Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
15 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Beige Label
Bottle code
Added on
25 Jan 2009 11:13 am

Average value

€ 499.00

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116 × member ratings

321 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    We still don’t know whether the low-grade old bottles we looked at that day were not so powerful or were not stored well, and their condition has declined. Based on today’s one, it definitely loses the new version of the green label 15 year. The overall style of this wine is a bit dirty, but the most important thing is the very obvious large grains of salt. At the same time, one or two Wood Expressions are really salty and unacceptable, and 15yo is the core product line, and the bartenders can't help it. It's OK.
    • Nose
      I suddenly recalled the first few versions of 12yo Cask Strength. The rubber tires covered with black engine oil are embedded with coarse salt and coriander. It is reversed from the production time. It should be the distillation when the production was just resumed. At that time, Yunding's The inventory of Shirley barrels is not as stretched as it is today. Salty oil, frozen tilapia, freshly maintained old leather goods, sulphur powder, tar, peat is not heavy but dirty enough, and the aroma of coconut milk and chestnut is covered. The suppression is very low. As for the iconic fresh citrus and minerals produced by the winery at this stage, it should be difficult to find.
      If whisky can be made in this way, 46% abv is not unacceptable. As for the current Samaroli-style reduction, it is better to stay cool there.
    • Taste
      The Shirley flavor is lighter than expected. It is either mixed bourbon or refilled bucket/Fino bucket. But the good thing is that Genting’s orange juice is back. The indifferent peat is a bit disappointing. Burning paper The water, the side of the matchbox, and the shredded tobacco are after all a 20-year-old bottle. It is understandable. The style is a little depressed and frustrated. Some are not like the young wine of 15 years. The balance is Dota style. The first half is slightly lighter The sweet and sour fruit (similar to the fruity taste in fino), with some salt and pepper ginkgo, pepper behind
      The flavor is not strong, I can only say that it is balanced. I miss the barrel strength again.

      Normal, the fat is fair, the sweetness is average, slightly sour, no astringency, a bit of bitterness, no spicy, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Changjiu, sea salt, rubber, dried sherry, stove ash, cheese, wood board, crushed spices.

  2. valery77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Soft peat, dried apples, prunes, cocoa powder, milk chocolate, fried nuts. Dried apricots. A little fresh wood. Sweet pastries. After standing, add a little noticeable sea motifs. 22
    • Taste
      86 86
      Medium, moderately dry. Apple bone, a little salt, sourness, smoke. There is something like dry sherry - Fino, or rather Manzanilla. 21
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long. Delicate smoke, bread crumb, mineral motifs. A little match-head. 22

      Good, balanced, very high quality whisky. Balance sheet - 22.
      Total 87

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A mixture of wood, chocolate, dense fruit and a little menthol, perhaps with resin, cones and moments, I think it is whipped whisky. Walnuts for this. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Hmmm .... unexpectedly intense, strong sherry style, she reminded me of Glenfarclas 15y, but it is still and much better. On the tongue, a sultry sour taste, a lot of milk chocolate, with honey unfolds. The flavor then tends to dry sherry style.
      Full sherry orgy, splendor. (92 b)

  5. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5531, is the smell of old wine, the taste of old wine, the end rhyme of old wine, you say it is a 50s blend, I believe it, I don’t know whether it is the state of the wine or the wine should be like this, but I Prefer the latter more. As a digression, the taste of this old orange water wine is often seen in a lowland winery. Pure old wine is actually meaningless, more or less there must be some characteristics in it, this is where the fun of drinking old wine lies.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The smell of stale wine, peroxidized orange juice, old books, candied pineapple, vanilla cream, bonito flakes, raw berries, in addition to some sea salt, some black pepper, and a touch of mint syrup and alcohol. To be honest, there is not much to write about, just the taste of old wine.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The entrance has a high sweetness, typical fruit juice taste, cooked sweet orange juice, which contains some fennel and black pepper spice, raw nut sauce, and caramel with the aroma of old leather and vanilla, sweet to overflowing, this time we The taste of fried peanuts with a little bit of chewing can be noticed as a transition. The sweetness of the front is the bitterness of the back, and the breath of pure dark chocolate and white pepper closely follows. The wine has medium body thickness, full fatness in the entrance, bitter end flavor, slightly unbalanced, and the overall flavor profile is flat and simple.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Covered by the bitterness of chocolate and some woody tannins, the staleness of the old wine resurfaced, in addition to a little orange juice.

  6. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very nice nose, the taste is floral, apples, bourbon notes, a bit of salt, nice but ... it's nothing special for me. easy to drink whole bottle

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. HansG scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Heavy and dirty at 46%. I cannot conclude this dram as a "pleasant daily dram", but it is still worth the point.

  9. krupoder scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Color: amber, slightly more saturated than samples of 2017 and 2013
    Aroma: wine, fermented grapes, peel of a green apple, unsweetened dried fruits, caramel, cigar tobacco.
    Flavor: wet cardboard, spicy, raw wood, dumplings (ashes), fruit, almond cookies.
    Aftertaste: Prolonged, warming, complex, spicy.
    Balance: good
    Rating: 85


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