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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
90.61/100
votes
72
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1995
Bottled
16.06.2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
336
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/263
Barcode
610854002329
Bottled for
Fourcroy
Added on
15 Jul 2016 11:42 am by bert61nl
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 462,50

29 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

109 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 21-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.61 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very similar to the 'standard' 21 (code 13/491). I expected it much more sherried than that one, but apart from a bit more caramel that's hardly the case. I rate them both equally high.

    Compared to the Belgian version it's a bit lighter with a slightly less obvious oloroso influence.
    • Nose
      Plum, peach, caramel, cherry, apple and blueberry. With water some honey.
    • Taste
      Apricot, blueberry, honey, salted caramel and apple. Slightly waxy and touches of spice and peat.
    • Finish
      More peaty. Caramel, apricot, honey, apple and spice.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great, intense malt - very similar to the standard 21 year old - but almost twice as expensive!
    Still a top whisky!
    [Color] amber
    • Nose
      intensely fruity (peach, oranges, orange zest), honey, dry sherry, oak;
    • Taste
      intense, strong, oranges, peach, honey, little smoke, salt, spices, tobacco, full spicy oak; voluminous, complex;
    • Finish
      long, soft, honey, fruity, dry oak, slightly bitter finish;

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a top-class paint and incredible taste experience, sherry also meets oak, both dominant
    very good whisky but has no relation to the 450 €!
    • Nose
      very intense fruity smell, dry sherry and oak
    • Taste
      direct full-bodied, strong start, extremely much oak and spice, tobacco, very strong and voluminous, full-bodied and complex
    • Finish
      long soft, oak-heavy finish;
      long intense dry aftertaste

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

  5. wako93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great whisky, which is very balanced. Not the typical dark sherry notes, but rather nutty, and stone fruit (plum, apricot, peach).

    280 € but I find even with a Springer SC already very ambitious.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Caramel + honey overall rather sweet than fruity. a hint of smoke tickles the nose. Light nut notes, here I find especially marzipan. Associations with stone fruit.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Wow, what a sugar load. Very sweet at the beginning. Then a pleasant sharpness dominates the oak.
      Again, minimal smoke. Now come back the sweetie. Hardly any fruit, most of all I have strawberry cream sweets and stone fruit again.
      Overall, a creamy, oily mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      comes slowly and comfortably. light smoke again. zero bitterness. overall very soft and round. Departure is quite long and has all
      to the end of slight bitterness, but they are very pleasant.

  6. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Very rich on the nose: dried and baked fruits, peaches, apricots, plums, mild sherry, some honey in the background, mildly vegetal and mild eastern spices like coriander and a faint hint of cumin, also a whiff of saltyness.

    Taste: full bodied and oily, again peaches and apricots, honey, caramel, and some saltyness. Also nice wood spices like pepper and clove.

    Finish: fairly long, still fruity and honied with an oily saltyness and lingering mild wood spices like pepper and a little clove and ginger.

    Loses some power when too much water is added, but easily takes a few drops, top dram.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Springbank tasting castle Dornoch 21/11/2017

    N: rich, sherry, slightly smoky, oranges

    P: Nutty, salty, light sweetness

    F: Dry, salty, polished oak

    C: Allright but not an ace!

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    One of the better single cask releases of that series
    • Nose
      Fresh, intense, fruity, citric, honeydew, whiffs of leather and smoke, sea breeze - really good
    • Taste
      Punchy, fruity, notes of leather, peat, smoke, spices, oak wood - very good
    • Finish
      Long and burning, not drying

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