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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.52/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
WB71960
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
28.07.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/326
Barcode
610854187002
Added on
11 Sep 2015 8:28 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 134.37

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72 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 points

  1. Valérie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    the Springer18 - a great Campbeltown- toppaint!
    [Color] old gold;
    • Nose
      ripe fruits (peach, apricot), malt, sherry, caramel, gentle smoke;
    • Taste
      strong, fruity onset, sherry, oily, harmonious, oak, caramel, delicate smoke, complex; Salivation stimulating;
    • Finish
      soft, fruity (peach?) long finish;

  3. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    challenging, but extremely consistent
    • Nose
      typical Springbank coastal character (slightly salty), herbaceous smoke (very slight, but noticeable), yellow fruit (mirabelle, sweetened canned peaches), roasted almonds (salted caramel), marzipan, dry earth, fresh pepper
    • Taste
      clear salmiac licorice with slightly acidic impact, somewhat "difficult" in character, old balsamic, oily consistency, mineral, almonds, marzipan, molasses and mellow wood
    • Finish
      warm and earthy-mineral dry

  4. Wiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Wiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    leave whisky. I did not have such an elegant yet dirty malt yet. But still. I would spend 120 to 130 euros for a Springbank, I would buy the Burgundy. this one is just too good for me. But that is whining on a very high level. I miss somehow, the rough edges.
    • Nose
      Immediately one of the sprinkling smoke rises in the nose. What for me is the Springbank character. But in a way I have not experienced that yet. Very subtle, elegant .... round. Then it gets fruity. Delicate mandarin kiwi. a little gooseberry. Reminds me of Mortlach SV 19 years. The 46% alcohol is perfectly integrated. Then some oak. Now the bourbon barrel flavors ... vanilla and caramel. I suppose sherry casks are there, but I can not make out such aromas.
    • Taste
      Yeah ... delicious. Everything over comes very tender, very elegant. Fruity, pineapple, gooseberry, kiwi, mandarin. Creamy. And again, even in the mouth ... the alcohol perfectly integrated. After a few minutes also sherry barrel flavors. Dark fruits. So plummy
    • Finish
      Long, tropical fruits are added ... and milk chocolate.

  6. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Single Blind Dram. Springbank vertical tasting, 10.2016

    Bottle details of what we tried:
    Springbank 18yo, 46%, Bottled 27.7.2015, Bottlecode 16/325
    Should be the same vatting batch as this though.
    • Nose
      Mineral, smokey, apricots, sherry, meaty. (88)
    • Taste
      Oily, sherry, mineral & smokey. (88)
    • Finish
      More sherry & the typical mineral & smokey notes for modern Springbank, faint tropical fruits occasionally. (90 / 88)

  7. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very decent, but not breathtaking. For a distillery that almost never disappoints, this one is pretty bland.
    • Nose
      Green apple, apricot, pear, lemon and lime. Wet stones, sea breeze, coastal influences and a thin layer of smoke, so typical for Springbank.
    • Taste
      Creamy, buttery, slightly sweet on light fruits, some spices - pepper, chilli and a delicate smoky side.
    • Finish
      Medium long, shy sweetness covered by the spiciness of pepper, burning alcohol and some smoke.

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, great fruit notes and the Springbank character is also there, for 120 ¬ and more he does not beat me but not from the stool.
    • Nose
      already from a distance a strong yellow-fruity sweet note, banana, mirabelle plum, some canned peach, from nearby then almonds, cereals, vanilla, some white pepper
    • Taste
      a strong boost overripe banana, then marzipan, dark chocolate, pepper, salt, earth, some licorice (Salmiak licorice?)
    • Finish
      long and strong, chocolate, pepper, nut, bitter almond

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Glad I just bought a sample
    • Nose
      Citrus notes, green fruits, little grassy, marzipan and butter scotch
    • Taste
      Little sweet, little flowerish, green fruits again
    • Finish
      Medium short

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