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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
648
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
31 Aug 2016 6:50 pm by rdavek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 469.26

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9 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 21-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A subtle cask in comparison to the multi-national Springbank 21 year single cask which had a sulphur component to it (added character and uniqueness IMHO). This cask hit on on the right notes and is a more contemplative dram than the previous mentioned cask. Very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. SFWC scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bags of character from this. Not sure what TheMacallan was drinking. That sour slightly sulphur my Springbank character is typically earthy, savoury and quite meaty. Lots of mushrooms and nicely peated. The olorosso cask balances this nicely with a soft berry sweetness. Plums and figs in the mix. Although I generally prefer bourbon cask with its tropicals to balance this works very well. Water is needed to bring out some of the lovely nuances and small herbs, spices, dark sea salt chocolate etc. Despite the mega hype for Springbank in the US, and understandably so given their integrity towards the distillation process is like to see a better malt for the prices being charged. Having said that modern sherry casks are really quite woeful. Just taste any modern Macallan for evidence!

  3. ez2dott scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Springbank tasting castle Dornoch 21/11/2017

    N: lovely sherry notes and orange zest

    P: firm, sherry, fruity and sweet

    F: light, drying, slightly briny

    C: Allright but there's a lack of character, the nose is very promissing.

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