Springbank 13-year-old

Overall rating
86.04/100
votes
351
Whiskybase ID
WB73744
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Label
Green Label
Bottle code
15/433
Barcode
610854001575
Added on
29 oct 2015 7:53 pm by Eneloop2009
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 485.53

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 13-year-old

70 users have left 73 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.04 points.

  1. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    SB's unique dewy grass, soil, and fruity feel are prevalent in both flavor and taste

    But the taste is sharp and spicy relatively

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, platonic ideal of a Springbank, but in a slightly summerier form. Hope this expression comes back!
    • Nose
      Sort of smells like a charcuterie board. Smoked gouda and sweet salami, along with fruit chutneys and nuts. Loads of roasted almond, ripe red cherries, baked apples (should I be worried about cyanide?), lemon oil, blackberry, and pomegranate. Sourdough bread and wood-fired pizza oven. Very seaweedy, too. Nori-wrapped rice crackers, soy sauce, and plantain chips. A few drops of water made it more intense, earthy, herbal, and industrial.
    • Taste
      Oily texture. Rich earthy malt notes up front, along with soy sauce and orange peel. Taste like what I imagine a malt floor smells like. More of that wood-fired oven, complete with charred pizza dough. Seaweed aplenty, intertwined with rich peat and fresh-ginger spice. The sherry comes through on the development: dark and rich, but very fragrant. Toffee, chocolate orange, raisins, vanilla, and honeycomb. Charred, rich oak and black pepper on the back end. Water bumped up the mouthfeel and creaminess, and added loads more honey, agave, chili pepper and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Fairly long. Earth, salt and seaweed. More almonds and juicy cherries. Peaty char. More of that vanilla, dark chocolate, orange, and honeycomb, joined by sweet herbs, peach, and lemon. More pizza dough and olive oil. A bit of fresh horseradish. Water added rich funky smoke, buttered popcorn, and peach tea.

  3. Jimbeau scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. eselsim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Apple, grass, light smoke, salt, cream, mustard almond
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Gold color. There is a slight oily.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Minerality. Sea salt. Wax. Light sweetness. Caramel. Some ash. Vanilla. Stones on the shore of the Scottish Sea. Some red fruit and powdery notes came out on the other nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Caramel. Ash. Basement. Leather. Spices. Sea salt. Black pepper. With the second sip, citrus comes out.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Ash. Sea salt. Basement. Caramel. Spices. White pepper. Maybe a delicate ginger. Slight bitterness. Lots of skins. Long finish. After the second sip, the finish is a little more spicy. Ginger, but not that hot.

  6. Izzino scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is a really nice whisky for me. I like sulfur, iodine, green light character very much. For 70 € I would give this whisky a quiet 93b

  7. Lakerfield scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Initially a big resemblance to the good-old Springbank 15, although a little friendlier. It certainly isn't worse! Fantastic balance that challenges you to sort out the nuances. Would love this as a daily dram, but the 15 does a fine job too. One heck of a whisky at 13 years old really. Other distilleries can't even churn out a core range 25yo that tastes this good. Not going to drop any names. On the verge of 88 points.
    • Nose
      Classic Springbank nose in a rich and sweet fashion. Starting with subtle peat, farm funk, old cheese, sheep wool and gasoline. Pretty bright fruits! Apricot, apple, poached pear, canned peach and rose water. Then there's icing sugar, white chocolate, orange marmalade, gummy bear and marzipan. Also salted cashew, leather, dusty machinery and some toothpaste. Captivating and truly shows why this distillery has so much dedicated fans.
    • Taste
      Oily, fatty and just the way we like it. There's soft smoke, soot, brine and sheep wool again. Then apricot, apple sauce, fig, orange peel, plum and a hint of coconut. Followed by milk chocolate, caramel, marzipan, flat cola and Mars bar. Manuka honey, walnut and balsamic vinegar too. The sherry is nicely integrated and has this dusty feel to it. Goes well with the funk.
    • Finish
      Long and a little dry. Malt, fig, dark chocolate, sticky toffee, roast almond and brine.

  8. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. GlasMost scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My worst Springbank ever - had many and I love Springbank. Just finished one bottle. I was waiting for it to develop the past months but nothing happened.
    Somehow sharp and thin, too grassy, not the usual brine. I miss the salt.
    I will probably sell my second bottle sooner or later.
    Sorry just my opinion.

  10. kikist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    -
    • Nose
      75 75
      Tobacco, grainy, sherry
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet, soap, vanilla, bubble gum, chilly
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy, chilly, sweet, herbs, olive oil

  11. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A cool example of the style of the distillery, a lot of shades and midtones, a very wide range of derivatives, very rich, attractive and at the same time easy to perceive, drinkable, open, in style more like the old Spring.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, standard for Spring gentlemen's set - old furniture, mineral-industrial tones, lemon zest, old leather goods - everything is very rich, rich in shades and half-tones; deep-frying oil, oiled and dusty tools, metal dust, welding aerosol, sweet creamy notes, boiled condensed milk, salted caramel; milk chocolate, herbs - both dry and fresh; wool, animal motives, a little haze.
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, thick mixture of mineral-industrial pungent shades with old wood, varnish, sweet creamy tones; lemon peel dry herbs, salted caramel, exploding caramel, burnt match heads, mineral water with apple juice, metallic sourness,
    • Finish
      Light, spicy, refreshing - mineral and industrial notes with light shades of oak, ash, toffee, salted caramel, lemon zest and metallic sourness.

  12. jykoo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Medium - intensity, sweet, white flower, red apple, citrus and some pepper. Not much sherry influence. Some metallic and gasoline like note which I usually get in Reisling. I always get some meaty or smoke bacon like note in springbank, for this one is more like a fresh salmon belly.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium intensity. Sweet and oily. More peppery and aokiness note. The body is slightly watery
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium finish, I like the lingering savory note.

  13. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Light smoke wrapping up green apples, pineapples, asparagus, Chinese water chestnut, winter melon peel
      Rich Apricot, followed by citrus zest
      Tiny bit of hay
      Slightly malty near the rim top
      Finished with pomelo zest, more of it after a sip
      Nice and simple w/o complexity
    • Taste
      88 88
      Peach, orange, banana candy, icing corn flake
      Very mild pepper
      orange appears in 2H
      Tea towards the end
      Med body, tastes oily
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peppermint, honey, vanilla, green tea with some bitterness

  14. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Differs from normal Springbank in its flavor profile, for me a bit less Springbank funk. In a way it differs like the new young Local Barleys feature a distinct style or side of the distillery. Not for everybody but an interesting addition.

  15. MarkusK1 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  16. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Wolf68 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. -sAxo- scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  19. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Ah this is refreshing and not what I expected, a light and simple nose becomes fruity and Springbank funky with big flavor, finish is a little short, but this is a great sherried pour all in all
    • Nose
      88 88
      Campino strawberry candy, grass, effervescent, twizzlers
    • Taste
      91 91
      Fruity and light funk, strawberries, peaches, rubber, saltines,
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet and light oak, mild funk and strawberry jam

  20. CherryHeart scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Smell Nose: the acidity of juicy peaches, rose salt, frosting, lemongrass, lime juice, deep in the taste of some dairy products, very good car perfume

    Taste Palate: The sour and bitter taste of plant rhizomes is approaching the lower limit of acceptance. Coarse salt, maifan stone, star anise, lime, and Western tablets have a significant stimulus to the throat.

    After rhyme Finish: shorter, sugar cane, melon skin, flashing coconut sugar, but a bit like liquor.

    Body: Medium body, greasy but not fragrant oily, spicy, mild wine strength.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. mattheww scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. penumbra scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Genting's peat can always be drunk in one day, but can't be drunk the next day. This peat is soft and can't be ignored. It is similar to the performance of high HP years.
    The performance of soda crackers reminded me of LB 11, but it has more salt, less layer and less oily fragrance.
    Although it was the last 200ml of the bar, I still realized that the alcoholic feeling said by JJ teacher was too strong, and my mouth was slightly pierced.
    On the whole, the characteristics of Shirley barrel are not outstanding, although it is simple, it is a supplementary product of 12CS at the same price.
    • Nose
      Lemon, fat, sea salt, seaweed, floral fragrance.
    • Taste
      Salt, soda crackers, pepper, cheese, yogurt, orange peel, fat, smoked.
    • Finish
      Medium, salt, cheese.

  24. Rays scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Lovely sweet whisky.

  25. S_S scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  26. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh sherry indeed, with a distinct grassy notes. Lots of citrus fruits, and some oily notes. The fresh malty note is very nice and inviting, with some damped leaves and very very light earthy peat. Complex.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and salty, soft and silky. Cooked fruits, very malty and biscuity. The sweetness is very nice here, and with the salty and briney notes, which compliment each other very well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, fresh fruit juice, slight bitterness, and oily finish.

  27. Bam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, but also looks a bit arbitrary, from a jump bench, I expect more of the typical Springbank character, which is really clear only in the nose.
    • Nose
      The nose starts with sherry sweetness, a berry compote, vanilla, light nougat and cherry-flavored pipe tobacco. In addition the typical Springbank radio, wet earth, Kuhstall, minerally. Light herb notes, some lemon and a hint of smoke nicely round off the nose.
    • Taste
      Easy onset, silky mouthfeel. Strong vanilla and light nougat. Lemon sorbet, then come back the berries together with a pleasant oak. Some hay.
    • Finish
      Medium length, berries, slightly oak, a little herbaceous. Milk chocolate. The smoke is noticeable again. At the very end, the earthy / mineral notes sound out

  28. Saltmark scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Fruity, lemony bitterness without maritime notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  30. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I really liked the 12 green Bourbon, let's see this 13 cherry. I let the sample aerate a few weeks.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very discreet, I may have bent over for a blind Talisker.
      Even returning to it after a sip he does not speak much.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The markers of the distillery are there but without class or opulence. Soft in the mouth without being bad. The alcohol burns a little anyway.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Finale not very sexy, carried by an excess of sugar / sherry toffee, I would have expected more oxidative notes after voluntary aeration.
      I am quite disappointed by this label that gave hope.

  31. ballunder scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Well this one brings the whole farmyard with it, including the pigs and chickens ;-) Some salt and iodine mixed in there with the peat. Sherry influence is subdued but does come through with some tangy, bitter, dark chocolate notes. Mild finish. Too bad it isn't cask strength.

  32. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great nose, but a let down in the taste and finish IMHO.
    • Nose
      91 91
      earth, metallic, some musty red fruit, apricot, banana, coconut, oak,
    • Taste
      86 86
      Some red fruit, some metal, earthy, some oak, some coconut
    • Finish
      85 85
      Somewhat bitter and very dry in the end. Medium long, old red fruit, oak, and earth fade slowly

  33. dramspotter scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      71 71
      oranges, tea, stewed fruits
    • Taste
      71 71
      thin, grassy
    • Finish
      71 71

  34. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Full maturation in sherry barrels - 13 years - not outstanding, but a well-done jumper "
    [Color] dark gold;
    • Nose
      sweet, nice fruity (apple), malty, slightly smoky, spicy;
    • Taste
      heavy, fruity onset (red grape, sweet pears), sherry, spice (ginger, oak), fine smoky notes, nicely complex;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, spicy in the finish;

  35. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Juicy sherry, rosé wine and vinegar at first nosing, joined by dirty, industrial notes (motor oil, metal polish), coal smoke and farmy peat. A weird mix, somewhere between winey and rugged. Already oily on the nose; the 46% are apparent. Heavy duty stuff.

    On the palate, this one begins acerbic and vegetal, turns then toward herbal territories (camphor?). The mouthfeel is less viscous than the nose had promised. An amorphous juiciness from the sherry casks, but no clearly defined fruits. Some citrus, especially in the aftertaste. Finishes with pretty uncompromising tart notes that I find characteristic of Springbank, but here they do get even more severe than usual.

    Sheesh, certainly not a lot of mass appeal. Rather one for the initiates. Definitely on the sour-bitter side. Even though the nose becomes more interesting with the first sips, the palate is a letdown (or simply too much) for me.

  36. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  37. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    My only criticism here, is that it probably would've fared even better at a slightly higher strength. Otherwise this is a great dram. Accessible, delicious Springbank.
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity (apple peel) with notes of tobacco leaves in the background, as well as a certain earthiness. A hint of rubber, as well as notes of ozone. The sherry maturation reveals itself as well, with a dark sweetness, as well as apricots and honey.
    • Taste
      Subtle peat influence, with an even subtler brininess. The palate is quite oily, displaying a sweetness (brown sugar, sultanas), spiciness (black pepper) and bitterness (dark chocolate). Somewaht earthy as well.
    • Finish
      A slight plastic note, but some warm cinnamon as well. Lingering peat.

  38. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  39. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Another Green Springbank, this time some sherry maturation. This one get's the "farming Springbank" better delivered than the 12 year old bourbon matured Springbank. This is quite a nice Springbank but something is missing after all, this one is not as round as many other Springbanks.Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Light smoke and cow dung, oranges, fruits, minerals, sherry (not as dominant compared to the Springbank 12 CS versions), caramel, leather.
    • Taste
      Cow dung and light smoke ("farming Springbank" going into the cowshed direction). Dried fruits, some orangy fruity wasabi.
    • Finish
      Medium. Some peaches, caramel, salt, smoke.

  40. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, powerful, complex Springbank.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, sherry, forest fruits, marzipan, hay and farmy notes.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Oak, earth and grass. Citruses and spices: pepper, salt and nutmeg. Apple syrup and sulfuric smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, spicy.

  41. Theune32 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  42. Swordfishtrombone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  43. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Oily-dry, farmy barley.
    T: Strong arrival and development - almost prickly. Really decent barley spirit aged in predominantly bourbon. Some sweet aniseed heralds the finish.
    F: Oily grassy>greenish barley with more farmy notes. Drying, a little smoke.
    C: Remains solidly decent sip after sip, hour after hour.Scores a B[-]

  44. alectron scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Single Blind Dram. Springbank vertical tasting, 10.2016

    Bottle code was 15/325.
    • Nose
      Mineral, faint smoke, salty, typical modern Springbank, some sherry influence as well, marzipan. (86)
    • Taste
      oily, mineral & faint smoke, more typical Springbank-y-ness, marzipan. (86)
    • Finish
      Meaty, faint sulphur next to the notes from the palate. (87)

  45. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Very wise, even erased. It must be allowed time to breathe, to develop. Raisin, apricot, honey, and a lot of orange juice at times. Palate: A light smoky peat, raisins, caramel. The reduction is very noticeable. Final: A little more presence, pep. A pinch of spices. Verdict: Too wise compared to what I expect from Springbank. From memory I preferred by far the 12 years.

  46. Arquebus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    My bottle was opened on 30th July last year (2016). I'm on the last quarter now. This has a fantastic very engaging nose - all the notes are 'on the edge' and very well balanced. It's complex - I would have guessed there's Bourbon barrels in the mix, there's a fabulous fruitiness which is hard to pin down - because earthiness is also very evident, along with a touch of sherry and oak spices. I'm thinking tinned fruits - apricot? peach? lychee? perhaps fruit salad - in syrup? - but perfumed. Then there's oak spice - damp wood ( but not intrusive) and with time a touch of 'farmyness'.. There's some alchemy going on here!

    Perhaps it needs water to open it out a touch - but not for me, not today - I'm enjoying it as it is... Also the bottle has been open a while now, it's had time to breath - so I'm going to stick to it 'as is'....

    It's a big arrival - more savoury than the nose suggests, almost chocolatey (dark chocolate). The taste is something different, actually quite dry/ sweet and  a tiny touch of bitterness - and also slightly salty . If tasted blind - I might think of Bruichladdich... which I'm perhaps more familiar with. the finish is long and there's a touch of oiliness right at the end - olive oil? 

    This malt certainly delivers above its age... 

  47. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  48. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Very interesting, raw old school profile.
    • Nose
      Rustic, earthy, farmhouse, hay, Singer sewing machine oil and struck matches. Some fruit but I can't say there's much sherry.
    • Taste
      Light but very flavourfull. The earthy grass notes are there mixed with oak. Fat and oily. I love that "made in a small old shed" feeling, which is completely wrong as it's made in a large old "shed".

      A little dusty and dirty, which actually is refreshing.
    • Finish
      Nice length with some sweeter notes, a little chocolatte, it stays oily until the end.

  49. Tobias B scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Solid, but nothing you'd say "wow"
    • Nose
      Like if you're standing in a grain mill, a touch of sweet, roasted malt, hay, vanilla and whole grain cookie dough.
    • Taste
      Massive alcoholic start with some bourbon like impact, grain, a touch of maple sirup.
    • Finish
      Medium with bitter elements from the oak and hay

  50. kot1803 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  51. elzAberino scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    You want a jump bench to go in or enjoy? This is drinking pleasure to a good PLV, coupled with typical Springbank.
    Complex and balanced, every sip of something else - at the age of 13.
    • Nose
      Sherry, really? Where? Could also be a pure bourbon.
      The nose is fresh and full of salt, malt, cereals, a wonderful sweetness, pear, great complex - very very nice nose!
    • Taste
      Malt, fresh mint? and eucalyptus, sweet pear and melon, vanilla, oranges, slight spiciness, turns towards the end slightly tart. The second sip of smoke?
    • Finish
      The Best! Long, at first sweet, then very dry (wood, oak), with the complexity always other flavors.

  52. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    N- Sea. Pungent and broad with a lot more heat reaching the nose, burn grass and herbal root.

    P- Salted butter, tropical fruits above earthy decay notes. Farmy, Sultana sweet.

    F- Long, waxy with decay notes drifting, eggy and oily.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  53. Dramany scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Pleasant shoe store smell with leather and tobacco. Same in the mouth, reminiscence of libraries in the finish.

  54. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  55. ScottFrench scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Like last year, the nose of this Springbank Green is impressive for its richness and accuracy. More spicy than the 12 years, this Springbank is a success. A superb whisky of rare freshness!
    • Nose
      powerful, incisive and very fresh! Impressive. We begin with a good dose of citrus, with lemon, kalamansi, yuzu and grapefruit accompanied by floral notes and fresh fruits (papaya, melon, white grapes). There is also a mineral side as in most Springbanks, but also a spicy, peppery and chocolatey pan. In the background, volutes of fine and light smoke, fresh notes of eucalyptus, liquorice and a hint of camphor. A very nice nose in this Springbank Green 13 years.
    • Taste
      powerful and incisive, like the nose. It's way more spicy than I thought, with a lot of pepper and cinnamon, which, along with the acidity of citrus, makes Springbank explosive. We do not have to make here a sweet whisky, on the contrary. It's quite dry with notes of dark chocolate, pepper, wood, grape seed, gentian, bitter orange. Exotic fruits are always in the game but relegated to the background, like smoke. The notes of eucalyptus and peppermint are ubiquitous.
    • Finish
      long, intense and very fresh on notes of kalamansi, yuzu, peppermint, camphor, licorice and smoke. A slight bitterness looms but does not bother the pleasure provided by this 13-year-old Springbank Green.

  56. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Yet another winner from Campbeltown.
    • Nose
      Incredibly fresh. Spring in a bottle ! An oiliness, both sexy and dirty - idiosyncratic Springbank. Going on with a juicy profile made of unusual notes : rose-perfumed turkish delights, watermelon (a lot !), cut humid grass, 
    • Taste
      Hakushu has found it scotch counterpart ! Quite fruity, feels very "healthy" with loads of green apples, white grapes ... can't seem to find clear sherry markers here, I doubt any first-fill has been in use ... and I shall not complain.
    • Finish
      More of the same, pleasantly balanced between fruitiness (or even some sort of fresh tomato ?) and minerality, as always with them.

  57. Shane_IL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This was a little different, but in a good way, the sherry wasn't very pronounced and worked well with the dirty, oily Springbank profile.

    Tasted at a Malt Mongers Israel Tasting
    Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/30/malt-mongers-israel-springbank-evening/
    • Nose
      Motor oil. Peanut oil. New leather. Match heads. Camphor. Dry grass. Anise. Slightly earthy.
    • Taste
      Rich wood. Herbal. Bitter chocolate. Milk chocolate. Slightly thin mouthfeel. Hints of smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Bitter wood. Butterscotch. Radish. Charcoal.

  58. Palindrome scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This one is quite watery for my taste. Still, very pleasant with faint sweet barley notes, along with a bit of the sea and some fruit. I don't regret buying a bottle. Organic barley at cask strength would be far more preferable.  
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  59. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Juicy fruit, apple skin, shampoo, little smoke, pear, pumpernickel, licorice. 
    • Taste
      Vegetal, leather, blue cheese, beer, a little smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bubblegum. Ash

  60. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  61. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  62. robain scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    98€ in Sweden. Thats way to expensive.
    • Nose
      Sherry, wood, some peppers, sweet
    • Taste
      Soft and silk body. Sherry notes. Sweet, maybe some honey.

      Dried fruits
    • Finish
      Short dry finish. Dies a little to fast. Actually a little peaty on the finish.

  63. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty as used by Springbank, he also shows clearly his origin, but prices of 70 € and more ... that could pick up but for barrel sizes and exotic barrels ... but he is very tasty ... the longer I get on it rumkaue ... fat, full-bodied, does not get boring, stays on your tongue for a long time ... mjam ...
    • Nose
      Farm - cereals, warm, musty straw, mushrooms, earth, fresh bread ... with the breath comes more and more sherry, sweetness, mead, plum wine ... very intense, tickling the nose ... maybe also some salt
    • Taste
      peppery-sweet, at first almost sticky, syrupy - honey, orange marmalade, mead, then puts a lot of white pepper on the tongue, then more bitter notes, chocolate, marjoram, oak, some bitterness (smoke?)
    • Finish
      long and tart, dark chocolate, herbal bitters, pepper ... and there could be smoke again

  64. MadScientist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  65. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  66. rottendon scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, even if the smoke is an interesting component, the malt can not fully convince. He simply seems too young for that. On the other hand, it is an uncomplicated drinking color, without corners and edges. As far as the distillery goes, I'm in the dark, smoke and sherry, not from Islay, maybe Ardmore? Tomatin Cù Bòcan? In both cases, it would be at least 46%, but he actually seemed too soft for me.
    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy, light smoke? Bright fruits, seem a bit artificial. After a while, a light cowsstall note comes along, which comes in waves and goes. It warms up fruity, slightly fermented. As so often, apples. A sweat note and glucose are added.
    • Taste
      chocolaty sweet, honey with a tart note and some mint. Slightly thin, metallic.
    • Finish
      the sweetness goes fast, the tart touch runs a little and is clearly metallic, an ashy note lengthens the finish clearly and also the sweetness comes back late.

  67. Gloin scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell is very interesting because of the change he is making. In contrast, the whisky in the mouth acts a bit flat in the first sip. The second sip is much better. The departure convinced. blind tasting
    • Nose
      First of all, the smell of corn and the weaker mixture of spices comes to my nose. A short alcoholic sting, but it disappears quickly. Very dry sherry, grapes, mushrooms, plums, plum jam. The sherry influence becomes bigger and sweeter with every breath. A nice change. Now the sherry dominates and the plums become raisins
    • Taste
      A sweet creamy onion, then a slight pungency of white pepper, orange, sweet and sour, oak, a little grassy, ​​but then come the typical impressions of a sherry whisky, dried red fruit and again the oak
    • Finish
      Warming with dry sour notes, then comes the oak, bittersweet, quite long, finally burnt sugar

  68. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  69. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Papaya, pepper, peat, dried apricot and oak. With water smoother with somewhat creamy peach.
    • Taste
      Papaya, dried apricot, pepper, peat and milk chocolate. Waters adds some smooth peach, but it's quickly too much.
    • Finish
      Papaya, peat, caramel, pepper, chocolate and peach.

  70. Ragazzo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It´s good but how should i describe this... it´s not a dram wich stays in you´re memory for long. I feel a little to much sour notes from the sherry casks.

  71. MadScientist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead tasting notesNOSE Rich aromatic fruits with some sweet smoke just
    slipping through from time to time, Red berries and chocolate honeycomb
    adding another layer when left to breath in the glass.
    Palate
    Tangy smooth and rich with an abundance of sherry notes
    that linger to the side of the palate before coating the whole palate,
    the hints of chocolate on the nose come into play along with a sweet
    smoke and warming peat notes that somehow make this dram seem
    deliciously smooth.
    Finish
    Long lingering fruity notes that unravel time and time again. hickory smoke dark chocolate spice and orange.
    Availability
    Distillery Bottling
    Region
    Campbeltown

  73. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

     Notes from a preview version at 50% tasted at the TWE whiskyshow

    n:a bit spirity,barley, some farmy notes as well
    m:sweet sherry notes,a little vinus, a bit dusty and some dark fruits
    with water a nicer and creamier mouth attack with apple pie and apple marmelade
    f:okay but overall not my favourite kind of Springbank
    85

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