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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
91.86/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Black Label Cork stopper
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
SD764
Added on
23 May 2015 5:34 pm by Sir Ardbeg

Average value

€ 1374.67

4 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.86 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Taking the time to write up notes today on this one which I stashed away from a full bottle from a few years ago. I remember it being quite the dram and thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't see today's session being much different.

    Nose is wool sweaters, machine oils, nice amount of tropical fruit, then OBE and mild peat, then some cracked pepper, and then some wafts of smoke in the distance.

    Palate continues with honey, tropical fruit, light peat smoke, oiliness.

    Finishes with honey, fruits, light pepper, light peat, and a nice and lingering oily smoke.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Honey exotic fruits very rich style, some peat, excellent!

  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Iconic Campbeltown Scotch Whsky. OBE is present, but not overwhelming the spirit. Lively and rich, this is what modern Islay strives to be but will never eclipse.
    • Nose
      Nose is lively and dark. Dank, musty notes of peat and mechanical oils. Peat smoke and fishing gear, rich malt and fruity old school Sherry. Burnt fruit tea and tug boat engines. Maratimes in a bottle.
    • Taste
      Palate: this is what dreams are made of... Loads of peat and malt, Sherry fruits, camphor, more malt and mint. Classic old Springbank.
    • Finish
      Finish is so long. It's clingy like a bad girlfriend... You think it's gone but there it is hanging on in your driveway, wearing you favourite hoodie. Peat smoke lingers long, Sherry wood fruits and rotten vegetation.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    I got a rather dark expression compared to most other 15yo with the black label - apparently it was bottled in the 90ies (around 1994).  It's a very good one like the 15yo miniatures with the black label that were much better than many regular 15yo with the black label. Finally I found a very good regular bottle.
    • Nose
      Intense, honey, exotic fruits, pineapples, mango, ripe bananas, hints of leather and wood, whiffs of smoke and tobacco, old books - great!
    • Taste
      Very, very oily and creamy, but a little punchy too, ripe fruits, citrus fruits, little bit of plums, nice oak wood, subtle sweetness - very good!
    • Finish
      Long and warm, still fruity and rather sweet

  6. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    + H2O: nice and round, a little sweeter - nothing new at first; later comes some cereals, malt and fruit. This dram takes time! 04.03.2017 89
    • Nose
      F: bright gold N: sweet, spicy - restrained, slowly comes fruit, after some time: glue, fruit, becomes fat-buttery
    • Taste
      Oily body, yet light appearance, spicy herbaceous, becomes bitter, a little alcohol
    • Finish
      long, sweet, herbs, slightly more alcohol, runs after bitter

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