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Overall rating
88.03/100
votes
71
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
Added on
21 Oct 2015 9:29 pm by Black Widow
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159,90

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1995 Gs

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.03 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.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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

    22 21 22 21 86

  4. 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.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 79 points 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

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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

  8. ASWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • 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.

  10. 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.

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