1980s for 8 years. If you go to WHISKYBASE to check, you will find that there are two wines that match the logo of the bottle. One says it was released in 1983 and the other says it was released in 1984, but the wine itself was distilled in 1976. We all know the laws and regulations of Scotland, and it is certainly not possible to write them in less than 8 years! Then this thing is very interesting~ because the 1983 is clearly recorded in the box, but the bottle is not...Is it a little confused?

    In fact, the word 1983 in the package means that Genting won the title of Grand Cru Classe (super premium) in the blind tasting of a whisky master in London that year with full scores in all items! To promote how good this Genting whisky is! It’s not the true year of the wine, otherwise it’s impossible to explain why it’s less than 8 years old but the bottle is marked as 8 years old. The Scots still care about the year label~

    Overall, this wine is not Genting. I don’t know if the importer intended it? Or was the winery's grasp of the taste of whisky lovers in the Japanese market at that time? However, it is a blessing to be able to drink Genting that was distilled nearly 50 years ago in 2021. Thanks to the drinkers in Beijing for sharing such a good whisky! As a sample, it is interesting enough!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smell the fragrance: canned pears, ginger, green grass, small streams, lawn after rain, a pastoral scene;
    • Taste
      86 86
      Entrance: Fruit candy, a little oxidation, maltose, meringue, floral fragrance, flower basket, very not Genting~
    • Finish
      86 86
      Final rhyme: long almonds, slightly bitter, with the aroma of malt.

  9. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honeycomb, ripe fruits that fall to the ground, canned peaches, dried ginger candy, grass, dried malt, flavors, grease, peat, old leather shoes
    • Taste
      Honey water, a little fruit, kerosene, egg whites, nuts, sweet and bitter, flowers and baskets.
    • Finish
      Long, wheaty, bitter almonds.

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Rather dry but still very drinkable and also enjoyable
    • Nose
      Very malty, dry hay, little grassy, green fruits, carambola
    • Taste
      Oily, zesty, rather austere, just hints of honey
    • Finish
      Medium long, a tad bitter in the end

  12. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

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