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Springbank 175th Anniversary

Overall rating
85.84/100
votes
132
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

€ 300.56

23 × in wishlist

132 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 175th Anniversary

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.84 points

  1. 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.

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 22.5, finish 22, balance 22

  3. Kwokjoe scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    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.

  4. man2392 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 10 with a Glen Scotia funk.

  5. lonespirit scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  10. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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