Springbank 14-year-old

Overall rating
88.02/100
votes
605
Whiskybase ID
WB99739
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bourbon Wood
Vintage
11.2002
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Fresh and Refill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
17/390
Barcode
610854002909
Added on
17 aug 2017 6:43 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 923.84

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 14-year-old

103 users have left 116 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.02 points.

  1. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Tomek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: pineapples, pears, unripe melon, sea, vanilla, seaweed, citrus
    Taste: vanilla, sea, seaweed, slightly peaty, mineral, citrus
    Finish: grain and peat
    Grade: 5

  3. hyc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Smell ----------------------90
    taste--------------------90
    End rhyme--------------------90

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Wow, a fruity Springbank. Lots of tropical fruits, sweet and humid. Bananas, jack fruits and mangos. Also some green apples and oranges. After some air time, you got your Springbank funk. Lovely nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Super fruity, with some faint smokiness. Pretty salty as well. Good intensity on the palate. Slightly sour. Quite a funky Springbank here. Kind of acidic with some bitterness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bitter oranges, vanilla extract, and still very fruity.

  5. bankimate scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. glenrob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. K C Wong scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. -sAxo- scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  9. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a gorgeous clean and playful bourbon cask Springer! Being a distillery/distillate which works well with all sorts of cask maturations - the two most prominent being ex-bourbon and sherry which most bottlings contain a mixture of - this one displays no off notes to me, contrary to some recent 12 yo cs, as well as Haselburns, that were partly matured in ex-sherry casks and can't hide that to the sulphur-sensitive maltster, unfortunately.
    Theoretically this could even be a regular bottling as it's not too fancy after all. I for once would be a strong proponent. :-)

  10. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    Back to one of my favorite distilleries, this expression matured in ex-bourbon casks. The nose is mineral and briny, unfolding with vanilla, dried herbs and vegetal peat smoke. On the palate, spicy-dry and peaty flavors compete with sugar-coated, zesty and citric notes, all very pleasing and well-measured. Squeezed lemon, ginger and whiffs of peat linger in the long finish. If only these bottles were still available at reasonable prices!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]

  12. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tried after 3 years. Good springbank. The taste is very elegant, hearty. The finish is long. 22-22.5-22.5-22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Malthead19 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    COLOR: light gold, straw

    - a very good single malt
    - top bourbon storage
    - for approx. 80 € issue pressure fully ok, with currently well over
    the double price rather something for collectors or enormous springbanks
    Lover
    • Nose
      sweetish but intense strong bourbon aromas, sweetness, toffee, lemon, green apples, vanilla, peach,
    • Taste
      o.Water: intense yet quite sharp start, burns properly on the palate, then oak, vanilla, popcorn, some roasted aromas;

      M. Water: becomes quite oily in the glass, much more pleasant, the spice and oak remain, but there are again lemon, green apple, surprisingly more in the direction of fruit than sweetness, in the background with repeated water addition there are also subtle honey, toffee or fudge -Aromas too foreshadowed, but rather subtle here, very complex
    • Finish
      strong, intense, long finish;
      strong (slightly alcoholic but not annoying) sweet aftertaste

  15. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a powerful, beautiful jumper ... the distillery character comes out wonderfully with a pure bourbon barrel maturation.
    Like all malts> 50.0%, I dilute it with a few drops!
    [Color: full yellow straw)
    • Nose
      89 89
      mW: lemon, (green) apples, peach, vanilla, corn flakes, little smoke;
    • Taste
      90 90
      mW creamy, oily, really fat start, more smoke, salt, fruits (green apples, lemons, grapefruit), cream caramel, spices (especially pepper), nicely complex;
    • Finish
      90 90
      long finish, citrus fruit (grapefruit) and smoke, pepper remains in the aftertaste;

  16. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Clean
    In 2004 a 12 years old Springbank – distilled in 1991 – was launched in a so-called Wood Expressions series. For that particular release, you’ll fork over 300 to 400 EUR today. But in 2017 Springbank launched a new bourbon wood expression – albeit distilled in 2002 and thus 14 years old when bottled – which can still be found. There were 9.000 bottles at cask strength. It’s a vatting of fresh and refill bourbon barrels.
    Oh, yes, this is typical Springbank. Diesel, vanilla, lemon, chestnut, hessian sacks, chalk, overripe pear, icing sugar and a couple of drops of brackish water. Very clean and inviting.
    It starts very sweet – pineapple cubes, oranges, mango and a hint of banana. Then caramel, sea salt and grapefruit follow and the whole turns nicely smoky. The palate offers more than the nose promised. Becomes rather intense and very good.
    It actually turns rather tropical in the wonderfully long finish. Think grapefruit, banana and mango. And it remains nicely peaty. Delicious.
    Textbook example of what Springbank on bourbon should taste like. Balsy.

  17. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. whiskyclick scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice everyday dram. Nothing too complex, it's easy, sweet, alcohol well integrated. Wouldn't give more than 70€ for it.

  19. etwa77 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    this is a spirit that i took time before putting thoughts on screen.. i sipped on it several nights before i could decide if it is really enjoyable or “merely” intriguing. and now i can say that not only does it win the prize for originality (although remaining a pure-bred Springbank expression), but makes for a very entertaining sipper, too.

    nose is fine, with a very strong green apple note followed by leather, freshly dug earth, smoke and a hint of peach.. but it is on the palate that the spirit literally explodes in a myriad of taste sensations circling a leather & tobacco heart of dirty, dunnage darkness.. how can you not appreciate that, Mr. Palindrome?

    Finish is dry, smoky and simple.. a working-class Ardbeg, i’d say. A very memorable experience indeed. And every dram that breaks the ‘memorable’ level goes over the 90 mark in my little corner of whiskybase.

  20. Shogun8888 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Some vanilla sweetness and yellow fruit (ripe banana, peach), but also gentle peat and brine. Plenty of wet rocks and some ozone, accompanied by straw and burlap.

    Taste: Oily, tasty, and just pretty brilliant stuff. Gentle peat and whispers of brine. A tad salty. Also fruity notes of oranges, peach and lime zest, as well as vibrant pink grapefruit. Great balance.

    Finish: Lingering, gentle whispers of peat. Fruits. Long.

    Just a wonderful, incredible whisky. Such a complexity on the palate, with a fruitiness I haven’t often encountered yet in a Springbank. My favourite so far of this edition of the Blind Tasting Competition.

  21. TechnOBY scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  22. Bowmore Axel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweet, yellowish, little peat and smoke, something medicinal,
      slightly salty - maritime, coconut and a little farmy (moist wood
      in a stable in winter).
    • Taste
      91 91
      Yellow fruity (apple, pear, yellow plum) Slightly smoky,
      salty, vanilla, bittersweet, peppery tingling and quite strong alcohol.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length. Everything as on the palate, only less.

  23. sarthur71 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Excellent pure bourbon whisky - smooth in aroma, taste and finish.

  24. Shogun8888 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    My favorite SPBK !

  25. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 22 22 21

  26. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Well, this bottling had a lot of potential for the purist, but alas the bourbon cask wood used was obviously bedraggled. Yes, we are likely talking about casks that were far from "fresh" bourbon (well, maybe one in the bunch to impart a vanilla finish).

    I find the description of "fresh and refill bourbon" to be a bit of a stretch. We're talking a 9000 bottle yield, after all. None of those casks were leaky or prone to sharing too much with angels, mind you. The ABV is plenty high for 14 years. The wood was just plumbed tuckered out.

    Nose: Dunage warehouse, old tired wood, vanilla, touch of sulfur, unripe orchard fruits, hemp rope, raw eggs, dark chocolate.

    Palate: Bovine methane, a touch of peat, old tired wood, pond scum (as in green algae), citrus, ginger.

    Finish: Medium in length, more cow effluvium, mud, funk, vanilla.

    This farmy, dank, funky, stanky dram would have been much better with more in the way of FRESH bourbon wood, instead of last call for alcohol beaters that are a bit long in the tooth and on their last leg.

    I could use this dram as a litmus test for "taste." Literally. If anyone goes on and on about its virtues. . . .

    Even Serge's 87 makes me feel nostalgic. In the good ole days, he would have shredded this bottle. Although, in all fairness, he kind of does shred it a little, despite his generous score: "You're also chomping on cactus leaves and burnt broccoli."

    Then again, Serge liked the broccoli note of a more recent Jura Chap 7. I didn't have the nerve to pull the trigger on that Jura, even though it sounded intriguing.

    Do I regret buying this Springbank? No, but I regret taking the time to find one.

    Although in all fairness, it wasn't all that hard to find. For a limited release, quite a few bottles were floating around for a while with no takers. Until lockdowns took care of that problem (bored thirsty mouths with ample surfing time).

  27. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  28. IIIZIII scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2020.11.01
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderfully candied peat, warm fruitiness, lush, muggy, touch of vegetal side.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Initially very sharp, dense, crispy, rather vegetal, very lively. With time and some water it is turning fruitier and becomes really balanced with th vegetal elements and especially with the relatively young age. It definitely shines more on the palate.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Actually the arrival is much more substantial and eventful here I think

  29. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Farmy peat, wisps of smoke, lemon, honey, saline. Rich and deep.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spice arrival. Farmy peat, apple, honey, spice, lemon, saline, and a touch of smoke. A complex palate.
    • Finish
      Long with farmy peat, honey, spice, and drying oak.

  30. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  31. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Guess Springbank, in my opinion, is very difficult. Did not notice the ancestral features. The aroma is not a failure, but it did not impress, but the taste is quite bright and drinkable, the aftertaste is consistent but short.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, oak, notes of coffee, wine, fruit (apples, pears), mineral, citrus lollipops, fruit jelly.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Juicy, fruit kaleidoscope, vanilla cream, citrus basket.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Citrus, vanilla, dessert, medium.

  32. NRGCLICK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Was not expecting this! I understand this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but when you see marks under 84, I just can't take them seriously.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Immediately I get juicy fruits on the nose, like the confectionery gum juicy fruits. Tropical fruits, tinned pineapples mainly, truckloads of citrus. We have lacquer looming in the background & sandalwood and hints of that dunnage funk, but not so much in your face. Is this 14 years old? Wow, so fruity! I wouldn't have expected this level of character development, for a springbank in this age bracket.
    • Taste
      89 89
      This arrives hot at the very start (no water doesn't need water I found) that burn quickly subsides into a burst of citrus fruits, sweet on the palate and there is that juicy fruit gum again that was on the nose. There is a taste of polish tossed in amongst the fruit, which is quite complementing.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Amazing! fruity throughout the whole palate, really opens those fruity characteristics you get from bourbon wood. I get hardly any oak on the finish with a dash of white pepper and juicy fruits lingering in the back. The finish was medium, I wouldn't have described this as being oily or viscous, perhaps somewhere in between. Again! A profile I've come to expect in older Springbank.

  33. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  34. grinface scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    These limited bottlings are frequently searched and are quickly sold out. Here you can definitely see why. The nose and mouth are just really strong. That one is on a very high level. The finish unfortunately does not have that much to offer. But still, I had a lot of fun with it. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/05/21/ein-sack-voll-springbank/

  35. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  36. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very mild, round and for 56% rather soft. The first nose is very bourbon-heavy, but there is also what you would expect from a Springbank like this. Vanilla, citrus, apple, if you want to find smoke here, you will find it very subtle. At the back there are still tropical fruits. But super tasty whisky
    • Taste
      A little more alcohol here, still round, a little more citrus, a little more smoke in the middle.
    • Finish
      Original Springbank, super nice all-day dram in cask strength.

  37. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  38. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. ezioaudit scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  40. penumbra scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For all the bourbon barrels, Genting's peculiar salt taste is almost impossible to drink. I just drank 3ml and let the young lady next to me try it, but it dried directly, so the wine review is for reference only.
    • Nose
      Lemon, orange sugar, cream, vanilla, maltose, strawberry, sweet wood shavings, nectar, frozen lemon mousse.
    • Taste
      Vanilla Lemon Sugar, Maple Sugar, Malt, White Pepper, Nut Kernels, Protein, Soy Oil, Salt, Okara.
    • Finish
      Medium and light.

  41. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me a somewhat atypical spring bench, which a little air does quite well.
    Always an exciting candidate for blind tasting.

  42. ldcsh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

  43. mjts93 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    I usually love Springbank and was excited for this however I found this to be too sharp and cask-dominant with heavy notes of vanillin and coconut. The alcohol doesn't feel well integrated, being aggressive when neat and with some water. After too much water it seems to go from aggressive to flat. No in between

  44. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  45. S_S scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A very interesting malt. Strong in the start. The wood notes are too dominant for me, they destroy the harmony for me.
    For connoisseurs of strong beginners and whisky dominated by wood!

  46. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  47. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    very tasty, wish there were more ex-bourbon springbank around this age! it's like the 10 on steroids. I guessed this one blind despite never having tried it before. If you want to argue it's a bit sweet/over oaked I wouldn't disagree, as such I prefer the younger local barleys. takes water.
    • Nose
      fizzy peach rings, damp hay
    • Taste
      sweety. pineapple cubes, full of pear esters (not pear drop) after breathing. a bit of coal dust. oily. quite mineralic finish as with many springers.

  48. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    For a Bourbonreifung an absolute top whisky

  49. Numwierum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    He is more restrained than expected, even with a lot of time he gives his aromas only slowly price.
    Light grapes, limes, vanilla with some marshmallow, damp straw and a little breeze of sea air. Smoke is indeed heard, but only discreetly in the background.
    The restrained nature of the nose, it loses its taste and presents itself as stronger. A slight saltiness is to be heard, again light grapes, some caramel, the smoke is now much more present. Dryness and a mineral mouthfeel spreads. Medium long but pleasantly warming is the finish, damp, scorched wood remains in the mouth.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  50. gaboruso scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  51. The_Independent scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent bottling that nicely shows the focal point character of Springbank.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Closed without water. The high alcohol content stings something in the nose - water is good for the whisky.

      With water: Very fragrant, with the typical Springbank smoky notes. In this case a little less the cowshed than rather going in a slightly phenolic direction. Strong spice, mineral notes (wet stone) and freshly mown hay. Sweet pastry notes with a bit of malt and caramel in the background complete the smoky notes perfectly.
      With time maybe a light citrus note, the fruit notes described in the other reviews, but I do not think so.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, creamy, very sweet, very spicy and very aromatic. The alcohol occurs vigorously and tingles in the mouth. Malty pastries. Now light smoke and ash notes are added. Ample oakwood spiciness and slight bitterness. Extremely delicious.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long to long, creamy with dark chocolate, subtle citrus notes and smoky spiciness

  52. Whiskychap scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The neck pour and the first few drams was to heavy on the peppery side for me, but slowly as time welnt by and it got som air it startet to settle down and became much more enjoyable. I started out at 84, now i am at 86, and i might end up even higher.
    • Nose
      The peat is there with pineapple, sweet apple, some acidity/citrus. Water brings out the sweetness and pear, but also som pepper.
    • Taste
      Rich. Sweet mild peat, with pepper and some Grapefruit sweet and sour notes. The lovely Spingbank funk is there
    • Finish
      Sweet peppery oak

  53. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Some subtle peat, earthy notes, mossy. Sweet notes as well, toffee, milk chocolate. Pretty strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, peppers, some bonfiresmoke. Warming, pretty intense. Sweet, some toffifee, chocolate. Full body and taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still full although not too much pepper anymore. Sweet smoke, some tobacco, honey. A bit drying mouthfeel. Later on stronger and more peppers, long finish.

  54. cfosterk scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Scored highly as a great bang for buck whisky. Unripe green mango; lemon; citric acid prickle; sweet vanilla and a milking parlour :) theres a gentle smokey peat on the nose. Apart from the prickle you'd not guess this is over 55% abv. Very fruity - orchard white fruits, pineapple cubes, peat asserts with some nice wood spice. Finish is on grapefruit rind and pith, oak spice and smoke. Quite astringent in a VERY moreish way

  55. Dirk scored this whisky 86 points Super Administrator

    Coconut, sweet and buttery on the nose. Black crusher pepper, a touch of peat and again sweetness in the taste.

  56. HW74 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very strong Springbank, nevertheless balanced.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity, salty, earthy. Wet stones or wet concrete in the sun. Typical Springbank smoke.
    • Taste
      Strong start with fresh oak, sparkling. Then sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, salt, smoke.
    • Finish
      Long, strong, oak, yellow fruits. Some smoke. Sticks long in the mouth. A toppaint.

  57. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  58. gango4 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That's how I imagine a whisky. Malted barley, light smoke, yeast, sea air. If you had to draw it because of its ingredients ... it would look like that. Very authentic and honest.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring clear alcohol. Then some sea breeze and caramel to malty. Smoke? At most very weak.
    • Taste
      Strong in the beginning, then bright fruits. Slightly salty, slightly malty. With some water even rounder, less spicy.
    • Finish
      Finally, some fresh oak remains.

  59. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  60. Dris scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    One of the better contemporary springbank bottlings imho. I'd gladly take this one over any of the recent local barleys except for the 16yo.
    At first the intense american oak aromas can be a bit overwhelming, however the crispness of the distillery signature and the unbelievable mouthfeel more than make up for this. I can only hope to see more expressions from springbank in this style.

  61. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Savoury salted butter, grilled citrus, grapefruits with drop of sulphur in the mix. Sharp penetrating citrus and juicy tropical fruits to pleased. Then overcast by dirty side of distant smokes, dirty vanilla and engine oil. Mint underlay. (89/22)

    P- Oily coconut, herbs and mix spices. Salts always in the gene for SB, subtly sweet with bitter leather nuance in the middle, peppery and fiery as it goes. (87/21)

    F- Long, mint and peppery with surge of spices and oak at the tail. As good as always from generic SB, but not more. (87/21)

    Body / Balance:- 88/22. Fresh and Refill BB for 9000 bottles releases, approx 45 brls vatted to this. Housekeeping : )

    Weighted Rate:- 86pt

    Thanks Vincent Kua Say Siong
    • Nose
      N- Savoury salted butter, grilled citrus, grapefruits with drop of sulphur in the mix. Sharp penetrating citrus and juicy tropical fruits to pleased. Then overcast by dirty side of distant smokes, dirty vanilla and engine oil. Mint underlay. (89/22)
    • Taste
      P- Oily coconut, herbs and mix spices. Salts always in the gene for SB, subtly sweet with bitter leather nuance in the middle, peppery and fiery as it goes. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Long, mint and peppery with surge of spices and oak at the tail. As good as always from generic SB, but not more. (87/21)

      Body / Balance:- 88/22. Fresh and Refill BB for 9000 bottles releases, approx 45 brls vatted to this. Housekeeping : )

  63. theograph scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very homogeneous thing. Super soft and oily, actually "chewy". Wonderfully honey sweet with a subtle salty sea breeze! Great!
    • Nose
      Sweet wood, sweet malt, sea breeze, wet limestone, maritime-salty, sweet wine, honey, oak;
    • Taste
      Oily and soft, malty, sweet honey notes, sweet fruit (apples), maritime character, fresh sea breeze, fresh wet wood, oak;
    • Finish
      Warming and sweet, sea breeze;

  64. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Springbank 14YO Bourbon Wood, 55,8%, meets with light smoke, a little bit perfume, sweet fruits, old leather, sea salt, duchess pear notes on nose. 

    Peaty, citric, spicy with good influence of oak cask and duchess pear on taste.

    The long finish appears with spicy notes, duchess pear and a little bit peaty smoke. 

    I like this light peaty with strong duchess pear whisky!

  65. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 3/5 4/5 with water Whisky n ° 1753
    • Nose
      Suise discreet, then more assertive. The sweetness of the bourbon cask. Fruit from the orchards (including crisp apple). With a little water, more caressing, honeyed, on the toffee.
    • Taste
      Duo vanilla / intense soot. Juicy fruits. With water, even sweeter and greedy. Sweet and somewhat woody too.
    • Finish
      Final consistent, fresh and saline, just spicy. More opulent with water.

  66. praisethepasta scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Such complexity! Such diversity and versatility! An absolutely fantastic whisky. Not one of the flavors hit you in the face like a peatmonster or sherrybomb would, but rather everything is suggested and beautifully balanced out, while at the same time the palate is a dance of smell and taste, with flavors intertwined, but without pushing one another to the background. A whisky you need to work on (in a positive way) and one that deserves a warmed up palate. A 90 points cracker!
    • Nose
      Rather closed and dense at first. Tones of hay and straw, peat, salt, wood, mineral tones, vanilla and some green fruit.
    • Taste
      The nose continues, with some savory elements joining in. The peat dominated the nose somewhat, but in the mouth it is so well balanced among the other layers of flavors.
    • Finish
      Long, rather sharp at first, but then it mellows out in a lasting dry and soft peaty tone.

  67. praisethepasta scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Stunning stuff. Proof that it's still possible to find excellent whisky at affordable prices (under the € 100 bar)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  68. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  69. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good talk, you need to work with it a little and it will open, although at first it seems very simple, the development shows both depth and complexity.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, freshly planed board, mineral notes, confectionery notes - creamy cream, vanilla; flower and honey shades, the grown grain. With water - notes of green grass, camphor, more malty hues;
    • Taste
      Powerful, slightly sharp, tart oak, peppery wave, vanilla, grapefruit crust, flower shades, light perfume, malt-grain notes, bitter-berry shades - mountain ash, viburnum; With water - it becomes sharper, poorer, more grain, dusty wood;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, orange peel, ginger, bitter young bark, candy sweetness, light coniferous motifs. With water - a little softer, simpler, more spicy, sweet.

  70. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very very good Springbank. Great balance and very enjoyable. Good without water, but also nice with a few drops of water. Yup, another great Springbank release.
    • Nose
      Lemon, peat, and a little bit of dieseloil at first. Then some vanilla. A hint of pineapple, and a thin layer of icing sugar. Sweet ripe pears as well. Later also some tropical fruits, like bananas. A bit briny too. With water: More lemon and oranges. Super, super nice!
    • Taste
      Rather sweet and fruity at the beginning. Guave and oranges. A bit of mango too. And some sugar. a hint of caramel maybe? A nice layer of peat. Later some grapefruit which gives it just a bitter edge, but certainly not unpleasant. With water: Even sweeter and fruitier, the bitter edge is gone.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long. Some peat and fudge. And grapefruit too.

  71. Benny85 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I was a little disappointed with the first try, because he seemed a little reserved. the second time (in direct comparison with the 15er OB) I found it but then almost better than the 15er, since the subtle smoke with the strong ABV and the somewhat reserved but clear Springbank character have made a very nice package for me.

  72. pianoman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Removed grill smoke, pickled lemons, slightly salty. Tangerines, oranges and some banana behind. Fanta. Dry earth.
    • Taste
      Smoked pepper, oranges, apricots. Leather, tobacco, some ashes.

  73. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Bourbon storage can be so cool, unfortunately a bit expensive for my taste.
    • Nose
      pleasantly maritime smoke, cowshed (sulfur and putrid straw), grassy, ​​salty caramel and a stunning vanilla note. Fresh coconut and creamy malt notes
    • Taste
      also creamy, dark syrup and creamy toffee. Banana chips, sweet smoke and clear edges due to the high alcohol content, which does not completely crush the cask, but sets a good counterpoint. Apples and pears (the greens with the slightly bitter shell)
    • Finish
      Peppery (no youthful!) Seasoning

  74. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great classic Springbank, very dirty
    • Nose
      dirty, vanilla, eraser, some smoke, ripe light fruits, oatmeal
    • Taste
      now more smoke, cotton candy, cowshed, scorched electrical appliances, vanilla, white grapes
    • Finish
      very long, dirty and maritime

  75. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  76. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    The presentation is not 90... but I wount let a standard bottle design drag down the superb contents.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  77. peatbogger scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    I claimed one of my recent purchases to be "without any joy". This is full of it!.

    Evolving from start to finish in a behaved manner, still playfull and lively.
    • Nose
      55,8% is not revealed by the nose, very soft and gentle.

      Quite "Springbanky", if that's a term, earth/soil/mineral/farm is present.

      Something close to a horse stable with a smoky undertone.

      I can't detect much peat, but it's a lot more "musky" than the standard 10YO.

      Slightly salty, but also quite a bit of honey sweetness.

      Old greased mechanical machinery.

      Touch of fruit and with time in the glass a bourbony vanilla emerge.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouth covering feel, immediately warming with growing black pepper.

      Here the ABV is more noticable, but far from unpleasant to take neat.

      Bold and smoky, almost hot roasted sand/earth.

      Old dry leather, dark strong cigar wrap/tobacco leaf.
    • Finish
      The pepper ease of gently, smoke is slowly fading and getting a little dry while the leather/tobacco notes turn sweeter towards more caramel and vanilla.

      It lasts and develops beyond what I normally expect from a 14YO.

  78. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  79. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

    It's really strange on the nose but I like the saltiness on the palate
    • Nose
      Vanilla, overripe fruits almost a bit rotten, whiffs of leather (with Bourbon wood???), little citric, sea breeze - rather strange
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, punchy, very salty, hints of leather, tobacco and smoke - not bad
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty, citric, a tad bitter

  80. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  81. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good easy drinking Springbank. I really liked the nose and the sweet & sour palate.
    • Nose
      Light smoke, lemon, hay, grass, apple, vanilla, mint and coastal notes.
    • Taste
      Fruity, slightly creamy, sweet and sour. Apples, pears, lemons, vanilla. Then comes the smoke and some pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, warming, citrusy, smoky, spicy.

  82. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Springbank, mineraly, fruity, not excessively smoky / peat.
    • Nose
      Waxy green apple, citruses, honey, vanilla, salt, grass, mild peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Citruses, salted minerals, honeyed tropical fruits, ash.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and fruity.

  83. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    malt, a little iodine, strong spices, a grassy side, some fruit on the tangerine cooked and cold, and back smoke.
    • Nose
      87 87
      malt, sweetness on the palate, multiple scents with wood, fruity herbs, a little dust, honey and ashes.
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  84. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a blind sample on day six of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  85. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Not very good, although the nose is wonderfully fruity. After I knew what is was, it didn't surprise me. It's just as underwhelming to me as most 18-yo+ Springbank expressions. Tasted a sample on day six of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017. My guess was a Clynelish 14-yo @ 53%. I thought it was a Highland whisky because of the saltiness.
    • Nose
      Citrus, peach, fat vanilla, honey, apricot, wood chips, salt, grass, oily
    • Taste
      Sweet honey, vanilla, apricot, citrus
    • Finish
      Short. Not bitter, slightly drying, malty wood, some citrus, some salt

  86. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My only post-tasting note for this was “Delicious”. Not your run-of-the-mill Springbank, but it’s still a very good dram.

    Reviewed in my blog:

    https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/12/12/springbank-14-bourbon-wood-btc-06/
    • Nose
      Very nice dirty funk. Leather. Vegetal peat. Camphor. Cream of Wheat. Lemon meringue. Slight green herbal note and some yellow fruits. Vanilla pudding. Toffee. Sandalwood.
    • Taste
      Bitter wood. Sandalwood. Dates. Macadamias.Toffee. Slight saltiness. Chemical smoke. Menthol.
    • Finish
      Long. Wood oils. Smoke. Woodspice. Apples.Vanilla.

  87. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    First tasted as part of the Blind Tasting Competition. Reminded me a lot of the Kilkerran Bourbon Wood.
    • Nose
      Mango, grass, citrus and peat. With water also apple.
    • Taste
      Pineapple, peat, straw, smoked ham, malt, apple and sweet lime
      .
    • Finish
      Smoked ham, mango, peat and malt.

  88. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Just a wonderful, incredible whisky. Such a complexity on the palate, with a fruitiness I haven't often encountered yet in a Springbank. My favourite so far of this edition of the Blind Tasting Competition.
    • Nose
      Some vanilla sweetness and yellow fruit (ripe banana, peach), but also gentle peat and brine. Plenty of wet rocks and some ozone, accompanied by straw and burlap.
    • Taste
      Oily, tasty, and just pretty brilliant stuff. Gentle peat and whispers of brine. A tad salty. Also fruity notes of oranges, peach and lime zest, as well as vibrant pink grapefruit. Great balance.
    • Finish
      Lingering, gentle whispers of peat. Fruits. Long.

  89. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Typical mordern Springbank, lot like the new 10 but lighter because the lack of Sherry caks. The tropical fruitiness reminds me of Bowmore 2001 vintages. 

    Taste:

    Not too complex but very fruity, again the tropical fruits (mango, citrus fruits) , very good without water. 

    Finish:

    Again not very complex but it is longer then I expected for a 14 y old whisky.

    Total score:

    90,88,90

    I like the 10 little bit better because that one is more complex, but this a very good naked Springbank form the 2000's. vintage.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  90. edhunter15 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The classic bourbon cask storage gives this whisky a mouth-watering taste sensation of sweet vanilla and light fruits, to which the typical "dirty" Springer aromas join, creating a very harmonious malt. He does not show up as a particularly intense or complex jumper, but delivers exactly what I wanted in view of the key data.
    • Nose
      A subtle musty-sweet smoke, dry cereal notes, straw, lots of vanilla and sugary-sweet fruits (physalis, papaya, kiwi) are combined in the first nose. After a short time develop from the smoke and the straw and cereal notes clearly musty alpine meadow flavors, which are typical for me at Springbank and are referred to by many as "typical dirty Springer character". In addition, there are now very sweet and soft white wine flavors, overripe mango and a little creamy-sweet.
    • Taste
      Also in the taste is the musty Springer character along with some vanilla and very intense, sweet and sour fruit notes (pineapple, mirabelle, a little orange) present. In addition, slightly mineral and earthy aromas are formed.
    • Finish
      The slightly sour fruit notes are left behind in the mouth, with the sweetness taking a backseat and forming a dry mouthfeel with aromas of grapefruit, earthy burl wood and a very subtle and mineral smoke.

  91. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Reminds me straight away of a Laddie Ten. Pure oak. White wood. Then slightly spicy notes. Smells unadulterated.
    • Taste
      of course violently! But in the taste rather sweet. Sweet wood, to be exact. Citrus fruits, paired with a spice blend on juniper, resin, The onset is forest honey, cloves.
    • Finish
      In the finish long and spicy. The wood dominates.
      Really good.

  92. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Really good.
    • Nose
      Reminds me straight away of a Laddie Ten. Pure oak. White wood. Then slightly spicy notes. Smells unadulterated.
    • Taste
      The start is of course fierce! But in the taste rather sweet. Sweet wood, to be exact. Citrus fruits, paired with a spice mixture on juniper, resin, forest honey, cloves.
    • Finish
      In the finish long and spicy. The wood dominates.

  93. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, oaky and light maritime flavor, a little iodine, a little meaty!
    On the palate, iodine, salt, pepper, wood, then multi-zone fruits, peach, lemon, parched oranges, a little smoke then comes as well as a return of spices on nutmeg and the nut.
    In the final, light smoke, fruity imposing and varied, sweetness in the mouth despite deg.et important length in the glass.
    A playful dram, very intense, very good and diversified! A dram that has mostly a very changeable length, and very intense!

  94. Pollenflug scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring the freshly opened bottle, the Springbank presents itself a little introverted and slightly impetuous in the glass. I give the malt a good ten to fifteen minutes to develop. Gradually, the various flavors reveal themselves: The typical Springbank dirtiness is present, followed closely by strong vanilla tones, salty caramel sweets, freshly cut green apples, pears, lemons and hay. In the background, a very delicate smoke flag is noticeable. The strong alcohol content (55.8%) always indicates its strength and could be better integrated for my feeling.
    • Taste
      The power of the malts also dominates the taste: the high alcohol content puts the tip of the tongue in a pincushion for a short moment before the Springbank floods the entire oral cavity with a soft and smooth texture and lines it with a wonderful sweetness. The sweet and fruity smoke can develop better in terms of taste. Plenty of vanilla, caramel, honey, mineral notes (salt), apples, pears, lemons, oranges and hints of spicy oak extend the aromatic skeleton. By adding a few drops of water, the malt is a little more fruity and harmonious, but without noticeable loss of power. Overall, the Springbank is not an overwhelming complexity monster with 1000 facets, but with a crystal-clear line.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, still powerful and warming. The finish starts with a small pinch of pepper on the tip of the tongue. The vanilla sweetness and bright fruits (especially oranges) are gradually fading. With a pleasant hint of smoke, mineral aromas and spicy hints of oak wood sounds of the Springbank. The palate produces a slight dryness.

  95. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  96. stoigniew scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I very like sour and sweet taste of Springbank. Here we have it, but less intense than for example Springbank 10yo. 

    This Springbank is matured only in bourbon casks first fill and refil. First fill is probably a greater part of composition, becouse in nose we have a lot of vanilla. They were going to create some yoghurt experience in this Springbank. They did it, but for me, bourbon vanilla and springbank sourness doesn't work well. 

    Note: 86 / 100 

    More about this on my blog: http://whiskyfan.pl/degustacje/single_malt_whisky/campbeltown/springbank-2002-bourbon-wood
    • Nose
      Fresh and sweet, vanilla primarily, later citrus, blackberries, lemon icing, then a little sweet and slightly sour, after adding a bit of sea water. Finally, pineapple and yellow apples appear
    • Taste
      First sweet and vanilla and later springban: sweet and sour taste, pears, lemons, sour apples, lime, sour yogurt
    • Finish
      Medium long with notes of lemon, oakiness and orange peel

  97. Whisky did not rate this whisky Specialist

    This should be called springbank 2002, not 14-year-old. Vintage before age, that's the whiskybase rule.

  98. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  99. Archer scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great bourbon barrel matured Springbank. Very exciting nose, great onset on the tongue (and after the start he even accelerates again) and a long finish, in which much of the nose and mouth can be found again. Class.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Initially tingling alcohol in the nose, but passes quickly and is not really uncomfortable. Behind the alcohol hides a sickly note, old gauze bandages perhaps. Wet, old cellar. Mineral. Very slightly smoky. Bacon. The smell of rain on stone. Fresh green slice, straight cut green apple (Granny Smith). Some honey.

      Great nose! No sherry keg there, which could cushion the Springbank's filthiness with its fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Quite different then on the tongue. At the beginning almost creamy, at least nice "viscous", creamy, bold. Lots of dry wood, freshly tanned leather, dried tobacco leaves. Butter cookies, honey, heather, spices (thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, juniper berries). Is getting increasingly dry.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and dry, spicy and woody, mineral, slightly honey sweet.

  100. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  101. Hemdl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A thoroughly flawless malt, a wonderfully classic ex-bourbon ripening. Great malt, as you can hardly find it in the mountains of the countless sherry malts. Could be a bit more complex, but you get what you need for your money (75 €). Highly Recommended!
    • Nose
      Dirty, smoky - Springbank just. In addition beautiful and very creamy notes of caramel, honey and vanilla. There are also some green fruits (apples, unripe pears) and some salt somewhere. After a few minutes in the glass, the creamy vanilla fragrance becomes even more intense. Caramel sweets, whole mountains of it.
    • Taste
      Here, too, green fruits (predominantly apples) and light oak, which comes here but sweet because of the intense ex-Bourbon barrels here. Light smoke, some soil and delicious caramel candies here as well. No miss notes, no distracting alcohol note.
    • Finish
      Long, very long. Spicy oak, mixed with the slightly dirty basic character of Springbank. In addition still sweet vanilla notes and smoke. The whole without Bitternoten or the mouth dry out. Really nice!

  102. Othorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice, again a delicious jumper!
    • Nose
      Tender maritime smoke, vanilla, menthol, coconut milk, cut grass, green apples, herbs, honey, lime juice, slightly "dirty" - Springbank halt :-)
    • Taste
      Creamy, again vanilla, black pepper, plum compote, heather, pear juice, nuts, tender smoky, honey and caramel. HM delicious!
    • Finish
      Warming, nutty, black pepper, dark chocolate, some espresso, medium-long

  103. Drochaid scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Odor: This unique Campbeltown Malt captivates with its ever-present creaminess. From vanilla notes to salted popcorn to donuts, the range of aromas of this 14-year-old Springbanks reaches.
    Taste: The creaminess continues on the palate, accompanied by honey and syrup. These are complemented by fine apple notes, almonds and dried bananas. Finally, a little citronate and lemon zests are added.
    Departure: A gentle ocean breeze from the Campeltown Loch mixes with some smoke and dry peat. Salty, slightly mineral notes complete this excellent dram
    (Whisky-whisky.ch)

  104. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  105. Dieter_W scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nice, clean part No hype whisky, but honest.
    • Nose
      Wow the nose is restrained but what she gives is great. A little farm or cowshed. I'm excited.
    • Taste
      The vanilla then soft smoke in the background The alcohol is noticeable when it runs down the esophagus. Slightly mineral, a touch of caraway. Very creamy and creamy on the palate. The alcohol is almost unnoticeable, which is at least 55.8%.
    • Finish
      not as long as expected middle long

  106. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Direct comparison with https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/101282/clynelish-1997-gm Both distilleries have an almost unmistakable character for me. The jumper is earthy, dirty and stormy. The Clynelish is finer, more filigree and a little more elegant. Whether the candle wax is? Wait ... I'm just smelling a candle ... Nope, for me this is not a candle wax. No idea what it is, but for me it is not wax ...
    In the nose, the Clynelish shows me more his Brennereicharakter. The jumper is; at least in the nose; rather interchangeable. Clear point for the Clynelish ...
    The Clynelish is very full-bodied and mouthwashing in the taste. Again, he shows his typical character. At first, the jumper is rather reserved in taste, but after a bit of time caramel and fudge get through. For me the type of oak is missing, that I like so much else. In taste, the malts are almost at eye level, for me, the Clynelish wins but again for a breath.
    The finish of the Clynelish is medium long and gives me a tick to citrus-fruity with a fair amount of pale wood. When Springer comes in the finish finally what I like the malts from the distillery so. It is wild, dirty and beautiful woody. Unfortunately, he gets a bit too bitter towards the end. Here are both on the same level.
    For sure, both are delicious, but somehow I expected more. Both were potential buyers for me. Good that I have ever got a sample before

  107. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose: sour milk, vanilla, coconut rasp, minty tingling alcohol, fresh sour fruit (green apples), heather, some salt and musty smoke
    Taste: strong, milky sweet, creamy vanilla, again musty smoke (a little cowshed), a hint of licorice and oak. Great taste and now slightly weaker finish remains a honey-sweet back which is accompanied by some smoke, mineral tart notes and oak.
    Great whisky with not too dominant smoke and great nose and full on. Only the departure is a bit too short.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  108. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  109. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    These distillates from 2000+ are really a few steps up from the 1990s. Give me more;-)))))))
    • Nose
      89 89
      first and second fill bourbon nose, thus sweetness and fruitiness (yellow fruits), which gets more refined the more the dram breathes, with peat peat peat but less smoke that reminds me a bit of Bowmore Vintages since 2000 and that’s a very good thing. Some samples (empty) of Bowmore handfills come to mind with I would love to compare head to head but can’t. Even some bandages appear.
    • Taste
      90 90
      More fruits appear on the palate and I meander between apples, pear, mirabelles, ripe peaches and a slice of mango and then peat sets in followed by some smoke. Full bodied but still with an attractive waist line;-)
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is looong. Peat and fruits stay with me, then the smoke goes up the chimney and the fruits linger on and on and basically refuse to leave: the fruits that stayed forever.

  110. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  111. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    very good in my opinion, spirit driven.
    in a row with the latest local barleys.
    91/100
    • Nose
      a typical springer!  peaty and ashy, sour notes of lemon drops and green apples. narrow and straight, very mineral. a little bit of oak. hay. tobacco. vanilla.
    • Taste
      very good. lemons galore, lemon tart, mandarins, malt, brine ,
      dust, quite some peat, linseed oil.
    • Finish
      medium length,super-clean.

  112. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    God, that's cool! I love this malt! Complex, on the mouth and balanced.
    • Nose
      Malty sweetness with yellow fruits, lots of vanilla, ice candy, cotton candy, mineral freshness, mint, lemon-flavored ahoi-effervescent, over time the alcohol settles and the vanilla moves into the background, then the Springbank metal bucket is full again, Extensive smelling is rewarded with gooseberries and passion fruit
    • Taste
      Creamy and malty with lots of vanilla, mineral, salty, lots of power, orange peel
    • Finish
      Mineral and slightly smoky finish, very warm, pleasant spiciness, very well balanced, slightly dry, the vanilla is nice on the palate

  113. birkzehn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  114. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A classic Springbank Bourbon bearing in the style of the earlier Wood Expressions. Good! But basically not surprising.
    • Nose
      Vanillin and crushed storage apples. Wet hay transports classic dirty spring notes as you would expect. Springbank smoke, on the other hand, is barely perceptible in the nose, a little closed. A few drops of water you can try, but bring less opening than I had hoped and are therefore for my taste, as so often, rather unnecessary.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the alcohol pushes powerfully, tingling on the tongue, is not so perfect and round involved, as you know that of many other jumpers, even if the subsequent mouthfeel can certainly go through as supple. Just that, perhaps a little 'overpowering' Aspect brings the Malt meanwhile clear edges, which should meet with wide acceptance among the connoisseurs, because only one zero has none, I have recently learned. Slightly vanilla smoke clothes the mouth and also gives hints of cream caramel. The undoubtedly existing fruitiness is limited to a few domestic apples and pears. A few pickled mandarins appear - with some goodwill - also to the fore. Very straightforward, honest, if not overly complex Bourbon storage that makes no secret of her age. If you appreciate the medium-long maturity in the category twelve to sixteen years, that is exactly right here. Still much strength but any (metallic) Fehltöne the youth are long gone clean matured.
    • Finish
      Medium long, quite strong, just hot finish, which reminds the alcohol strength.

  115. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  116. Goethe scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This is again a substantial craft presentation. Very reserved at the beginning this Springbank keeps marching on in the glass. The palate is indisputable a Springbank (sweet gentle smoke, farm, cow dung, minerals). With some water you even get some tropical fruits. The higher ABV is very well covered into this Springbank layer beauty.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Light smoke and cow dung (yea...some burned matches), green apple, grass, lemon, wet hay (maybe cookie dough), salted fudge, some vanilla.
    • Taste
      The farming smell/taste keeps on going, some smoke (very fruity), lemon (also some oranges), sweet salt and minerals.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Smoke, cow dung, Springbank farm.

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