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Springbank 175th Anniversary

Overall rating
85.16/100
votes
123
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
Added on
30 Oct 2015 4:11 pm by QuarterCentury
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 255.46

19 × in wishlist

123 × member ratings

293 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 175th Anniversary

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.16 points

  1. whisky_garage scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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.

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  4. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    21 23 22 22 88

  8. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N21 P23 F22 B22

  9. birkzehn scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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

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