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Springbank 17-year-old

Overall rating
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 3:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 226,07

72 × in wishlist

538 × member ratings

1188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 17-year-old

87 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.11 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Romansen scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.


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