Springbank 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 may 2017 6:56 pm by Whiskylady

Average value

€ 263.02

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 18-year-old

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.68 points.

  1. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I can only compare it with a 15 year old release. And here it is very strange that everything spoils the taste. It's more intense and concentrated than the 15 year old release. But a strange and unexpected perfume smears all the colors and throws off the whole balance! :(
    N23 T21 F23 B21
    • Nose
      A: oh yes! It's Springbank! A lot of malt, tobacco, the same tropical fruits, cherry stone with a shank, heated gum and associated smoky aromatics, sulphurous and pleasantly burning receptors of this sulfur, woody-papery notes, bread crumb
    • Taste
      Aroma notes are copied, but without tropical fruits, but with sulfur content, malt, cherries, smoke of resinous fruit trees, the taste is wonderful, but rather distinct perfumery, bread sourness, which is not in harmony with the profile, confuses,
    • Finish
      Astringent, tart, cherry-stone bitterness, cardboard, tannins and phenols of wood, not too complex, unlike a 15-year-old counterpart, nevertheless very long

  3. Vagmanou scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  4. Collegiate scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Woody oak and cherry flavour. A little to heavy towards the sherry side for me. Nice to try this variation on the SB theme, but I wouldn’t score it any higher or lower than the standard 10yo.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. dramspotter scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Lebenswassertester scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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


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