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Overall rating
87.48/100
votes
359
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
14/22
Barcode
610854187002
Added on
21 May 2017 6:56 pm by Whiskylady
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 221,00

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I haven't tried SB18 since 2012, I think, but based on my memory it hasn't changed that much, even though I find it more pleasant now than then. Still, I'm afraid that, as often with SB for me, I find the average score on this bottle too high.
    • Nose
      Flinty smoke, with an odd sweetness to it. Sandpaper, chalk, lemon juice.
    • Taste
      Some musty old clothes, flinty peatiness, with a solid and good body. I like how they do peat, but some more complexity would be nice.
    • Finish
      An abrupt, dry-ish finish that tickles the gums with chalk and somewhat raking peat. This is a bit tough for me, but better than the chalky sandiness I recall from a 2011 bottle I've tried earlier.

  2. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This release was a bit too fusty and musty to earn higher than an 86 in my book. Dunnage warehouse effluvium can be fun, but not so much in this case. One or two grotty casks threw off the batch.

  3. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice single paints. Unbelievably versatile without being too overwhelming.
    Great flavors with beautifully integrated alcohol. Fits everything and does not get boring.
    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet refreshing fresh with lemon, peach light maritime accents. Spicy, slightly fruity of banana oranges,
      Then spices like cinnamon cloves, a
    • Taste
      89 89
      Syrup-like, many tropical fruits dried bananas, coconut. Full start with dark chocolate, malt, and herbs. Tender smoke remains,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long with gingerbread, licorice mint. Sea salt, turns into fine coffee.

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      some mustiness, some bourbon, some sherry cask influence
    • Taste
      smooth, pretty strong for the abv
    • Finish
      medium

  5. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      musty, wet foliage
    • Taste
      fiery, sour - bitter
    • Finish
      dry, flattering acidity

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