Springbank 175th Anniversary

Overall rating
86.06/100
votes
145
Whiskybase ID
WB73786
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.2003
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
610854177003
Added on
30 oct 2015 4:11 pm by QuarterCentury
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 519.16

36 × in wishlist

145 × member ratings

341 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 175th Anniversary

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.06 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Probably quite tasty. 21-22-22-22

    But it does not cost more than 100 euros
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. A861 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful Springbank. Great nose, complex on the pallate, long lasting finish!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Макс scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 22.5, finish 22, balance 22

  6. Kwokjoe scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    This is already a rare old wine, and finally has a chance to get a beautiful gift. It is a product commemorating the 175th anniversary of the winery and is limited to 12,000 sets.
    Smell

    92
    Very strong fruit flavor, burnt apple, apricot, pear, vanilla. Delicate and oily, the dirty base of the mineral complements the complexity of the honey. Very bright, delicate nose with many halftones over time.
    smell

    94
    The same fruity note, some citrus and salt. Ginger spice. Finished with iconic mineral notes and a touch of smoke.
    End rhyme

    92
    The ending rhyme is very long, a lot of old wood, cardboard patterns, with peat and soil smell remnants, it feels quite complicated.

  7. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 10 with a Glen Scotia funk.

  8. Thoma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  9. dr.mad scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    worst spring bench ever, still a great drink.
    light nose and the taste is not very complex

  10. Apikalov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A stunning, complex and enveloping fragrance, quite multi-layered. After this you expect a certain softness in the taste, but it was Harsh, gingerly peppery. The fortress feels like 48-50. The finish is bad at all, overdone, with cardboard notes, going into bitterness.
    Perhaps 17 years in a bottle, or maybe the wrong storage conditions gave their own to this malt. As a basic release, such a 12-ka is quite a suitable skoch, but it does not pull on the Anniversary release. For spring fans, for these coins, it might be better to consider purchasing an 18 year old, modern release.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity, apricot, pear, vanilla. The delicate, mineral-dirty base intersects well with honey motifs. Very bright and over time delicate nose with many halftones.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The same fruit, some citrus and salt. Ginger spice. Finish with signature mineral notes and a little smoke.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, lots of wood, cardboard motifs with remnants of peat.

  11. whisky_garage scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Open, light, sweetish. Vanilla, citrus (tangerine), monpacier, fresh pastry, berry and marmalade story. Minerality, industrial notes from the category of a car workshop, here and metal shavings and engine oil ..... Light honey trail, spices.

    Taste: Sweetish, light, rich. Vanilla, lemonade notes, fresh pastry, citrus fruits, ginger. Industrial notes, minerality, light smokiness.

    Finish: Slightly longer than average, sweetish with a little pepperiness. Vanilla, citrus, barrel, industrial notes, light smoke. At the end, berry sourness appears.

    Conclusion: If we consider it as a basic 12 year old malt, then it is a good, balanced, quite rich and bright whisky. If you look at it as a jubilee model, it's not a big deal. At the moment, given its price, it is very expensive and unjustified, if only not in the collection. On the other hand, at the start of sales back in 2003, I think I beat off every pound spent on it.

  12. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  13. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  14. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Closed, but still the saltiness and lemon is pretty prominent, with a very earthy peat. Rather milky and creamy too. Some chlorine smell you get from Water Treatment Plant (I'm an Engineer!).
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full of citrus fruits, and salted caramel. Some wood, some spices, soft mouthfeel. Not really have that Springbankness. Quite hot on the tongue.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Pretty short, with lots of wood, and caramel, some bitterness, and some liquorice.

  16. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: citrus, caramel, smokehouse, sea pebbles, decaying fire
    Taste: salt, polish for furniture, dried plums, vanilla
    Finish: powerful and long
    Yummy.

  17. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    21 23 22 22 88

  18. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N21 P23 F22 B22

  19. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh green apple, caramel, salt, slightly mineral, dried meadow herbs, butter biscuits, smoke only very far away, nutmeg and crushed juniper berries
    • Taste
      oily, creamy, beeswax, salty, lime abrasion, "dirty" Springbank character, warm, moist earth, fresh fruit notes (again apples) and some mint
    • Finish
      very spicy, reminiscent of freshly ground pepper

  21. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A classic Springbank.
    • Nose
      Panettone, raisin, apricot, lilies, nut oil, smoke. Real complexity.
    • Taste
      Fascinating subtle, and ever-changing. Great balance between sooty smoke, olive, dried peels, cashew,custard , brine.
    • Finish
      Spicy, briney, long. Soft and oily.

  22. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N- Drams of two faces. Firstly, musty and mossy, plastic robe, sea shell and decaying smoked fish. Following by lifted citrus and nice brandy notes, dried fruits, gentle and peculiar.

    P- Wood driven, dry and fruity mouthfeel, ashy and shiraz with touch of curious, rather 'global' and not so exciting sweetness.

    F- Medium, soft liquorice, gently spiky and cornflakes cereals. Not quite live up to the exciting nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  24. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Photo Moderator

    This one is like the light yellow Springbanks 12yo from the 80s with the black label. Also good for its kind.
    • Nose
      Minerals, flowers, malty, green fruits, green bananas, little grassy
    • Taste
      Very waxy, oily, little lemony, minerals and grassy notes again
    • Finish
      Medium short

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