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Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
08/331
Added on
21 May 2009 11:43 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,95

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.78 points

  1. eleiko5 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 10 yo
    (46%, OB 2008, batch 08/82, 35cl)

    Nose: this version clearly shares the same basic elements, but the end result is less appealing. Still some tangerine, but it misses the sparkling freshness. Lots of strawberries with cream, quite spectacular. A bit more wine influence I would say, with dried fruits and even a few dirty traces. Hints of sesame oil (I don’t think I’ve ever noticed this in a whisky before but it’s clearly there). Mouth: maybe a tad less fat and a tad less peaty. More spices though. Less different than on the nose, but still it misses the balance of the 2009 version. Hints of heather honey that I didn’t find in the newer version. Finish: medium length, less briney and more malty. Very dry.

    This Springbank 10yo is less complex and a bit rougher. Let’s be glad the current version is definitely the better choice.

    Score: 82/100

    http://www.whiskynotes.be/2010/springbank/springbank-10-years-old/

     

     

  2. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. wcotting scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. hsmithjr scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    An excellent 10.  One of the best.
    • Nose
      Big and oaky.  Hints of brine and peat.  Fruity, but earthy. Mulitgrain bread.  
    • Taste
      Sweet.  Dried apricots, then cereal grains.  Nutty with smoky peat undercurrents.  Sharp and crisp.
    • Finish
      Medium long and spicy.  Coastal, salty and dry. 

  6. ontherocks scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: malt, smoke (barbecue), nutty-sweet, pear, raspberries, fermented fruit, sour T: oak, malt, hazelnuts, tingling, strong, spicy (nutmeg, pepper), more and more towards coconut, sour fruitiness, strong, complex, balanced
    F: peat, malted nuts, nutty, spicy, salty, long

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