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Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
1225
Whiskybase ID
WB92832
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

€ 67.10

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1225 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. jay83 scored this whisky 89 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. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    With the 10yo, I am always surprised and delighted how you can bundle the entire characteristics of a distillery so successfully in one bottling.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Freshly cut mandarins, oranges, pineapples, red apples: an extremely tasty and inviting fruit basket, almost a sauce from the smell. Already appears creamy and thick in the nose. The distillery character comes through clearly, this beautiful mineral note, which is reminiscent of damp pebbles. Mild curry spices, turmeric, salt - the interplay of fruity and spiciness is what characterizes the nose of the 10yo so successfully.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Creamy and pleasantly strong start. Salted mandarin slices, orange juice, pineapple pieces, applesauce. The fruitiness of curry, cardamom, pepper and the mineral note is captured. Salt water on pebble stone. Becomes chocolaty over time, nougat and toffee appear, cocoa, milk coffee. However, it does not lose its spicy fruitiness.
      Sounds like a long time with its fruits, spices, with its chocolate note at the end. Gets a little dry, you might even suspect a trace of smoke.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sounds like a long time with its fruits, spices, with its chocolate note at the end. Gets a little dry, you might even suspect a trace of smoke.

  3. 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

  4. MrDvorak scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 87pts – |87 – 89 (B+) → Great| — Always nice to have a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is mineral, gently peated and salty with notes of metal, sweet malt, vanilla desert along with sea salt and baked apples.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is sweet and sour, pretty peaky with hints of smoky gooseberry, burnt melon, sea salt and mineral water.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium length and has a slight peatiness and mineraliness with notes of seaweeds, chocolate and oak.

  5. erwinnlim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful example of what Springbank distillate can do when given the chance to shine. A light, easy going dram that has just enough complexity to keep me interested in what I'm sipping. Value (£38) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Very fresh on the nose with plenty of wonderful fruity character. Fresh mandarins, pears, pinepples and starfruit. Then I get tinned peaches and baked red apples. Plenty of sugar candies and malted cereals. I'm thinking sweet vanilla pudding as well as it has a creamy character to it. Classic Springbank minerality with wet rocks alongside a light ocean breeze. There is peat here, rather earthy and mildly. smoky. A little bit of white pepper spice and cardamom along with some mint.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel. is creamy and viscous, very nice indeed. I get that amalgamation of fresh fruits once again, definitely more on the starfruit now followed by some fresh mandarin spritz. Even more vanilla pudding now, it is sweet but not overwhelmingly so. More cereal character. That salt and mineral note comes through once again with the faintest touch of peat smoke on the palate. White pepper increases in intensity but the spice is cut through by some toffee sweetness.
    • Finish
      Medium in length here. The peat is most evident on the finish with more of a drying smoke intertwined with that white pepper and salt. That minerality builds in intensity like wet pebbles by a lake. As the peat dies down, I get more toffee coated pineapples and pears.

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Blender's Glass

      soft, sweet honey, (behind it it blows over from the cowshed)
      Vanilla, sweet honey
      nice fresh Waldmeister note - green jelly
      the honey is seasoned with a little cardamom
      Orange zest
      Noface83 would say cheesy
    • Taste
      89 89
      tingles so nicely in the mouth
      simply delicious
      light sensual notes, light flesh of white peaches
      Woodruff, vanilla
      mineral
    • Finish
      87 87
      not very spectacular
      enjoyable
      a bit bitter at the end

  7. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. 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.

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