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Springbank 100 Proof

Overall rating
95.62/100
votes
142
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Imported by Samaroli
Bottled
1982
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
2400
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
29 Jun 2009 12:12 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 6373.75

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142 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 100 Proof

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.62 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    In an ultimate Springbank tasting session I compared this one against some of the best Springbanks. It had to compete against the following Springbanks:

    1. Springbank 10-year-old ("Tappo Sughero", 59%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/41678/springbank-10-year-old

    2. Springbank 1972 (Cask 206, 57%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/14492/springbank-1972

    3. Springbank 1969 SV (40yo, Cask 263, 54.4%)
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/15778/springbank-1969-sv
    This one is at the time of writing at the top of the whole Whiskybase!

    Conclusion:
    1. Very, very close - in a blind tasting session you could probably not find out which one it is. The 10yo is probably even a bit more thick and creamy and really just a tick less fruity but it could also be because I have just opened the 12yo.

    2. This one is clearly a bit less fruity than the 12yo and the 10yo above but absolutely playing in the same league.

    3. This is thrilling - one of the most legendary whiskies against the No. 1 in Whiskybase. First of all they are pretty different. The 40yo has a very different mix of fruits - more tropical such as mango, pineapples and peppery whereas the 12yo is more about citrus fruits and honey. The 40yo is obviously smoother but is really not overinfused from the oak and the 12yo was obviously in one of the finest sherry butts but it also stays in the background.
    It's really hard to decide and because the scale ends with 100 points I would say it's a remis - both deserve the max rating.

  2. WindshearAhead scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Unbelivable complex yet so smooth.Incredible Whisky!

  3. jay83 scored this whisky 99 points Expert Senior

    The perfect Sherry matured Whisky! Basta!!!! Impeccabale in terms of complexity and variety of aromas. One of the best Whiskies ever to be bottled. An unbelievable masterpiece within Whisky History. One of the greatest sensorial experiences in your life! Say no more....

  4. penumbra scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year.
    • Nose
      Pouring wine and smelling, well, honey and smoke combine very well, people ca n’t help but recall the very old HP of the very old school, like the beginning of the Chinese lantern, the warm-colored spotlight hit the kind of solid wood sofa that has been through the years, and the leather penetrates With a hint of sweet tobacco, there was a newspaper just next to it. Closer, very gentle and lovely and powerful Shirley monster, jam made with various red fruits, Xinjiang red dates, frozen plums, some fragrant tropical fruits, bananas, giant sweet big grapes, honey Stained kumquat lemon slices, figs. The base is thick but delicate old oak barrels and hazelnuts. It has a maturity that does not meet this age. Is it a certain proportion of old wine?

      Ten minutes after waking up a little cup, Genting's unique salty smell from the seaside people began to emerge, but it was still hidden under the flavors of honeycomb and dark fruits. Different from the slightly dirty motor oil after the new millennium, this wine's fat feel is more reflected in the milk foam on honey, coconut and cappuccino. . The influence of peat is very clear, and extremely light disinfection water hooks up with wooden spices, herbs, and condensed milk.

      Honey, jam 8, coconut milk 6, citrus 5, wood spices 4, smoke 4, sea 1.
    • Taste
      There is a spicy fragrance at the entrance, which is a bit like a chili flavored chocolate produced by Qantu. Then there is the rich nectar and various kinds of fruit dried fruits, which can distinguish the more obvious citrus, and the sweetness is controlled in the right position. This honey jam-style sherry bucket is basically solid. After a few seconds, obvious food salt appeared, but the dimension was relatively single, lacking the marine flavor combined with fish oil. Milk fragrance and oil can clearly feel the separation, just milk tablets and lubricating oil, ending with old-fashioned wooden furniture and a small amount of tobacco.

      The processing idea that is very, very different from modern Genting, the most impressive is no longer a three-piece set of cheese, oyster inner wall, and barley, but a spicy spicy, almost inspiring spice, followed by sea salt and tobacco , Wood chips or something, this woody flavor has a deep and beautiful whiteness, which makes me deeply confused about its real wine age.

      Body: Strong, rich in fat, medium sweetness, no tannins, no sourness, and very slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Extremely long-lasting, 70% dark chocolate, honey, oak, smoked.

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Moderator

    What should I say? Awesome whisky? It's already legendary and I can only reconfirm this. I would imagine that the nectar from the Greek mythology would taste like this whisky. Thus this doesn't deserve anything else than max points.
    • Nose
      Super fresh and fruity including citrus fruits and tropical fruits such as oranges, passion fruits, mango, pineapples, bananas, and also dried fruits like apricots, raisins, plums, prunes, figs, and sticky sweet like a honey comb and whiffs of smoke. It's so intense that it starts tickling in the nose. Fantastic!
    • Taste
      Woahh, punchy! Very oily and creamy, huge mix of fruity notes, oak wood, subtle sweetness, hints of smoke, leather and some meatiness, also some espresso, toffee and milk chocolate notes, and many more - you name it - Superb!
    • Finish
      Very long, spicy and warm, still fruity and never drying. Excellent!

  6. Jazzhawk scored this whisky 100 points Member Senior

    One of the best and most complex whiskys I've ever tried, a legend in perfect sherry robe, so the top grade goes without saying ...

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Angus says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivefebruary19-2-Clynelish-Bunnahabhain.html#160219

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Serge says

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/ArchiveDecember04-2.html#161204

  9. Teresa scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The perfect springbank!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. elskling scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Absolutely spectacular nose. Just incredible, as i've never had such a nose anywhere else: constantly changing, from minute to minute. How is it even possible ? Palate was slightly drying and thus a little beneath the extraordinary nose. A legend that every amateur must try at least once if they have the opportunity !

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