Springbank 15 Years

This new Springbank expression was almost sold out shortly after it had been launched. The high percentage of sherry casks conjures up memories of the old bottlings.

This new Springbank expression was almost sold out shortly after it had been launched. The high percentage of sherry casks conjures up memories of the old bottlings.

Details about this bottle Edit
1658
Springbank
Scotland, Campbeltown
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 8 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Oak:
Herb:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Maritime Notes:
Almonds:
Nuts:
Cake:
Seaweed:
Vanilla:
Salt:
Apple:
Medicinal Smoke:
Spices:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Iodine:
Malt:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Honey:
Leather:
Lime:
Melon:
Peach:
Pear:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Spices:
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Raisin:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Malt:
Fig:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Maritime Notes:
Lemon:
Cherry:
Honey:
Medicinal Smoke:
Salt:
Barley:
Chili:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Pear:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Bonfire Smoke:
Caramel:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Iodine:
Nutmeg:
Orange:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Finish
Sherry:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Herb:
Malt:
Sweet:
Leather:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Seaweed:
Chili:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Coffee:
Salt:

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Quality rating of this bottle

4.2 Rate
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Tasting Notes 8

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Tasting notes of Hengl:

Hengl
11. Feb 2019
Nosing: wet school sponge, Grass Medicinal Smoke Seaweed

Taste:Lemon Grapefruit bitterGrass , chalk, Leather

Finish: long, dry,Pepper wet chalk

Comment:78-79/100, 2 stars

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Medicinal, sweet dark fruits
Taste:
Full, spicy, light sweetness, oak, chocolate
Finish:
Long and spicy
Nosing:
Demerara sugar, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, almonds, toffee, oak
Taste:
Creamy, raisins, dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla
Finish:
Oak and sherry notes sustain and mingle with hints of leather
16. Dec 2017
In all these years, I did never come across a bad bottling of Springbank. The 15-year-old expression is more sherried, and surprisingly peaty compared to its younger brother. On the nose, you get smoked salmon, confectionery and pipe tobacco. Hints of damp earth, cough syrup and parsley linger in the back. The taste is intense, austere and a bit fizzy with fresh ginger, orange peel and mineral peat smoke. Almost like a distant dream of Islay, whispering farewell in its long and slightly dry finish. Altogether, this is a rewarding Single Malt and a great value!
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
10. Jan 2018

Comment:
90/100
23. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Sherry Tropical Fruit Sweet Peat Smoke Caramel
Taste:
Sweet Sherry Tropical Fruit Caramel Honey Oil Grapefruit Peat Smoke
Finish:
Sweet Tropical Fruit
Comment:
12. Jan 2016

Comment: Very disappointing, give s only 3.5 in rating. Tastes like fenol.Very over priced !
robh3fan
13. Sep 2018
robh3fan
24. Jan 2019
SB17SW
17. Mar 2016
DabblingDrammer
23. Aug 2018
Nosing: Sweet brown sugar, fermented fruit, peat smoke.

Taste: Oily and viscous textured - without water this is mostly peaty and the sherry cask influence seems not as prominent in newer bottlings. Flavours of peppermint, rubber, peat smoke on arrival, and preserved/salted lemon, clove, faint oak and earthiness mid palate. With the addition of a dash of water this whisky becomes more juicy and mouth watering and subtleties shine through the peated influence - fruity and white wine flavour characteristics appear with added water.

Finish: Mid-long finish - not too intense, lingers pleasantly enough.

Comment: I bought this as I was led on to believe this was more of a sherry-styled Springbank. The sherry influence in this whisky is not all that prominent (at least in newer bottlings) and the peat smoke was a bit much for me personally. If you are not a fan of smoky whisky then this may be a bit much. Then again, if you like peated whiskies, this does transform with the addition of water and does make a nice experimental dram. I like the fact that Springbank does not colour their whisky, or use chill-filtration. Up the impact a quality sherry cask influence and limit the influence of the peat. This will make this whisky much more interesting in my opinion. - 80/100 for me.