Springbank 1997 Madeira

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Expressions
Stated Age
11 years old
Madeira Wood
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Feb 2009 7:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 450.86

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147 × member ratings

294 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1997 Madeira

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.11 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An interesting whisky - rich, lively, constant struggle of dominants, mineral-industrial and creamy-chocolate, very diverse, dynamic, there is no particular depth, but this is compensated by density and pressure.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, spicy woody shades, old furniture, dry herbs, light mineral tones, creamy motifs - boiled condensed milk, toffee, fudge; milk chocolate, cappuccino,
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, sweet creamy notes - toffee, boiled condensed milk, salted caramel; sharp mineral-industrial tones - welding aerosol, burnt out sparklers; industrial textiles, metallic sourness, roasted nuts, leather goods, mineral water with orange juice,
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, mineral-metallic shades, creamy tones, salty caramel, leather goods, cola, coated tablets, coffee, milk chocolate.

  2. Roland7 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Napoleon cake! (Cream slice)! Cookies, burnt bread crust, caramel, honey, cinnamon, candy, plum, tarragon, wild herbs, black tea, coniferous wood, some smoke, fried fish.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    at a SBK tasting 2cl
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

  6. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 21

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A good Springbank, but far from being one of the best, in my opinion. Far from being unforgettable. Enthusiasm 3/5 Whisky n ° 1340
    • Nose
      Peaty and intense, it is very fruity and vinous (it evokes the yellow wine). Flaked almonds and a hint of sulfur. With a little water, it looks more ashy. Is it a mushroom note ??
    • Taste
      On soot, it is very warm. Alcohol is very well integrated. Juicy heart. With water, it is more supple, but less intense (Thank you Mister Obvious)
    • Finish
      A little bourrine, and quite short. With water, much longer, smoke, spicy and a little austere.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Polish and sharp wood, nose heating. Sweet fig whirl around rooty
    gingseng with a pinch of salt. Splash of water to unleash the softer
    notes of coffee, caramel and citrus peels. P- Thick, mouth coating and heavy initially. Once palate accustomed to
    the weight of the liquid, find the softer notes of spices, liquorice and

    F- Medium-long finish. Concentrated and flavoursome. Complex.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cherry, caramel, sweet & sour sauce, orange, dried apricot, tobacco and a little peat. With water some mango.
    • Taste
      Sweet & sour sauce, peat, candied cherry, caramel, mango, tobacco and pepper. Water makes some apricot come up.
    • Finish
      Sweet & sour sauce, cherry, peat, caramel, apricot, milk chocolate and tobacco.

  10. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A little disgusting .. Like the best treats.
    • Nose
      Cherry, plum, grapefruit, dried apricot, vanilla, honey, peat. A very sweet nose.

    • Taste
      Candied fruit, dried fruit, citrus fruit, speculoos, sherry, syrupy.
    • Finish
      Long, on the fruits.


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