Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
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
be Belgium
Added on
15 Nov 2015 9:45 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 184.70

15 × in wishlist

56 × member ratings

65 × in collection

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

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, treated boards, leather goods, mineral and lemonade shades, drying plaster, gypsum, dry building mixtures, sweet candy tones, tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, oak, tart mineral notes, leather goods, nuts, sweet lemonade shades, Montpensier lollipops, tobacco leaf,
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, delicate oak, leather goods, mineral and metallic tones, herbaceous fruit tones, industrial textiles.

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Jeep51 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    I do not stick totally without it not being good
    • Nose
      Fairly light. Infusion of fresh fruits, spray, salt, seaweed and sea water. Nice but really not causative, you have to go and get it.
    • Taste
      Here again rather marine and saline. Very salty in fact. A little paraffin and soot. Pepper.
    • Finish
      Long. Salt and iodine.

  5. cuhp scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Now the Springbank leather appears together with some peat. 
    • Finish
      Salty, nutty and quite dry. Vanilla. 

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      only light smoke notes (loader fire), nuts, sweetness of rum, vanilla, earth
    • Taste
      light on the tongue, smoke, oak, strong malt, licorice
    • Finish
      snappy, warm, earth, some banana, earth

  9. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  10. Shane_IL scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long. Banana. Pepper. Bitter woody note. Menthol. Brine. 


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?