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Overall rating
88.34/100
votes
177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Bottling serie
Single Sherry Cask
Vintage
04.06.1993
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Dark Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
334
Number of bottles
269
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Oct 2015 7:19 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 464,00

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152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1993 Gs

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.34 points

  1. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    What shoud that?! Did a bottle of Springbank fall into a sherry barrel here ?! If I want to drink something like this, I buy a bottle of sherry, a jar of straw and a blender ....
    • Nose
      With Whisky and especially with Springbank the whole thing has little to do here. It just smells like dark, sweet sherry. Add a little spice. The typical, dirty Springeraroma is missing here completely.
    • Taste
      No, but this is nothing but high-proof sherry ..
    • Finish
      see taste.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2019] This Springbank seems to polarise with both very high and very low rates by many members - a clear case that has to be checked by my own taste buds...

    ...and they state a fine and interesting nose and an extremely drying-astringent (fortified) oloroso sherry taste and finish with marginal malt impressions only. It is quite interesting (and enjoyable) to have a dram but to be honest: I do not ask for a second one tonight.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is almost black at brown sherry and the nose offers a bold modern oloroso sherry profile with all the sherry aromas I can imagine. It almost covers the malt completely but after some breathing it dares to show up, finally. But I have to search for these aromas and I can easily comprehend if other drinkers miss them completely. The wood is very appropriate in the nose, neither too strong nor too weak. Actually, I like this "monster sherry nose" (which happens not that often).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Once my taste buds adapted to the very drying-astringent mouthfeel they detect a bold and flawless (except of the heavy tannins) sherry profile with some barley sugary malt impressions that struggle hard to not be overwhelmed by the sherry forces. This is extremely unbalanced I have to say but sherry monster lovers will adore it, for sure. To me this is too heavy and too spiked, sorry. Nevertheless, it is enjoyable in small sips after long chewing. By the way, no Springbank characteristics can be found under this wall of sherry flavours - this could be any malt of any distillery.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The dram arrives hot and very drying on the palate - the heavy tannins of the fresh sherry cask take no prisoners. To finish is very long and extends this extreme dryness to the very end, but surprisingly it is not that annoying as I thought. Most probably because the sherry flavours themselves are clean and delicious - they compensate somewhat for the wooden pain. As with most sherry monsters water is your enemy here - the tannins grow even stronger and the delicious sherry flavours collapse...

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Ranking: 1.Nase, 2.Mund, 3.Abgang
    • Nose
      85 85
      Furniture polish towards shoe polish
      many dark sweet raisins
      lax stale sherry
      dust
      small fuselote note
      gammeliges barrel
      Oak
      Springbank herbs in the background
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft start
      malty
      sherry notes
      quickly very dry in the mouth
      Herbs and medicine in the cheeks, on the palate
      slightly pungent and bitter
      puts her mouth dry :(
    • Finish
      77 77
      dry
      oak-heavy in the negative sense
      after a while sherry with malt flavor comes

      I would like to drink a drink of water now

  4. pEpp0 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Springbank 1993 by Glenscoma was distilled in 1993 and stored for over 22 years in a dark sherry barrel.
    Double Matured in Dark Sherry Hogshead no. 334 - Storage took place in Campbeltown for seven years and then resettled for 15 years on the Isle of Islay.

    Aroma: Complex and rich - sweet sherry with raisins, toffee, polish, caramel and beeswax. Slightly alcoholic. Taste: Balanced and rich - notes of alcohol, fruit cake, raisins, sherry, caramel and cocoa. Finish: Medium to very long - a lot of sherry.

  5. ChrisE scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Dear oh dear.... what happened here? Burned raisins and figs. Citric/acidic, sour in the mouth. Dry and bitter throughout. Not even a whiff of any Springbank DNA in this one. Interesting to have tried, but not more.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sherry kills Springbank .. As simple as that :-(
    Not bad but obviously no killer!

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasty - but the distillery or the long maturation play almost no role here - the malt drowns in delicious sherry, from the whisky is not much over - from the age just the absence of alcoholic burning
    • Nose
      dark massive sherry nose, very ripe red berries - especially blackberry, fine acidity, very intense fruity
    • Taste
      Sherry, Mon Cherie, concentrated cherry juice, dry on the palate with a pleasant smell of sulfur, dirty but smooth, leather, tobacco, everything you would expect from a sherry, alcohol very well integrated, very good without water drinkable
    • Finish
      long, fruity, warm, a great deal of chocolate and fruit, delicate woody note, no bitterness

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Sweet dates palate, engine oil nose, long tea finish, I just love this style! The integration between sherry and peat is good here in my opinion!
    • Nose
      Very dark, thick and oily, dates and leather, engine oil is present, dates, dried dates, small sweet honey dates.
    • Taste
      Again, match the noses, more dates and leather, very sweet.
    • Finish
      Long and dusty, great black tea

  9. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Colour:
    mahogany
    Nose:
    Dark cherries of the finest quality combined with a lot of soft liqueur, floor wax, furniture polish, wood, balsamic, orange and honey. The rather subtle spice combines perfectly with full nut and sticky jam flavors, as well as a good portion of leather - very nice!
    Taste:
    Starting soft and spicy. The salt content is right. The structure is mouth-filling and very cherry and wood-supported. With tobacco, balsamic, nuts, jam, orange peel, smoke and wet coal, as well as dry cardboard, results in an appealing unit.
    Finish:
    Long - dark and rather oppressive. Sweet-woody floor wax, extremely dry and bitter. With orange juice and peppermint, it gets a little fresher and invigorating. Caramel and honey, liquorice and smoke stick to the tongue
    89 points
    N: 92P / G: 90P / F: 85P

  10. hettrum scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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