Springbank 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Stated Age
17 years old
Fresh and Refill Sherry Butts and Hogsheads
Number of bottles
52.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
06 Feb 2015 3:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 522.52

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 17-year-old

108 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 points

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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


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