Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
21 May 2017 7:05 pm by Whiskylady

Average value

€ 196.65

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11 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A taste of days gone by, I would spontaneously type in an old Aberfeldy, but the smoke does not fit. In any case, it is always interesting to have something like this in the glass, you just do not get it every day.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Look, Springbank. Not very typical I would say, also significantly younger than I had expected now (not related to the maturity period).
    • Nose
      83 83
      It starts with a note of old cork followed by fresh apple peel. There's smoke on the label, you could reinterpret, more so far. After some time, the cork has turned into Old Bottle Flavor (OBF), the apples are absolutely clear, smoke is still not really present, but it is now clearly visible, if you focus on it. I can not find more with the best will. The apples are first heated a little more mature, the smoke is now clear. Late comes a certain sweetness for the first time, but at the same time also quite a strong acidity, fermentation, with bread dough. After the first sip, a pinch of menthol in the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Also in the mouth OBF and apples, plus a lot of honey, but not extremely sweet. Delicate menthol at the back, and at least in the second sip also a few tannins and barrel acid. Despite the low alcohol content, the mouthfeel is quite dense and the alcohol is also quite noticeable.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the finish, first menthol, the sweetness is quickly gone, then only OBF. In the second sip here too, first tannins. The acid also lasts a little longer. The finish is also not so short. Above all, an apple peel / OBF mix lasts really long on the tongue. A touch of ash is probably there.

  2. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Paints with rough edges, but coherent. Because of the low smoke content and the earthy / dirty / musty note, I bet on spring bench.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruit mix of pear and tropical fruit, malt. Is there an earthy, dirty note, or is it just a mix of light smoke and spicy oak? Yes, light smoke can actually be felt.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet and fruity start with pineapple, slightly smoky, spicy and strong on the tongue. In addition, light sherry notes and a musty undertone.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, rather simple.

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I already hold the current 10yo's springbank in high honors (88p), but this older bottling is worth a point more. It is significantly more earthy and intense, while today's style is cleaner, fresher and (in direct comparison and as far as possible with Springbank) more elegant. Again, this impression is very consistent and consistent from the nose to the finish. I do believe that it is less the old bottle flavor than a slight and completely normal deviation of the house style over the years.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. DocF scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    It smells much older than 10 years, but tastes more like 30 years in a half empty bottle (I guess). Nose great, the rest not so tasty
    • Nose
      Smells like a spring bench is supposed to smell, first sweat, then even more musty - the bottle is actually not entirely new - wet pebbles, fine smoke, wet hay, later soot, incense, smoldering branches.
    • Taste
      At first tasty mineral, then for 46% almost burning and always bitter, some soot can defend itself against the massive bitterness as if one had chewed on burnt bread. Fallen leaves.
    • Finish
      Tastes like 08/15 malt whisky + a wet piece of corrugated cardboard with the burnt bread.

  5. Koalafant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting (08.12.2019)
    Tip: A refill sherry cask or a mixture of sherry and bourbon barrel from the Speyside, max. 10yo
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nice mix of grassy and fruity notes. Freshly mown grass, figs, strawberries. This is a slightly chemical component that sets the whole thing off the mainstream.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The palate is then the fruity sweetness in the foreground. Oatmeal cookies and a subtle, peppery spiciness.
    • Finish
      82 82
      In the end slightly tingling and bitter. The sharpness bleimt quite long.


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