Springbank 17-year-old

Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
675
Whiskybase ID
WB64042
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Vintage
04.1997
Bottled
01.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Fresh and Refill Sherry Butts and Hogsheads
Number of bottles
9120
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
15/24
Barcode
610854001230
Added on
06 feb 2015 3:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 923.00

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 17-year-old

105 users have left 113 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.03 points.

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    22+ 22 21+ 22 88

    A classic of the sherry genre!

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The issue price when it was released was 109 EUR

  3. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: nuts, notes of cinnamon, notes of sherry, light notes of plum / cherry
    Taste: A very nicely complex whisky. First of all, noticeable notes of sherry. In contrast, notes of chocolate / coffee could be found in the background
    Rating: 87 | 100 - Really worthy position.

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  6. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 21, balance 22
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  8. saothangbay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. DrunkDude scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A standard 88
    scbp-5552, the first impression is very bad, need more cups to wake up to weaken the sense of salt. Although it was written about Sherry Bucket (pure Sherry Bucket), but only a little chocolate smell can make people force to associate with Sherry Bucket. The overall style is like a high-proportion bourbon barrel, which can be called a classic modern Genting flavor. You can find similar flavors and styles in various local barleys and 10 years, with standard but no highlights. In addition, this wine can have better maturity, better complexity, and better balance to take it to the next level.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Genting’s fresh sweet orange juice, sweet citrus peel, orange blossom water, machine oil, candied sugar, or orange gummies, vanilla, cream, slight sea water, and slight peat, are very in line with everyone’s inherent impression of Genting. After the cup wakes up, there will be coconut, rose, apple, oil and other odors added. 89
    • Taste
      88 88
      The sweetness of light peat can not suppress the uncontrolled saltiness, crystal salt, barley sugar, citrus juice aroma, slightly spicy and slightly irritating, slightly ginger, with grapefruit peel bitter and salt, medium wine power, medium oily feeling, slightly Stirring, the flavor is biased towards Bourbon barrels, with barley sugar and citrus as the main note, ordinary and bland, slightly bitter, slightly astringent. After the cup wakes up, the salty feeling of the entrance has been reduced, but the salt of the tail still exists, and the overall feeling is slightly raw. p88b88
    • Finish
      88 88
      Salt, bitter medicine, fine sesame, grapefruit peel, 75 black chocolate, to sweetness. After the cup wakes up, the final rhyme is more like burnt squid, miso, milk powder, sweet and comfortable. 88

  10. Ostap scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Discreet, smooth, complex whisky, sherry is noticeable, but not dominant. Everything fits perfectly, but there is not enough mood in it.
    • Nose
      Sherry, dried fruits, extinguished fire, sweet cracker, watered with condensed milk, dates, apricot, dried apricots, salted and smoked, malt, almonds (apricot kernel), fried potatoes, dry, smoked fish, vegetable stew, herbaceous, herbaceous, herbaceous, cranberries in powdered sugar, paint theme, slaked lime, fresh oak, eucalyptus, sterile medicine, lime with salt, granite crumbs. Degree tickles the nasal receptors.
    • Taste
      Juicy citrus, pepper, cranberry sour, smoked, vegetable, apricot, ash notes. Very tasty.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, warming, pepper, dry, oak, citrus notes, vegetables, sweet soot, bitter and knitting.

  11. lucero scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  12. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Springbank 17 Madeira Cask 2020 WID: 167738 and Springbank 17 Sherry Wood WID: 64042

    The Madeira is darker in color than the Sherry Wood.

    Madeira is fruity and sweeter on the nose than Sherry Wood. The Sherry Wood comes across as tart and more woody. In addition, it has less of the typical Springbank distillery character than Madeira.
    This impression continues in the mouth. Here, too, oak dominates the Sherry Wood. But now sweeter than in the nose. With Madeira again a lot of sweetness, paired with some fruit and Springbank character.

    So the sherry wood doesn't convince me. Fairly oak accentuated and little spring bench. Seems somehow dull and monotonous.
    Madeira is a delicious whisky. A good mix of sweetness, fruit and springbank.

  13. LordIslay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A juicy, peppery springer. The 52.3 AVB only really come into effect in the exit. The nose is unmistakably a springbank. Sherry on the palate and a spicy but not unpleasant finish. Just perfect.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. Islaywolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a few years ago at the whisky fair in Salzburg and now a sample at home with a lot more Scotch experience.
    Tastes just GOOD like most of the time at Springbank, but the price development for whiskys from Springbank is questionable for me!
    • Nose
      89 89
      you can taste the sherry, slightly hot, super intense
    • Taste
      90 90
      a taste explosion, sweet, light smoke, green pepper ......
    • Finish
      90 90
      very long, pepper, sherry, the alcohol pleasantly strong

  15. Comet67 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. SRB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Mineral, salt, dried fruits in the distance, leather, silica
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, then woody, forest fruits, a little cocoa
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pleasant heat, pepper, bitter wood notes, cocoa

  17. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  18. Макс scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  19. Springbank1983 scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    my favorite one

  20. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  21. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This bottle spent six months in my showcase, then it was empty.
    He got better and better over the months, the oxygen was very good for him.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A somewhat special spring bench ... I was a little torn, of course a top malt, but I would have expected something more, first impression is fruity and fresh, but I definitely see it behind the standard 18 year old bottling (at least mine from 2013) ,
    Unfortunately, I don't see it (or not much) better than the 12 cask strength filling (Batch 14).
    But tastes may be different here.
    In short:
    Very good single malt, but below my expectations.
    • Nose
      aromatic intense fruity dry sherry, but for a spring bench relatively subtle (unusual), floral, fresh and younger than 17 years, hardly oak
    • Taste
      oW: strong, voluminous, fruity appearance, very strong, needs water;

      mW: the character of the dry sherry comes out better, still very intense and strong in taste, becomes slightly bitter, oak
    • Finish
      long dry fruity finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  23. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Summarized in one sentence, the enhanced fruit liqueur after peat filtration.
      The tangy and fragrant fruit is sweet, like flowers such as honey, wine, fragrant flowers such as acacia, magnolia, etc., and light-colored flowers with heavier powder, and sweet, such as mango, peach, strawberry, black currant and a lot of citrus fruits Jam, drunken red wine stewed with apples and baked fruit brandy and rum. Compared with the fresh sherry series, the astringency fades out, showing full sweetness, and tends to think that the refilling bucket has a higher proportion. But while the overall fragrance is fragrant and sweet, it is still slightly dry, similar to gingerbread, vanilla, white pepper and oak spicy. Compared with the long and quiet smoke in the basic model, this one is more like a rustic peat wind, physiological saline, dry truffle, wheat grind stone mill, peat with clod, wet moss, wind The leather after the sun, the campfire after the rain, the dirty kerosene, the ppm is not high, but the flavor is "the earth". A little cream, coconut, brandy mousse, hazelnuts, maybe some coffee.
    • Taste
      Still a fruit chowder (citrus fruit, kumquat, banana, peel, stewed fruit, fudge, preserved fruit), full and ample spices (salt, vanilla, pepper, ginger powder, star anise, cinnamon, licorice, dried herbs, coffee Dregs, cocoa powder), medium-bodied oily feel (oak, nuts, milk foam), a little wheat flavor and pastries, and peat that forms the background color.
    • Finish
      For a long time, citrus, smoke, slight burning and sweet & bitter.

  24. VollePulle scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  25. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    #676

    02.08.2019 => 88/100

  26. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

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

  27. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasty, but not much Springbank character, much Sherryfasseinfluss. What do you want to show us? That mediocrity can be sold too expensive? We already know that ...

  30. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  31. St. Pauli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not the best whisky that Springbank launched the last years. It's not really balanced as it seems to balance between two different profiles. The coherence between nose, palate and finish is a bit lost. 
    • Nose
      Unlike some fellow tasters, I don't recognise and obvious effect of maturation in sherry casks. Or is it yet to come? To me, the wet peat (slightly saline) dominates, with some tobacco, coffee and minerals. Later, there are pineapple and Cola cubes. OK so there might be a sherry effect after all, I admit. Later, there are also melon and moss. This is nice! 
    • Taste
      There is a fight for dominance on the medium to full-bodied palate. I'd say that the mossy peat wins, with marzipan, but also peanuts and crisp lemon. Then orange juice and tobacco. 
    • Finish
      The finish is quite short, drying on ginger and lemon zest. Further, only a mild trace of smoke left, along with licorice root. 

  32. Rob77 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I remember seeking this out. However, I was disappointed when I opened it. It's good, but the 12CS & 15 year olds are much better than this. It tastes like the majority of the casks must have been refill American oak sherry hogsheads.

  33. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A good talk, with a characteristic Springbanks cheerfulness, a festive mood; beautiful deep and multifaceted aroma, strong, although mean to its components, taste, pleasant finish, balanced, drink.
    • Nose
      Fresh, open, wood-mineral with light flower-honey hints, dry processed wood, sea salt, moist coastal boulders, malt, dry grain, lemon zest, lemonade, light notes of dried fruits, light peat notes in the background.
    • Taste
      Burning, sweet-woody, pepper-orange wave, oak, lemon zest, kumquats.
    • Finish
      Oak, sweet and sour tones, lollipops, again oak, a little ginger, orange peel, light creamy notes, concentrated milk, unsweetened toffee, berry motifs, slightly sour rhubarb.

  34. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A grand and great Springbank indeed, that does not lose its character despite the influence of the sherry cask. Recommended (despite the heave price tag).
    • Nose
      Oh, boy, this nose is grand and great. Clearly Springbank with its typical mineral traits and soft peat, but the sherry cask easily takes the lead. All kinds of fruit like raisins, melon, red berries, mango and peach, but also blood oranges and plums. Even krieks. Leave it to breathe for a while and the typical farmy elements emerge at last.
    • Taste
      The arrival is big, for this is a muscled malt. Spicy on pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. The fruit still takes the lead and becomes quite dark with krieks, plums, dades and mashed banana. But the smokiness is quite grand too, making this a nice, interesting and especially tasty whisky. Midpalate it shows a bitterness as if from coffee and liquorice, while black chocolate kicks in as well.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, spicy and a veritable contest between sweet and salt. Mildly drying towards the end. The smoke, in the meantime, lingers.

  35. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  36. thewhiskyboss1 scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  37. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  38. Macheye scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 17 year old Sherry Wood offers some deep, impactful and rich sherried notes and cleverly manages to maintain its balance and poise whilst still offering a decent hit of underlying distillery character. The nose doesn’t quite translate through to the palate, losing much of the farmyard earthiness (which I personally like in my Springbank expressions) to more typical sherried flavours, however the experience as a whole offers a good degree of cohesion

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/springbank/springbank-17-year-old-sherry-wood/
    • Nose
      Immediately sweet and undeniably sherried. There’s a huge amount of fruit going on here and pleasantly, much of it is pronounced – light and fresh honeydew melon, stewed redcurrants and raspberries and some dark sour cherries and plums. Behind this is the trademark Springbank smoke. You can already detect that it’s pungent, oily and a wee bit musky. There’s some farmyard here too and some damp earth. Sweet, fruity and surprisingly organic.
    • Taste
      Big oily arrival which is packed full of cask spice in the form of pepper. Fruity is still playing ball with the dark fruits (sour cherries and plums) taking over from lighter berry elements. The peat is now much more pervasive and is rather bitter and astringent, but still merges very well with the sweeter fruitier notes to show real balance. Coffee grounds, licorice and light chocolate impart both richness and deepness and sit alongside some underlying maltiness which connects everything together. Water reduces the oily arrival and adds some light honeycomb, but in doing so, much of the impact is lost. I’d go au naturel here personally.
    • Finish
      Medium to long with some leathery notes and light salinity coming to bear.

  39. Jeep51 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Pretty disappointed. Without the whisky being disappointing, we would like to have more. The sherry is discreet and it's a shame [05/2015]
    • Nose
      Average intensity. Sherry rather discreet with some scents of rubber, paint and plastic. In short, it's quite organic, this sherry. The distillate is not totally eclipsed: soot, light charcoal and some citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Start lightly then a peat kick comes after a few seconds. The spices are there, as well as the aromatic herbs and star anise. Always a little rubber.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful. Slightly iodized and still citrus.

  40. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  41. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Overall, based on the aromas (expectations) rather weak on the chest. A delicious Springbank, no question but no one remembers. Although he does not deserve the name "Sherrywood", that would not bother me so much, but he is more on par with the 12er CS series (which is not bad)
    • Nose
      immediately "Springbank" in the nose with light smoke, salt and earthiness, with vanilla, caramel and citrus fruit, sweetened orange, slightly unripe peach, oranges and limes, a hint of baked apple, cinnamon and speculaas, almonds, slightly roasted, a pinch of black pepper , comparatively restrained nose with little sherry influence. Instead of more Sherry influence comes in the second nose rather more creaminess.
    • Taste
      first sweet before neat strength hits the tongue, peppery pungency, again the citrus fruits from the nose, especially orange, caramel, roasted aromas, almonds and hazelnut chocolate, thought of raisins, salt, creamy full mouthfeel, some oak and Nalke are added

      In the second sip sweeter at the beginning and spicier to the end, without sherry fruit
    • Finish
      Oak, a hint of darker Sherry fruits, Springbank smokiness, smoked bacon, vanilla cream cake, oranges, medium-long, sticky and drier, a dash of nuts

  42. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2015]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85. I took no detailed notes as the whisky did not interest me.

  43. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I dont't know what kind of Springbank this should be but the extend use of refill sherry butts (no fruity sherry at all) choke the initial character by a snatch.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Light smoke and sherry, lemon, sea, hay, caramel, leather, some maritime notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet, sherry, some cow dung, red fruits, maritime (with some citrus).
    • Finish
      Medium. Some smoke, red fruits, cow dung, herbs and wood.

  44. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Moderate peat, but where is sherry? He is very indented. In the mouth, a balance is formed between the moderate peat, the generous spices and the sherry. A small pleasant maritime side that persists in the final.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  45. mer1973 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  46. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    gold color, very slightly smoky nose with the Springbank markers in the background: minerality, wax, farm and iodine notes, rubber, leather ... on the front a lot of honey, vanilla, peach, apricot, milk chocolate, not very marked by sherry. Mouth sweet, creamy, honeyed, slightly sweet, very easy, some yellow fruit, toffee. Average length. A Springbank very much sated by sherry, a little too probably, but very greedy.

  47. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    The noise is great, but the palate is thin and weak. A real disappointment. I disliked it so much I pawned the rest of it off to brother. His experience was not much better than mine.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  48. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  49. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  50. Doctor B. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  51. LordIslay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  52. Islaywolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank at its best.
    Tasted at the whisky fair in Salzburg!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  53. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  54. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful Springbank and fortunately a lot of refill sherry so you can taste the typical character more than the barrels. Maybe in the time of the release, what about the price but IB's of this age are often more pricey now.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  55. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  56. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  57. kot1803 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  58. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Compared side by side with 4 other Springbanks, this one just doesn't deliver. I expected much more, but the new Local Barley, Scoma, Archives and Casqueteers bottlings are way superior.
    • Nose
      Alcohol, spices, light notes of berries and butter. Quite closed up and not overly aromatic.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, berries, butter, honey, oak spices and smoke. Not very complex.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Light smoke, drying, with berries and spicy pepper and ginger.

  59. Palindrome scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  60. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good Sherry Malt even if expected more from it. Cannot compete with the recent releases of Local Barely 16 or SCOMA but is still enjoyable. Nevertheless for its money (120€) there are better options available!

  61. Dramned! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    There is surprisingly little fruitiness for a 17-year old from Fresh and Refill Sherry Butts. Nevertheless, the spicy wood is very interesting and delicious. I was hoping for something more from this springer, but I still have a wonderful malt in the glass here.
    • Nose
      A fruity orange aroma rises from the glass. Finely spicy wood comes through the fruit. Subtle sherry aromas mingle with the blend of orange and wood. A fine smoky note lies over the entire nose. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated and tickles only occasionally in the nose.
    • Taste
      Shortly a fruity coolness comes to the fore, then immediately spicy oak dominates. A fine tart and slightly bitter mouthfeel arises. Again, a hint of smoke is noticeable. The spicy wood dominates the taste. Here and there are a few sherry flavors. I imagine tasting the attrition of grapefruit peels. The spicy wood becomes more intense and slightly spicy. The addition of a few drops of water opens the Springbank and makes it appear much more fruity and supple.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a brief dominance of orange and fruit. Then this spicy and fine tart wood aroma sets in again. For the first time, licorice comes into its own and again the spiciness of the wood is there. A subtle walnut flavor and a difficult-to-define aroma of wet leaves and foliage finish the medium-long finish.

  63. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Of the 1st Fill sherry casks is rather little to notice, but the character of the refill barrels fits perfectly, a tasty Wintermalt!
    • Nose
      Spice and pleasant notes of wood cover the perfectly present fruit and sherry notes; Gingerbread spices, warm fruits, dough (rather bread than cake), some smoke and bacon, a leathery hint and a subliminal sweetness
    • Taste
      pleasant and round, schnapps, chocolate and orange cookies, warm apple and dark fruit mousse, gentle spices
    • Finish
      medium to long and gentle, here comes the sherry most clearly; some licorice and malty, in the end a touch of paprika (noble sweet) and subliminal fruit sweets

  64. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Rather yellow color, unusually light for a sherry cask. Smells very soft, spicy, not fruity, the wood is above the sherry. He was not too long at Sherry Wood. Very powerful, though still soft and round. Very pleasant taste, but also the sherry is not intense. Notes of carnation, liquorice, spices. No top whisky, but mature, typical Springbank ...

  66. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very good stuff.
    • Nose
      Very recognizable as Springbank. Some light peat smoke and lots of minerals. A touch of fresh leather, as well as honey, blood oranges, mandarins and nectarines. Highly enjoyable.
    • Taste
      The palate continues down the same path, although with some spices added to the mix. Cinnamon and black pepper.  But also more honey, oranges and mandarins. A subtle peat influence in the background.
    • Finish
      Licorice, oak and peat. Long.

  67. mds51 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sulfur, slightly sour, tangerines, some smoke, a bit dusty.
    • Taste
      Spicy, slightly dusty, slightly brimstone, but not as extreme as in the nose, light sweetness, red apples, honey.
    • Finish
      A slightly smoky and sweet spice remains relatively long in the mouth, the sweetness gives way and the spice dominates until the end.

  68. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  69. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    With water it smells like ginger cake and the palate has a little caramel now.

    Finish is still long.

    This is a really good Springbank and definitely worth buying.
    • Nose
      Quite light on honeycomb, peach, nectarine a little custard and a few ham notes.

      After a while some lovely cherry notes.
    • Taste
      Mouth filling. waxy and meaty. Peaches like on the nose, whipped cream, yeah its peaches and custard, great stuff.

      A few notes of rich moist sponge cake and a few syrup notes.
    • Finish
      Quite long, smooth and moreish

  70. Sb17sw scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  71. vodopy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Dead position half-year after opening, unfortunately.
    Ideal ballance (87/100) came into collapse (75/100).
    Don't let it breath for long.

  72. jankes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  73. domani scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very exciting and powerful whisky. In addition, complex and intense with an exciting interplay between smoke, fruit and spice. A great single malt - 28.11.2015
    • Nose
      Slight smoky notes, sherry flavors, sweet, orange, biscuits, with the addition of water, the orange comes out clearly
    • Taste
      Powerful, aromatic, spicy, spicy sweetness, forest honey, marble cake, subtle smoky notes, warming, becoming drier
    • Finish
      Lang

  74. thomasflsts scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  75. Speedo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I have already read in one place or another that he needs some time in the glass, and can absolutely confirm that! The smell of delicious at first, but then it gets better and better.

    It has really rich sherry, fruitiness and light smoke in the nose. You hardly feel the alcohol.
    Then it goes on in the mouth as well. You can taste the typical Springbank character, sherry, sweet and sour fruits and spiciness. Everything really nice oily, provided with a slight hint of smoke. Again, I find the alcohol is not too dominant. A slight tingle on the tongue is there, but I would not like to add water (maybe later, to see how that affects the taste).
    The finish is long and warm. Sherry and smoke remain in the mouth for a long time.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  76. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sherry, sweet, oranges, peaches, slightly salty, light smoke, alcoholic, vanilla
    Taste: strong, tingling, spicy, salt, pepper, then fruity, orange, sherry
    Finish: medium long, sweet, malt, some smoke, oranges, oak, coffee

  77. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Really good 17yo sherry cask whisky, typical oily Springbank character.

  78. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  79. wekke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whisky Advocate’s Lowlands/Campbeltown Single Malt of the Year Award

    http://whiskyadvocate.com/2015/12/14/whisky-advocates-22nd-annual-lowlandscampbeltown-single-malt-of-the-year-award/

  80. wheatfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    From a sample. Called "sherry wood" but it's quite a medium gold and the nose is not particularly sherry forward at all. Pretty nice though, with stewed stone fruits, sea air, medium smoke and peat. Mouth is kinda sweet upfront with stewed peaches and whatnot, then erupts into waves of peat smoke that take over through the mid palate and finish. Some cool fruits upfront that are a bit unusual -- I keep thinking "gooseberries". Who knows? Fairly hot and strong. Good.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  81. Nolloff scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tastes exactly like I would imagine how decent Springbank with a modest to medium Sherry influence would turn out. Nothing more, nothing less. The whole bottle did not provide further insight into potentially hidden qualitites you might expect the first two drams or a sample to not give away. Tasty Springbank, certainly not hype-worthy.

  82. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  83. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A well-made sherry-aged malt, but it lacks something of the distillery character. Positively formulated: An independent Springbank.
    • Nose
      Sherry, sherry and sherry again. The nose honors the name of this Springbanks. You can already smell in the background at the beginning that there is still a lot more to discover. Once the nose has processed the sherry, summer honey shows up - full and heavy and sweet as sugar. Even the honey passes with time and gives its place for the scent of a freshly mown wildflower meadow. With the standard Springbanks such as 10-YO, 12-YO CS and 15-YO, the nose can not be compared.
    • Taste
      The taste is initially a little soapy with a pinch of mild detergent. The first impression develops then to wild herbs and wildflowers, also the honey can be found again. Also peach and apricot are included. Salty notes are added, the sherry, which is good to taste, the Springbank saltiness mitigates.
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy at the end.

  84. pEpp0 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  85. Butz75 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      89 89

  86. BXpress scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    this of course begs the question: where is the 1st fill? not that i am complaining, i love refill casks. i actually applaud Springbank for releasing this subtle Whisky instead of a generic Sherry monster.

    everything is here, only suggested, never too obvious and lots of Distillery character.
    • Nose
      at first it reminds me of lightly peated Islay Whiskies. a nose that needs water. now, water releases notes of various oils, olive oil being the most promiment. but it also transforms into engine oil. the smallest trace of raisins. mineral, tablets. just a little salt. really, the peat is stronger than the sherry here. which doesn't mean that it is heavily peated, but i simply don't notice much of the cask. but neither cask nor peat character is really intense. a Whisky that makes you dig deep. new cotton sweaters, lemonade (schweppes), soot.maybe a little bit of cinnamon, coconut. a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      now the Sherry notes come out. more raisins, more cinnamon and chocolate.but never too obvious, only suggested. which is just the way i love it. add to that the ever present mineral taste and bitter lemonade (again Schweppes or Vitamin C tablets), coconut is clearly there. this is well made spirit. absolutely smooth. burned grass, ashes. butterscotch too. wine gums and a little salty.
    • Finish
      quite long on salty chocolaate. the chocolate ramains in the aftertaste joined by coconut. Bounty? it definetly reminds me of it. even after 20 minutes the  dry cocnut lingers in the aftertaste. certainly good.

  87. Akoo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This 17 year old Springbank is a complex whisky with two levels of reading. The first gives a certain pleasure, but seems monolithic. The second, more complex, unravels the mishmash of aromas and highlights the richness of the profile. A little obvious, but successful!
    • Nose
      the aromas are block and intermingle, no dominant appears at the opening. Little by little, things get loose. Lovely notes of apple crumble, plum jam, honey, orange and caramel sweets (Werther's original). Then, an aromatic field more vegetal, with some notes of mushroom, humus. Then come the spices, with a little pepper and turmeric, then, coffee and milk chocolate with hazelnuts. A light smoke coats all of this gently.
    • Taste
      powerful, sweet and rich. Fresh notes of mint, aromatic herbs like tarragon and then a nice basket of fruits! The apple is very present, and is accompanied by pear, apricot and peach, and, in another register, red fruits: raspberries, currants. The earthy side that was found on the nose is here in the background, as are the notes of smoke that are nonetheless very pleasant. The notes of (good) caramel marry perfectly with the fruits.
    • Finish
      intense, with both fresh notes (mint), fruity (apple, peach), smoke and wood, leaving a little bitterness at the end of the mouth.

  88. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice Springbank, too bad it's slightly overpriced. I'm quite a loyal Springbank fan, but I think I'll skip this one.
    • Nose
      Mango, peach, apple compote, peat, vanilla, caramel cookie, banana and a whiff of butter. With water fresher, with lime.
    • Taste
      Mango, peat, dark chocolate, toffee, caramel flapjack and a bit of banana. A slight saltiness, like shrimps.
    • Finish
      Peat, cocoa and peach.

  89. JohannesB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    No sherry bomb, as the label "Fresh & Refill Sherry Hogsheads" would suggest. Well, the color speaks for it, I think here were mainly used the refill barrels. But that's not bad, so Springbank's excellent distillate character has the opportunity to interact with the various sherry flavors. A nice malt, a nice Springbank. Whether you should have hyped him that way, I do not know ...
    • Nose
      Orange marmalade - and the English version, slightly sour. Strawberries, peaches, salty sea air. Slightly mineral and "dirty", as is the character of Springbank. The alcohol stings slightly in the nose, not quite perfectly integrated.
      After a few minutes clearly sweeter, caramel pudding with vanilla sauce. No smoke.
    • Taste
      Powerful, it tingles on the tongue. Fruity sweet wine gums are replaced by increasingly complex flavors: oranges, strawberries, and completely removed watermelon. The watermelon looks a bit artificial, like Hubba Bubba chewing gum. Then comes the barrel: walnuts, light espresso, some pepper. The alcohol is well integrated, in my opinion, no water to it.
    • Finish
      Sweet and malty. For the first time, some smoke is noticeable, I would say 10ppm, rather less. The orange runs like a thread through this whisky and is also very present in the finish. Warm oak tones play skillfully with the fading sweetness of marzipan and roasted almonds.

  90. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  91. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Delicious sherry spring bank, justifiable but price, the hype and immediate sell-off when they are released
    • Nose
      jam sweetness, orange, peach, a light salty-fresh spiciness, some old leather chair
    • Taste
      still fruit jam, but darker, spicy, dark berries, plum jam, cinnamon, cloves, light spicy and smoky bitterness, some chocolate / coffee
    • Finish
      medium, coffee, liquorice, spicy sharpness

  92. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfully complex Springbank, a must for Springer fans
    • Nose
      Salt, kelp, charcoal fire, fully ripe apricots and nectarines, nicely integrated sherry notes, cherry and cranberries
    • Taste
      Black currants, very spicy, a lot of oak, some smoke, salt, seafood
    • Finish
      Long and full-bodied, pleasant harmony of subtle smoke and sherry sweetness

  93. Dramlicious scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the more recent releases from Springbank:

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-9/

  94. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    the aroma in the nose is great
    The taste is also very good, but does not quite match the flavor
    • Nose
      surprisingly fruity, a mix of strawberries and cherries
      bright red cherries and slightly sour strawberries
      Toffee and a touch of vanilla
    • Taste
      The alcohol makes for a strong, but not unpleasant onset
      Red fruits
      sweet and salty with hints of bitterness
      the sherry barrel is present, but does not kill the other flavors
    • Finish
      salty, red fruits with oak

  95. Eneloop2009 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  96. Glenladdie scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      87 87

  97. Gronqvist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasted April 24, 2015 at a Drop-in tasting at Lyngby wine cellar Copenhagen ( http://facebook.com/vinkaelder ).
    • Nose
      Citrus, apricot, apple, lots of sherry, honey cakes, coffee, violets, nuts, damp moss and a hint of peat.
    • Taste
      Rich and full-bodied with notes of oranges, mandarins, dark coffee, Christmas cake, gingerbread, brown sugar, dark orange chocolate, honey, nuts, espresso coffee, salt, light peat, a little oak and slightly tannic.
    • Finish
      Long, lean and smooth with notes of espresso coffee, marzipan, licorice, Sherry with a pleasant woody finish.

  98. sbosse scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  99. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky with a clear sherry, without it dominating. I like it very much. Too bad that he was devalued to collectible. He is very good as a pleasure object.
    • Nose
      Spicy, definitely sherry, but not as dominant as you would expect from a pure sherry keg bottling. In the spice, smoke could easily resonate. Blind I would not have typed smoke, but if you know it ... Behind it lies the aroma of oranges. The whisky needs a moment in the glass until it opens up, but then it smells great.
    • Taste
      Strong start; creamy, oily and very soft mouthfeel. After initial seasoning, it is quickly sweeter, but in the background remains a clear oak note. Natural cloudy apple juice and again oranges.
    • Finish
      Spicy almost without bitterness with a delicate reminder of the oranges, medium to long

  100. fradin11 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  101. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Initially,
    I found the palate to be much more enticing than the nose. With water however,
    some of the more unusual aromas dissipate and make room for more classic
    Springbankyness. I was a little disappointed that this was not more sherried.
    When you see some of the official single casks, I ask myself why the official
    bottling have not more sherry influence than this (or the 12CS as well). It
    offers a great experience for re-fill sherry enthusiasts. Add in the mild
    smokiness of Springbank and you have a great dram.
    • Nose
      Undiluted,
      this is a tad smokier than the 12yo CS IMO. Not very fruity at first. Dry oak,
      truffles, soil in a farm house, acrylic paint fumes. With water: very close to
      the 12CS. Creamy smoke, orange yoghurt, and mild honey.
    • Taste
      Fresh
      maltiness, paired with condensed orange liqueur. Grape juice, mint chocolate, and
      with water, even pickled water melon. Yum! Well integrated smoke that is
      converging with oak and milk sugar. Poached peaches perhaps too!
    • Finish
      Medium.
      Almost no bitterness. Milk-chocolate pudding, sweet aromatic tannins, and caramel
      mixed with a drop of citrus juice.

  102. Bona scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    not worth any hype. Solid Springbank. Not a sherrybomb (the colour represents this already), very oaky in the finish with lots of oranges and spices.

  103. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Mmmm, now this is a lovely, (and atypical) sherried whisky. The nose is very savoury and meaty with a coastal edge, and the palate has some excellent fruit notes rising on a core of gentle smoke and oak-spices.

    The fruit notes, rather than developing towards the dark grape flavour profile (plums, raisins, cherries, christmas cake, chocolate, etc), lean towards the light grape flavour profile instead.
    • Nose
      Acrylic paint, dry paper, salty pork crackling, tangerines in syrup, coal-tar soap, nettles and damp moss.
    • Taste
      Mouth-coating with juicy gooseberries, raspberries, white grapes and elderflower. Grapefruit emerges at the end, with pepper and toasted-oak.
    • Finish
      Long and tingly with peat smoke rising to end on sea salt and burnt caramel.

  104. Dieter_W scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Luckily no sherry.
    Nice part
    • Nose
      Nose: Grapes, peach, pineapple Milk chocolate baked apple with vanilla sauce with a hint of cinnamon.
      Slight smokes.
    • Taste
      Taste: dry and dusty ginger chocolate with a nice subtle smoky note.
      She always plays in the background.
    • Finish
      Finish. Unfortunately a bit short

  105. McLarsen scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Distillery: Springbank (Campbeltown)
    Age: 17 years
    Distilled: April 1997
    Bottled: January 2015
    Key Type: Sherry Cask
    Alcohol content: 52.3%
    Edition: 9120 bottles
    Price at show: approx. 130 €

    My personal attitude before the tasting : Springbank is my favorite distillery and always liked to try out the sherry keg. The 14-year-old batches, which in recent years for jazz, blues or other editions filled things were my first choice, with three more years it should be something. The price is of course not just low, almost ten thousand bottles, the standard 18y (although 46% and is only about 80% Sherrycask), is well below this bottling, compared to the 21-year-old, who has just appeared and with similar Data comes up like the 18y OA, only 3 years older and limited, but is incomprehensibly much more expensive, of the 25 year old, the other day I would not even speak first ... I mean, bargains are not here, but given other examples the price is okay.
    ... so, now to the point:

    Eye: The beautiful red of the bottle label suggests a darker malt. He has a nice golden color, but is not noticeably dark ...

    Nose: ... yes, sherry is definitely here ...., ever wine, red wine (?) ... not too dry ... baked apple (?) ... the Springer-typical hint peat ..., with some water it gets much sweeter and orange notes appear ..., wet-technically, water definitely brings progress ...

    Taste: ... very nice, orange notes, dark chocolate, 2-3 raisins, again wine, but no red wine, only slightly dry, any spices, a light Hach Christmas ... jo, very pleasing. The alcohol is well integrated, I am not inclined to add water ... in the service of the Tastingnotes written here I do it anyway:
    ... aha ...., also nice, a little easier, of course, nope, good that I have tried it, only the finish takes light damage ...

    Finish: well, I do not know if it's because I know that it's a Springbank, otherwise I might have said, he has Springbanköligkeit, remains long and well-tried. With water he is a little faster away, but you should try it urgently.

    Conclusion: Jo, I'm certainly biased and had expected no nonsense, he has met my expectations at least. A beautiful sherry jumper at the age of 17, nothing more, nothing less. Compared to the Christmas Malt Edition about equal to Best Dram / Whisky Chamber. 88 points

  106. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  107. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a welcomed dram
    • Nose
      Kirschen im Schokokuchenteig
      staubiges Kornfeld
      eine säuerliche Note
      ganz leichte Alkoholnote
      Birnen
      Schwarzbrot
    • Taste
      leichter Schokogeschmack beim Antritt
      auf der Zunge Zitronenbrause
      Getreide, Staub, und Holznote
      etwas Waldmeister
    • Finish
      mittellang
      Schokolade
      Fassaromen

  108. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: A sherry explosion with winter fruits, spicy gingerbread and a hint of smoke. Palate: A hot water bottle for the winter. Dark orange chocolate, Christmas cake and brandy candy. Honey and spices become clearer over time. Finish: long and gentle. Espresso, licorice, marzipan and sherry tickle the taste buds.

  109. yapi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    I kind of agree with your perceptions, at the same time, for me that's just an extra dimension! No overpowering sherry like the 25 & no bad balance, and thanks to the discrete sherry a lot of complexity and a clear distillery profile to be found. I rate it 1 or 2 points higher than the standard 18. Some extra strenght does benefit this dram. Sure, no astounding bottling, and a tad under the 18yo for the Nectar (but different dram), but for me a very good dram. And the price… well, I must be brainwashed, but 99 euro for a 17yo sherry wood (big distillery) Springbank… I find it rather normal :-). 

  110. Korre scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    I have to agree with Bishlouk. I'm quite a sherried whisky fan, and Springbank bottlings have been reaching high standards lately, but this one was rather disappointing.

    A few years extra in the cask could've done some magic, like a friend of mine said. Nevertheless, decent whisky, but not for that price...

  111. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In all honesty, I have trouble understanding the buzz around this whisky. Yes, it is easy drinkable. Yes, it is easy to access. Yes, it is well done. But no, it's not an absolute killing, according to my tastes anyway. It is monolithic, and never promises mountains and wonders. He is monotonous, actually.
    • Nose
      A melted nose, fairly monolithic, with scents that are difficult to identify and differentiate. The sherry layer is recognizable without over-covering the Springbank markers. Earthy peat, light smoke of damp moss. Honey fruits. Dry apple.
    • Taste
      Sweet and easy. Some discreet spices, and juicy white fruits. A light country peat. The alcohol is well balanced in the mouth. Honeyy notes. Here too, sherry is not invasive.
    • Finish
      A spicy, smoky and woody dryness falls on the palate, accompanied by a bitterness of fruit peel. The spicy drought persists.

  112. bert61nl scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Note from the distillery
    • Nose
      A sherry explosion with winter fruits, spicy gingerbread and a hint of peat.
    • Taste
      A winter warmer. Dark orange chocolate, Christmas cake and brandy snaps. Honey
      and spices develop over time. 
    • Finish
       The finish is long and smooth. Espresso coffee, liquorice, marzipan and sherry conclude the tickling of the taste buds.

  113. Prodigy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Springbank 17 year old Sherry Wood which has been bottled at cask strength of 52.3% and matured in 100% Sherry casks with 9,120 bottles

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