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Overall rating
87.16/100
votes
499
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

€ 44,23

58 × in wishlist

499 × member ratings

1209 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.16 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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. SRB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. shapro did not rate this whisky Newbie

    3

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    complex malt that evolves
    I liked it, again I like the overall picture without the fact that I can fix it on something special
    • Nose
      slightly orange, sweet, slightly vanilla, earthy, minimal smoke, slightly cheese
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      very spicy, oak !!, somewhat unknown direction grain / pastry
    • Finish
      long
      nutty notes, spicy

  10. branneman scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Rated 83 points; an above average whisky for a below average price
    • Nose
      82 82
      Pear, vanilla, slightly spicy and nutty
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dry and a bit sharp, nutmeg and cinnamon
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry, lightly smoky, lingering salt

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