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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
85.99/100
votes
754
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Box without the big green S!
Bottle code
08/111
Barcode
610854157005
Added on
06 Feb 2009 12:19 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83,32

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

95 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.99 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    In all these years, I did never come across a bad bottling of Springbank. The 15-year-old expression is more sherried, and surprisingly peaty compared to its younger brother. On the nose, you get smoked salmon, confectionery and pipe tobacco. Hints of damp earth, cough syrup and parsley linger in the back. The taste is intense, austere and a bit fizzy with fresh ginger, orange peel and mineral peat smoke. Almost like a distant dream of Islay, whispering farewell in its long and slightly dry finish. Altogether, this is a rewarding Single Malt and a great value!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Thanks to Healthy Good for a sample of this nice dram.
    • Nose
      Nice Springbank nose, with that farmy touch.

      More savoury rich on sweet fruit than others I've tried lately.

      A hint of that "burnt electronic" I find in the 12CS, but not as articulated. This is more on burnt out matches and earthy peat.

      Mature cigar and some underlying fat nuttynness.
    • Taste
      Much more upfront on the peat compared to the nose.

      Herbal. Salt. Right amount of spice and suitable abv.

      Bold on cigar/tobacco leaf, with a touch of fresh orange citrus.
    • Finish
      Peat hangs in there to the slightly bitter drying end. Quite long, lingering on cigar leaf and realy dark chocolate.

  4. Mr. D. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. McMoulis scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  6. whiskyd scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Ausgewogen und auf den Punkt. Es fehlen aber ein paar Ecken und Kanten um mir noch mehr zuzusagen.
    • Nose
      Äpfel, Birnen, Mirabellen, im Hintergrund eine herrliche Rauchnote mit salzigen und maritimen Komponenten.
    • Taste
      Vanille, Malz, pferrige Rauchnoten, komplex helle Fruchtnote, Salz, Apfel.
    • Finish
      Mittellang bis lang, helle Fruchttöne, Eichenbitterkeit und dezenter Rauch vermischen sich und gestalten ein gekonntes Erlebnis.

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    18-5-2018
    • Nose
      74 74
      spices
    • Taste
      76 76
      toffee, spices
    • Finish
      76 76
      spices

  9. Lorion scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, but spicy.
    • Nose
      Fruity straw, malt, oak, some alcohol.
    • Taste
      Pretty sharp. Apple, hay, oak, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium long, hay and honey.

  10. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A springbank balanced and without major flaw, but as I like to look for the little beast, superb lemony and complex nose but clear and diffuse mouth .... If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86.
    • Nose
      Lemon-yellow color, fine tears, slow and irregular. The taste on the palm offers salt, smoked peat and lemon zest. Very light smoked peat on the nose, ashes. Superb acidic freshness of lemon berlingot, squeezed lemon juice. Caramel, white chocolate and bitter orange marmalade follow. A certain and distant marine sensation on salt, rock, earth and metal. A perfume? Issey Miyake!
    • Taste
      The palate is tender on acacia honey, sweet and light smoked peat, powdery and chalky. Vanilla and lemon zest. Metal and liquorice have a small place. End of marine and saline mouth.
    • Finish
      The finish extends at length on smoked peat, salt and vegetable bitterness. The empty glass sighs the grilled citrus fruits.

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