Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jan 2009 3:12 pm

Average value

€ 65.87

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

119 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Administrator

    Traditional production, craft presentation and superior quality - it's hard not to like Springbank malts. Complex, dense and ever-changing, the nose is truly a chameleon. Gentle peatiness, crisp apples and bitter herbs harmonize with sweet malt, old leather and mineral-earthy notes. Tasting strong, aromatic and spirit-driven (no rough edges), this young Campbeltown malt combines well-integrated smoke, mild fruitiness and a touch of salt with a robust, substantial and chocolaty finish. It's simply one of the best young whiskies you can find in these days!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Hach, a familiar scent rises from my glass. The characteristic Springbank filthiness is present, closely followed by salty caramel sweets, freshly cut green apples, pears, lemons and sweet malt. In the background, a very delicate smoke flag is noticeable. Hints of herbs, delicate traces of red fruits, marzipan, mineral-maritime notes and a little spicy oak blend wonderfully harmoniously together. The alcohol (46%) is very involved. A nice introduction to the Springbank world.
    • Taste
      Strong-sweet start, freshly ground pepper prickles on the tip of the tongue. The texture of the malt is pleasantly soft and oily. The Springbank-dirtiness is back immediately, the nose in the nose still delicate smoke flags now noticeably more intense to advantage and flows into a light camp fire smoke. Light fruits, lemons, limescale, oranges, malt, vanilla, nuts, dark chocolate, spices (nutmeg?), Mineral maritime notes and spicy oak give the only 10 years old malt a remarkable complexity. The alcohol is very well integrated again. The palate is slightly drier.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, fruity-spicy and warm. With a decent pinch of pepper on the sparkling tongue tip, the finish starts. The vanilla sweetness and bright fruits (especially oranges) are gradually fading. With a light camp fire smoke, dark chocolate, mineral aromas and herbaceous-spicy notes of oak wood sounds of Springbank. On the palate remains a slight dryness.

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Apples, sweet fruits, peated smoke, christmas cake, spices, old leather, salt and dried fruits notes on nose.

    Sweet fruits, red apples, dust, peated smoke, spices, oak cask, dried fruits and cream notes on palate.

    Spices, dust, peated smoke, oak cask, apples, tea, dryness, leather notes on long finish.

  4. chlinatele scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My All Day Favorite. My first whisky I tried. There is always an open bottle in my home
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    doesn't make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      staubiges Kornfeld
      etwas Brot
      dunkle Frucht
      im Hintergrund etwas Schimmel
    • Taste
      öliger Antritt
      dunkle Frucht, Alkohol und Schokoladesüßer werdend
    • Finish
      trockene Schokolade
      etwas Frucht

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2011 bottling

    Nose: A fruity and creamy nose, with a little peat smoke and quite some heat and mineral acidity.

    Taste: again the cream and fruit from the nose (oranges and strawberries), some peat and quite peppery.

    Finish: a medium aftertaste with spices, some nuttiness and medicinality. Pretty dry.

    An age of 12 years would probably be better for this standard bottling of Springbank (works perfectly in the cask strength as well), as the current experience (but mainly the nose) could do with a little less heat.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


     I don’t know the 10yo like I feel I should, so I order a dram whilst in the Craft Beer Co. just before Christmas. The last time I enjoyed the 10yo was at the Cadenhead’s shop in Chiltern Street in December 2017 when I scored it an incredible 91 points! It sure was flying high that year.

    N: Smells of dry bonfire-smoked barley – as natural as you could ask for.
    T&F: Natural throughout.
    C: An uncomplicated tasty dram. How wonderful to see this available in a pub for the price of a pint.

  9. Bam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    For me, one of the best standards that an 18yo can hardly keep up with. Multi-layered, balanced and simply delicious.
    • Nose
      Full, complex nose with vanilla and caramel. Many light fruits like green apples, pears, and especially peach. Some smoke behind it. Moist earth, hay. Carried by a pleasant oak note.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, oily mouthfeel. Strong vanilla and caramel again. A lemon next to the peach. The smoke on the palate is somewhat stronger than in the nose, nice oak flavor. Wet pebbles.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Now a lot of oak, dark and full, with noticeable smoke. Espresso, vanilla, and still the peach.

  10. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic nose, perfect age for a spring bench.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89


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