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Springbank 100 Proof

Overall rating
95.71/100
votes
143
Whiskybase ID
WB9260
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

€ 10087.69

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 100 Proof

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 95.71 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 100 points Photo 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. MaltMartin scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    A lot of things have already been said below about this legendary whisky. And it's true, this is fabulous whisky. Very complex. Unfortunately out of reach for ordinary people.
    • Nose
      The nose starts quite punchy with sherry notes of espresso coffee, raisins and dark chocolate. Followed with citrus fruits of lemon, lime and grapefruit. I also got some flowery notes of freesias. Later on hits of cigar boxes and tobacco. Spices of nutmeg and caraway at the background. A lot of things are going here. You have to take your time to discover all its flavors.
    • Taste
      Starts quite meaty and salty. Juicy buttery oak. Stewed figs and dates. Prunes. Forrest fruits of blackberries and raspberries. Roasted chestnuts intermingled with the best balsamico vinegar. Aniseed as well. Complex.
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Delicate sandalwood. Nutmeg and cloves. Perfectly balanced whisky. A real classic.

  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 Photo 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 less than max points. Just delicious!
    • 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. MaltMinute scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    All the beeswax, all the wild honeys, all the creamiest prosciutto, the ripest figs, the juiciest lemons squeezed and purified into the highest quality limoncello, the most aromatic leather, the richest dark chocolate, the highest grade most perfectly rolled cigar tobacco, the most buttery hazelnuts, the most herbal aged oak wood...

    And that's where my notes trailed off. Drinking this made me emotional. I'm floored. How do you go back to drinking anything else after this???

    There is whisky and then there is art. This is the perfect blending of both.

  7. sagara-kun scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    How lucky to be able to taste this Springbank.
    I must admit I expected a more expressive nose. However, I gave him time.
    But on the palate, it is a simple explosion of absolutely magnificent flavor.
    It's a bit of the kind of magic whisky, so complex that you can find everything you want there.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A velvet nose, and rather discreet at first.
      Burnt caramel, orange zest, leather, dust, pool of coffee, bitter cocoa.
      Then the exotic fruit appears, with passion fruit, citrus, orange,
      Toffee, brown sugar, light demerara and light licorice.
      Everything is wrapped in a layer of warm and fresh camphor.
    • Taste
      97 97
      In the mouth it is above all the exotic fruit that emerges.
      Passion fruit pineapple, plum, grape, goji berry, orange, papaya. They are all there.
      It is accompanied by precious wood, just varnished, dried fruits, toasted almonds, orange jam.
      Dust, old book, light diesel. Coffee, cocoa.
      The balance to fall.
      The complexity too.
    • Finish
      95 95
      The finish is long, on precious wood, camphor, eucalyptus, passion fruit, liquorice, barbecue smoke.

  8. prz22 scored this whisky 100 points Expert Senior

    First I was dreaming of this whisky, then I was afraid of disappointment so it waited and waited..
    Tonight is the night.

    And...with a boy's tear of a fullfilled dream Im happy to state that it delivered..

    Freaky yet elegant, punchy yet complex, sherried yet..springbanked. All beloved springbank notes are here: smoked apples, cider spices, salty plums , ashy woodies...yet with some deep, extra dimensions.
    This equation has no solution within 3 dimensions only...
    Worth the wait. Worth the dream. Worth the 100 points.
    Springbank 100points Samaroli:)
    What about Proof?
    • Nose
      99 99
      Extremely deep. Like a well with fruity treasures at the bottom. But there is also salt and even acid from the rain, the flavoured light of the honeymoon, there is a space for spice, voices from the woods, lemon peat, more fruits.. evolving.. priceless experience.
    • Taste
      100 100
      This whisky delivers best traits from both: young and matured malt. It's bold, fresh, intense and wild, yet refined, complex and elegant. It has flavours that we know from famous sherrybombs but all of them taste differently.. because each aspect is balanced with springbank character. This is absolutely genius. Each layer is a masterpiece of balance between distillery and cask. I am speechless. No need to list the flavours. It will sound familiar but would not describe the experience. Magic happens here.
    • Finish
      100 100
      Massive, deep sherry wood chocolate magical sour sweet explosion of flavours.. which lasts.. forever.

      There might be equally perfect malts - different in many ways.
      There will not be clearly better one.

  9. WindshearAhead scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    Unbelivable complex yet so smooth.Incredible Whisky!

  10. Dede scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    This is the first time I find myself? this point? short of words to describe a whisky. Grandiose, sublime, fabulous, excellentissime, phenomenal, cosmic; add all the superlatives you want? this list, and you will have a distant idea of ​​the pleasure I took? to taste this nectar. As for? the note, I lack references from this level to decide at the point near, so say 98 +/- 1 point. And in case? you would not have realized it, I never drank anything that approaches. Magic.
    • Nose
      Hou p? Naise ?! A concentrate? the qualities of the other three. Indescribably orgasmic. We find beeswax, fresh yellow fruits and jam, exotic fruits dried or not (Serge is right, banana flambé with rum), red fruits (raspberry jam), grapes dry blond, the notes r? sineuses, even camphr? es, smoke coal. Add? the aftermath of the perfumes of herb liqueur, and then, and then, and then ... It goes beyond my analytical abilities ... The arcs are perfectly melted. It is impossible to transcribe the evolution in the glass so much it twirls in all directions. Oh, I forgot, the aeration of the coffee notes? and chocolate.
    • Taste
      First observation: the 57.1% are perfectly integrated. Powerful, but perfectly drinkable? small gorg? es. It's very fruity / waxy, subtly smoked, enhanced? spices (nutmeg), especially on yellow fruit jams, with a hint of balsamic vinegar for acidity. Aromas of sweet wines too (but I do not know enough to quote references), cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, powerful, complex, fruity, spicy, slightly smoky. I want more?!!

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