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Overall rating
88.45/100
votes
179
Whiskybase ID
WB73501
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

€ 999.99

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152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1993 Gs

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.45 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky 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. Mannix65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A terrific drop, nice sherry bomb, exactly my collar width, something for wood fans.
    For the issue price (129 EUR) a great PLV (therefore 90 points for the price), after a short time unfortunately stylized to Hypeflasche and therefore at unrealistic prices in the market.
    • Nose
      Sherry, chocolate raisins, ripe blackberries, Maggi seasoning, leather, old wardrobe, which has just been treated with furniture polish, soaked fruit from the rum pot
    • Taste
      Plum compote, sherry, Armagnac, dark chocolate, tobacco, very woody and astringent - with water it is sweeter and more fruity, I mean the saltiness of the Spring Bank still to divine
    • Finish
      very long - dry sherry, woody, bitter

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Wow, wow, wow! Wow, this great color! Wow, that crazy nose. I felt really napping in my childhood while nosing. This nose is awesome! Wow, this disappointment with the taste. Actually, the taste was only bitter and extremely woody, no fruit, dark chocolate and espresso was to taste. The overall package with this Springer fits anyway and I'm looking forward to the rest of the sample.
    • Nose
      Wow! Just wow! The color reminds me of Grandma's furniture polish. Extremely dark mahogany. Heavy and oily, the drops slowly run back into the glass. Extreme sweetness and fruit rising from the glass. Then I feel transported back to my childhood. It smells of Grandma's furniture polish and Grandpa's old leather chair, a slight musty air stream flows through the room. Very easy now comes a slightly sprightly alcoholic addition. I can not smell enough of these aromas and really do not want to drink the dark drops at all.
    • Taste
      After about 10 minutes but the first sip. A biting aroma of oak and furniture polish flows through my palate. After this wow experience subsided, a bitter taste remains in the mouth. A slight nutty note comes to the fore. After adding a few drops of water, the next sip. Again, this bitter taste for furniture polish and wooden oak. Very slowly, some fruit comes out, strong liquorice mixes with the wooden sherry. Unfortunately, the fruitiness of the nose is hard to taste.
    • Finish
      The bitter woody aroma is reflected in the medium-long finish. Again, I do not taste any or only minimal fruit. The final echo develops a pleasantly bitter nut taste.

  7. 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.

  8. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose- Sweeter sherry, chocolate, leather and an old cellar, some polishing paste, forest fruit and some hint of molasses.
    Taste - More dry than on the nose, a lot of tobacco, chocolate and dried fruit, we are still in the cellar and eating grandma's preserves, a light hint of marzipan and sea breeze.
    Finish - Student chocolate, a bit of tartness and salt breaks through, dry sherry stays for a long time

  9. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sour sheery with the addition of forest sheep light blackberries.
    Taste: Light dryness from the first sip. with the addition of cherry juice and some spices. Multi-level in taste. A lot is happening on the language. Acidity does not bother you can go ahead and try without adding water
    Rating: 89 Finish with the addition of a very intense light dryness quite long. Interesting whisky. The taste of sherry is shown from a different perspective. I liked it :)

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