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Springbank 15-year-old

Overall rating
87.74/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
11.2000
Bottled
07.2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
342
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/305
Barcode
61085400254
Bottled for
10th Anniversary of The Nectar
Added on
10 Nov 2016 5:33 pm by JSW
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 121.19

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100 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 15-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.74 points

  1. rdavek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Anyone interested in understanding why Springbank is riding the crest of the current whisky wave should seek out this bottle.  It is as pure an expression of what the folks in Campbeltown are producing as any I have ever tasted.  It's all there in beautiful proportion, the slightly medicinal peat smoke, the fruit, the oiliness and the saltiness.  It's not the most expressive, nor the most complex Springbank you'll find, but its profile is a perfect reflection of what makes Springbank, Springbank.  Thanks to the folks at The Nectar for a great selection.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A sharp single cask from Springbank.
    • Nose
      At the same time fruity and salty nose. Peaches, apricots and pears work their way forward. Lavender oil. Smoke? A little yes. Machine oil lurks in the background.
    • Taste
      Salt floods the tongue. The fruits from the nose are found, mix with the salt. Coffee powder, toffee, leather, tobacco. Again lavender, mild herbs. Heather honey. Dry from the beginning.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry finish, with a balance of fruit sweetness and mild pepper.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, peat, sweet lime, apple, vanilla, plum and a little caramel.
    • Taste
      Mango, peat, plum, apple, vanilla and pepper. With water more vanilla.
    • Finish
      Apricot, peat and apple.

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    The dirty profile is something I like, and which is well made in my opinion. Apart from that I would not call this a great whisky, or a must have, as it is too bitter on the palate and finish (which is really an off note if you ask me).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Biscuit, a combination of various oils and fuels, antiseptic, brine, eucalyptus and pineapple.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Rather dry, a bit on grape seed (too bad). Gets dirtier in the mouth, with tarry rope, salt, oils and lubricants, earth, ground coffee. With water it's a bit better (less dryness), and the palate continues on tobacco and liquorice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather long and ashy, tarry. Still the bitter grape seed note is present. Further: ginger, tobacco and a whiff of fruit.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity with hints of caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruitig, maar op de achtergrond meer minerale tonen en opbouwende hints van turf en rook.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Minerale tonen en turf/rook krijgen overhand. Echter gecombineerd met een minder leuke bittere toon die bij langer in de mond houden de overhand krijgt helaas. Finish kan lang zijn, maar de lange finish is door de bittere toon minder aangenaam.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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