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Overall rating
86.05/100
votes
948
Whiskybase ID
6376
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 12:18 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 135.00

94 × in wishlist

948 × member ratings

2028 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

106 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Super 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 strong, 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. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sweet lemon candies, effervescent tablets, tangy and fruity, yellow fruits, a little mineral, nuts, matches, lemon cake, herbs and a touch of oak.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Warm smoke, maritime, nuts, waxy, some honey, lemon, lemon peel, dried herbs, herb candy, some gum
    • Taste
      Honey, some apricot, lemon, herb candy, grapefruit, some wood, pepper, ash

  7. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An absolutely typical Springbank bottling. Not sanded smooth, but with tasty corners and edges.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Mineral, salty, with a dash of sherry. Raisins, figs, orange peel zest. Maritime, salty wind that sweeps over the dunes. Sweet and spicy at the same time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A grip in the candy jar at the corner shop: sweet and fruity with raspberries, strawberries, cherries. At the same time, however, a note of warm machine oil, underlined by damp pebbles and toffee.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, pure, clear, mildly spicy and with a hint of the Springbank dirt.

  8. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The incredibly fast start brings a bonus point, otherwise a tasty, not too complex, dram, thumbs up
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, waxy, mandarins, a little dark chocolate, slightly woody, pepper, goulash, yes really a bit meaty, then also creamy and slightly tart fruit, vanilla, green apple,
    • Taste
      Direct start, very sweet, here rather sweet oranges, slightly tart, oak, nice sweetness, nice acidity, a bit dark, but the orange dominates, pepper, only a touch, a whisky was rarely there so quickly
    • Finish
      now it's going to be tangerines again, sweeter, but then a bit tart tangerine skin, nuts, very pleasant, then also a little vanilla on the back, nowhere the goulash from the nose ;-)

  9. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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