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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
88.86/100
votes
201
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
First Batch
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
18 years old
Number of bottles
7800
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
09/117
Barcode
1085418700
Added on
06 Apr 2009 7:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 350.00

26 × in wishlist

201 × member ratings

432 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points

  1. vredensever scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is rich: fresh plum, banana, licorice, greens and vegetables, berries, dried fruits (thinly), sherry, honey, bitter chocolate, cream, lots of wood, lightest hint of smoke. The taste is powerful, sweet, spicy: a little bit of perfume, lots of spices, dried fruit, wood, tea, licorice, citrus, sherry, fruit jam. Aftertaste : sherry, a lot of oak, perfume, dried fruits, citrus notes, tea, a little bit of nut brittle, dark chocolate. Conclusion . The strongest in this whisky is the fragrance. Attractive and monolithic. In the taste and finish of a certain perfume. But, in general, very good. Old school. Score 91 (n24t23f22b22).

  2. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Yes, what should I say - I had now all 18er Springer in the glass and the 2010er was so far my favorite. By far I do not find all newer bottlings so good, but this one puts them all in the shade! Craftsmanship from Campbeltown at its best! Too bad that it is very difficult to get and slowly costs about 200 euros, but every sip is worth the price. From me an unqualified recommendation!
    • Nose
      Already at the first smelling becomes clear: here it concerns a Springer- and about a outstanding Springer! Very discreet smoke with the typical Springbank note, very pleasant in the nose. It adds a slightly metallic note and then the fruits come: blood oranges, raspberries, blackberries, followed by subtle spicy notes of oak, which has left its mark after 18 years. Wonderful Nosing!
    • Taste
      The sweetness is the first to cover the tongue and the whole mouth, followed by the spicy aromas of the oak. The smoke is completely in the background in my opinion. Rather, the influence of sherry casks is now spreading. For a friend of sherry barrel matured whisky an absolute dream! Slight echoes of green apple and lavender I still imagine, to hear.
    • Finish
      One way ahead: a long, soothing finish. The whole mouth is in a state of balanced ecstasy :) The fruity notes become weaker over time, it remains a pleasant feeling on the tongue, the salivation is stimulated. Very slowly, the palate is dry and the fruity notes make the spice of the oak room. Gorgeous!

  3. JohannesB scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful, especially the nose and the palate have done to me. Very often I experience only in the finish the real abundance of flavors. With this Springbank, the mouthfeel is really fun and you do not want to swallow it.
    In comparison, the younger batches of the 18-year-old fall from my point of view, but significantly.
    • Nose
      The first impression: SPRINGBANK! Light smoke mixes with the typical Brennereicharakter. Very slightly metallic, mineral and somehow "dirty". After a few moments it will be really nice and very sweet: apple sweets, marzipan, orange juice, raspberries, blackberries. Milk chocolate. In the background is a beautiful spice with some leather and beeswax the base. Surprisingly fresh for his age.
    • Taste
      Very oily, the malt immediately dresses the entire mouth. Powerful, fruity and honey sweet. The fruits are darker in the mouth: ripe cherries, apples and dark grapes. The sherry portion is more evident here than in the aroma. Smoke and oak hold back but are always present in the background.
    • Finish
      After swallowing initially relatively bitter, but it quickly vanishes. Then honey and especially apples. The spicy oak tingles on the tongue. The finish is not quite on a par with flavor and taste, but due to the apples they are self-contained and delicious.

  4. Dram The Man scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Very complex (sweet + sherry + spicy + peat) but balanced!
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla and a bit spicy.
    • Taste
      First honey, fruity, sherry and than pepper with a little peat.
    • Finish
      Long aromatic.

  5. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    the nose is a bit lax
    in the mouth the alcohol too clear
    bothers bitterly
    the finish very one-dimensional
    the best for last:
    the last part of the finish is an interesting apple wood note
    • Nose
      stagnant sea water, the pulp of sour cherries, apple drops, some milk chocolate
    • Taste
      soft chocolate, alcohol, dark fruit, light smoke in the throat, sweetsweet and chocolate powder, it becomes bitter on the finish,
    • Finish
      medium to long, bitter, some wood, apple >>> the end is bitterly gone
      it remains apple and wood, which is nice

  7. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Good malt. But actually expected something more. I like the nose best. I once had a Springbank 18 of 2017. I think the 2017er I liked even better. Of course it's hard to remember.
    • Nose
      Apricot jam. Sugar beets. Peach ice tea. Fudge. Tree resin. Orange blossom honey. Warm wood notes. Some moss. The Springbank smoke is quite restrained. But it is still perceptible and beautifully integrated.
      After the first sip there are cloves from time to time.
    • Taste
      In the mouth first forest honey. Sugar candy. Peach. Then a little eraser. Green tea. Sprite. Maybe some horseradish. Ginger. In the mouth, hardly any of the smoke is noticeable. Nice oak flavor.
    • Finish
      Tonic Water. Trail mix. A little bit of this Springbank's filthiness. Relatively dry.

  8. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N 22 P 22 F 22 B 22

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Typical jumper, but usually I have been disappointed by the older OA (!) Because too weak, this one still holds the perfect balance.
    • Nose
      Beautifully full and rich in aromas, apricot, peach, lychee, honeydew melon, green apple, fresh plums, very discreet wood smoke only and a hint of salt, honey and milk chocolate, a little banana
    • Taste
      Full, beautiful, sweet malt, typical Springer, peach, apricot, honeydew melon, salt, black pepper, heather grass, apple, hazelnuts, wax, linen cloth, tannins, hay, caraway, nutmeg, cinnamon, blood orange, dried fruit, some tea
    • Finish
      Dry, long, dried fruit with seeds, tea, sweet malt, nuts and a hint of pepper with peach

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