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Springbank 16-year-old

Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
04.2000
Bottled
04.2016
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
540
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/155
Barcode
610854002084
Added on
13 Apr 2016 11:01 pm by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 335,09

33 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

96 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 16-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. p4blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky, it would be really excellent with fewer sulphury notes, but I find it great anyway.
    • Nose
      Heavy notes of sulphur, underneath there is some grilled bacon, beef, rich dark fruits and the signature Springbank smoke. Some coastal notes with smoked salmon. Complex and nice, if only there was less/no sulphur.
    • Taste
      Vanilla pudding at first, very creamy, then the smoke kicks in and builds up. Berries, salty caramel, burnt sugar, smoked meat and some spices.
    • Finish
      Sweet on red berries, a pinch of salt and long smoke aftertaste. Ash.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Shirley bomb, a little bit of sulfur and smoked, fresh red dates, brown sugar, roasted wood, oak, toffee, black currant, cherry, honey, a small amount of nuts, oil, light salt, saltpeter. Sausage?
    • Taste
      A drop of spicy, sesame oil, tofu, cheese, butter, vanilla, nuts, almonds, smoked, slightly sour, red berries, cherries, peat, barbecue sauce, fruit sugar, a salt, light smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, sesame oil, ground barley, beeswax.

  3. Pardes scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. djmaxliving scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose - Dark fruits, red currants, thick sweetness, plums, dark bitter chocolate and peat smoke.

    Mouth - Raspberries, thick sweet desert, spice, strong dark coffee, loads of sweetness, sugar, slight wood & mouth coating.

    Finish - Dark chocolate, dark coffee, smoky and bitter.

    Thoughts - Full body whisky, such a sweet whisky, if you like sweet sherry whisky. The distillery character is still in the background, but the cask influence is without doubt in charge. Goes very cloudy with water, always a good sign.

  5. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not an easy Springbank which i personally appreciate.

    It need fair amount of time to open. The water helps thinks to unlock. Full bodied, dynamic dram

  6. LukeFive scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Whisky-Tester scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. jordanharper did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Really delicious classic Springbank expression, with depth and warmth.
    • Nose
      Salted sticky toffee pudding smoked over peat.
    • Taste
      Sherry, spice, powdered biltong, smoked salmon and a smooth as butter sweetness.
    • Finish
      Lingering, but lightweight: sweet smoke and a whiff of salt air.

  10. Koalafant scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Blin tasting in the context of the Wichtelrundreise XX
    "Schoenus Nigricans" by Floppo
    Exciting drop! For me, the summery freshness on the palate is unfortunately covered by a strong bitterness. The nose is great.
    It could be a Ballechin or Longrow from a white wine barrel.
    • Nose
      First, a slightly sourish wine note rises in my nose, but no smoke. But gooseberries peach, honey and apple ... very nice!
    • Taste
      On the palate, then comes a little smoke in addition to the slightly sparkling wine note. Again gooseberries and a feeling of bitter peach punch ... very refreshing and suitable for today's summer day.
    • Finish
      Long and tart and still a tingle on the palate.

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