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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating 125 votes 89.66
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
10.1996
Bottled
10.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon
Number of bottles
210
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/444
Bottled for
The Nectar Belgium
Market
be Belgium
Added on
13 Nov 2014 8:46 am by zholthran
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 203,00

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 240,00

Buy in Market

Member rates

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

25 Notes

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
28 Oct 2017 1:18 pm
spigray gave this whisky 91 points

forget the price rating, meanwhile far too expensive
forget the presentation rating as we all know that springbank´s marketing is wonderfully unprofessional and the labels are a pure horror.
I just do not want to spoil the averige rating as I´m not that much interested in labels although I can enjoy a good one.

Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
88
Presentation
91
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
28 Oct 2017 12:26 pm
spigray gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

you can tell from the first nosing that this is very good (as always). nice fruity aromas on gooseberries, lemon curd and orange peel combined with obvious but still rather gentle smoke and the obligatory ashes. no soot this time.
it is less dirty than many other expressions.
after a while I got whiffs of something sour/tropical.

Taste

with water: well, it´s springbank! what did I expect?
I´m afraid  I repeat myself in my reviews of springbank.
But I can say that this is a rather clean and more distinguished expression, less dirty and really nicely fruity with some malty aspects in the background, some barley notes.
a noticeable difference to sherry or "mixed" maturation.

Finish

long, very clean

Comments

again a very good expression of springbank, the bourbon cask worked fine on this whisky.
91/100

boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Review note
11 Oct 2017 6:19 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
71
Presentation
75
boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Tasting note
11 Oct 2017 6:16 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

orange marmalade, smoke, cream, light grass, elegant wood

Taste

orange peel, aromatic wood, peaches, light grass, ham, cream, minerals

Finish

medium-long, floral, orange oil, marzipan, orange peel and marmalade at the back followed by tangy orange oil, minerals and light creamy grass

Comments
schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
11 Apr 2017 12:07 am
schero gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Ein ganzes Gerstenfeld schwappt mir ins Gesicht, malzig süß, Bienenhonig, leichter Rauch, die Springbank-Salzigkeit drückt sich vorbei, süße Kekse, Orangensaft 

Taste

Malzige und cremige Süße, wieder leichter Rauch und der Alkohol drückt zusammen mit der Salzigkeit, Orangen

Finish

Kräftiger Springbank-typischer Abgang, etwas Eiche, das süße Malz regiert auch hier

Comments

"Der Local Barley 11 auf Crack" Ja das trifft es. 

Sehr toller Springbank. 
Trinker sind Weltretter My Collection
stefsel111
Expert Senior stefsel111 Review note
03 Sep 2016 9:36 pm
stefsel111 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
84
Presentation
84
My Collection
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
07 Aug 2016 9:06 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
01 Aug 2016 12:11 am
p4blo gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Wow, this is complex! Sea breeze, wet stones, heavy coastal notes, then some pepper, white sugar, lemon juice, developing into gooseberry, peach, honey, a slightly tropical side on mango and papaya, and a hint of smoke.

Taste

Quite a heavy spice attack with pepper and chilli. Layers of sweetness underneath with mango, papaya and passion fruit dominating, also lemons and some salt. Peat smoke is there too.

Finish

Long, powerful, the fruity sweetness slowly subsides to the burning chilli and pepper.

Comments

A rather usual Springbank profile, but as nearly always, a great whisky. It's just too easy to be spoiled by this distillery.

MikerG2k
Expert Senior MikerG2k Review note
22 May 2016 9:23 pm
MikerG2k gave this whisky 89 points

Nose: white grapes, vanilla, powdered sugar?

Taste: nice and creamy, lemon, bit of pepper
finish: some wood and a little peat, soft sweetness in the background, tabaco 
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
89
zormik
Expert Senior zormik Review note
06 Feb 2016 4:09 pm
zormik gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
88

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