- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Glenscoma (Gs)
- Bottling serie
- Single Refill Port Cask
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Refill Port Cask
- Number of bottles
- 53.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Oct 2015 9:29 pm by Black Widow
29 × in wishlist
100 × member ratings
141 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1995 Gs
25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.18 points
- Complex Port Springbank with plenty of salt - definitely enjoy with water and leave in the glass for a long time
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
Dry portsweet, sour cherry compote, malt and a lot of mineral salt, pleasant woodiness
red fruits, dry, strong oak - long
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- In addition to Cadenhead, I feel that I can give up the IB in Genting
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.
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.
Long-lasting, bitter bitter bitter, sea salt, light peat, pepper and pepper powder, watermelon white.
- 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.
- 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.
- A great whisky. Matured for a long time, the distillery character can still be felt. Very well done.
- 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 :-)