Springbank 1997 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Tasting
Stated Age
19 years old
Recharred Sherry
58.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Hand bottled at Springbank Distillery
Scotland Scotland
Added on
27 may 2016 10:50 pm by Forrest
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1200.01

35 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

95 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1997 CA

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.65 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It definitely has its climax in the start, which is a stunner and taste explosion, the barrel has struck properly. I still bite my butt that I didn't take a bottle with me after the warehousetasting.
    • Nose
      Fruity, intense, dark fruits, furniture polish, it has got a lot of oak, spicy, slightly musty, earthy, almonds, nutty, raisins, the raisins and the polish are definitely the most intense
    • Taste
      full-bodied, raisins, almost sticky, intense, wow, taste explosion, oak, wood juice, liquorice, espresso, but also sweet, fat
    • Finish
      Raisins, bittersweet, less woody, salt, keeps long, drier, grape skin, nuts

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  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, dense, hot with burnt caramel and tangible apple, it's like a challenge you take on. A rounded, fireball that penetrates you leaving an oily trail down your throat.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good Springbank slightly "dirty" and very spicy.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Smoky nose, with a nice dry orange peel.
      Sansho berries, red pepper.
      Light leather and berries.
      Slightly ashy peat.
      Chalk, light aspirin.
    • Taste
      89 89
      On the palate, chalk, aspirin, mineral.
      Mint, eucalyptus, camphor.
      Ashy peat, smoke, light charcoal.
      Pepper, oyster, spray.
      Light caramel.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on smoke, sea spray, oyster and lemon zest. Eucalyptus and freshness.

  5. WillWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Mint, tea , wet newspaper,ink, sherry , nice
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet sherry, mild, light tea, sea breeze, honey water
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    This bottle appeared at the Campbeltown festival in 2016, no doubt for a steal.

    N: Amazing nose, check.
    T: Oh yes! It’s bolder on the palate than the nose had indicated. Wants plenty of water but swims with ease. With water added, chew away on this spirited rugged ‘farm-style’ whisky which speaks of Springbank’s unique character & charm, set against much of the yield-focused contemporary landscape.
    F: I find it a touch rubbery, finishing with some scorched earthy tones.
    C: In keeping with Christian’s Littlemill axiom [WLP], I light-heartedly declare “If you don’t like this Springbank, you don’t like whisky”. Perfectly edgy honest single malt.

  7. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I know the cask has been recharred but it still gave sherry flavours, on the dry side, and I liked that. Another great Springbank.

    Tasting from september 2017.
    • Nose
      Tobacco, rubber and sherry spices at first. Smoke, caramel, subtle dark fruits and a pinch of salt.
    • Taste
      Punchy and dry. Tobacco again, spices (cloves, ginger, ...), dried fruits, dark chocolate and smoke. Dark fruits from the nose try to fight back in the background.
    • Finish
      Long, drying, spicy and smoky.

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    amber color, nose very marked sherry, first on caramel, tobacco, sherry spices. Much better in the mouth, less marked caramel, a little chocolate, candied fruit, but especially a light veil of smoke, salt, rubber, great magnitude thanks to the 59% perfectly integrated. Very long finish, on caramel, spices, smoke and a lot of salt.

  10. moviemaniac scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Oh… wow! Not for the faint of heart and not for those rushing things! Take your time, add a generous amount of water and you’ll be awarded with a multi-faceted, punchy, dense, interwoven dram meandering between spices and dark fruit sweetness. Somewhere between these aspects you can also find the typical Springbank character and a hint of peat smoke!

    Score: 91/100

    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/03/17/tasting-springbank-19-yo-1997-2016-warehouse-tasting/

  11. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I do not have it like that with sherry. But even so ...
    A truly impressive malt with enormous power and depth. He brings exactly what makes a whisky so fascinating: fruit, sweetness and spice - plus a small pinch of smoke. Really great. The only negative is that he-if ​​first bottled-in the form will never be available again. Probably the one who could get a bottle or a dram of it!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. Owidram scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Christal Clear Sherried Springbank, sharp and zesty, fruity. Wonderful.
    • Nose
      Rich and elegant, fragrant
    • Taste
      A perfect balance between distillery markers and finish
    • Finish
      Impressively coastal despite the wood and finish


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