- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 04 Jul 2016 9:02 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points
- Springer10 - a very neat Campbeltown Malt!
Not very cheap - handicraft has its price!
[Color] white wine;
malty and sweet, slightly aromatic smoke, some oak;
strong spicy salty onset, noticeable oak spiciness, earthy (moss), oily, slightly bitter note;
long, warm finish; salty finale;
Smoldering wood. Lemon curd. Green melon. Vegetal whiff. Dusty peat. Distant mint de crème, milk chocolate.
Warm, fluid wax. Herbal. Citrus. Ginger. Mint. Mild grapefruity tannins. Dry. Bittersalt. A ten yo with character. Proper Springbank.
Dry. Bittersalt. Buttermilk.
- n: lactic acidity, lemon yoghurt,, vanilla , salt, smoke, soot and ashes.
I keep this short but the nose is lovely.
t: great powerful arrival. this bottling is the essence of springbank.
rather loud smoke with soot and ashes again. the lactic notes are weaker on the
palate, lemons, earth and many more lovely dirty notes that I cannot pin down.
f: long, dry, still lots of ashes, perhaps a little liquorice.
comments: even better than previous batches and a true bang for your buck.
Springbank 10 is a Campbeltown classic, right? This is not my first, but it is the most recent bottling that I was able to get my hands on (thanks, Pat!). From 2015. The Springbank 10 was my first encounter with this distillery way back when. I gladly return.
The nose is a nice mix of tropical fruit and vanilla here and peat, jute and sea salt there. Wonderfully waxy.
On the palate, it is immediately spicy and sweet. Nice development of smoke. Intense. The spices on duty are nutmeg, ginger and a pinch of chili. Soft tannins, bit of salt. Again, quite waxy.
The finish is feisty and medium long, in which the sweetness is stalked by the salt, only to die a sweet death in the end.
Springbank 10 remains a little masterpiece and should be in every cabinet.