Springbank 1991

Overall rating
86.45/100
votes
132
Whiskybase ID
WB534
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Vintage
06.1991
Bottled
08.2007
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Rum wood
Number of bottles
5100
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
07/176
Added on
22 oct 2007 6:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 700.82

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1991

27 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.45 points.

  1. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The taste of spirit is much higher than the age, sweet taste, vanilla, campbeltown's character

  2. Bruggi scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Very balanced

  3. Bruggi scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    A totally balanced dram. Delicious
    • Nose
      92 92
      Nice fruit
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dried fruit
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long persistent finish

  4. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    One of the best whiskys on a rum barrel
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet, fragrant, smoky and then fruity notes (banana), coffee with milk and dried figs,.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Soft with aromas of marsmellows, toffee and caramelized fruit, apples and pears and spicy notes.
    • Finish
      93 93
      In the long aftertaste some smoky and spicy notes with aromas of raisins and baked banana come up. The sweetness of the rum does not dominate. This keeps the character of Springbank.

  5. Eric D did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I love the fruity sweetness, you even think for a split second ; Is this realy whisky and no Rum ?

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The sweetness, probably from the rum casks, feels a bit artificial.

    #350
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2012]  I had this dram during a "Springbank" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a surprisingly fruity profile.

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  11. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says;

    Springbank 16 yo 1991/2007 'Rum Wood' (54.2%, OB, 6000 bottles)  This one was matured for 8 years in bourbon, then 8 years in rum. Colour: white wine. Nose: completely different from the 2001, more citric and vegetal at first nosing. A lot of cut grass, lemon, green tea, rhubarb, then more lemon pie and cake but it remains rather ‘green’. The rum’s influence is rather discreet so far. Whiffs of wet chalk. With water: gets a tad more sourish and buttery but also rather smokier, just like the 2001. Mouth (neat): we’re closer to the 2001 on the palate, only with a little more roundness (candy sugar, sultanas). Quite hot I must say, but drinkable when neat. Grows more and more lemony, with also quite some notes of green apples. With water: the rums seems to come out a little more to the front, it got more polished and smooth. More raisins and a little date liqueur. Works well with Springbank. Finish: malty and raisiny but with the typical freshness lingering. Comments: we’re a little farer from the distillate than with the 2001 but it’s still a very good bottling. A case where rum works much better than wine (isn’t that always the case? ;-)). It’s also true that they probably used ex-Cadenhead rum casks, and that Cadenhead’s rums are usually excellent. SGP:452 - 86 points.

  12. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Landryn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. stollimaus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Label says: 8 years in Refill Bourbon / 8 years in Fresh Rum

  15. EarlMobile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Tastes quite sour and a bit bitter, plus some sweetness from the rum barrels. Their influence is unfortunately quite limited. All in all OK, but not anymore ...

  16. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Springbank and Rum? ... yes that fits and really good! I'm not that much a fan of Rum Finish's, but this whisky is really good!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Akoo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A tough dram, not very complex, but very nice. You have to love lemon and cereals!
    • Nose
      Fresh and sweet notes. Lemon, a lot of lemon. Cream, lemon meringue pie. Banana notes flambé ... with rum. Of course :). It's very sweet, fruity and acidic at the same time. Rather interesting! Sweet notes of vanilla adorn this. It's very nice !
    • Taste
      It's powerful, but not alcoholic at all. We find, as on the nose, this very lemony side, but here with a hint of salt. We also have a vegetable and cereal side but not dry at all. It is also very fruity: grapes, rhubarb, ripe banana, which goes well with pepper caramel. It is both sweet (texture) and powerful (in taste).
    • Finish
      Long and sweet on lemon and cereals. Some spices and pepper remain in the mouth.

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The rum influence is not so heavy in this one as in some independently bottled Springbanks I have tasted. It almost unnoticeably mingles in.Underrated, but I believe I've said that about more Springbank bottlings.
    • Nose
      What a tropical treat. Mango, papaya, apricot, pineapple, plum, cappucino, peat, milk chocolate, vanilla, light caster sugar and toffee. With water also orange. The nose gives a very mature impression and could easily be mistaken for a 25-year-old.
    • Taste
      Mango, orange, peat, milk chocolate, coconut, almond and chilli pepper. With a few drops of water the rum comes out more, but also some mint.
    • Finish
      Peat, chocolate, mango, orange, grapefruit, liquorice root and mint.

  20. Gronqvist scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a sample, in September 2014.
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity with notes of citrus, overripe bananas, gooseberries, strawberries, rhubarb, caramel, burnt sugar, vanilla, freshly cut grass, artichokes, fennel, freshly churned butter, a touch of glue, one deskret hint of rum and a little pine. 
    • Taste
      Search and fruity, soft and sweet with notes of citrus, green apple, banana, a little passion fruit, caramel, ginger, pepper, star anise, honey, raisins, marzipan, nuts, Earl Grey tea, powdered sugar, ginger, white pepper, jasmine, elderflower and smoke. With water the rum tasted little clearer. 
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and pleasant with notes of bitter tea, malt, slightly raisins, sweet licorice, salty, slightly metallic and a little old wood.

  21. webdiver scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very well balanced whisky, and so far the best rum finish I've tasted.
    • Nose
      Very nice, sweet and fruity nose with caramel and burnt sugar and a hint of vanilla. Freshly cut grass and citrus fruits emerge after a while, just like a light spice. So far not to find much of the rum.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it first begins with the citrus fruit but quickly fades to then change to exotic fruits such as bananas, but also dry fruits. He also gives hints on spices like ginger or pepper, but the rum barrel softens the whole thing a bit.
    • Finish
      Long, harmonious and pleasant. The slight spiciness remains the longest.

  23. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  24. Tothemorrow scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Interesting, high quality dram. An odd Springbank
    • Nose
      Ripe bananas, strawberries, sweet, floral, hints of fudge
    • Taste
      Sweet, full-bodied, creamy, butter, exotic fruit
    • Finish
      Increasingly dry, not unlike Highland Park whiskies

       

  25. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The soft briny charachter of Springbank is not found in this version, probably impacted by the rum casks. However, the intrinsic quality and good wood management of Springbank is appearant. An excellent dram!
    • Nose
      What first hits me is tropical fruit, overripe banana, strawberries, treacle, grass and a touch of casco RX-glue (not in a bad way though).
    • Taste
      On the palate there is sweet and sour citrus, barley sugar, earl grey tea and icing sugar.
    • Finish
      substantial and lingering with sweet liquorice and slightly overdue and bitter breakfast tea.

  26. Miconciencia scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Taste
      Pestiños de miel, mazapán y pimienta

  27. hsmithjr scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Age did not help this one. This is a little disappointing. The 1989 12 is much better. However, I look forward to further rum cask whiskies in the future.

  28. magic_slim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Better than expected - especially the taste and finish are very good. The influence of the rum wood is obvious, which is no wonder, because 8 years in rum wood is more than a simple finish. For other whiskies this would be a complete maturation. Whisky and rum wood in a harmonic combination.
    • Nose
      Warming and a little spirity, with notes of cooked artichokes, grass, barley, hints of smoke and decent yellow fruits. The rum wood makes the nose sweeter with a certain foreign component, untypical for whisky.
    • Taste
      Warming - now with more typical Springbank character. The rum is making it a little softer and sweeter. Alcoholic with a decent spicyness (ginger and white pepper), caramel and smoke. Tasty!
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant.

  29. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I'm not a fan of whiskies with rum finish. It's something with that sweetness that comes from the rum cask, I just cant put my finger on it.
    • Nose
      Strong nose, with fruity and spicy aromas. But the rum wood influence isn't so nice at all.
    • Taste
      Fudge, nut and hints of smoke is the base flavors. And in the background the sweet rum flavors comes through.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish. With hints of more sweet rum flavors.

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