Springbank 1993 Gs

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Glenscoma (Gs)
Bottling serie
Single Sherry Cask
Stated Age
22 years old
Dark Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
21 oct 2015 7:19 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 999.08

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1993 Gs

31 users have left 33 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.34 points.

  1. Tomek scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: powerful, intense, rum, burnt sugar, plums and cherries in a dry liqueur, peat, sea, ripe oranges
    Taste: dry, fruity, skin, tobacco, intense hard candy, peat and sea in the background, dark chocolate
    Finish: bitter-fruity, peaty, oak
    Rating: 7.5

  2. 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

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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 :)

  5. 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...

  6. ChrisE scored this whisky 75 points Expert 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

  7. 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
      small fuselote note
      gammeliges barrel
      Springbank herbs in the background
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft start
      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
      oak-heavy in the negative sense
      after a while sherry with malt flavor comes

      I would like to drink a drink of water now

  8. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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!
    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.
    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

  12. hettrum scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  13. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Completely different.
    • Nose
      Rarely seen such a dark whisky. Almost like black coffee. The sherry is probably so intense that you can hardly smell it anymore. Rather old, damp wood. The aroma comes over time. Fruity, creamy.
    • Taste
      Wow, what a start. Violent, fruity. I do not like Springbank. Rather an old Glendronach. But I like this intense taste.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Mannix65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  17. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  18. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A Kavalan-style Springbank, such an over-the-top sherry impact. The typical Springbank profile is really only there in the background.
    • Nose
      Cantaloupe melon, mocha, raisin, marzipan, dark cherry, tobacco and minerals.
    • Taste
      Raisin, melon, leather, dark cherry, tobacco, polished wood, mocha and peach.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, melon, raisin and rhubarb.

  19. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great whisky. Would the issue price (€ 130?) Have been well worth it.
    • Nose
      wow, that is again nice, dry, velvety, noble, full, but not intrusive ... blackberry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate, old village pharmacy - old, often well-groomed wood and leather and a touch of (medicinal) freshness, eucalyptus, menthol , some pepper, not a "muff" that smells very "clean" (with a cozy water droplet in between)
    • Taste
      strong, full bodied, but no piece brute - again wow!
      The alcohol is very well integrated and stings or burns no piece, pleasant velvety in the mouth, oak, tobacco, chocolate without end, but so much taste that no disturbing "bitter" dissolves ... sugar beet syrup, an idea plum juice
    • Finish
      long and velvety-dry, but then remains dusty oak bitterness ... and cocoa and some pepper ... and again Brombeerirgendwas .... mjam ;-)

  20. LordBellamy scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sherry total, cherry, blackberries, a lot of wood, cane sugar, dark sweetness, maggi / lovage, very spicy, oak, with peppery sweetness behind Taste: Sherry, then comes the wood immediately, slightly sour, Maggi Finish: long, sherry and lots of wood, Maggi, dry Shoe polish and wax are clearly added with water Conclusion: much, much, much too much sherry, and lots of wood, the springbok leaves no trace. A very extreme malt. I like to drink sherry-flavored whiskys, but this one is too violent, too superimposed, too blazing. A pity, a few years less in the barrel, and that would have been a great malt. But he will find his lover, there are enough color lovers yes.

  21. Helgo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    In fact, maybe a little too long in the barrel, but I do not find it superimposed. I would say a rest of Springbank is recognizable. The nose is fantastic. Unfortunately, the finish is then very dry and woody at the end.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. XorLophaX scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 91/100 points - "Mega sherry bomb". This Springbank - yes, it is a Springbank - impresses with a fantastic nose. Very intense in taste and barrel-heavy. Insanity Whiksy. This fruit, that sweetness. I had to buy a "Lifetime supply", unfortunately, he was already completely sold out after about 3 hours and was sold shortly thereafter at prices up to 500 €, instead of the original 130 €.
    Link to the tasting on my blog with photos:
    • Nose
      It is not just the color that dominates the barrel. Fantastic fruity-sweet aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry and cherries flow from the glass. After the alcohol has gone a bit you will discover notes of leather, furniture polish and tobacco, but also figs and fresh cigar tobacco. Wood, salt and smoke tend to be in the background.
    • Taste
      Wow, strong alcohol and a hell of a lot of wood and tobacco. Some dark chocolate and again wood. Frame mouth! Significant sherry sweetness. Overall intense and barrel, barrel, barrel. Springbank? Was it really a jump bank?
    • Finish
      Very sour-sour oak. Lots of dark chocolate, coffee set and some salt. The finish is extremely long, tart, nutty, woody.

  23. rottendon scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The Malt looks much older than he is. The bitterness you have to like, the acid is partly borderline. Overall, you have an extremely set whisky for quiet evenings in the glass, it should be the last.

    It does not matter if you like it or not, it is a well-balanced whisky that came out of an exceptional barrel at the perfect time and received its finish for the perfect time. Technically brilliant.
    • Nose
      Almost sticky sherry from the beginning, at the beginning a bit too sharp alcohol, but quickly back to a level that allows intense nosing. Now the barrel comes to its full advantage: Dusty cellar, leather, pipe tobacco, furniture polish, plum compote, or even plum cake with yeast dough. The whole thing is getting sweeter and sweeter. But where is the cowshed, where is the salt? Instead, coffee and forest fruit jam. If you did not know that it is a Springbank, you probably would not think so, too massive are the barrel influences. After a while, at least some sea air and some smoke can be found, in the sherry is now floating some Plockwurst. Warmed, the sherry notes take over completely, extremely sweet and sticky, dried fruit, figs and again the pipe tobacco. Now also increasingly salty.
    • Taste
      On the tongue is now also significant sweetness available, beet syrup and sour oak oak harmonize well together. The alcohol expresses clearly, but not overpowering.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the sweet then gains strength first, before the barrel again very bitter takes the lead. Unsweetened cocoa dresses the oral cavity, behind the palate hangs acid bean coffee. The finish is quite long and sounds long on notes of skin of walnuts.

  24. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A sherry board. No or hardly Brennereicharakter to divine. This is a barrel whisky. The nose is incredible. The rest has gotten a touch of too much wood. Still a great, exciting whisky. Not just for every day.
    • Nose
      Spicy Sweet nose, furniture polish, leather, old oak cabinet, a hint of smoke, something like diesel. But mostly wood. With water he opens something, becomes sweeter, more fruity. Hints of soy sauce come through, definitely something fresh, maritime, maybe a little mint. Definitely an exciting nose.
    • Taste
      Strong, almost a little alcoholic. Lots of bitter oak, a little leather and tobacco, menthol. With water it also gets sweeter in the mouth, the oak gets a little more pleasurable, but a little bit of pepper is added and the menthol is very clear. There was a lot of oak.
    • Finish
      Menthol, oak, soot, tobacco, leather. Few associations that you want to drink, but still good! With water, the oak seems to become tart, astringent.

  25. 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.

  26. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Nose: "WOOD" - furniture polish, old oak cabinet, leather armchair, cooked and thickened dark fruits (blackberry, cherry, etc.) Something fresh through the alcohol. A hint of smoke and sea air but the basic character of Springbank was almost completely killed by the barrel. I like these furniture polish whiskys! With water, this polish touch gives way to the rear and the fruits show better. Everybody has to decide for themselves what flatters them better in the nose.

    Taste: Powerful and sweet, it starts in the mouth and goes over Sherry fruit (sour cherry) and liquorice quickly over the all-determining wood (freshly polished wood). In the finish then only oak - dark chocolate, old wet wood. The finish is only warm and intense. But he quickly weakens and leaves only a dry bitterness. Here, water helps enormously and softens the whole thing a bit. Now a nice touch of plum must be added.
    Ingenious nose that looks older than the 22 years. But the fierce woody aroma that makes the nose so interesting is then in the taste again too much of the good. Horny Malt!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  27. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A heavy whisky. Certainly not an all-day dram.

    If you know that it is a Campeltown malt, you can associate it away, blind it would have been impossible for me.

    Much barrel, little distillery. If you like it (and I like it a bit on occasion and in small doses), it is served here.
    • Nose
      In essence, I can only emphasize what my valued prescribers already felt:

      Violently. Polish, wax, damp potato cellar by shedding road salt.

      This mixture of forest walk through the undergrowth in autumn, furniture wax, cool alcohol and salt dissolves in me for a few seconds, a "UHU" -Assoziation, but quickly reloads.

      With water: sweet, more fruit, while maritime with seaweed and salty breeze, the above associations are also back.
    • Taste
      Heavy, oily. Hollaendisches Salmiaklakritz meets dark, pickled fruit, moist, meringue wood and sweet Ruebensirup. Lots of oak, lots of coffee and dark chocolate with raisins. Maybe some citrus fruit in the background, I smoke some smoke.

      With water: more sirup, more licorice, more roast aromas, less fruit.
    • Finish
      Long and warm, oak, liquorice, caramel, coffee and again dark fruit with a memory of salt.

  28. megabreit did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    For my taste, this one was painting a few years too long in this barrel, delicious but no longer recognizable as a Springbank.
    • Nose
      Beeswax, dark fruits, furniture polish, damp wood
    • Taste
      Honey, cherries, dark chocolate and again furniture polish, salt liquorice
    • Finish
      long and warming comes through the sweet aromas of dry mint and a slightly musty note of wood

  29. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    From Springbank there is not much left, which goes through with me as Cognac XO.
    No wonder, matured in Sherry-Hogshead's
    Sometimes I like that, sometimes not. Depends on my mood.
    • Nose
      dark cherries - sourdough - the smell of furniture polish, some shoe polish, dark fermented fruit, lots of wood and cooling mint.
    • Taste
      Bitter licorice with a little salt - lots of wood and darkest, bitter chocolate again With water: creamier, less polish more dark fruit, even vanilla comes through, the wood remains, dark chocolate with 90% cocoa, after burned bread, in the end again after polish
    • Finish
      cooling mint    and again this turpentine -or   Polish music

  30. mds51 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Needs air and can also tolerate water.
    • Nose
      Full sherry flavors, oak, raisins, forest honey, cane sugar, cinnamon, oranges, plum compote, cherries, strawberries.
      With water: The fruitiness increases enormously, the oak retreats into the background.
    • Taste
      strong sherry aromas and oak notes. Plums, some salt, some bitterness, dark chocolate, cherries.
      With water: more intense fruit, a bit tingling on the tongue, the bitterness is not so intense. Plum and cherries, some salt, strawberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and then the oak comes to light again.
    • Finish
      Sherry and the slightly bitter oak note remain medium in the mouth. The fruitiness gives way and the oak flavors remain.

  31. pipemajor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      massive aromas of Oloroso barrel, slightly alcoholic, sweet raisins and oak, walnuts in honey, subtle cinnamon flavor
    • Taste
      very dense, sweet plum syrup with a salty edge
      with water: a certain amount of flow develops, burnt caramel and a slightly bitter woody aroma are added
    • Finish
      medium length, slightly bitter oak notes, the sherry remains present

  32. XorLophaX scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sold out after approx. 3 hours

  33. 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.


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