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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
540
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
shoplabel
Bottled for
Aberdeen Shop (Tribute)
Added on
01 Aug 2017 12:44 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 275.00

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2003 CA

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He passed after the SB Claxtons .... He clearly can not make the weight.
    It's drunk, it's not bad.
    A good daily dram.
    • Nose
      Initially butter, acidulous fruits, light woody ... With a slightly dirty side to see earthy.
      After aeration it is more saline and mineral on the eggshell.
    • Taste
      Alcohol that kick a little taste buds.
      There are black fruits, tart, spices, pepper. The whole is dry overall. With ventilation the same.
    • Finish
      Average length, woody and acidulous. A vegetal tip is also walking.

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An excellent mole, the aroma is simply masterpiece, then slightly simpler in taste, but densely, densely, although more traditionally sherry, without deviations from the main line; finish on the step below, very lightweight, although over time corrected.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, spicy wood, old solid furniture, furniture varnish, old leather goods, polish, wax, flower motifs, sweet nutty-creamy notes - fondant, boiled condensed milk, fried nuts, baklava; dried fruits - dried apricots, apples; pipe tobacco, peaches, wet wool, light sulfur notes, burnt Bengal lights, leaves are very soft, velvety, complex and deep.
    • Taste
      Saturated, powerful, bright, furniture varnish, old leather goods, dried mushrooms, metallic sour, light bitterness of dark beer, burnt rusks, burnt caramel, pu er.
    • Finish
      Light, dry, unsweetened prunes, kvasnoe wort, pu er, coffee with sour, in development becomes more dense, pepper is shown.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. STL scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A good little peaty Sherry! A Springbank, really? We are rather on a Longrow
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Tuboo scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    So that’s what a ‘sulphured’ dram tastes like. Oh well, no matter, this is still a very solid, interesting and complex sherried Springbank. Without all these reviews telling me it’s ruined by sulphur, I would have just taken it for its individual character: I guess that means I’m not so put off by sulphur, and I understand if you are, but for me this is a perfectly drinkable, highly enjoyable, tasty and unique funky Springbank that ticks a lot of boxes. A great experience.

  6. Sylvia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Love it or hate it. #sulphur alert. I hate it. Therefore 89 out of 100 ;)
    • Nose
      89 89
      To sulphur or not to sulphur, that's the question... There is a wee bit of it, and not everyone likes it. I have not so much against it, I can stand ugly smells, as long as they are beautifully ugly. This whisky complies to the above rule, if you ask me: no rotten eggs or sewage, but old leather and oxtail soup. O wait, the dried (mainly sultanas) is so dried that it has gotten sulphury maybe... But if you allow yourself to continue breathing, there is much more: a mix of peanut and almond, tobacco, orange zest, vegetal peat, minerality and eucalyptus. The Springbank profile shines through this obvious sherry influence. That's good.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Well yeah. That's a blast. Of everything. There is medium sweetness, but quite some acidity and a serious bitterness too. It's heavy, peaty, on dried fruit (prune, raisin), tobacco, leather, very salty oxtail soup. Yet it has also freshness of orange juice, and cooling menthol. At the end: pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warming, fruity, syrupy, just don't add water (it kills it).

  10. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      83 83

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