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Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
87.97/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB75647
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
27.07.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/328
Barcode
610854187002
Added on
14 Dec 2015 7:19 pm by Norbs
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 383.50

4 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.97 points

  1. ballunder scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A little bit less of the "farmyard" and a bit more of the oloroso sherry on this one. Quite a strong flavor which really lasts. Not as lively as the Cask Strength 12's but overall not bad and rather smooth.

  2. Whisky101 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Love it, very interesting dram. 
    • Nose
      Toasted hazelnuts, smoke/ash, grass, damp wood. Water opens up the nose to a massive hit of hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Silky, intense, initial smoke fades away to toasted nuts. Opens up to fruit and nut chocolate. Some fruit, slight saltiness .
    • Finish
      Oily, light smoke, oak, fruit, vanilla still with a hint of salt. Medium to long finish.

  3. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whiskybase sample
    • Nose
      Metallic. Old workshop. Fennel. Coal smoke. Sherry.
    • Taste
      Coal smoke. Ash. Red apples. Aniseed. A little cardboard-y
    • Finish
      Medium. Ashy. 

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    If it weren't for the finish, which I find a tad too dry, I wouldn't have had a problem upping this to a 90 point rating. Just lovely stuff.
    • Nose
      Oh yes, this is just lovely. Some brine, a hint of diesel, sweet peat smoke, plenty of minerals and an abundance of sherry influence, without ever being too dominant. Mainly lovely dried red fruits, but also a touch of aniseed.
    • Taste
      While 46 percent is nothing to sneeze at, this tastes like it was bottled at a higher percentage even. To begin with, this is quite spicy, with cumin and cracked black peppercorns. Full-bodied with rum raisins, crisp notes of peat, and some almond paste and rubber.
    • Finish
      Dry with lingering brine and peat, and soft red fruits.

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Turf foil, chocolate, raisins, blueberries, hint of juniper berries, sea salt, apricot and plasters
    • Taste
      Blueberries, chocolate, raisins, turfo, honey, orange peel, grapefruit, campfire, almonds and plasters
    • Finish
      Medium to long, blueberries, raisins, chocolate, orange, campfire, almonds and oak.

  6. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is indeed a very good one, nevertheless, I miss something from "Springbank's" character I really enjoyed drinking the 12 years version. However, price and presentation reduces my rating.
    • Nose
      Very smooth, slightly smoke and sweetness. In addition some fruitiness with hidden mirabelle/apricot and clementine/manderine. There is the typical Springbank aroma, it sounds weird, but it reminds me to medical bandages. Further, there is some warm and mature wood. After a while salt shows up.
    • Taste
      Very intense taste with bitter almond, oak and dark chocolate. Not as sweet and fruity as the nose indicates. Burnt wood or peat marginally.
    • Finish
      Long, dry and wooden finish with dark chocolate and herbs.

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 89 points Super Administrator

    New label since 2014

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