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Springbank 21-year-old

Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Open Day Bottling
Vintage
12.1995
Bottled
05.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
First Fill Port Hogshead
Number of bottles
252
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
10/05/17 17/206
Bottled for
Springbank Open Day 2017
Added on
09 Jun 2017 5:51 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 457.38

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 310.00

Buy in Market

7 × in wishlist

Member rates

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93
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93
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93
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92
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92
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91
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91
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91
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91
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90
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89
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89
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89
Expert Junior christ1888
88
Connoisseur ARDBERG
87
Connoisseur hs305
86

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

2 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
30 May 2017 4:21 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 86 points

[May, 2017]  I had this dram during a Springbank Masterclass tasting at the Campbeltown whisky festival.

This one matured completely in a 1st fill port hogshead and was one of the official festival releases of Springbank.  While all other festival bottles sold out in less than 30 minutes (people queued up hours before already) this was still available after the festival.  Guess why? (Hint:  It was sold for 250 GBP!)

The colour is tawny and the texture shows very late slow legs and sticky tears.  The nose is very sweet, port-winey and extremely drying (old papers) as well as sour (balsamico).  It arrives in the mouth nicely coating and neither hot nor peppery but a little dry (tobacco ashes).  The taste is dominated by a delicious milk chocolate flavour but unfortunately some unpleasant bitter notes pop up (tannins).  The finish is of medium length and more sugary, but again a little drying (tobacco ashes) as was the first mouthfeel.

An interesting bottling of course, but not my favourite style of a dram (I like the recent standard 21year old better).  And it is way too expensive, as a drinker I would not pay more than 80 Euro for such a bottle...

Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
80
Presentation
88
There is no accounting for taste...
schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
05 Dec 2017 12:11 am
schero gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Früchtekuchen mit roten Früchten, Leder, Rosinen, angebrannte Erdbeeren, Schokolade, alte Schrankwand, angebrannte Pflaumenmarmelade, Tannennadeln, Waldaromen 

Taste

Schokolade, Rosinen, dunkle Marmelade, sehr cremig und würzig, Erdbeermarmelade, heizt sich schön auf

Finish

Eichenwürze, mineralisch, süße Schokolade, Pflaumen, nur dezent trocken

Comments

Blindtasting-Tip

Glen Scotia

Sherryfass PX

20 Jahre

46%

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