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Overall rating
91.15/100
votes
108
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 806.96

33 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

113 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 25-year-old

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.15 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Springbank Head to Head 22 samples, some tasted before.
    The line up in age order Nas -40 years old, some official bottles some independent bottles.
    Contenders for the best Sprinbank as follows.

    Pure West Highland Malt (NAS)+/- 1960 70 proof peated WB 72988
    10 year Tappo Sughero black label big S 59% OB WB 41678
    11 year Society bottling 57.9% OB WB 21853
    12 year black label big S 80 proof OB dark sherry WB 75805
    12 year green thistle gold cap 46% OB WB 14533
    12 year 100 proof 57.1% sherry wood Samaroli WB 9260
    21 year 2012 46% OB WB 30350
    21 year 2018 46% OB WD 111815
    23 year 1970 23 year Local Barley tall bottle 46% OB WB 11138
    24 year 1966 sherry cask 443 Local Barley dumpy bottle 58.1% OB WB 14391
    25 year pear shape bottle 43% OB WB 38084
    25 year 2006 46% OB WB 656
    29 year 1962 white label big S 46% WB 14430
    29 year 1974 Chieftain’s Choice cask 1778 51.2% WB 27756
    30 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11045
    30 year parchment label dumpy 46% WB 11117
    32 year 1966 bourbon cask 493 Local Barley dumpy bottle 56.8% OB WB 14414
    35 year 1968 Berry Bros 46% WB 530
    35 year Millennium bottle 1999 46% OB WB 11056
    37 year 1970 Secret Treasures 43% WB 12967
    37 year 1968 cask 1541 Dun Bheaghan Pedro Ximenez 56.5% WB 11864
    40 year 1969 cask 263 Signatory Vintage 54.4% WB 15778

    Result 1-22
    1st -30 year dumpy OB - 97/96/96
    2nd 1968 Dun Bheaghan - 94/96/96
    3rd 10 year 59% Tappo Sughero OB - 94/95/96
    4th 12 year Samaroli 100 proof OB - 94/95/95
    5th 1970 Local Barley tall bottle OB - 93/95/95
    6th 32 year cask 493 Local Barley OB - 93/95/94
    7th 1962 29 year OB - 96/93/94
    8th 30 year Millenium OB - 94/94/94
    9th 24 year cask 443 Local Barley OB - 94/93/94
    10th 12 year black label OB - 92/94/93
    11th Nas Springbank Pure West Highland - 91/93/93
    12th 1999 11 year OB Society bottling - 90/94/93
    13th 1974 Ian Macleod 51.2% - 90/94/92
    14th 40 year 1969 cask 263 Signator - y 92/93/92
    15th 35 year Millenium OB 95/92/92
    16th 1967 Berry Bros 35 year - 91/91/91
    17th 12 year OB green thistle gold cap - 90/91/91
    18th 1970 ST 12967 88/91/92 -
    19h 21 year OB 2012 - 91/91/90
    20th 21 year OB 2018 - 88/92/90
    21st year 2006 OB - 92/88/88
    22nd year OB Pear shape - 80/87/87

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not bad but another one that never takes off, saying that this is much better than the OB 25 year pear shaped bottle I just tried.
    The nose is by far the best thing about this one.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Full on nose, smells like a rich fruit cake, verging on dark forest fruits mixed with cake
    • Taste
      88 88
      Spicy, but it is all over the place and it has a bitter note which I do not like. The palate seems to thicken up with a little black pepper note.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite long just a bit unexciting

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Outstanding and flabbergasting - great stuff!
    • Nose
      Intense, honey, truck loads of apricots and other dried and candied fruits, and yep whiffs of smoke and tobacco - great!
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, again fruity along the nose, jam, spices, good sweetness, oak wood - superb!
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, fruity, the oak wood comes out more in the end but still good

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I simply love old Springbank, this has everything you can wish for in a whisky. 
    • Nose
      A big fatty fruitiness like apricot jam and plum. Mango as well. Quite a big sherry influence, much bigger than in any other older (21- and 18-year-old) bottlings from the 90s and beyond that I know. Appears like cherry and bramble. Nougat and toffee as well. Cigar tobacco and a little peat. Some spice like nutmeg and cinnamon. Shouldn't forget to mention the touch of leather. There's so much going on in there! One of the best noses I've ever smelled.
    • Taste
      Plum, peat, oak, leather, bramble, pepper, apricot, a cigar (in its wooden box), clove and curry.
    • Finish
      By far not as fruity as the nose and taste, saltier and dryer. Leather, cocoa, mocha, peat, salt and blueberry. 

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Brilliant.
    • Nose
      Sweet and malty.  Coconut.  Cooking chocolate and toffee.  Stewed apples. Strawberry jam.  Vanilla in the distance.  Bundt cake.
    • Taste
      Spice rack (cloves, nutmeg, salt, black pepper).  Nice old oak. Fruit salad, with a bit of a bitterness.  There is some orange in there.
    • Finish
      Long and drying.  Sweet, then bitter.  Then salt and burnt pastry.

  6. Bretorianer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  8. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nice balances. These "old" Springbanks are very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very complex. Nice sherry, fruits: apricot, cherry, apple, pear and grape almost in honeyed, jam design, coconut, spices: pepper, leather, tobacco and peat.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Refined, spicy, bittersweet: a refill sherry butt has worked well: the oak flavor is outstanding, citruses, spices: pepper, clov, curry and ginger, sweet plum compote, milk chocolate. Tobacco. Nice composition!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, dry, sour, spicy: salt, oak, metals, cocoa and coffe

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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