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Springbank 1995 Gs

Overall rating
88.18/100
votes
100
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
de Germany
Added on
21 Oct 2015 9:29 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 214.04

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1995 Gs

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.18 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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 :-)

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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