Springbank 1995

Overall rating
87.78/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB74318
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Starkicker
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
19y fresh Sherry pipe, 1y fresh Port hogshead
Number of bottles
120
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Private Bottling Starkicker
Bottled for
Straight Whisky Austria
Market
at Austria
Added on
10 nov 2015 7:20 pm by uvarovite
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 320.76

5 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1995

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.78 points.

  1. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [Blind tasting notes]

    Guess: An idiosyncratic, less heavily peated, older Ledaig?
    • Nose
      87 87
      Farmy peat with an "industrial" touch, smoked paprika, anise.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Wait, is this refill sherry (despite the color)? Mild red fruit, peppery, peaty.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Barbecue sauce, cumin. Pretty bitter.

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    BLIND TASTING
    N: Threshed grain, hay, herbs, menthol, eucalyptus, light smoke, behind it something dirty, leaking diesel fuel in a car workshop
    M: light smoke, again this dirty component, has something rubbery, then quite sweet and lovely before the whole thing turns into bitterness again. no spicy bitterness but something burned, burnt dough
    A the bitterness tends to continue, also slightly peppery.
    Tip: Ardbeg, such a special release. Kelpie committee? not necessarily mine today. interesting but. 86

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A dream drop! The nose starts fruity, pleasantly smoky and peaty. In the taste, dark and smoky wood tones dominate, ash rises and ends peppery on the tongue. Complex and multi-layered, this malt suggests an old age, full of character this filling invites me to dream. A great malt, I like it very much!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Old straw shines in the Premium Snifter, long and oily drops are released from the streaks adhering to the glass wall. Fruity smoke rises, mineral peat exudes its lovely aroma, delicate maritime notes appear in combination with sweet fruit. After a few moments, the smoky and peaty aromas withdraw, sweet apricots and peaches come into their own. Tart berries and a hint of citrus fruit appear minimally, otherwise only sweet fruit aromas such as oranges, peaches, apricots, raisins and dates dominate. A little chocolate and caramel dissolve from the fine fruity nose, spicy wood tones flash. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, slowly my salivation is stimulated.
    • Taste
      Tart wood and fruit aromas dominate the first sip. Cold smoke and burnt wood elements move into the foreground, citrus fruits and a hint of black pepper are released from the dark aromas. Cold espresso drips from the tongue, salty liquorice appears. Dark walnuts mix with tart and spicy wood tones. With the second sip, the acidic aroma of citrus fruits intensifies, especially unripe grapefruit crystallizes out. A hint of ash is released from burnt pieces of wood, oily, heavy and dark, the smoky peat and smoky grain notes come into play again. Every little sip is creamy and oily on the palate, on the tongue concentrates peppery sharpness and makes the tip of the tongue glow. Voluminous and delicately bitter taste and aftertaste blur.
    • Finish
      Smoky peat flavors and tart fruit elements stick to the palate dark and heavy. Chubby warmth floods the mouth, chocolate, caramel and sweet fruit appear again and again. Fly ash is spread with citrus fruits on the tongue, the voluminous aftertaste slowly fades away. Oily and greasy walnuts and burnt wood appear again, with a tart fruit note the aftertaste slowly fades away.

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