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Overall rating
88.38/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB57587
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Fresh Rum
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
10/463
Barcode
610854917005
Bottled for
Preiss Imports San Diego CA
Added on
26 Aug 2014 5:26 pm by ScotchGuyTO
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 462.79

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10 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 14-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.38 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Tasting this blind, we were shocked to find out that this was a Springbank and not a Hazelburn. Not one of us could detect a hint of peat at any point. Anyways, this is a very tasty whisky, and a great example of a well-executed rum cask maturation. The freshness really comes through.

    Nose: Sweet and fresh. Right away I got that overripe fruit funk, which makes a lot of sense in hindsight given the cask maturation. Lots of peach, mixed citrus peel and lemongrass. Pastries, vanilla, and cinnamon. It’s got the sweet richness of milk chocolate fudge. I have “demerara sugar” in my notes, which I really hope I came up with before knowing this was a rum cask.

    Palate: Not as sweet as the nose. Herbal flavours here: lemon tea, green wood, and mint. Lots of fresh fruit. Sweet caramel and malt. Tart green grapes, pear, peach, and grapefruit. Grassy and mineral on the back end.

    Finish: Fresh, with a certain density. Mint, ginger, pineapple, lemongrass, and a touch of hot white pepper.

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very enjoyable Springbank.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Sweetbubba87 scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Even though the bottle has zero cask Info I emailed Springbank the bottle code and they confirmed that it is a fresh rum cask! I have to say this is one of the best rum cask Springbanks I've ever had. Exotic fruit and citrus notes exploding on the nose. The body is dense and oily with malty carmel, exotic fruits and burnt toffee. The finish is clean, balanced, and extremely long-lasting. Incredible.

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