Springbank 1995 Gs

Overall rating
88.34/100
votes
115
Whiskybase ID
WB73504
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Bottling serie
Single Refill Port Cask
Vintage
15.05.1995
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Port Cask
Casknumber
42
Number of bottles
537
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
21 oct 2015 9:29 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 659.45

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1995 Gs

26 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.34 points.

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and probably polarizing malt. Very dirty overall impression, the port notes are the malt good, they are at any time intrusive and contribute to a positive overall balance. The only weaknesses are the pointed alcohol in the nose and the slightly too short finish.
    • Nose
      Cowshed, citrus scents, perfume, Klostein and pungent alcohol in the beginning. The whole thing harmonizes after a short time, mineral notes emerge, sweet, red garden fruits are now also to find, raspberries and red currants. Above all is still the cowshed, which is increasingly sweeter. The alcohol remains pointed in the nose. The nose becomes increasingly sweeter and more fruity while the smell of damp rock pushes the cowshed back. Salty dark toffee is now available too.
    • Taste
      Cowshed also in the taste, musty cellar room. Leather. And a subtle peaty sweetness. In the nose now some hay infusion. On the tongue also clear mineral notes. Overall, quite dry.
    • Finish
      In the finish, then finally develop notes of sweet and sour fruits, slightly artificial as in gummy bears. Overall, the departure is unfortunately relatively short, only the smoke remains a bit longer, but unspectacular in the mouth.

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  3. springtank scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Polareye96 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A cloud top that is a bit contradictory to taste, with obvious mineral characteristics, full fruit basket, chocolate flavor, but the shower gel and sea salt saltiness mess up the sweet hallucination, and the tongue tingles slightly like drinking very full of sparkling water. The wine is not bad in body, thick and oily, rich in content, and has a long aftertaste. It can be regarded as a cup of experience card with all kinds of ups and downs in life.
    • Nose
      Light peat, mineral, spiced, smoky, apricot sour, lychee soda, metallic cold, kimchi, salted duck egg, milky, leather, cooked onion, cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Deep forest mineral springs with spiked fruit baskets. While maintaining the mineral metal skeleton of Genting, it is not stingy with the expression of fruity flavors, mainly sour apricots and coffee, slightly tingling peach salt soda, pears, sour horns, dried longan, hazelnuts, shower gel, and the middle part is onwards Appeared ink, tea astringent, dried plum.
    • Finish
      Longer, heavier smoked, sea salt, prunes, mineral.

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    In addition to Cadenhead, I feel that I can give up the IB in Genting
    • Nose
      Campbell’s Beast, Sulfur, Italian Beef Soup, Allspice, Tanned Leather, Cowshed, Pepper, Parsley, Cinnamon, Ferric Hydroxide, Some of the more similar ones in OB are several low-age sherry single barrels selected by Wanwan But this Porter is undoubtedly sweeter. Raspberries, citrus juice, ice cream, coconut milk, condensed milk, almost no peat.
    • Taste
      Scorched, overheated salt-roasted ginkgo nuts, hazelnuts, peppers, rich in fruit flavors, papaya, citrus, and pears, but more sour, oily, muddy, black chocolate. The conflicts between the tastes are very unpleasant.
      Strong, medium-to-high fat, slightly sweet, slightly sour, no tannin, no astringency, more bitter rhyme, no pungency, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, bitter bitter bitter, sea salt, light peat, pepper and pepper powder, watermelon white.

  8. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat closed at first. Probably it was
    a quite inactive barrel. Definitely takes time and
    Warmth in the glass. Not for beginners.
    But then good development in the opened bottle.
    Oxygen was good for him. Now more maritime,
    mineral and dry fruity with the typical,
    somewhat dirty spring banknote.
    Could be a little sweeter for my taste.
    Is probably due to the rel. inactive barrel.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not the best spring bench I've ever drank
    but through the rel. inactive barrel comes to the distillery
    character well through. After the bottle a while
    was open, it got better and better over time.
    This has been the case with many of my bottles.
    It's good that I bought 2 at the time.

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky. Matured for a long time, the distillery character can still be felt. Very well done.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  12. Najzero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Oh, how I feared this bottle - "why is it still available after all those years? I better not order it, springbanks that are good, are not to be bought 5 yrs after release!"

    I had my eyes on this for... well 2 years, but never ordered. Until recently our crazy whisky group decided to... well, order the hell out of it.
    I believe we took 10 bottles of scomas shelves (anyway, they raised the prices 10€ afterwards :-P ) and shared some samples and a bottle on a dinner & whisky evening.

    For me, as I could not attend the evening, I am now sipping on a sample (with one bottle in the basement...):
    this is good stuff.
    It does not get the praise it deserves.
    Its tasty, its springbank
    BUT! it does have a dirty note.

    Had some crystal clear ex-bourbon springbanks that were incredible... this one is more on the "in your face"-side with some dirty port tones and then it rather soon dissapears with its finish.
    It may not have super deep tones (so even a 14 to 16y old could deliver that kind of depth), but dang, its almost a neat find.

    Why am I writing this? well, because I already have a bottle in the basement and can't collect them all :-)

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 21 86

  15. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow I miss the substance in the malt and it is also not very intense. You may actually expect more.
    Have just a sip of Springbank 12 CS (WID: 105550) poured. For me the better malt. More volume and authority.
    • Nose
      Even for 53% somehow pungent in the nose. Peppery.
      Unripe raspberries. Lemon water. Pencil. Old, wet cellar. Mineral notes. Maybe some mushrooms too. Now some redcurrants are coming.
      Overall, but the younger than he is.
    • Taste
      Here, too, I somehow lack the volume, what to expect from a malt of this age.
      Cherry juice. In the mouth of Springbank character is now relatively clear. Followed by a certain sweetish, fruity, floral perfume note. Then the pepper comes again.
    • Finish
      The pepper is still left. It's getting pretty dry. Cinchona bark.

  16. dram-drinker scored this whisky 79 points Photo Moderator

    Tastes like a typical Springbank from the 90s - leathery and sulphury - thus not my favorite decade
    • Nose
      80 80
      New leather couch, cowboy boots, dry hay, nuts, honeydew, milk chocolate, herbs, minerals
    • Taste
      79 79
      Punchy, oily, creamy, spices, herbs, little sweetness, more dry hay, cowbarn, cowpat
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium long, more leather - with water even hints of sweaty socks

  17. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Complex Port Springbank with plenty of salt - definitely enjoy with water and leave in the glass for a long time
    • Nose
      Immediately, the port note stands in the glass, surrounded by a peppery alcoholic strength and a trail of dusty ashes - so some drops of water pure: salted raspberry froth, lime, malt
    • Taste
      Dry portsweet, sour cherry compote, malt and a lot of mineral salt, pleasant woodiness
    • Finish
      red fruits, dry, strong oak - long

  19. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  20. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    salty, sulfur, leather, sherry, unfortunately a bit soapy in the mouth

  21. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sulfurous nose, pleasantly sweet, the alcohol is clear, iron smell, ripe peaches, maritime, salty, hung meat, orange peel
    • Taste
      Strong start, tingling on the tongue, mouth filling. Slight bitterness. Light soap taste.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet and likable, no complex ending.

  22. edhunter15 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    I am not sure yet how to find this Springbank. The 20-year Portfass ripening has definitely brought a good dose of spicy oak flavors to the malt. The quite interesting fruit and cocoa flavors, it is therefore relatively difficult to assert themselves against the oak. The whisky is quite fun and with a 20-year-old Springer criticism at a high level, but I have hoped for a little more port fruit and less dry oak spice.
    • Nose
      Ok, the malt has a lot of wood. Because at the beginning dominates an astonishingly dry-spicy oak note (hay, root wood). Behind it hides a subtle earthy smoke, as is typical of Springbank. Gradually develop creamy marzipan notes and also a certain fruitiness builds up. However, this is not port typical berry-sweet, but rather goes in the direction of apple compote / quince. With a little oxygen, mild cocoa and coffee notes appear, and creamy-nutty flavors that remind me of a kind of walnut-apple-cinnamon liqueur are forming. The oak goes a bit into the background.
    • Taste
      Again, the dry oak sets the tone (apple kernels). In addition, I perceive some light chocolate, earthy aromas, subtle ashy notes and again the fruitiness (apple compote, quince).
    • Finish
      Now the oak gets spicy a bit more and even shows up with a slight ginger / pepper sharpness. The entire mouth is moistened dry by these aromas. The cocoa and fruit flavors are also present, but remain because of the strong oak something on the track.

  23. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Now I had to look again: In fact, Refill-Port Cask. But if you notice nothing at all. The Springbank character comes through well, from front to back around he is, but here you would have expected something more of a single cask.
    • Nose
      Peppered, tropical fruits and the smell of damp pebbles. The sweetness of the fruit (lemons, oranges, mango, papaya) is indeed present and good to sniff, but not sweet or sweet in the true sense, but rather only as a "background music" of the pepper and the mineral-moist fragrance. Over time, the pepper evaporates, vanilla comes, as well as honey, to a fine Milschokoladennote, later cocoa powder.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy start. Lots of pepper, with paprika and curry powder. Also on the tongue again the seawater-moist stones. Fruit sweets of (fresh) mandarins and mangoes, later green apples. Oak makes itself noticeable late, but then with a rather austere but not unpleasant note.
    • Finish
      Medium long, last remnants of tangerines and apples, pepper, tart herbs, sweet and tart honey.

  25. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The combination of subtle peat smoke and big, fresh & sour fruity tones is quite seductive. This whisky needs quite some time in your glass to really open up. A wee drop of water brings the smokiness to the front on the nose and accentuates the bitter sweetness on the palate. For me it seems to loose its delicate balance with water. The layering and balance of this whisky is lovely and moreish.
    All in all a well balanced, fruity and well matured Springbank.
    • Nose
      A fresh, rich, powerful but well balanced whisky with aromas of citrus (orange zest, lemon zest and subtle tangerines), milk chocolate, acacia honey, vanilla, apples, pears, pineapple, berries (raspberries, red currants, gooseberries), overripe grapes, yellow plums, earthy tones, subtle sweet smoke, old books, sweet and slightly sour tobacco, herbal tea, malt, grains, mineral tones (wet rock), boiled sweets, marshmallow, gummy bears, ginger, white pepper, allspice, subtle nutmeg, hay, grass, dried flowers and subtle creamy oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, fresh, rich and well balanced whisky with aromas of white pepper, chili, ginger, tannins (big hit of it), berries (elderberries, gooseberries, raspberries), green apple (Granny Smith), bitter herbal tea, subtle sweet smoke, gummy bears, unripe pears, mineral tones, earthy tones, dried flowers, hay, grass, grape seeds, green tea, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, acacia honey, vanilla, wet hemp rope, hint of brine, marshmallow, yellow plums, apricots, wine vinegar, cedarwood and bitter spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A medium log and slightly drying finish with aromas of acacia honey, gummy bears, red apple, pears, ripe plums, honey, slightly sour raspberry, subtle smoke, tannins, mineral tones and dry/bitter oak.

  26. p4blo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The port influence is rather mild, but it's a very good Springbank anyway.
    • Nose
      Starts off with gentle smoke and bourbony notes of vanilla and red apples. After a while, more fruits emerge with tons of berries, biscuits and sea weeds.
    • Taste
      Smoke carries on from the nose and is accompanied by red apples, blackcurrant, strawberries, salt and a pinch of spices.
    • Finish
      Quite long with powerful smoke, spices, heavy oak influence. Slightly bitter, but softer notes of biscuits and butter compensate for that.

  27. Murxus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    lot of somewhat dirty Springbank, less port, but that´s no shame. Subtile addition of fruity/oaky complexity.
    My former rating  was 89pts, now it stays so tending to 90 but just not reaching it.

    01/15: Now a fresh opened bottle: Springbank? yes.

    Port cask? still searching.

    Oak? yes, the fresh and peppery style.

    Well, not the really convincing stuff which it could be, 88 pts.

    02/16: The former disappointment has now quietly gone. Perhaps IT needs its opening time (the bottle).And still it´s a quiet one, not one of the the louder fraction. Quite loveley at a constellation you and your dram, and so I like it for me. Point.

  28. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Interesting he is, but from port or 20 years I notice nothing. For me rather a € 70 whisky, because he could only be 12 years old and come from the Bourbon barrel.
    • Nose
      salt-pungent, grainy start, there must be water ... the grain remains, malt and sweetness, warm moist straw, first lemon, then sweeter towards orange and raspberry, haribo bear ... and again farm - fresh grain , Hay and warm straw
    • Taste
      lots of sweetness, cereals, wholegrain biscuits, milk chocolate, pepper ... but also slightly smoky-bitter-kräutrige notes ... is greener, grass, flower cut, this green apple, kiwi, lime zest
    • Finish
      medium long, peppery and subtly bitter (some smoke, plant cut, tropical fruits)

  29. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow I actually like this dram even if it has nothing which I have expected to like before. The complexity is quite high but on the other hand still moderate enough to get a lot of elements of it. Lovely dram which is probably much better during summer time.. I will give it a try in some months :-)
    • Nose
      Smokey salty oak, wet tobacco, and some little fruity influence (lemon, berries). On top a lot of herbs. Very nice complexity! 

      The alcohol could have been implemented better but is not too negative!
    • Taste
      Very strong start as the alcohol is carrying a lot of herbs (like muscatel).  The smoke is still there but the oak completely disappeared. Some spicy influences (not alcohol more like chili) and also kind of dry... Reminds me on waking up in a haystack and cereals for breakfast afterwards
    • Finish
      Middlelong finish were the smoke remains very long. First you have some bitter fruity elements also some oak and again the herbs. 

  30. pEpp0 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

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