- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Fresh Rum
- Number of bottles
- 46.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- The Nectar
- Added on
- 15 Nov 2015 9:45 pm by JSW
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.22 points
- A pleasant, complex whisky, fully formed, austere, perhaps even restrained, there is no unrestrained extravaganza of shades and halftones, everything here is a little muted and hidden in the shadows, calm and self-sufficiency.
Open, dry, treated boards, leather goods, mineral and lemonade shades, drying plaster, gypsum, dry building mixtures, sweet candy tones, tropical fruits.
Dense, rich, oak, tart mineral notes, leather goods, nuts, sweet lemonade shades, Montpensier lollipops, tobacco leaf,
Spicy, warming, delicate oak, leather goods, mineral and metallic tones, herbaceous fruit tones, industrial textiles.
- Tasted blind and wouldn't have bet on spring bench or rum.
Cinnamon in the nose; creamy mouthfeel with grain notes and unfortunately also a little floral, soapy notes that remain in the finish. Exciting malt
- I do not stick totally without it not being good
Fairly light. Infusion of fresh fruits, spray, salt, seaweed and sea water. Nice but really not causative, you have to go and get it.
Here again rather marine and saline. Very salty in fact. A little paraffin and soot. Pepper.
Long. Salt and iodine.
- Enjoyable without too high ABV (I personally prefer the ABV to be between 43 and 50). It lacks some Sprinbankyness, but it is a nice dram.
Not your classic leathery Springbank. Rather fruity (pineapple and red berries) with clear affection from the rum cask. A bit sour with hints of salt.
Now the Springbank leather appears together with some peat.
Salty, nutty and quite dry. Vanilla.
- hmm. I did not get through the rum and I'm not a fan of smoke either. Therefore, the Springbank could not convince me. Generally a bit too flat.
only light smoke notes (loader fire), nuts, sweetness of rum, vanilla, earth
light on the tongue, smoke, oak, strong malt, licorice
snappy, warm, earth, some banana, earth
- I was perhaps expecting too much from this Springbank. And yet it is good, well done, with the Springbank markers. But wise (too) and not enough turbulent compared to my expectations.
Lemon smoke, grass torn in the early morning of late winter; and very green kiwi, far from mature. A very fresh nose as a whole, quite fine and not naughty at all.
At first wise, she soon turns out to be a dirty girl ready to make a bad move. Fresh lemon, spicy spices, acidulous syrup, and a kind of very light dry straw smoke. Ready to make a bad move, but this bad move, surprise, never happens. A dirty girl finally too wise, maybe.
Short and sparkling on gaseous lemon syrup. The dirty girl who finally rebels a tad? If this fizz surprises for a moment, it will soon die out to give way to a more classic grassy drought.
Mineral peat. Light rum, not the thick dark kind. Simple syrup. Sea spray. Schweppes Dry Lemon. Very distinct wet-rocky note. Slight hint of underripe banana. White pepper. Aromatic green herbs, wintergeen, fennel, mint.
Dry leather. Slight earthy peat note, then a big wallop of sweet, sugary rum, along with some brine, then back to peat and some herbal notes, almost like camphor. Unerripe banana. Some more white pepper.
Long. Banana. Pepper. Bitter woody note. Menthol. Brine.