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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.79/100
votes
134
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
Added on
13 Nov 2014 8:42 am by zholthran
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 203,00

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134 × member ratings

131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.79 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    "The Local Barley 11 on Crack" Yes that's it. Very nice jump bench.
    • Nose
      A whole barley field splashes in my face, malty sweet, honey, light smoke, the Springbank saltiness pushes over, sweet cookies, orange juice
    • Taste
      Malty and creamy sweetness, again light smoke and the alcohol pushes along with the saltiness, orange
    • Finish
      Strong Springbank-typical finish, some oak, the sweet malt reigns here

  3. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • 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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. p4blo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: white grapes, vanilla, powdered sugar?

    Taste: nice and creamy, lemon, bit of pepperfinish: some wood and a little peat, soft sweetness in the background, tabaco 
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. zormik scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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