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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
17/51
Added on
28 Feb 2017 4:53 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 41,74

6 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] Before I head down to Campbeltown I have to re-taste a standard Springbank, for sure and at the bar of the Craigellachie hotel I found this 10-years old bottled on August, 24th, 2017 (no single entry for this bottling on WB so far)…

    …and it is a good but not earth-moving Springbank. Easy to drink but with some minor flaws that are not annoying, luckily.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is a little punchy with cheesy/sweaty aromas first but this goes away after some time of breathing. Then it shows a nicely malty and somewhat fruity profile with herbal aromas added. The most interesting ones I found were candied lemon peel and lemon grass.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate is balanced but not layered on mainly barley sugars, honeys, spices and some fruits. Water smoothes the taste but surprisingly flattens the nose. I like to nose it neat and drink it a little reduced.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating with slightly drying-astringent feelings (plastics). The finish is of medium length and more spicy/woody with a minor drying end (plastics again).

  2. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Scored the presentation high, cause I am not really interested in labels and did not want to spoil the average score. of course the label is horrible. but they have always been horrible, so consistency everywhere:-)
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Bretorianer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    yes, very good but the old version was quite as good, so don´t expect wonders.
    91/100
    • Nose
      I have been looking forward to this new version as serge marked it very high. finally in the european stores now. high expectations!
      at first nosing cannot smell a difference to the old version, which is no bad news as a found the old tenner absolutely good. but aren´t we always looking for new experiences?
      so we have a sooty, slightly peaty and earthy profile, slightly alcoholic. also some eucalyptus and a very fresh but faint fruitiness in the background. I´d wish it came a bit in front to make a counterpoint to the slightly austere profile. and indeed, after a few minutes just that happens. the fruitiness is hard to pin down, peaches I´d say and oolong tea.
    • Taste
      did you notice that the nose didn´t quite convince me? (only because I am totally petted by the mitchells)
      now the palate is perfect in my opinion. fresh and mouthwatering on apples, reineclaudes and peaches. mineral and laser-like, chiselled like good white wine. still quite sooty and the peat is more prominent.
    • Finish
      not too long but fresh and super clean which is a miracle after a dirty bitch like that

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Superb! Enthusiasm 5/5 Whisky n ° 1257
    • Nose
      Beautifully crafted, fruity heart, super!
    • Taste
      Super spicy attack. Immediate sweetness behind. What finesse and texture for a 10 years reduced! Fruits cooked, stewed. Berries.
    • Finish
      Finale all smooth, subtle, completely faithful to the Springbank spirit.

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great entry level whisky!
    • Nose
      Nice nose that combines slightly sweet notes of toffee, peach, sweet/sour notes of candy, and earthy notes of putty, and forest soil.
    • Taste
      Tingling, slightly oily, grassy, earthy, slightly bitter. Toffee, nuts, tobacco, grass.
    • Finish
      A bit short, on grass, tobacco and marzipan. 

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