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Overall rating
85.06/100
votes
1307
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854107000
Added on
03 Jan 2009 3:12 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53,31

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

115 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.06 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. 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

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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

  6. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Cask Is King scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Amazing drop for your buck!!
    Peat and lingering sweetness - hard not to adore!

  8. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Bomshanka scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Very good 10 year old Campbeltown whisky. Very complex and quite a chameleon. Keeps adding nuances with each sip and each dram but stays on the minerally sharp side.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sour apples, engine oil, flint chert dust, pickled ginger, pickled peaches, old paper. Vague sherry a layer down.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and sour, lemon sweets, ginger, minerally, vaguely sooty and rusty, resinous, oily and deeply complex.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Lingers on the ginger and the soot for a fair while.

  10. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Salted gummy bears with smoke. Ample Orangeat. Intensive but still round.

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