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Overall rating
87.44/100
votes
158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
08/94
Barcode
610854577001
Added on
23 Jul 2009 12:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 171,82

18 × in wishlist

158 × member ratings

290 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 100 Proof

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.44 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Springbank 100 Proof (WID: 9645) and Springbank Vintage 2001 55.3% (WID: 10561)

    The Vintage 2001 is much rounder, fuller and a bit quieter on the nose. The 100 proof looks fresher, more closed and somehow younger. The 100 proof probably needs some water. Then he opens something with water. While the fruits of the 2001 go in the direction of dried apricot with citrus fruits, the 100 proof is more of a green, sour apple with citrus fruits. It is similar with the wood notes. The 2001 look a little darker with caramel notes. With the 100 proof they are rather fresh. The special character of Springbank comes through better in the 2001 series.

    In the nose with the Vintage 2001 a nice balance between sweetness and spice. However, the seasoning increases significantly over time. I don't have much fruit anymore. Then spring banknotes. It gets drier and a little mineral.
    The 100 proof is surprisingly sweet in the mouth at first. Then a mixture of acidity and bitterness. The spring bench character is not so pronounced here. With some floral notes and finally wood spice.

    I like the Vintage 2001 better. I find the overall more harmonious. The 100 proof seems a bit rough to me.

    I just poured a little sip of the 12er CS (WID: 105550). For me it offers a more balanced package. Clear spring notes, with some fruit and wood spice. So the 12er CS wins against the other two.

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sodium glutamate, oyster juice, charcoal fire, smoke, chalky beach, motor oil, ghee, butter, salt and pepper, vanilla, lemon, sea salt, brand new leather goods, orange.
      The cloud top is quite clean and more marine, especially salty and fresh.
    • Taste
      Small sugar water, camphor pills, maltose, peat, soot, sea salt, pepper, citrus, plastic, coconut milk, forage.
      Light peat, sweet taste, low fat, high alcohol stimulation.

      It is stronger, the fat is acceptable, slightly spicy, and very low acidity.
    • Finish
      Long, soot, oyster juice, flint, citric acid.

  3. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful scent in the immediate environment.
    I have not had a jump bench for a long time.
    He is not sweetish, almost fruity, smells of cask and wood shavings.
    The alcohol decreases very nicely.
    Apparently well integrated.

    Very soft in the mouth, creamy ...
    until the start then shows full effect!
    Oh, strong, aromatic, woody.
    It gets spicier, showing notes of tart fruit.
    Sloe, juniper.

    The aroma remains true.
    The taste is bitter,
    leaves something behind.

    The surprised!

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fantastic balance between sherry and bourbon casks.
    • Nose
      Toffee, mango, crême brûlée, peat, apple, minerals, 
    • Taste
      Toffee, peat, vanilla pudding, pepper and a little banana
    • Finish
      Peat, peach, toffee, vanilla pudding

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Much smoother than the previous editions of the 10yo 100proof but also bit less fruity
    • Nose
      Rich, vanilla, bananas, creme brulee, little sweet and salty, little woody
    • Taste
      Very creamy and smooth, honey, touch of oak wood
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, little bit zesty

  7. Furtia scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Willie JJ scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Magnificent. So good to drink and just great value. Springbank seem to
    have a fair bit of batch variation, but who cares when every batch is
    great.
    • Nose
      Really briny, fried sausages, slight floral hint? A bit of rubber, tannins, a splash of germolene. Fabulous!
    • Taste
      Toffee, barley sugars, more fried meats.
    • Finish
      Salty, long, mouth-watering.

  9. hsmithjr scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nicely executed.
    • Nose
      Oil and salted butter.  Malt.  Honey and oak.  Slight orange notes. Hay and smoke.
    • Taste
      Sweet and rather oily.  Vanilla and coconut.  Smoke and oiled leather.  Cereal.
    • Finish
      Long and spicy.  Orange peel oil.

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