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Overall rating
86.62/100
votes
805
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
16/517
Added on
18 Feb 2017 2:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 52.14

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points

  1. jay83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Perfect example for a reliable handmade product. This is so old school. Best value for money. Look Diageo, this is Whisky...

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great whisky for ~ 40 €, quite intense, no Gaumenschmeichler, great for getting started smoke / salt / earth. ------------ Note: On the occasion of bottle change with the predecessor https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/5896 compared in parallel: At the beginning, although the old nasal something more open-hearted rueber (the bottle was also about half a year open), but after I can not distinguish 5-10 min in the glass and would sign my notes to the same again, therefore 1: 1 taken over.
    • Nose
      first mild, ashy smoke (a bit salty, mineral, musty cellar, wet cardboard) ... then fruity-fresh (lemon, green apple, salt again), hazelnut cream, caramel and malt
    • Taste
      mineral earthy, slightly salty and metallic (but not pungent / young), pepper; on the other side sweetness - nut nougat cream, caramel, milk chocolate; both well balanced
    • Finish
      medium length, some milk chocolate, a lot of salt, pepper, some bitter smoke, charcoal

  3. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    This is one of my absolute favorite easy drinking whisky and the price to performance is absolutely ridiculous. They could charge 60 bucks for it and it would still be reasonable (let's hope they never do this)

    Great for beginners of smoky whisky and people that want to be absolutely hooked to whisky for the foreseeable future.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At first Salty and mineral, with minimal Peat smoke, but then it opens up to a very fruity nose.

      Salt, medicine, alcohol, light ashy Peat, fresh cut grass, seaweed, pears, orange peels, apples, elderflower
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very easy going and easy drinking well balanced and tastes older.

      First Salty and lightly peaty and then again fruity floral notes like peaches and oranges and pears followed by sweet honey and then again it gets Salty and peaty
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and balanced finish, keeps my stomach quite warm for a while.

      Wood notes and quite some spice, followed by seaweed and smoke and more oak influence. Then it gets quite sweet and turns very oaky in the end.

  4. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This note is specifically in relation to this batch of the Springbank 10 (batch 16/517, bottled on 20.12.2016), which was the first to carry the new design label. Insanely delicious whisky for a standard 10 year old bottling. I'm guessing they picked particularly special casks to create a batch to launch the new design with. In simplified tasting terms, this has a similar profile to the Springbank 9 year old local barley, but perhaps with just an extra layer of subtlety (partly due to the lower strength). All salty lemon, grease, earth and oils, weaved together in soft harmony.

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A new version of SB 10 of good quality. No big fault if it is not a reduction too much felt. I enjoyed this whisky.
    • Nose
      Fine peat, austere and mineral. There is plant freshness, lemon, mint, anise and some fruits. A little salt adds to the set for a nice sweet / salty.
    • Taste
      Light attack, we feel the reduction (a slightly watery side).
      The fine peat disappears little by little to give way to a more woody, chocolatey, spicy mouth (pepper ...). There are also some leather notes.
    • Finish
      Average length on the wood, vanilla cream, sweet spices, salt and a fine vegetable peat present but in excess.

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    i’m not overly fond of this compared to the old releases of springbank 10 (black box and label) as it has lost what to me is the best quality of springbank, that funky oily aroma
    • Nose
      orange marmalade, grass, light smoke, honey
    • Taste
      orange marmalade, orange peel, citrus, sweet grains, marzipan
    • Finish
      marzipan, orange peel, light smoke, sugars and oranges at the back

  8. schero scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This quality for 45 €? Currently almost unequaled!
    • Nose
      Sweet orange peel, salty and mineral, slightly greasy smoke, cotton candy, lime, sour candy, green apple
    • Taste
      In principle, a typical salty and vigorous Springbank start, but a little sweeter and creamier, the juice oranges are fully there, slightly dry on the cheek
    • Finish
      Everything plays together, sweet, orangy, strong, slightly oaky, becoming increasingly mineral

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    This is certainly one of the fruitiest regular 10yo bottlings. Just hints of leather, smoke and wood which is fantastic!
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, pineapples, pears, mango, whiffs of leather and smoke, also some creme brulee, hints of citrus fruits, honey dew, wax polish - very good
    • Taste
      Very oily and creamy, now more fine citrus and wood notes, oranges, lemons, and more exotic fruits, subtle sweetness - excellent
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity, warm - gets more punchy and mineral in the end - great

  10. snaotheus scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Smells of booze, vanilla, oak, maybe a little herbal. Hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Smoke, sour vanilla, maybe some nuttiness.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Finish is medium dry, more of the vanilla and nuttiness.

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