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Overall rating
90.07/100
votes
154
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/470
Barcode
610854001018
Added on
12 Nov 2014 7:54 am by duerer79
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 635,23

20 × in wishlist

154 × member ratings

187 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 25-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.07 points

  1. Deloti scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very balanced
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Fairly restrained nose, that needed a couple of drops of water, some hand warming and time in the glass to blossom. Then, you get a great mixture of ripe fruits (both lighter citrus and orchard fruits, as well as darker berries and a hint of pineapple) and the classic 'dirty' Springbank profile (engine oil, soft smoke, damp warehouse) brought together by nicely-integrated, but not over-dominant, oak. I have to admit that it isn't quite as obviously 'old' as I was hoping for (a blind nosing would probably put it at somewhere between 15-18 years old), and there certainly appears to be a range of different cask types in the mix that would prevent me from identifying a clear lineage. It certainly feels older on the palate, where some drying oak is more present. There is still a nice balance of the sweet fruits and peat smoke here too. The oak and fruits battle it out at the finish, leaving a drying mouthfeel that is perhaps the port pipes making sure that we are aware of them (I believe that the spirit was finished in these before bottling). A very nice Springbank with a unique profile then, although I am still not convinced that these older Springbanks (both OB and IB) are worth the vastly-inflated prices being charged.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I find some older Springbank a bit soapy, but not this one. Successful bottling, I like that very much. We do not want to talk about the price, I do not want to include it in the rating.
    • Nose
      A spicy-fruity nose. Directly shoot a fermented red grape and spicy sweetness from the sherry barrel into the nose. The nose suggests a full and creamy consistency. Dark brown old leather, old oak planks. Overall, the nose remains very long-lasting, changes little and releases even after some time of Verriechens the beautiful spicy-fruity notes from the beginning.
    • Taste
      Voluminous and mouth-filling onset with milk chocolate, honey, blanched almonds and a pleasant woody note. After a while, there is a slight violet note, but not as intense as in other older Springbank bottlings. Liquorice is coming, white pepper, the oak is getting stronger. Some toffee, a few dried plums.
    • Finish
      Long finish, which results in a blend of butterscotch, mild pepper, dark chocolate and sherry flavors.

  5. Gronqvist scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted April 24, 2015 at a Drop-in tasting at Lyngby wine cellar Copenhagen ( http://facebook.com/vinkaelder ).
    • Nose
      Fruity with notes of baked apples, oranges, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums, cranberries, Sherry, a little port wine, raisins, figs, lemonade, paraffin, damp cellar, old wine and a hint of peat. A little waxy.
    • Taste
      Vinous and exotic with a perfect balance sheet and notes of raspberry, grapefruit, crème de cassis, plums, candied oranges, raisins, figs, caramel, cinnamon, licorice, leather and moist soil.
    • Finish
      Medium long, soft and elegant with notes of exotic fruits, raisins, dates, salt water, lemonade, little peat and oak.

  6. eleiko5 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 25 Years
    (46%, OB 2014, 1200 btl.)

    Nose: quite fruity (baked apples, oranges, lots of berries) with some waxy notes and a subtle dose of sherry and Port (going towards plums, strawberries and fragrant raspberries). Touches of paraffin, damp cellar and whiffs of brine. All quite subtle and slightly modern / winey. Not bad at all but not a match for old bottlings either. Mouth: a fair deal of wine again, but not exactly powerful and slightly vinous. Raspberries are back, some cassis, plums and candied oranges. Gingery notes, cinnamon and liquorice. Leathery and earthy notes too. Finish: medium long, on crystallized fruits, with oak and brine.

    This new Springbank 25 is not bad at all, but it feels strange and a bit restrained – I expected more, especially when the price will be around £ 300. I was much more impressed with the excellent 18 Year Old Single Cask which I believe to be around € 140.

    Score: 86/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2014/springbank/springbank-25-years-2014/

     

     

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, contrary
    to the ugly packaging. But that is beside the point, obviously. But the price –
    some 450 EUR – is a showstopper for me.
    • Nose
      It is amazingly
      fruity on raspberries, oranges and baked apples, sprinkled with cinnamon. But
      some gooseberries, green plums and raisins also show themselves. I get a touch
      of paraffin with a hint of gyproc and tobacco, but apart from that not much of
      the traditional Springbank is to be found. It is a bit of a fruit bomb. But
      what a great nose!
    • Taste
      I would not have
      minded a bit more body. On the palate, the port pipe puts its foor down from
      the start, making this Springbank show a lot of red fruit. Plums, raspberries,
      strawberries, caramelized oranges. It flirts with the wine, balancing on that
      fine line of winey. Spicy as well. Cinnamon, ginger, cloves and liquorice.
      Good, do not get me wrong, but I had expected more of the Springbank character.
      Must be me.
    • Finish
      The medium long
      finish offers another boost of sweet and red fruit, but at the death some salt
      arrives to cross the proverbial t.

  8. Drochaid scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Barrel: Storage was first in bourbon and sherry casks. To finish the qualities were united in Port Pipes. Aroma: The nose is rich with a peaty influence. Scented by the warehouse in which they matured. Fruity too, but this time berries in the foreground: blackberries, cranberries and strawberries. Taste: The port's influence is perfectly balanced. Aromas of sherry, plum jam, blood oranges and pink grapefruit. Finish: Long, soft and elegant with earthy, peaty and woody qualities. Special feature: Non chill-filtered, natural color.

  9. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This version is a mix of bourbon and sherry casks, married in Port Pipes for a couple of months.

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