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The whisky

List of the bottles

Official CV 84/100
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Official Longrow CV 2010 84/100
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1 24 WDTS2011-03
Official 12 years, Cask Strength 0/100
Official 12 yo 100 proof (imported by Samaroli, early 80's) 98/100
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Official 21 yo Parchment label, "Archibald Mitchell", 80's 91/100
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0 1 Forum
Official 15 yo Round Bottle, Yellow Thistle, Black & White label, early 90's 89/100
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0 1 Forum
Official 12 yo Round Bottle, Yellow Thistle, Black & White label 92/100
1
0 1 Forum
Official Vintage 2001 Batch nr 1 75/100
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0 1
Official 18 years, Batch 1 50/100
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0 1
Official 1997 Vintage 83/100
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1 2
Official 1997-2008, Batch 2 91/100
1
0 1
Official Longrow, 100 proof 84/100
1
0 1
Official 9 years, Marsala wood finish 91/100
1
0 1
Official Longrow 7 years, Gaja Barolo 87/100
1
0 1
Official Longrow 14 years 81/100
2
0 2
Official Society 180th anniversary 91/100
1
0 1
Official 10 years 83/100
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4 5
Official 10 years 100 Proof 88/100
5
2 3
Official Longrow CV 2008 86/100
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3 4
Official 12 years, Claret Wood 0/100
Official 10 years 100 proof (2009) 89/100
2
0 2
Official 12 years 87/100
4
4 0
Official 1997, Madeira Wood 85/100
10
0 10 BT2014
Official 14 years Cask Strength "Jazz edition" 0/100
Official Longrow Red, 11 years 87/100
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1 18 WDTS2013-05
Official Rundlets & Kilderkins 84/100
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0 1
Official Hazelburn aged 12 years 91/100
1
1 0
Official Longrow 9 years old Red wine hogshead 93/100
1
0 1
Official 175 anniversary 80/100
4
4 0
Official 13 years, Port Wood 80/100
5
5 0
Official 12 years, Bourbon Wood 82/100
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5 1
Official 15 years 91/100
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0 1
Official Cask Strength Batch 1, 1997 79/100
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1 0
Official Local Barley 1999 87/100
1
0 1
Official Hazelburn Fisrt Edition 0/100
Official 18 years 89/100
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1 1
Official Longrow. Single Cask for the Nectar 82/100
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1 23 WDTS2011-03
Official 10 years - 100 proof 89/100
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0 13 BT2016
Official 12 years, Rum Wood 88/100
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3 1
Official Longrow 10 years 87/100
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4 1
Official 16 y.o., Rhum finish 87/100
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1 3
Official Longrow 18 90/100
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0 1
Official 15 years, for the Nectar 86/100
13
0 13 BT2016
Official 21 years 87/100
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4 4 Forum
Official 12 years (mid 80's) 89/100
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0 1
Official 1972. Black label/White letters & big S, 75cl 94/100
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0 1 Forum
Official 32 years, 1966. Local Barley 90/100
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0 1
Berry Bros and Rudd Berry's own selection 1992, Peat-smoked 87/100
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1 1
Berry Bros and Rudd 1993 85/100
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0 1 Forum
Blackadder 10 years, Raw cask 85/100
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0 1
Dewar Rattray Cask Collection 13 years - for Potstill Austria 88/100
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Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 1993-2008. Cask#4704 90/100
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0 1 Forum
Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 10 years 87/100
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0 1
Jean Boyer Best Casks of Scotland, 1996 84/100
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1 0
Malts of Scotland 1998, Sherry hogshead 85/100
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0 1
Malts of Scotland Rum cask, Paderborn warehouse bottling 82/100
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1 0
Malts of Scotland Bourbon Hogshead, 1991 89/100
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1 0
Master of Malt 19 years, #129 84/100
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1 22 WDTS2014-01
Master of Malt 19 years #482 85/100
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1 17 WDTS2013-04
Murray McDavid 1993, Cuvée 83/100
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Signatory Un-chillfiltered collection 1989 84/100
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3 0 Forum
Signatory 1989, Stills of Scotland 74/100
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Signatory 6 years, Cask Sample 83/100
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Signatory 1970-2004 91/100
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Springbank

10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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83/100

The colour is pale gold. The nose, very "Springbank" is charming (strawberry and vanilla hints).
The palate, frank and spicy confirms the nose.
The finis, sweet and salty is slightly oily and woody (oak).

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
Unfortunately, this bottle is not to compare with the 12 years old version which is not available on the market anymore. Far from the pleasure explosions in the mouth, this bottle stays however pleasant for the nose and the palate, however a hint of acidity could be disturbing. A too short finish does not save the bottling, which remains however a good Campbeltown malt...
79/100
The nose is rather complex, from vanilla to a kind of medicinal smell (ether?). The medicinal hints remain in the palate, but are dominated by some pleasant spicy touches. The finish is rather bitter and salted. A good bottle, but not to compare to other products which mad the reputation of Springbank, one of the last distilleries from Campbeltown.
79/100
The rather smooth nose is particularly marked by coconut. It is pleasant but not exceptional.In the mouth, the first attack is both malty and slightly woody, and the coconut is still there. The finish is pleasant, rather long and prolongs perfectly the mouth.
79/100
Very fruity (I mean very sweet) and discrete nose. Some sickly sweet impression first...
In the palate a greater complexity even if ripe fruit with added sugar still dominates before developing on slightly acid notes, with at the same time an increasing alcohol feeling. The mouth is much more pleasant than the nose was.
The finish is lingering and fresh with nice memories of green apple.
Amazing dram, starting on excessive sugared notes to finish on acid hints...
79/100

Comment by J.L. Zamora
Nose: refreshing, herbal, menthol, sea air. Palate: refreshing, toffe, spicy mint and late salt as if it was a question of a spray. A complex whisky where they are and a drink that must not get lost anybody .
85/100

Apperance: Pale straw
Nose: Quite closed to begin with but with some encouragement it lends lots of nicely balanced aromas with an interesting complexity. Warm but not very prickly. There are some fresh fruits with ground pepper and some aniseed (reminicent of Ouzo) on the background. A nice toasted oak hint is also present, reminds me in some way of a hot steaming bath and also a hint of brylcreem or possibly bubble gums. Reduced dram lends some impressions of green plants and heather flowers in addition. A second dram revealed more maritime hints together with the distinct peppery-ness.
Body: On the lighter side.
Palate: Continues the nice impressions left by the nose. Potent and mouthfilling, well balanced and pleasant. It! feels sweeter than I expected with some interesting candy-like like elements. The finish is quite long and becomes drier as it shifts from a earthy or mossy dampness to a spicy oakiness.
91/100

Comment by Johannes_Sauer
C.: Very pale, white wine
N.: A very strong and zesty nose in the beginning: Almost chloroformical, biting, with a hefty spritty, alcoholic attack. Later, after leaving the glass for a short time, a very different picture appears: It's not alcohol anymore domanting the nose, this is the most oaky nose I ever experienced. Deep beneath there are layers of friuts, coconut (pina colada) and burnt sugar surrounded by the oak.
T.: Very firm, but after this nosing-sensation the first impression is a little bit one-dimensional. No caribbean cocktails anymore, it's oakwood again. After adding one drop of water, there is far more complexity to discover: Bitter herbs combined with a very flattering sweetness (creme brulée) and cocoa powder.
F.: A big herbal crescendo, medical, ! very long traces of a very cheerful bitterness (radicchio).
Not having the pleasure to try the older bottling mentioned, I can state that this is a dram very worth trying.
84/100


Springbank

10 years 100 Proof

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
57,1 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Springbank 100 proof
Colour: Golden

Nose: Dried apricots are soon overpowered by buttery toffee and marzipan, finishing with a slight smokiness.

Palate :Sweet oakiness, very full bodied and rich. After the addition of water the whisky becomes almost floral in taste, whilst still maintaining a honeyed woodiness.

Finish : Lingering sweetness complimented by a hint of smoke.
(Springbank)
Personal Comment
A slightly smoky nose with some discrete an very light medicinal hints. But rather soon the fruity character of this whisky, fresh and very promising appears. In the mouth, an complex explosion of tastes allying freshness and a kind of acidity to a sweet with some pleasant woody touches. dried fruit is also detected. A very nice finish as well, lingering and pleasant. A great Springbank.
88/100
A very interesting nose with farm hints, hay, and clearly peppered notes and announcing a nice complexity. Hints of smoke as well. In the palate, apart from the very first bitter acidity, the same impressions as at nosing, Very nice malt, beautiful complexity with a constant evolution between citrus and hazelnut. The finish is rather balanced, with both bitterness (unripe walnut) and freshness while remaining lingering. Despite the freshness (from slightly acid notes), the finish is very warm. Very nice bottle.
88/100
The nose presents very nice hints of sherry mixed with clear coconut notes. Very fresh and appealing nose. Marshmallow too. The mouth is wonderful. Nice blend of sherry and coconut with some acidity just for the freshness and a hint of wood for the deepness. Very nice mouth. Remarkable balance. The finish is lingering and pleasantly marked by coconut and sherry too.
88/100
Apperance: Old gold with amber huesNose: Fresh and fruity aroma with citrus and lavendar. A certain sea-like saltyness like stranded seaweeds and a delicate smokiness, like a smokehouse in the port. Not as much prickle as one might have expected. With water another type of smokiness appears, most reminicent of sweet pipe tobacco. Also lemon zest, red gumdrops and some pine forest hints.
Body: Medium
Palate: Very round, long and complex. Starts dry and shifts to sweet then back again. Mild fruits with a certain acidity in the beginning, winegums. Then an explotion of taste- lavendar, apple wine and calvados and a delicate oakiness. The finish is long and has elements of an oak aged white wine. It's drier with water.
93/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Dark (dirty) gold, olive green glimmers.
Nose: The first impression is that of a hefty malt note which bounces me nearly off my feet. Very firm. Lots of dark chocolate, burnt caramel and malt sweets. Also roasted whalenuts and a beautifully rounded smoky background.
Taste: Very full, warm and also far more smoky and peaty than the nose would suggest. The 57% rolling in with some emphasis but even without water it is a very enjoyable dram. With water there are more soft floral notes and again strong hints of dark malt and brown sugar.
Finish: One finish full and rather long for a whisky of that age. A incredible full and soft sweetness mixes well with bitter wooden notes.
Conc.: A truly great Springbank and a standard in itself, this was the last sip of my bottle of the older bottling, soon I will have a new one and we will see and taste if something has changed...
Tasting date: 09/23/09
84/100

Springbank

12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
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87/100

The 12 years old Springbank is amber, with a pleasant xeres and coconut nose.
It is rich and smooth in the palate, with a hint of bitter chocolate.
The taste is harmonious with a long pleasant and complex finish, unique in the world of single malt.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment

Just like all other whiskies from this mythic Campbeltown distillery, the 12 years old version is not chill filtered. The whisky is extremely complex and balanced, with smoke and peat hints, but not too much. A very great whisky, just for great occasions, because such a wonder deserves to be appreciated. One of the best whiskies I ever tasted.
88/100
A second tasting completely confirmed the first one. This wonderful whisky is unfortunately very difficult to find nowadays. a great fresh and spicy whisky, remarkably complex, balanced and refined. A real monument. What a whisky! What a distillery!
88/100
A pleasant mix of sherry and (discrete) coconut with a very slight touch of citrus fruit (orange) characterizes a rather complex nose. The same complexity in the palate, with however a bitter feeling, probably due to the wood of the cask. Just like an older whisky. The finish is lingering and pleasant, with also some slightly acid hints and bitter woody touches.
84/100


Springbank

21 years

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Bottle
2400 btls
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88/100
Springbank 21
Personal Comment

A very nice nose, with hints of coconut and beeswax, exotic fruits and spices and curiously discreet, hints of coffee. The palate is very fresh and beautiful complexity. The finish is long and warm, with nice hints of coconut and a sense of calvados in the background. After a few minutes, notes of coffee from the nose to surface.
88/100

On the nose, very fresh, with fruity notes reminiscent of both apple and coconut on a background of very light smoke. A very complex nose. In the mouth, coconut and calvados are very present, with hints of spice and clearly a little dry. A final long enough where all the scents and tastes are reviewed. An excellent whisky.
88/100

At the second tasting, the same first impression of being in front of a brilliant bottle. A little malt mixed with a little salt. Exotic fruit blend subtly enough to slight hints of spicy smoke in the mouth. An outstanding final in its length and the pleasure it provides.
88/100

The first impression is good ... as is often the case for exceptional whisky. The nose feasts on all the aromas that blend in this very complex and balanced whisky. The palate detects both spicy notes mingled with the malty sweetness while detecting slight hints of peat and iodine. The finish is exceptionally long and pleasant.
A wonderful bottle price as only negative. A counselor at all, but unfortunately not within reach of every budget.
84/100


Springbank

18 years

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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89/100
Springbank 18
Personal Comment
Pleasantly fruity nose with subtle wax notes and some discrete citrus fruit notes and a remote veil of smoke. Complex nose anyway, announcing a very nice tasting.
The mouth is deliciously complex. Just happiness. Discrete fruit notes, some nutty hints (coconut?). A mix of smoothness and bitterness, a slow development on citrus fruits while keeping an nice character of malty sweetness.
A long and fresh finish, very pleasant with nice memories of fruit and nuts which continues for long pleasant minutes.
88/100

Springbank

12 years, Rum Wood

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Rhum
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100

The nose reveals sweet perfumed and slightly fruity fragrances. A hint of sea salt.
The taste confirms the nose, and a taste of red apples, pears and hedge fruits is dominant.
The finish is spicy, mentholated.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The rum finish is rather rare in the world of whisky. This bottling remains perfectly in the typical Springbank tones. A very pleasant cask strength where the high alcohol percentage does not hinder the appreciation. The nose reveals immediately all the fruity and sweet touches. A perfect balance between sweet and salty fragrances characterize the taste, prolonged by a remarkably long finish. A perfect wonder.
88/100
The nose is very pleasant and rather sweet, with some fruity citrus hints. In the palate, a very complex taste, with some smoky and spicy hints, and a general marine impression, salted. The long finish is fresh and spicy, and develops a full range of fragrances. The relatively high degree of alcohol does not matter to the taste. This bottle is probably the exception to the rule which says that distilleries of the traditional importance as Springbank should not participate in the trend of wood finishes.
88/100
The nose reveals some animal, meaty notes, on a malty and earthy background with hints of citrus fruit and a touch of ripe fruit. A complex nose failing to be really pleasant. The mouth, rather dry, is first slightly acid, developing quickly on malt with chocolate notes, and a clear impression of alcohol. The warm finish keeps the memory of alcohol while it developes pleasantly on malty and fruity (prune) hints.
84/100.
Apperance: Pale gold
Nose: At first a powerfully dominant acidic fruityness with bubble gums. Develops more complex and deeper scents. Some green house hints, pine nuts, toasted bread, smoked caviar, ethyl alcohol and a nice smokiness behind all that, mostly smoked saucage. Diluted dram is dominated by sweet apple cider but also has barley sugar, rice pudding, marzipan and sandalwood.
Body: Medium, soft
Palate: Curious. Powerful and warm throughout with some raisins, apricots, coconuts and unfortunately a few sickly off notes in the background. Not enough to be really unpleasant but enough to irritate. More pleasant with water but a little less interesting as well. The finish is long and has lots of pink pepper. Very good despite the slightly sickly character! present some times.
90/100

Springbank

13 years Port Wood

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
54,2 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Porto
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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80/100
The colour is amber. The nose is fruity with sorbet hints and the palate oily and smooth completes the whole.
The finish is dry, contrary to traditional Springbank's. In fact a puzzling malt.
Personal Comment
The nose reveals the port very soon. This surprising malt for a Springbank lover does not really reveal all the characteristic aromas of the great Campbeltown distillery, because they are hidden by the port. It remains a great bottling, even if I expected more "Springbank" and less Port. Do the great distilleries, producing such wonderful whiskies, really need to follow the fashion of special wood finish?
79/100
At the second tasting, the fruity and complex nose announced an excellent bottle. The palate, characterized by the Port sweetness and a little touch of bitterness confirmed the nose. The rather long and complex finish confirmed the nose and the palate and announced a great whisky. Springbank being a very great whisky, this version is just a great whisky. This port finish, even if it is very pleasant is a shame for a distillery like Springbank. But objectively, the result remains excellent.
79/100
The third tasting just confirmed the two first ones.
79/100
The rather rich, but slightly pungent nose is marked by fruits and a kind of acidity. In the palate, the high percentage of alcohol hides the flavours and the whisky misses some complexity. The finish is quie nice, fruity ant the acid hint is still present. The whole is a bit deceiving for that top distillery.
79/100
The nose is pleasantly smooth with clear sherry notes and has a slightly medicinal character with salty hints and discrete peaty touches.
The mouth is complex and varies between basic smooth malty notes and slightly acid citrus ones through chocolate and nutty tastes. Quite an enjoyable mouth.
The finish is lingering and amazingly both fresh and warm. Nice memories of peat and a general fruity impression with plum jam impressions.

Note: this was a blind tasting and it looks like I took port for sherry...
84/100


Springbank

12 years, Bourbon Wood

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
58,5 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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82/100
colour - intermediate
Nose - Full bodied, malty and sweet, without being sherried. An initially fruity nose develops toffee notes with a hint of vanilla.
Palate - Medium sweetness, becoming creamy before evolving into a sweet nuttiness, reminiscent of coconuts.
Finish - Medium length finish, leaving sweet floral notes on the tongue
(note from the producer)
Personal Comment

I am definitelynot a fan of wood finishes from mythic distilleries whose traditional products are from the highest quality. This wood finish, even if it gives a good result, does not give the same happiness as a traditional bottling of Springbank. This malt smells really nice, is complex, mixing malt and citrus fruits, and the taste, dominated by the alcohol (this bottle has an alcohol degree of more than 58%) is pleasant without being comparable with other versions (in the tradition) Springbank uses to produce. The finish is a little bit too short as well.
79/100
The Bourbon finish is more discrete than others. But I immediately detected the sherry, despite the announcements of the producer. The bourbon brings some smoothness, but I still prefer the traditional Springbank. The finish remains very short, but the quotation is better than the first time.
84/100
The nose feels first some tingling's due to the high degree of alcohol. But after a while, a nice complexity appears, revealing the traditional Springbank coconut hints together with some sweet pleasant touches. In the palate, a kind of roundness with coconut hints mixed with some woody touches is rather nice. A beautiful and rather long finish too.
84/100

The nose is merely marked by malt, a touch of smoke and hints of fruits with something like a cloud of coconut smell above. The mouth is rather different, and the malty smoothness disappears and make room to some acid impression and the alcohol is very present in the palate. This acidity is quite aggressive, not just like nice fruity acidity. The finish is long and very marked by alcohol too, and the acidity dominating the mouth is dimming, leaving some room for nice coconut hints. Some remains of the sweetness of the nose come back too. This whisky is not really nicely balanced. The unbalance feeling between nose and mouth is rather unpleasant. A deception.
79/100
A nice fruity nose, with pear or peach fragrances. Some dry cut grass as well (just before it becomes hay), some acid notes and a touch of smoke on the background. Later some plum jam. Nice sensations. And later some discrete coconut touches. The mouth is rather fruity too, lots of taste and freshness. Apple alcohol. Or more precisely alcool and apples, as the alcohol impression dominates the mouth clearly. The finish is quite long, but merely marked by the memory of alcohol rather than by the extension of the whisky taste. Later on it developes on fresh fruit aromas, the same which already were present in the mouth and the nose.
79/100

Apperance: Pale straw, ranging to pale gold
Nose: Straight nose is very full and deliciously characteristic of Springbank. Coconuts are definately present, along with some marzipan, lavender and a hint of feints. It also seems to develop and increased spicyness with some aniseed. The diluted dram is incredibly rich and complex, some fresh fruits, floral notes, and a pretty dominant soapy note. Behind that some elements of new wood, cigarr boxes and fresh laundry. Very, very nice.
Body: Light to medium.
Palate: Starts intense, very warming- almost numbing at cask strength. Rich sweetness and medium length. Quite creamy despite the relative lightness of body. Even with some water the palate sticks out as a little too sharp. When diluted down to acceptable level! s I feel that it lacks complexity. I don't know if there is a magic balance where the palate will sing as well as the aroma, but I haven't found it, a shame really. Still, a very nice bottling.
88/100

Springbank

12 years, Claret Wood

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
54,4 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
9 ans reffill bourbon/ 3 ans fresh claret cask
Dates
Distil: 05-1997 Bottling: 02-2010
Bottle
2360 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Springbank Claret
Personal Comment

Springbank

175 anniversary

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
45,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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80/100
12000 bottles of this special edition have been released in april 2003 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the distillery.
The colour is gold. The nose detects citrus (orange and lemon) mixed with honey sweetness. Hazelnuts and black chocolate hints are also present.
The taste reveals touches of smoke among rich hints of dried fruits. A pleasant complexity with vanilla, liquorice and coconut hints. A well balanced whisky, in the pure tradition of Springbank.
A sweet and long finish. A charming whisky, just as the distillery itself.
Personal Comment
After having tasted some marvels of this distillery, this version appears a bit poor. The nose is discrete and the taste poor. Mixes of citrus fruits with slightly smoked honey are the essential of the taste. We are far away from the taste explosions of the ole 12 years version. The finish is pleasant but too discrete. Not really what I expected from this exceptional distillery.
79/100
A second tasting made me change my mind over the generally negative impression from the first one. A greater complexity is revealed, marrying the slightly acid hints with the smoky traditional touches of a classic Springbank.
84/100
The nose is marked by some acid hints (citrus fruit) with a slight hint of smoke on the background and a kind of nut smell above. In the palate, a rather great variety of tastes, from the citrus acidity to malt through some light chocolate hints, a kind of sweetness and a kind of acidity. A rather long and sweet finish with a mix of vanilla and chocolate on a acid background.
79/100
A nice clear nose, spicy and rather strong. Pepper notes, fruits, appel or pear, a touch of peat and some smoke. The mouth is dry and slightly bitter, with some acid hints too, developing slowly on citrus acidity. The finish is relatively long and warm and leaves an impression of a slight woody bitterness as a memory.
79/100

Springbank

12 years, Cask Strength

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
54,6 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Springbank CS 12 yo
Personal Comment

Springbank

14 years Cask Strength "Jazz edition"

Collection
Selected by Hans Offringa for the Netherlands
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Springbank 14 Jazz Edition
Personal Comment

Springbank

Longrow 10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Sherry
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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87/100

The colour is yellow gold. The nose is marked by peat and pine resin.
The palate restitutes with freshness the peat and the salty and spicy hints.
The finish is long, and recalls peaty malted barley.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The happy few who can buy a bottle at this price can expect a marvelous product. They will not be deceived by this peaty version of Springbank. A wonderful bottling. A non chill filtered whisky with a very long finish, an unequalled aromatic complexity may be a little dominated by the peaty smoke (which is not spoiling). A whisky for great occasions. A pure wonder.
88/100
A complex nose dominated by the peat and some more subtle hints going from malted barley to citrus fruits. An extreme complexity in the palate too. A whole world between malted barley and peaty smoke, passing through the freshness of light spices and marin salt. A very beautiful finish where the peat hints keep coming back. An excellent bottle.
88/100
A very nice nose, a mix of malt and peat with some coffee touches and citrus fruit hints. In the palate, a spicy mix of exotic fruits, coconut and malted barley with some citrus again (giving the whole some freshness), on a peaty background. A nice finish, where the peat remains near nice fruity notes.
88/100
An exceptional nose, mixing peat notes with nice floral ones. Hints of those flowers used to make perfume... Lets add some citrus hinst, and the whole announces a very good bottle. In the mouth, the first impression is recalls some bitter wood, but the peaty notes appear very soon, together with salted and spicy hints. A very nice finish, lingering and pleasant, where the memory of peated malt carries on for long minutes, mixed with those of citrus and little whiffs of alcohol.
84/100

Springbank

Longrow CV 2008

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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83/100
Longrow CV 2008
Personal Comment
The first nose is marked by ripe fruit before developing on smoky notes with clear peaty hints. Nice exotic fruit notes and a touch of yeast.
The mouth is very pleasant and really smooth with some discrete coconut hints mixed with peat. Spices, pepper.
The finish is rather long and marked both by spices, the memory of the peat and some remains of coconut.
84/100
The first nosing reveals peat and smoke with some hints of yeast which fortunately develops on nice fruity notes.
In the palate, smoothness dominates with nice peaty notes and some emerging rather discrete coconut hints.
The finish is pleasantly long and coconut mixes with some spices. Then some chocolate notes appear.
84/100
Quite a complex nose with clear hints of peat and nice fruity hints. Pleasant sea impressions, sea spray, salt come in addition to make the expectations even higher.
The mouth confirms the pleasure experienced by the nose. Lovely complex. Peat seems to dominate first but fruity hints remain present and give the whole a very pleasant cachet. A touch of coconut as well...?
The finish is lingering and unexpectedly fresh, still dominated by peat.
84/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Gold green (no colouring).
Nose: In the beginning very easy and appreciable, with an accent on the floral note. For me no "peat monster" at all, but there is a great development toward very spicy herbs (Angostura). Forest flowers, freshly cut wood, coniferous trees show up.
Taste: Digestif, very medical, like a very strong and very well rounded herbal bitter. Bitterroot, myrrh, grapefruit peel and radicchio. Very beautiful and enjoyable for me and anyone who likes bitter spices. Later a very nice cocktail note appears which gets stronger if you add a little water: Brown sugar combined with limes (caipirinha with a dash of angostura), campari-orange.
Finish: Like a good bitter, this finish is very very long, this very pleasureful bitterroot note makes love to you! r tastebuds for hours.
Conc.: They say this is a specially peated bottling, and I cannot find it peaty in the traditional Islay way. There are worlds between this dram and any Islay-malt I ever experienced, but this opens for me a whole inspiring new dimension to the term "peaty".
Tasting date:Oct/25/2008 Price in Germany ca 40 euros
93/100
Date of tasting: 8/2 2009
Apperance: Pale Gold
Nose: Roasted almonds and buttery popcorns. A light wiff of paint, oatmeal and old wood. Round and pleasant to the nose with a light burnt note, hay and fresh, dry smoke. With water a distinct leatheryness comes out- cowhides and new leather bootes. Also a slightly solvent fruityness and bubble gums. Really very pleasant and complex.
Body: Light to medium
Palate: Round and pleasant with a nice complexity. Good balance with no elements becoming too dominant. It starts out very light and develops clean and mostly green flavours. Semi dry, lightly peaty, vegitative, the smoke is most reminicent of lightly roasted wood. It could have been longer and a little more intense.
89/100

Springbank

Longrow 18

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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90/100
Longrow 18
Personal Comment
Apperance: Very pale Gold Nose: Softly mellow, warming, pleasant and quite closed to begin with. Grilled maize, a soft and salty sea breeze. Almost a little dull, but hinting at something more. Comes alive with a little water added, fresh oranges, red apples, raw potatoes and grassy notes comes out. Some almonds, old wood and sweet white wine in the back. Just the slightest hint of medicinal peatiness. Body: Medium Palate: Starts out very cooling and with better intensity than the nose had. Good balance of fruits, cereal and winey/nutty hints. The finish is long and pleasant with some woody hints, sea spray and some soft highland peat.
90/100

Springbank

Hazelburn Fisrt Edition

Age
8 ans
Taux d'alcool
46,0 %
Embouteilleur
Officiel
Particularité
non filtré à froid
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liens et cote moyenne
0/100
Hazelburn first edition
Personal Comment

Springbank

Hazelburn aged 12 years

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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91/100
haxelburn 12 years
Personal Comment

Color: Brown
The nose is clearly marked by sherry, with nice notes of eucalyptus, prunes, a veil of smoke. In short, a nice nose and pleasantly complex.
The mouth is full of contrasts. At first sweetness, a hint of bitterness, an exuberant fruitiness and then some notes of blackcurrant and throughout the tasting, a great pleasure.
The finish is long and hot, and all flavors of the mouth are ironed reviewed.
91/100


Springbank

Un-chillfiltered collection 1989

Collection
Un-chillfiltered Collection
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask number
single cask 994
Dates
Distil: 1980 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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Forum 68/100
Personal Comment
The nose does not announce a malt from one of the most mythic distilleries, last survivor of the most mythic area... I did recognize none of the remarkable qualities of a Springbank. Nor of those of a whisky from the Signatory Un chill filtered collection. A great deception which will be confirmed by the taste in the mouth, far from the pleasant complexity so characteristic of the wonderful distillery. A poor finish as well. A bottle to avoid. It is the exception which proves the rule...
65/100
The second tasting did not deny the first one. A neutral smell, followed by a taste without depth and ending by a finish leaving no memory...
65/100
The nose is rather rich, marked by citrus fruits, with a kind of bitterness and a remote hint of sherry. In the palate, the alcohol is a bit too present, and the citrus notes are first rather dominant and make room to sweeter fragrances after a while, malty hints and vanilla. The finish is short and does not leave any unforgettable remembrance... The impression left at this third tasting is however clearly better than the two first times.
74/100

Springbank

Cask Collection 13 years - for Potstill Austria

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
57,3 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
Cask
sherry
Cask number
single cask 155
Dates
Distil: 07-05-1993 Bottling: 16-5-2006
Bottle
258 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Springbank 13 dewar rattray
Personal Comment
The first nose is a subtle mix of sherry and coconut. Spices and fruit (plum jam and exotic fruits) come soon.
In the palate, a pleasant balance, continuing precisely the nose impressions is the first feeling, followed by some gentle malty notes before developing on some clearly alcohol notes,with an obvious presence of wood.
The finish is again the perfect extension of the mouth, and both wood and alcohol impression continue to develop in a kind of crescendo, before coming back on superb sherry notes, and after a while, coconut reappears as well. What an amazing finish.
Whiskies whose finish pleasure is greater than mouth and nose ones are quite seldom. This is a perfect example...
88/100

Springbank

Berry's own selection 1992, Peat-smoked

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 71
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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87/100
Springbank bbr 1992
Personal Comment
A nice discrete hint of peat pleasures the first nose. Not really complex, it does not detect lots of marking smells but remote coconut touches are present.
In the palate, subtlety dominates too, Peat is obvious together with some fruity notes, essentially citrus ones.
Lingering finish, fresh and marked principally by the peat memories.
84/100

Springbank

Bourbon Hogshead, 1991

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 12036
Dates
Distil: 04-1991 Bottling: 06-2012
Bottle
144 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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89/100
Springbank 1991 MOS
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
The nose is intense but difficult to define. Hints of malt mixed with sea spray first and after a few moments of aeration, nice fruity notes appear. That's a nose that needs a little time to reveal its full potential.
The first impression is excellent on the palate, a nice mix of fruit, bitterness and malty sweetness. Also a very nice evolution. Still this contrast,  well balanced between fruit and a slight bitterness. Some wood. A very nice surprise.
The final, rather fresh and fruity has the same extremely pleasant contrast between the fruit and bitterness.
Great success.
89/100


Springbank

Best Casks of Scotland, 1996

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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84/100
Personal Comment
A very clear nose, with spicy, peppery and mentholated notes giving this whisky an interesting freshness. Codonut, which is typical of Springbank, is present as well. The palate is very pleasant, spiced just like the nose was, and is rather complex and wel balanced. The finsih is not too long, but very pleasantly varied, from coconut to slightly acid hints, and a touch of alcohol despite its 46%. A very nice example of an independent Springbank.
84/100

Springbank

16 y.o., Rhum finish

Age
16 years
Alcohol percentage
54,2 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Rhum
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (8 years in refill bourbon / 8 years in fresh rhum)
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87/100
Personal Comment
What a nice coconut nose with some peppery and fruity hints on the background. (Discrete) citrus fruit touches, green apple and plum jam as well. Very engaging nose anyway. The domination of pepper mixed with coconut improves with the time.
The first mouth is very pleasant as well, at least when the burning effect of the alcohol has been forgotten. Nice presence of coconut as well. Perfect balance between nutty notes, slightly acid (citrus) hints and spices.
The finish is long and prolongs perfectly the mouth. Hints of pepper, coconut and slightly woody notes prolong the pleasure for long minutes.
84/100
Apperance: Pale gold Nose: Refreshing straight nose with good complexity. Solvent fruity elements with a hint of burnt sugar, vanilla, white chocolate and lemon-lime soft drink, maybe some malted milk. Some sea spray with dilution, but still a predominance of solvent, fresh and citric fruit elements like pear drops, peach sweets, bubble gum and rum-toft. Also some cut paper and perhaps a very light mossiness. Body: Medium, sticky tears Palate: Starts on the dry side but imediately becomes sweeter. It develops some burnt sugar and eventually some of the acidic fruitiness found in the nose, but not as dominant. The finish is long and extends the impression left by the nose. Good balance and enjoyable, well composed.
93/100


Springbank

1989, Stills of Scotland

Collection
Stills of Scotland
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Signatory
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74/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Longrow Red, 11 years

Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
52,1 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
7 years bourbon + 4 years Cabernet Sauvignon casks
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-05 87/100
Longrow 11 red
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Old gold with salmony hues.
Nose: Oh! This is nice! A mouth-watering combo of sweet fruits (yellow prunes, crystallized lemons) and soft peat. Orange flavoured sugar candy. The typical softness you get in greatly well balanced high-ABV malts. Wouldn’t be surprising if this one reaches 55%. Unofolds on nice farmy notes now. Very engaging nose.
Mouth: Yep. This is great indeed! A fantastic mouthfeel. Soft and creamy, wild and fruity, bold, farmy, luscious, and perfectly sustained by the best alcoholic balance you can dream of.
Finish: Tasty and fruity, with a nice, long, ashy aftertaste.
Comment: Refill sherry cask strength peaty malt (hard guess?) at its best. Creamy, luscious, fruity, and incredibly satisfying. If you’re in this kind of malt, jump on this one! I simply find it great.

93/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: Nice notes of both earthy and oily peat, vegetal and limit farmy. This farmer side (chicken) asserts with aeration. There are also more fat scents of smoked meat kind. Fur also. It is clear, precise and quite powerful. In addtion things change quickly between different flavors. A nice nose !
Mouth: Bouah ! This is pretty huge. Initially very chiseled the first few seconds (flint). Then it was an explosion of flavors and it goes in all directions: coffee, peat of all kinds, dried meat, sherry, lots of chocolate, saline scent but also many spices including pepper, and finally fresher notes, slightly minty. Just everything.
Finish: Very long. The final is on chocolate, dried meat , smoke ... A bit drying however (gotta a small defect ).
Conclusion : A great deal of fun with this sample. I do not know what it could be but it is good. A great Bruichladdich ? a good PC? Brora an old 70's sherry ? 92 +
92/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: yellow gold
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, peaty sweetness, malty, fresh grain, cooked fruits, marine freshness, oyster juice, old ashtray, well mixed flavors while keeping their own personality
taste: medium to strong intensity, well integrated alcohol, peat and smoke more present than on the nose, marine, cooked fruits, ginger, taste also of high quality
finish: medium

92/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Peat and sherry , this is the first thing I think smelling the sample just emptied into the glass. Notes of black olives and oil are present after aeration. Sure peat wraps a light smoke and hints of menthol , almost medicated Vicks way. Some spices (nutmeg, coriander). The more whisky aerates , the more it releases meaty smells, musky and almost organic. A slight sulfur and vinegary touches.
An unusual nose, moderately complex and intense despite a (in my opinion) young age.

Taste: Very oily , alcohol is controlled. The nose can be found easily with a nice roundness , sweet touches and smells sour .

Finish: long and warm on peat and long drug overtones.

Comments: I feel that this whisky is young (error or not?) . I'll bet on a young IB Ledaig or IB Laph 10 years. Note that this is a very special profile that may not be appropriate for the greatest number. In any case, regardless of age , I love it!
90/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de ALouis
Color: Gold
Nose: starts on the cloves, quite original.
Then there is a medicinal peat, iodine notes, seaweed and seafood and a healthy dose of spice and chocolate.
Mouth: The mouth is in the continuity of the nose, full of originality.
Nice balance between peat, marine notes and sherry.
It was the nuts, iodine, some rubber but light and some fresh fruit on the finish.
Finish: long with a slight bitterness and a mix fruit / peat / iodine.
90/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dekyriel
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Salty peat, light smoke, a little camphor, dry, beeswax, haddock, evolves on the farm and on milk.
Eventually opens, warm ashes, cough syrup, rather medicinal.
Taste: Tangy, downright acid, then went on salt and pepper, smoked caramel, then chocolate becomes. There followed a good classic sherry notes. Notes of lychee.
Finale: Very short on almonds, milk chocolate, sweet sugar. Key humidity old cellar.
Comment: Complete in general, referred me Springbank, Highland Park or even Ardmore.
89/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Loic43
Nose: Sweet and luscious. Ripe fruit, spices (pepper). Smoke, a little ash, peat, iodine. Later, creosote and pine resin. In the background a little bit of acidity. After a few minutes of aeration sweet / gourmand side early is totally faded, giving way to a greasy peat. After adding water medicinal peat and resin take over.

Mouth : Sweet, beautiful alcoholic integration, followed by a blast of peaty / ashy flavors and fruit. All is sweet enough but given the intensity of the peat is not really annoying. With water peat and resin (bonbon des Vosges) clearly dominates, the fruits become changed into citrus. All this is very nice!

Finish: medium length, on peat and ripe fruit.

Comment: Very nice whisky, very demonstrative.

89/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“A peated whisky with a wine touch that remind me of Moscatel”
This dram has a gold-like color.

Nose (91): (5)more than average. peat, citrus, earth, fruity, salt. Is this a wine finished whisky?

Taste (88): powerful, oily. peat, wood, honey, cocoa, sultanas. Maybe moscatel? PX?

Finish (88): (5)longer than average. wood, peat, cocoa.

89/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: On opening the nose is powerful and has medicinal and peaty side ( lightly smoked ) with a strong solvent and iodine notes , it is surely a whisky at 50% or more hanging well down the glass.
With aeration notes become a little greedy and sweet as salted butter , cream, eggs and some fruits (pear, ripe banana ) .

With water alcohol is less present in the nose and smells seem more balanced , solvent fades a little in favor of smoke and candied fruit

Palate: The attack is very soft and fine smoke is very round in the mouth with candied fruit and smoke takes over with a pinch of salt at the bottom of mouth.
Adding water makes it very bold and almost syrupy mouth with a reminder of the fruit.

The finish is marked by a slight bitterness (licorice ) which is quickly dissipated by the cold smoke (especially by adding water) that seems to float in the mouth for a long time !

Conclusion : An attractive copper color , a subtle and complex nose with a little aeration and muscular mouth but a continuation of the nose mouth, short is efficient and pleasant , it is fun !
88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: herbs, cold smoke, oak wood
Mouth: smoky, crispy bacon, citrus fruits,very dry
Finish: very long and warm

88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Gold
Nose: Peat, Seashell, Rope
Mouth: Balsamic vinegar, red fruits (cherries), black chocolate, coffee
Finish: Balanced

88/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Old Gold
A relatively discreet nose showing hints of smoke and some farmy smells. A slight sense of stable. With a little aeration, the nose is a little less discreet and richer in its palette. A slight tingling due to alcohol is quite annoying.
In the mouth alcohol remains present and once past the first few seconds and tingling, this whisky opens with a nice range of tastes, dominated by peat impressions. Chocolate, coffee, all well balanced. A very pleasant mouth.
The finish is long and the memory of coffee is long in the mouth.
87/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Flonews
Nose: immediately smoked and a meaty and farmy side.

Palate: warm, powerful, completing the nose but actually quite elusive at first sip. The farmy side is very present, decreasing rather on iodine and slightly licorice notes. With water, perfumes become more sophisticated and make it a more integrated whole. As a result, the gap between the attack and the body is not as obvious and drink are gaining a lot.

Final: peat and smoke, with a quite a long licorice final.

With a touch of water, finds a good balance. Frank and generous, very pleasant in the evening.
86/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Fresh, but also immediately fragrances of fruit in wooden boxes. Some smoky notes and spiciness as well. The freshness in the beginning changes in warm tones after a while...very nice.

Taste: Clear smoky notes, but pretty subtle, sweetness, spicy and some bitterness.

Finish: Long, spicy and some bitterness.

86/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: light copper
Nose: smokiness followed by sweet and flowery flavours - with water notes of apples come up
Palate: smoky, sweet apple-cake with a touch of Lavender
Finish: long and smoky

Overall: very tasty and quite straight, some drops of water could enrich the taste

84/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Gold
Nose: Very smooth and soft, malty, floral, with a touch of fudge.
Taste: Light, floral, slightly fragrant, malty, on hay and some bitter floral notes, with a zest of bitter orange and some apricot juice. The finish is medium to long, fragrant, floral, slightly bitter, grassy and on hay.
Rating: A whisky with a rather unique flavour profile, reminding me of some whiskies of lost Lowlands distillery. This is not too much to my taste, but well worth a try.

83/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: Red fruits, plums, wine aromas, sweet, cold fireplace
A Talisker nose in my view

Palate: Peppery, later peat and smoke with lots of spices, dark fruits and cereals
A hint of perfume, but not bad

Finish: Long and dry finish with long lasting peat smoke
82/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: This is very sweet with lots of toffee, chocolate, licorice and light smoke. Then a basket of clementine prompt. There is also honey. It's pretty disgusting and a little coarse in flavor. A scent of diabetes sum but must admit that it is rather nice (in moderation).

Palate: This is quite rich (soft texture, comforting) with notes of pastry, vanilla, honey, a little chocolate and a ton of oranges. Then a licorice smokethat grows in the mouth. It's pretty well done, but too disgusting (sweet).

Finale : We now have the bitterness of licorice , orange and a little caramel chocolate to accompany the remaining smoke (fire). Less saturated than the nose and mouth.

Comment: An ultra- sweet whisky, direct and clearly aimed at aficionados of sweet flavors. It quickly became too much and one cl is enough to mark its glucose footprint. Too bad because the building was rather interesting.
81/100
WDTS2013-05
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Old gold hued pinkish.
Nose: The first nose slightly peppery, quite original (fermented fruit, very ripe orange), winey, honey, but also smoked fish (for aeration).
Palate: bright and bubbly (about iodine?). On exotic fruits (pineapple) and citrus (lemon, grapefruit).
Final: iodine and somewhat soapy edge, a hint of smoke.
79/100

Springbank

1997 Vintage

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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83/100
Springbank vintage 1997
Personal Comment
The nose is marked by nice peppery notes and the traditional coconut is not far behind this dominant spicy hints. But there is not so much more. However the nose is very pleasant.
The first mouth is quite acid and marked by the alcohol before developing on ... alcohol. The acidity dims after a few moments, but is not really replaced by something else. One could expect quite more from a Springbank.
The finish is rather long and develops strangely on fruity notes which were clearly absent in the mouth
79/100
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Greenish, dark straw (mahogany bleached in the sun), softly glowing, few small particles are dustlike floating – needless to say: Non coloured, non chill filtered
Nose: The first impression is very firm and spirity. But later there’s fruits and smoke in the most beautiful combination I ever experienced so far. Dark chocolate praliné, also not missing is the typical Springbank soft salty note. With water added there appears a even more differentiated picture, Melon, grapefruit and thick charcoal smoke.
Taste: Very impressing, bitter medicine, lime peel, burnt caramel (creme brulée) and cedar wood incense. Also there’s melon, cucumber and seaweed, all this backed by a subtle and very and enjoyable sweetness (brown sugar).
Finish: Rather short, the sweetness quickly giving place to some nice herbal bitter notes, which, alas, vanish after a few moments.
Conc.: A very great Springbank, but I’d love to have some more remaining impression on my tongue.
Date: Feb/04/2009
Price in Germany: ca 59,00 Euro
84/100


Springbank

1997-2008, Batch 2

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,9 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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91/100
Personal Comment
Apperance: Deep Gold
Nose: The maritime flavours are present in this one along with mixed fruits, bubble gums and nicely softened winey and oily notes with good balance throughout. Immediately detectable is some rubber, like pencil erasers, also fresh sea-spray, fennel and suntan oil. After a while, more sherry aromas emerge but not to the point of domination. With dilution it becomes much sweeter with fruit salad and candy, perhaps a hint of bananas and the lavender in the background. Great complexity, amazingly good.
Body: Medium
Palate: Starts almost sour but shifts. Good weight and intensity. Very sweet in the swallow with lots of nice fruity elements. The finish is long and winey with elements of dry oloroso, sweet fruits and tingling spices. Fabulous dr! am with amazing balance. Top notch!
91/100

Springbank

1993, Cuvée

Age
10 ans
Taux d'alcool
46 %
Embouteilleur
Murray McDavid
liens et cote moyenne
83/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

CV

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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WDTS2011-03 84/100
Springbank CV
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Brite golden.
Nose: Nifty and zesty. Strong wooden, even mostly metallic (rusty) notes. Black tea. Few hints of sea salt.
Taste: Surprisingly soft on the palate after this hefty nose. Now it’s very strong black tea, served with rock sugar and lots of milk (the Friesian way). Also very subtle leather and smoke.
Finish: Even now still clearly defineable black tea combined with delicious herbal notes, lingering on the tongue for a good and vey pleasant while.
Conc.: A great Springbank right after the first few sips far up on the list to my favorite every day drams.

Tasting date: 25/05/2010
Price in Germany: 34,90 Euro
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Bright golden, light straw.
Nose: Firm but delicate first impression, heather honey and mowed grass. A fine subtle sweetness backed by very soft, hardly noticeable notes of sweet pipe tobacco and wood berries. Nice and very pleasant, altogether a little far on the sweet and honey side but round and well balanced.
Taste: The alcohol rolling in with some might, for sure more than 40% (or is is the early time of the afternoon? I could not wait starting my first blind tasting session), still sweet and light floral and the delicate soft smoke in the back takes one small step forward. With a little water the single impressions (honey, grass and sweet smoke) get more clearly separated and are nearly perfectly balanced.
Finish: Fine round and medium long, at the end getting a wee stronger accent on the smoky / woody side (the water helps here) which leaves a very nice whole impression. Summer afternoon in the forest.
Conclusion: My guess is a Highlands / Speyside (Lowlands?) malt and not an average one. Very fine whisky anyway. Maybe a independent or special bottling at round 46 or even more %. No meddling with sherry or wine casks (ex bourbon might be) here. Around 12 – 14 years. I see, guesswork might be right or totally wrong but are lots of fun...
89/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PierreDH
Colour: Straw clear, thin and regular legs.

Nose: At first, the nose is very beguiling, sometimes with fruit orchard fruit (apple, pear), sometimes delicately floral. Heather honey and waxy light. Then he quickly gives way to hints of lemon and a slight acidity. Then it shows us its muscles a bit but not too much, with a thin peat. A bit of bread. He concluded with avery pure mineral profile, beautifully wrought. Hmm just a roller soaked with dew, that's it!

Palate: Oily, very powerful. Smoke. Pungent. With aeration, it becomes much more rounded and easy drinkable.

Finish: Long, intense. The smoky, leather, dark chocolate and mocha. A very manly profile! Salivation slightly sweet.

Comments: An iron fist in a velvet glove!
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose offers a beautiful blend of flavors in a medicinal and mineral mood. There are lemon, tar, cold ashes and ferns. Everything is very well blended and complex as desired. Power is also there. Great job. Aeration confirms the beauty of the nose, which is enriched with marine flavors and spices (pepper), all in an atmosphere now a little more wooded and wet.

The mouth takes a long time to unveil its full potential. The first meeting is indeed very disappointingly flat, on cereals and a strange taste of pasteboard, we could expect more. Aeration reveals a different face. First on tar, after a little sweet and sour sensation, that mouth properly boned then evolves with notes of citrus (lemon) and cereals, with a bit of peat. It remains below the nose.

The finish is dominated by smoke and spices. Long, it lets appear after aeration coolest notes (mint) and woodlands. Finally, peat. We found this beautiful harmony between flavors we spotted on the nose again.

In conclusion, a very good whisky, melted and complex as desired. If the mouth was of the same ilk as the rest, it would have been perfect.
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: Citrus galore, Williams pear, melon and fresh bread. Alcohol well integrated, beautiful balance. Sweet.
Emergence of new make notes after aeration.

Taste: Sweet and acidic. Very fruity. Lemon, spices. Beautiful balance. Appearance of mint after aération.

Finish: Vanilla, fruit, lots of spices, melon. The length is average and descends slowly.

Whiskey not very complex but pleasant to drink thanks to good balance, its fruitiness and alcohol well integrated.
I found it a bit worse after aeration.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Pale gold
A smell of ash with vague hints of dried fruit as the first impression on the nose. Later, it evolves to slightly more pronounced fruity notes, but the smell of cold smoke or ash continues to dominate. Pleasant, but certainly not very diverse, this nose is not very complex but still well balanced.
The palate is immediately more exuberant that his nose. Away from the austerity of cold ashes , it has nice farmy notes here and the smoke seems to have awakened. No exuberance, no explosion in the mouth though. A nice balance with tastes close to each other, impressions of milk chocolate, slight fruity notes together with nutty hints.
The finish is very pleasant with notes of cigar box. It is long and continues to hope the momentum of the mouth: both very present and very delicate. This final dissipates after a few minutes, leaving a light impression of nougat.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: At First, we have small yellow stone fruits (mirabelles), quickly catched up by soft phenols. A gentle coastal breeze. Probably a youngster (12yo ?) but not bad at all. Rather pungent despite an ABV that probably hardly reaches 46%. Then turns spicier, with lots of pepper and candied ginger. Loads of candied ginger and quite some vanilla from the oak. And something quite organic now, like a mix between freshly cut cider apples and slightly rancid butter. Strangely, it took a while for grassy notes to arise, but here they are. A cereal field after the rain, and maybe a little stale beer.
Mouth: Very clean attack. Phenols are present, but nicely sweetened by soft liquorice. Citrusy. Orange peels. The mouth gets then mellower and bolder at the same time, proof that it doesn’t always require lots of alcohol when it works well! Well integrated, it seems more mature than on the nose.
Finish: Long, tasty, and unexpectedly slightly cofeeish.
Comment: A very clean and tasty malt. If you like gentle yet not overwhelming peat with nice citrusy notes, ans a slight farmy character, this one is made for you.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Blackmalt
Light gold color
Metal nose (smell of cut metal to the grinder) and slightly farmy. Alcohol is very present, not repulsive, but it's just the limit. It gets a little earthy and fruity (sugary fruit). The metallic side is always present and is very enjoyable. Finally I like. After the aeration it gets really more earthy but a very dry earth and perhaps a little iodine. Coffee and dry straw point their noses towards the end of the tasting. Over time, perhaps a hint of yeast.
Woody mouth (taste of wood dust that can be found in a carpentry) and fruity. But it is a rather remote fruitiness that we must search well. And besides, it makes me think of apple green candy. It has a soft attack. Hmm .. It does not follow the nose in terms of accuracy and richness, it is a pity! Perhaps a bit of tree resin. Some notes of dried straw are also present. Adding water does him no good by any cons. It becomes flatter.
Final: fresh attack. Present and round. Prolongs the mouth but fresher. It becomes even more pungent subsequently in with a taste of licorice.
Comment: Well excited by the nose. A little less by the mouth, which is a little too hard to discover, and the final. But I think it's still a very good whisky with a very interesting nose.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dede
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Powerful, it is not in the lace. Iodine, lemon, very iodized, very lemony, salty ... Oysters accompanied by Margarita, especially as bitter and vegetal scents can evoke a Tequila appear. A lot of bitter almonds and minerals (talc) as well. Oh, I forgot to mention the peat. It is fine and delicate, well behind. It has proved much less expressive in the second tasting. The water, however, enables it to regain some color.
Palate: The attack is softer than expected, almost watery, but that feeling does not last, and a powerful wave lemon and salt hits the palate. It is also developing a nice minerality that is dominant in the finish, erasing the other aspects.
Finish: Long, peaty and barely bitter, pleasant and refreshing.
Conclusion: A simple but effective malt. Its lack of complexity is partly offset by the balance of aromas and freshness. Attack a little more frank would allow him to earn a few extra points.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: A very pleasant peat interlaced with barely ripe raspberry. Leaving it time to open, grassy character is revealed along with scents of leather. All seasoned with a touch of acidity.
Taste: peat profile is present, an oily peat and lemony, slightly bitter. The herbaceous character is present, but in the background. Even the whisky keeps a reduced profile, strong, but a new-spirit aftertaste bothers me a bit. For me a whisky from probably some ten years at most, reminds me a bit of Kilchoman tasted on Islay. Rather young whisky but with a good profile that should make its big brothers very attractive.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Nose: Lots of peat, fat peat. After aeration some iodine and marine notes appear, but very light ones. Alcohol is fairly quiet, well-integrated.
Palate: True to the nose. Peat still present, pleasant and not intrusive.
Medium final on peat and iodine.

Whisky well balanced, focused on peat which dominates but does not hinder.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Hay

Nose : We start nicely with ripe pears, peat and white pepper. We go on with whiffs of fresh orange juice. Hints of eucalyptus and pine candy. After that, confit lemon, a little bit of salt and pralin. We finish with hints of soap and syrupy white wine. It's very nice, straight forward, peppery and does not show too much alcohol. Nice whiffs of peat.

Mouth : It's rich, creamy, on "crème brûlée" with brown sugar. It's smooth and a bit peppery. We find again hints of pear with syrup, caramel (almost syrupy rum). Nonetheless, it lacks a bit of dynamism to my taste. Maybe it was too strongly diluted. We still are on this pastry and creamy side, like a praline cake. Some notes of cooked cherry (clafoutis). We find a farmy peat at the beginning, but no salt and no smoke. After a while, hints of white wine and praline. At the end, a light taste of wood.

Finale : Medium, smooth, on caramel extracts and fresh butter. A light peat and a subtle taste of wood.

Conclusion : A pretty fine whisky, pretty subtle, but too diluted to my taste, if it is. We may have missed some complexity. It's still a nice dram.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: straw, wide legs flowing moderately fast
nose: moderate intensity, alcohol present but acceptable, indigenous fruits, spices, sweet maltyness, grain
Taste: low to medium intensity, we find the same spicy / fruity blend throughout the taste in the mouth, a touch of acidity adds to the end
finish: short to medium
With water: a bit more of sweetness on the nose and in the taste, even more easily drinkable, water is not needed but does not harm
conclusion: This whisky is not very complex. Its major advantage is that it's dangerously well drinkable. Warning: Can
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Pompix
At the beginning, it seems relatively classic, malty, pastry, fruity (white fruits), while the nose develops news aromas, a hint of chocolate and clean cow stable.
The mouth is good but classic too, more sweet. I don’t manage to recognize the exact aromas…
Nice, I particularly like this wild side (clean stable).
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by mapi
Light straw color.
Very pleasant nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit and lemon overtones. I feel a dawning fine and fresh peat. I note, however, vegetal after opening a somewhat disturbing side.
Mouth with an oily texture and a hint of smoke that disappears quickly. This whisky is surprisingly soft on the palate with woody notes of white fruit and a little minty. The roundness trumps all.
The finish is medium. It is more of a sense of texture on a range of aromas accurately. The hint of peat returns marginally with the retro-olfaction.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Golden yellow, greenish silky sheen.
Nose: the first nose is vegetal, with a "green" pungency, juniper,bitter spices .'The nose isa little weakening on the same notes and then a bit remains constant.
Adding water adds a touch of lemon that gives life the nose.
Taste: very oily, pretty neutral . Tingling and slightly acidic. A little bitter and sour, but light and contained. Mouth rather smooth, but quite difficult to indentify. A little spice, touches of coriander. A subtle hardly noticeable veil of smoke .
Like the nose, water improves the mouth by reducing the bitterness and leaving piercing spice and lemon.
Finale: In the immediate extension of the mouth to the point of merging with, it is quite short and of low intensity.
Adding water does not change the profile of the final, but gives it more power and length.

Comments: A little disjointed and difficult, dry, it becomes much more pleasant after the first drops of water, both more harmonious and expressive.

84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: On the lemon, wax, white fruit (peach dominates), then the kumquat and haribo sweet!
Taste: You feel the grain first and then comes the lemon, a little tar, spicy. Alcohol is too present for my taste!
Finale: Medium, marked by alcohol and peat.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: At first a bit of plastic, not like it, slightly vegetal. With times, becomes more fruity, soft.
The mouth is very soft, young, acid drops, salty with time.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PatGVA
N: floral, intense, a caress, accurate, then comes the honey, not exuberance
in a second nose was fruity and light (white).
B: the same low profile, floral, white fruits, alcoholic significant power (too?), After a while your mouth gets better and increases the length is not bad.
F: very short at first, the elder, and good length on the palate and balanced.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Straw color.
Nose: slightly fruity, slightly malty. Alcohol is a little bit present. It seems quite young. Vanilla. Very light smoke.
Palate dominated by caramel. Some cereals.
Final medium, less intense. Malty, slightly spicy. Light smoke.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Stephane
Nose: vanilla, spicy, fruit orchards, a delicious side (tart with apricot, peach melba?). Light peat, fresh vegetable, smells a bit like campaign, hay.
Not unpleasant but a bit like simple, lightweight.

Taste: More than peaty the nose, spicy, salty, vegetal, appetizing tonic, slightly astringent.
Then rounded, woody notes with vanilla custard and a nearly final citrus tart.

A moderately peaty malt obviously young, friendly but lacking depth and complexity.
81/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Yellow

Nose: A discreet peat, a little smoke. Butter as well. Something a bit "metallic". Notes of grilled chicken.
After aeration, for something a little flowery adds to the smoke (lilac? lavender?) A islay?

Taste: Surprisingly bitter ... Still peat and smoke. Also notes of gasoline. From the ashes of the cigar. For my part, rather watery, way too bitter and lacking in complexity ...

Final: Rather warm, mid-long "hot", ashtray notes and a lot of bitterness ...
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Roblanza
Color: Gold
Nose: Notes of citrus fruits, lemon and oranges, delicate hints of vanilla, smell of fresh oak, floral tones mixed with fine spices... and buttery.
Taste: Very smooth, I've added no water, spicyness comes forward, little bit of white pepper combine with vanilla as found in the nose, hints of citrus in the background.
Ending: Medium long, spicy, tingling at the sides of the tongue, hints of vanilla but no floral notes remain(surprisingly)
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Piazzolla
NOSE: quite gentle but rather complex (fruit, sweet spices ....). Gently pastry (shortbread). Discrete burned notes (second-fill sherry?).
Mouth: oily attack with a mixture of bitterness and slight fruity sweetness. Sea touch?
Finish: fairly short and not more expressive than the mouth. A bit alcoholic.

It does not tell enough things to my taste, even if it is easy drinkable ... and it is fairly balanced.
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: Very fine, first floral and then moving on ripe fruit.
A good dose of spices, nuts and a little pepper.
Palate: the mouth is less elegant, steeper than the nose, dominated by cereals.
Notes of marzipan, spice and dried fruit.
The water makes it more balanced and brought some fruits in addition.
Final medium, on the tastes we had in the mouth.:)
80/100

Springbank

Longrow. Single Cask for the Nectar

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
56,2 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1996 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2011-03 82/100
Longrow for the nectar
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Very pale, white wine.
Nose: The first impression is the one of fine, soft peat, combined with fresh fruits (green apple) and wood preservative, like a freshly painted wooden garden hut. Sawdust combining nicely with fine floral and herbal notes. Nothing irritating or disturbing in this maybe a little biting nose, it announces strong alcohol, might be a cask strength bottling.
Taste: Yesss! The cask strength is confirmed here on the palate. Nearly same as described in the nose, fine nifty peat, but not too pushing at all, less fruit but more wood and sawdust. With water added finer and more complex notes of dried fruits (banana, figs, walnuts) show up.
Finish: Beautiful. Herbal and bitter in nearly every region of the tongue. Mingling and mesmerising for a good long and pleasant while.
Conclusion: Very fresh and young, maybe no great dram but a very nice whisky for every lover of peated and wooden notes. Hard to guess if it is from Islay or one of those new well peated Speysiders. I think, I’ll tend more on the sea side, but am not able to tell a distillery, I guess this is no standard bottling (if it is, I am very curious). Exactly my cup of tea, glad to get this bottle...
92/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Young whisky straight from the belly of his drum. The nose is still very "new-spirit". Very fresh, peaty, sweet and fruity, a subtle balance of the three. If it is a batch and not a "single cask", the combination of the three is very well done. Great job of "master distiller".

Mouth: Presence of Alcohol undeniable, is young and strong but not at all bland, as is often the case with young whisky. All the flavors of the nose can be found in the mouth, a little ash and salt come join them. It is very powerful and amazing. At the first nose I'd have not put more than 86, but with a mouth so diverse it gains 3 points. What could give 21 years of the distillery?
89/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by mapi
Color white wine. clear Almost colorless. Bourbon casks used Quite
Intense nose, fruity bright and tight, floral. I notice a very fine balance between alcohol / flavor / roundness.
Oily, creamy palate. Coconut, mango. Good presence of alcohol but quite balanced whisky.
Final rather short, slightly astringent (vegetal) then back on exotic fruits in retro-olfaction.

88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: Pear, new make, candy sugar, malt porridge. The alcohol is well integrated, it's powerful and the balance is almost perfect. But it is not pleasant for the nose.

Taste: Pungent (spicy), apple, lemon, pear. After cooling becomes very lemony.

Final: New make, vanilla, sugar candy. Always spicy.
After aeration, the new make flavor tend to disapear.
Final average

Whisky well done but unfortunately not to my taste. Improves dramatically with aeration.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Stephane
Nose: Quite powerful and alcoholic. A bit closed at first, very interesting. Then suddenly exuberant and delicious fruity and citrus (orange, tangerine, lemon, brandy, pear brandy or quince), but surprisingly they are not persistent ... they come and go.
Against a background slightly woody vanilla notes, hay, grain porridge, and uncooked pastry.

Mouth: powerful, warm, balance a bit limited at first, but with the fruity citrus bouquet, with a slightly spicy oak biting, tingling, and slightly bitter vegetal freshness. Very long finish on the crystallized citrus and spices (ginger, white pepper?)

A priori, a young alcoholic malt quite high, very good, evolutionary, it lacks a little complexity.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PatGVA
N: schnapps, clean, accurate, not very complex, young, after aeration was the tea infusion salinity very grassy, beautiful notes of licorice, white fruits and dried mushrooms appear.
B: good balance, clean on green and pu her tea salinity touch alcohol strength under control, notes of white fruit
F: very short, clean round balance.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Talisker84
Colour: Pale yellow with greenish glints

Nose: Wow, that's weird ... it sounds young, even very young (new make?). Butter, cereal, honey, white fruit. It smells a little yeast also ... It is rather grassy, wet hay but mild peat too.

Taste: A bit of peat, smoke, rather peppery, also on wet hay. Rather powerful, It is more powerful than the nose.! I found that there was the matter.
It's pretty good! Once again it seems young ...

Final: Rather short, Petrol, white pepper, a little sour and salty too ...
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose, fresh and invigorating, is dominated by citrus. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, everything is there. There is also a marine influence interesting leaning towards the spicy. Aeration allows notes of candied orange and almond emerge, with the background a slight whiff farmer, who can suggest a dry white wine. Water makes ferrous and shows hints of cold ashes. The nose is complex and interesting.

The palate is fresh, pungent, almost effervescent. It's strange. A little citrus emerges from all this though, but alcohol is not well integrated. This then develops mouth with notes of grain and peat smoke. Water calms it all, bringing yellow fruits.

The final is average and dry. Dominated by smoke, tar and citrus, it leaves salt appear after aeration, this salt is almost tacky without being disagreeable.

In conclusion, a honest whisky, with an interesting nose and pleasant finish, but alcohol is not integrated enough in the mouth.

84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: white wine.
Powerful nose but without relief. Dominated by vanilla, some fruit (especially pears). Notes recalling unpleasant paper smell, cardboard. Light smoke in the background.
Powerful mouth, the power is felt. Smoke, slightly fruity. Adding water reveals more fruit.
Final rather long, rather intense on smoke.
Interesting but the nose is not up to par.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Nose: Quite light, with hints of marzipan. Peaty notes appear next, then a fairly light smoke passes.
Palate: Slightly peppery, floral too, and slightly woody. Notes of mint.
Finish: Warm, fairly short and slightly peaty.
A very nice whisky.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: White wine.
Nose: nose 1st poorly defined, spicy sour notes, evokes a bit of pili (pizza spice). Fresh hazelnut, peanut butter. Slightly annoying nose (alcohol?). Chemical Lime, Lemon Pulco. With time the harmonized on lemon butter.
Adding water exacerbates the sour side to the detriment of other flavors.
Mouth: quite clear, a touch of lemony acidity. Oily and silky texture. Cream of the smoke. Slightly burned the palace over time. green notes A little sour, gin.
Adding more water rounds the mouth and harmonises it greatly. Any aggression disappears.
Finish: Very smooth, a veil of smoke, medium length, leaves a pleasant impression.
Adding water to thicken the final and makes it warmer, but much less pleasant. A handful of ashes appears, almost astringent.

Comment: After starting A little disconcerted, he improves with time, but without becoming really good. An interesting profile for the analysis, but not seductive. Water is not recommended.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dede
Colour: Straw
Nose: The first nose is a bit aggressive. After this impression we are dealing with a dry whisky, austere but expressive. Margarita cocktail, a little iodine, the mineral (chalk). Maybe some peat as well. It seemed at first close to the sample 1, but ultimately proves less austere, with in addition a faint smell of cologne evoking a gin that is pervasive in the long run. The water makes this flavor less pronounced.
Taste: Powerful, perhaps a little too without water. Fresh and lemony, a bit salty and still this feeling that somebody put gin in my whisky. A feeling of warmth in the middle palate spicy (white pepper). The texture is halfway between oily and fluid. The set is pleasantly nervous. The water makes it more drinkable, but also more oily without erasing the power and the heat of mid-palate. The second tasting confirmed this finding.
Finish: Long, mineral and subtly bitter, always with this very special scent of gin.

Conclusion: A well made whisky, but with a particular profile will not please everyone. If you like gin, go for it!
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: clear Riesling, thin and wide legs flowing fast
nose: mild to moderate intensity, alcohol present (limit annoying), antiseptic, plant (roots), stable (ammonia), pastery
Taste: attack is a bit discreet but taste explodes a few seconds later on strong chilli sauce, the plant side dominates besides the chilli
finish: average, especially heating
With water: 3 drops of water: alcohol is very present on the nose and mouth with 1/3 water: whiskey becomes more drinkable but looses in personality, for me the best without water
conclusion:
A whisky like the advertising that runs on German TV for Fishermens Friend: "If they are too strong, you are too weak"
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Blackmalt
Color clear white wine
Nose marked by alcohol, spicy with vague odor of cheese. A little fruit and maybe a floral side. It is quite present by the alcohol, that nose ... This makes me the same stinging sensation then after staying too long in a perfumery to smell perfume .... It takes time to open. Um, I think that I will leave it here. Too bad it is not richer, but it is at least fair and balanced. Yes, there is still a smell after letting the whisky rest a little . The one of the candy "Car-en-Sac" With water added, it becomes rather flat and not very expressive.
The attack of the mouth is spicy but not aggressive. Warm and fluid. It has a particularly good woody taste and really is very interesting. After several trials in the mouth that special taste feels really good, but impossible to put a name on it! It's infuriating! Then it moves on dry wood, nothing transcendent.
Long and warm, in the continuity of the mouth and floral (lavender? Eau de Cologne?). It remains quiet as the nose and it takes a little time to grasp. But it is very nice.

Comment: Quite difficult this review this whisky. On one side, nose lacks richness and expressiveness for me, but it is fair and balanced even if the alcohol stings a bit at times.
The mouth is somewhat the opposite. It is more expressive, more present, but a little less balanced (dry wood to the finish coming at once without even prevent, this is quite disturbing).
And the finish is quite strange ... For the first pass, I had detected hints of lavender and the second, nothing at all ... Figment of my imagination or evolution of whisky? I do not know but I ldo not chnage my notes.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Piazzolla
NOSE: Fruity & mineral (white fruit, ripe plum). exotic touch (pineapple?).

Taste: bitter and then gently smoked and the fruits appear quietly. A little spicy. Development (too) timidly exotic.

FINAL: warm and a little hot despite a probable reduction.

Pleasant even if it lacks a third dimension!
A young one with the allure of older?
81/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: Aggressive alcohol, acidity, medicinal. After a long aeration on lemongrass and wax.
Mouth: Always on alcohol but the mouth is more pleasant, sweet, the licorice, lemon.
Finale: Short, lemony and slightly smoky.
81/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jmputz
Color: White wine
The nose is first rather fruity, pear brandy, with a slight alcoholic tingling . Apart from this dominant pear alcohol and nice freshness that is associated, one can guess distant peaty. This nose does not seem to announce a great whisky. But let's wait the mouth.
In the mouth, the same impression of(strong) pear alcohol which seems to be moderately integrated. Again a certain freshness despite this undeniable alcohol.
The finish is of medium length, always in the same fresh and fruity notes.
A good aperitif malt provided you add water to cool the ardor of alcohol.
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Roblanza
Nose: hay, prickly in the nose, floral tones along with fruit like oranges.Also a little bit earthly and salty tones making it interresting but the shortness is the failing factor, but still... a very more-than-average starting.
Taste: Spicy, earthly tones (delicate), saltyness (delicate), flowers in the background and ending with peppers e.g. 'bite'.
Ending: firery, peppers mixed with vanilla but heavy on flavour. Lots of sensation on the tongue due to the spicyness, please don't confuse with sharp 'n edgy.
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Hay

Nose : We start with some floral notes and a nice lemon acidity. I really feel like I have some fresh lemon juice in my glass !
Behind that, we find some hints of roasted almonds, dry peat but the citrus fruits win. A slight whiff of ripe exotic fruits. The alcohol stings a little. Finally, an unpleasant smell of cardboard or porridge that stayed a bit too long in milk.

Mouth : We stay on lemon and caramel. It's pretty rich, slightly stinging and very sugary (like caramel or candy-floss). In the aftertaste, some kind on non woody bitterness, kind of chemical. Hints og green apple. Overall, still cardboard and porridge.
I'm not very fond of this chemical side. With a drop of water, some ripe exotic fruits, but it's very light.

Finale : Long, slightly bitter, on lemon candy.

Conclusion : I was very enthusiastic about the lemony nose, I was not as thrilled about the mouth. Nice bits but overall, I am not seduced.
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Pompix
At first nosing, it’s strange and quite aggressive. This whisky seems unripe. It’s resiny, on juniper berries (gin?) and a tad alcohol. After breathing, always this vegetal side (juniper), melt with a strange fruitiness, which evokes a stale orange juice and fade flowers.
On mouth, attack is nervous and a few acid. There is citrusy, vegetal but not very clear.
The finale is medium with a slight bitterness.
Not my favorite style !
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Expressive, a grappa! Fruity, tangerine, orange. Clove, grapes.
Mouth: Strong attack, orange, cloves, spicy, grapes.
I don't like it very much.
The final is unchanged,note the coherence.
79/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Very pale. White wine? OK, but rather a Fino Sherry than a late harvest, then!
Nose: Ouch! Better to say it right now: That’s not my landscape. So grassy and grainy! Like having your nose stuck in the field when playing rugby. Autumn leaves under the rain. Sweetness of the water chestnut. Porridge and mash. Soaked grain. Clean baby burp.Slightly fruity, but even this fruitiness is difficult, austere, for “grown-ups” only. Grape marc. Juniper. Bitterness of an orange marmalade. Brrr… I shiver…
Mouth: Starts on rather sweet and mild notes of icing sugar and vanilla-flavoured gumdrops, before developing on a more citrusy range (lemon pie, tangy taste of an unripe blood peach). Then, the alcohol takes your mouth (we are over 55%). Hot it is! Balance is really on the blade. Bites like horseradish, and something coastal with a pinch of salt and a hint of cold smoke. Rooty flavours are still present, with a little liquorice now, and still that juniper. And a big rooty bitterness that takes no prisoners (gentian?).
Finish: Long, drying, sustained by this bitterness that increases over time.
Comment: Please look further than the quotation. Some whiskies are like Suze or Fino Sherry: From noble origin, pure but uneasy, they have their aficionado. As far as I’m concerned, I’m fonder on sexier ones. Just a matter of taste.
74/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PierreDH
Color: White wine.
Nose: Citrus, lemon. A little yeast, pear brandy and the fruit itself. Juniper berries. Pine. The nose of a very young whisky, or even a new-make.
Taste: Dry and hot. A little pear. It confirms my impressions. This is a cask, rough around the edges. Wholesome water (see for Gaviscon after)!
Finish: Dry, malty. Many cereals. With water, it's a little nicer, sweeter. A little vanilla.

Comments: Really I did not like. I hope this is actually na immature whisky because otherwise I would even give it less points. I have not finished my drink, it's the first time.
70/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by ALouis
Color: White wine
Nose: Dominated by the grain, some sweet notes, pear brandy and a vegetal touch.
Taste: Not defined, especially in the cereal and alcohol.
Acidity appear then the lemon zest.
Final medium, sugar and cereal.
Immature whisky.
60/100

Springbank

Longrow CV 2010

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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WDTS2011-03 84/100
Longrow 2010
Personal Comment
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Very bright gold, white wine. Oily with nice tears.
Nose: In the beginning very discreet peat, there seems to be strong alcohol above the other notes. But undercover there are very fine and beautiful wooden notes. Freshly cut saw dust, well rounded with vanilla and a very pleasant metallic note (like an electric motor in the model toy railway I know from childhood). Very well balanced and promising.
Taste: Wonderful round and complex, exactly what the nose promised. Soft peat combined with brown sugar and fine wooden and floral notes. Also marzipan and vanilla. Even a pinch of sea salt? No more metallic note here, nothing disturbs this admirable impression. Impossible to add water here.
Finish: Good and long, fine and round mingling between many shades of delicate bitterness and burnt caramel.
Conclusion: This is the dram exactly to fit my taste. Absolute Killer bee (Kinky Friedman). There is no more to say. Can’t wait to see what bottle it is.
Guesswork: If there hadn’t been already the 2 Longrows in this kit I did not identify surly (sad to say), my first guess would go in direction of Campeltown. Might be a original bottling around 46%. Or might be an Islay whisky made the Campeltown way...
92/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Pompix
The nose starts on linseed oil and fresh fish. White fruits from the garden are melting with a slight sea breeze and delicate peat. This nose is fresh and elegant.
The mouth is light, mineral and brings a little bitterness on the finish (charcoal).
A delicate malt, and a very drinkable one.
88/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by mapi
Colour: pale gold
Nose with a hint of smoke (ether) but is strongly marked by white chocolate and citrus. I see immediately a certain roundness / softness.
Mouth with an attack on the roundness. Then evolves with the pungency of alcohol. The aromas of white chocolate are present in line with the nose. The mouth then develops on the fruit: pear, peach. Crisp aromas fairly well supported by alcohol and smoke hint.
The finish is attractive, primarily on fruit aromas. The smoke disappeared.
87/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
The nose is clearly marked by notes of peat, a nice smoke and underlying hints of dried fruit.
Peat dry, not too intrusive but nicely present.
The first mouth extends perfectly the nose but subsequently becomes more complex, combining these first impressions of the slightly acidic notes, fruity and oddly enough, first an obvious presence of alcohol that fades fairly quickly and eventually provide an aqueous side to the whole.
The finish is pleasantly long, subtle. It seems mostly dominated by beautiful notes of nuts. The weakness that was manifested in the mouth is completely forgotten.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Phenolic and rooty. Gentian root. Slightly fizzy. Seems quite youngish. Wooops! That’s not my favourite profile… But it then gets softer with gentle notes of honey syrup and vanilla, balanced by the sharp freshness of the lemongrass and verbena. Lemon flavoured marshmallow. Finally, the whole shows up to be quite appetizing.
Mouth: Light and flowery attack. Then, the mouth speaks louder. Quite big despite the rather low ABV (43%?), and very satisfying thanks to the return of the stimulating citrusy notes. Verbena and lemongrass are back, along with a handful of lemon drops. A nice Bourbon cask, or so it seems. Gets even more complex with the intrusion of some liquorice flavoured gumdrops. And how smooth and fluid! It literally runs down your throat!
Finish: Fades away on some cold smoke and a discreet grassy bitterness.
Comment: An elegant peatiness, nice vanilla, citrus, verbena... Was Port-Ellen really dismantled such a long time ago? Sure? Well... Let’s bet a little bill on a teenage malt from one of its neighbors, Laphroaig or Bowmore.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Straw color.
Sweet nose, a little marine, dominated by white fruits and yellow fruits. A little vanilla. Light smoke in the background. Nice balance.
attack on soft yellow fruit, and the smoke is much more apparent.
Final: sweet, rather long marked by smoke and hints of vanilla.
Very nice.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by ALouis
Colour: straw yellow
Nose: quite floral on spices, a mild peat, almond paste and some fresh fruit in the background.
Water enhances fruit, the apple, and take notes vegetable and nuts
Mouth: Surprising on a mixture of peat, rubber and spice.
Some sweet fruit appear and peat fades, giving way to hints of nuts and chocolate.
Long finish on peat and chocolate.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dadamien
Nose: Soft, sea air, tangerines, soft peat, creamy sometimes. Nice fruitiness, something grassy too.
Mouth: Very soft, orange, grassy, soft peat and crystalized lemon. Sea air.
The final is all the same, soft, sea air, acid.
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PatGVA
N: nice white fruit peach, apricot, not very intense, well balanced, discrete, and notes of coffee, white chocolate, rich and complex.
B: very balanced, notes of coffee, tobacco, peach great range and beautiful exotic wood, cream, very wise
F: short clean and balanced.
86/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Straw Yellow
Nose: Peat, smoke, butter, cream, ash. Also fruit like apple or pear or even a bit exotic (pineapple). Slightly metallic.
Mouth: again peat, smoke, but mixed with a fruity, citrus side this time. Rather pleasant, with hoary notes, liquorice, easy drinkable, but less charming than the nose and rather watery ...
Final: More or less long, smoky, slightly bitter, cold ashes, liquorice ...
85/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Roblanza
Colour: Gold
Nose: Fresh wood, almonds, vanilla, fresh herbs, slightly salty and floral notes of a field in the spring.
Taste: Vanilla mixes with a delicate nutty flavour, mild salty taste, fresh flowers mixed with light peppery tones
Ending: Lots of vanilla from the oak, light peppery taste combines with a citrus like fruitiness, the finish is not so long.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is ferrous, dominated by citrus (lime). Then it evolves into a higher register and meaty marine at a time (Tarama). It is a bit monolithic, and alcohol is not fully integrated. With aeration, powerful notes of tar smoke appeared, reminiscent of an industrial complex. It also detects the papier maché and sludge. All remaining very ferrous. It is quite austere, and not necessarily to my taste.

The mouth begins to yellow fruits and apple, which is rather strange in view of the nose. Then, dense peat if not powerful, before a late citrus and spicy. Aeration allows the turf to grow again, and lemon to show early in his mouth. It is well built, but this sense of austerity remains.

The final average is dominated by peat and tar. We also have a sparkling side was reminiscent of lemonade. Aeration highlights the salt and further develop the tar.

In conclusion, a well constructed whisky, without flaw, but a little too austere for me.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Stephane
Nose: Peaty, slightly meaty, fresh sea breeze and beautiful vegetal freshness, yellow fruit and on vanilla citrus background.
Lack of complexity but frank, fresh, crisp, appetizing.

Mouth: Free, peaty, navy, very spicy (ginger) and salty, appetizing.
Rather powerful with a nice finish on citrus that makes it more rounded and balanced.

Peated whisky clearly typed / marine, very tasty and good even if its obvious youth deprives it complexity.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: Peaty, sweet sherry, although the color does not augur well. The sweetness is close tp honey, indicating the presence of a bourbon cask. The alcohol is well balanced. Surely an assembly, rather a finish.
Palate: Peat, licorice and honey, a touch of dried apricot. A little more alcohol than did foreshadow the nose (46/48%). There is also the young whisky in your mouth, I think it is a blend of young and old barrels.
The finish is short on the licorice / mint. Not my whisky profile
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Lemichtral
Nose: Small acidity, lime and apricot and fishing. The end on the tea and spices.
Mouth: on liquorice (the stick), spices and lemon, a light peat.
Finale: Quite short, peat.
84/100
WDTS2011-03
Nose: Predominantly peaty, fat peat, a little bit farmy and slightly spicy. A little bit of flower perfume.
Palate: True to the nose, with the same peat and a hint of pepper. Alcohol quite present.
Finish: Medium to long, predominantly peaty.
A good loyalty from nose to finish.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: floral and vegetal first. Slightly honeyed. Develops on pastry notes, but fails to please on long term. This nose collapses after a few minutes.
Adding water awakens this weakening nose, with more tart and more harmonious notes.
Mouth: quite oily, seems peat and smoke, but the palate is quite tight and hardly lends itself to analysis.
The water can not brighten the mouth and on the contrary, makes it even more difficult for dissection.
Finale: In the wake of the mouth, a little smoke.
Just as the mouth, the water does not wake up this final.

Comment: A profile so round and smooth, no rough edges, it's hard to get something. Nothing offensive, but no fun either. Water and improves the nose.
83/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by PierreDH
Colour: Pale yellow.
Nose: Lemon. Salty. The nose has quite acidic notes. Maritime with everything that goes with it. With aeration, it is more rounded. Salted butter caramel, vanilla. Bread. Mint stealth.
Palate: Oily, diluted (43%?), rather weak.
Finish: Smoke, honeyed, medium length. Trace of nuts.

Comments: Not much to say. The nose saves it a bit. Not my kind of Single Malt.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: Pear too ripe, applesauce chard, dusty. Aromas of stagnant water or wet earth after rain that disappear after aeration.
Slightly lemony flavor and aroma of poplar wood.
The alcohol is well integrated and balance is very very good.
With water, it loses in complexity and takes notes of rice paper and resin.
After aeration, weak aromas of toffee, lemon and nougat.

Taste: lemon meringue. A little bit weak at the beginning of the mouth but quickly becomes powerful. Light aromas of grain and spice.

Final: Lemon, very dry, slightly spicy and tannic. Very long.

Whisky very weird who do not like water. The nose is really gaining airing but it weakened the mouth and final.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Blackmalt
Colour: pale gold.
Nose: very expressive while remaining sensitive at first. It releases the aroma of petals blown bacon:) This is also a little oilier than the first nose (the fat of the petals feel pretty good when the package is just open).
Subsequently, it is more metallic, or even very distantly farmer. By cons, it still lacks power. I think he was reduced too much, too bad.
It remains still a bit fruity and / or odor of honey oaky and discreetly. See a bit of caramel. I do not add water for fear of extinguishing the fire already suffocating.
Mouth: very fresh, slightly sparkling. More framed the nose. but perhaps less rich. It is more limited with a gourmet taste of candy, licorice (which reminds me of the roller 2m sold during my childhood).
It becomes too mineral towards the end. It collapses quickly.
Final spicier than the nose and quite fruity. But really too short.
82/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Dede
Colour: Straw
Nose: Very powerful. Peated, but not excessively, develops an almost medicinal freshness (menthol, Valda tablet) coated with very smooth notes (almond syrup, candy pine sap) and supported by the scent of a good Williamine. Some farmy notes (manure) complete the picture. Interesting, but the whole miss some balance.
Palate: The attack is almost watery before returning to power. By cons, in terms of aroma, more expressiveness would be welcome. It seems to be young in the mouth, with lots of brandy pear and always fresh notes already detected in the nose.
Finish: Long, cool, but somewhat spoiled by the taste of alcohol. There is peat like already deteted in the nose.

Conclusion: A potentially interesting but the whisky gave me the impression of being a little young. It literally collapsed with water, which is a shame because alcohol is still present.

81/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Sebou007
Colour : Gold

Nose : We start with nice whiffs of caramelized apple, some calvados, citrus fruits (lemon and orange) and some peat. It's straight-forward, subtle even if it is not very complex. It's a bit salty to the nose (salted butter). Slight touches of roasted walnut. Well integrated alcohol.

Mouth : We continue with caramelized apples (tarte tatin), salted butter and calvados. I think it's a bit weak. Maybe a too strong dilution. Bitter orange and marshmallow. It's a bit aqueous and somehow sugary.

Finale : Medium, on calvados.

Conclusion : A medium whisky, too aqueous but which shows nice qualities. Interesting but too diluted to my taste.
80/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Mineral and round (yellow fruit). Bitter herb. A little spicy. A hint of smoke.

Palate: lovely oily texture, slow and too prudent evolution. We find the hint of smoke from the nose. Very bitter and herbaceous. Austere.

FINAL: short and bitter ... in line with the mouth.

Pleasant, easy access, but not to my taste and lack of complexity in my opinion.
79/100
WDTS2011-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: pale yellow, thin legs that flow rather quickly
nose: low intensity, well integrated alcohol after a few minutes of breathing, white fruits, vanilla, peat in the background, sour like curd milk (disappears at breathing)
Taste: low intensity, moderate bitter and sour mixture
finish: short
With water: no change on the nose, the mouth is less intense but the bitterness has become less and the fruits are more present
conclusion:
The nose is discreet and not very complex. However it is pleasant, this in contrast to the mouth that is definitely not to my taste.
76/100

Springbank

19 years #482

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
55,2 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
Hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2013-04 85/100
Springbank 19 years Master of Malt
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jean-Marc
Nose: cold ash, smoked side, woody, licorice, lemon, vanilla, menthol side (?)

Palate: Very sweet salty mixture / with cold ash, licorice and vanilla lemon side

Finish: long and very pleasant mulling pleasure
90/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Light gold
A pretty nose combining overripe fruit with notes of smoke and green apple and citrus, with pretty interesting liquorice notes. A rich nose with avariety of odors, strong contrast, a nice freshness while maintaining a certain balance. A very nice nose anyway
The first impression in the mouth is metallic before moving quickly on rich acid notes themselves followed by hints of coffee and chocolate. Very nice evolution in the mouth. Very complex and original whisky. This contrast between the fresh acidity and woody / chocolate notes is really nice.
The finish is relatively long and hot and here again the chocolate notes take over.

This whisky is an example of really interesting contrasts. Several whiskys in one ..
89/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: straw

Nose: Very complex with overripe fruits (grapes, apples) and some cereals.

Mouth: It starts slightly sourish with citric notes and some salt, then tropical fruits and some wax appear. Again a very complex flavour.

The finish is long, fruity and a bit waxy - all in all a very interesting and tasty malt.

88/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw.
Nose: Starts on all kind of nice white orchard fruits, but gee, this is pungent! Better keep your nostrils far away for the first nosing! So hot and heady that you could nearly think you’re swallowing it, while you’re just nosing it. Please, let it breeze. Oh yes! Brilliant stuff, now. Still very assertive, but softened by lots of candied lemons. Or limes, actually. And in the background, some light, slightly farmy phenols. The Ardmore 1992 signature? Bet you! Gets even softer after a while, with something rumy. A nice ti-punch.
Mouth: Lemony it is. Hot, but soft (I acknowledge my words). Softened by some elegant vanilla. Well, not whisky for sissy, but given you don’t swallow it in big gulps, it remains very sipable as it is. Very light farmy notes, but farmy indeed.
Finish: Long and zesty, it vanishes on a long, elegant, grapefruity bitterness.
Comment: A very elegant and complex malt. If you fancy 1992 Ardmores, you’ll enjoy this one. But once again, let it breeze!

88/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Looks like a 10 to 12 years old bottled at 48%? Not bad at all but quite herbal for my taste”
This dram has a fino-like color.

Nose (85): (5)more than average. honey, grass, herbs, citrus.

Taste (89): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, spices, pineapple, peat.

Finish (88): (5)longer than average. honey, citrus, smoke.

87/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol (tingling at the beginning but disappears with breathing), antiseptic, stable aromas, mineral austerity that gives a kind of old-fashioned style to this whisky, not too complex very "sexy" on a Campbeltown style
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, less austere and mineral on the palate, the peat expresses itself by a nice sweetness (a bit like in some ancient young Ardbegs and in some actual young Ledaigs), sea side remains present
finish: medium

87/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: sulfur (a little), a slight peat smoke, plum jam. A rather unusual nose. Very present acidity keys. I do not know if this is because of the presence of sulfur, but I would call it almost nose to "industrial", in relation to the consistency of flavor.

Palate: oily, sweet and very smoky.

Finish: long on fruits smoked.

Comments: very interesting and confusing as atypical, especially compared to the aromatic combination. I will go on a islands whisky (rather Islay, Laphroaig kind) or campbeltown, fairly old, not reduced, from second or more fill cask. I liked it even though it is far from exceptional.
86/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Dirty, apple, gunpowder.

Palate: Spicy (alcohol), vanilla, lime, fruits.

Final: Dirty, overripe fruits.

Comments: A little odd in a style that I'm not too fond of. But it remains largely drinkable!

87/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: resin, glue, herbs, rubber. A whiff of peat moss. At aeration, these scents are present but all seems clean, fresher, cleaner, more up.
Taste: Again, this plant, peat rubbery. Difficult to describe. Maybe a little gasoline. The mid-palate is evolving positively on peat and pepper.
Finish: Long and peat and peppermint.
Conclusion: Quite unusual and confusing. A very strange and unusual peat. An interesting whisky
85/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de NovA
Color: white gold
Nose: a spicy meaty and sweet nose, almond biscuit, cinnamon, clove, cranberry, strawberry, cake batter, raw eggs/eggnog/, some citrus, peach
with water: sweeter, some caramel, grapes, limes, berries

Taste: much on herbs, leathery, tobacco, (like an old bourbon/rye), dried fruits, present alcohol
with water: more leathery, drier, very austere, fresh boiled and very dark tea

Finale : long, creamy, tea and leather
with water: quiet the same, with some caramel

84/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: cleared smoke, caramel and green apple. The opening leads to more engaging flavors: Some farmer dairy, white peach, tangerine but with a good dose of pure sugar (less interesting). It draws on the pastry but no real finesse.

Palate: salty smoke, slightly farmy with this very lactic kark, milk chocolate, cinnamon but still with a little tangerine. Water hides a bit the alcohol present in the mouth. Peat is really dominant.

Finish: Good length with a salty smoke and lemon.

Comment: A small dram with peat adapts well with chocolate and citrus. It lacks explosion and complexity but still nicely drinkable.
84/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose: artificial pear aroma, alcoholic and bites in the nose, menthol, a little smoke, licorice with water, a discovery

Palate: a bit "creamy" for a second, then strong alcohol which burns under the tongue, but that disappears quite quick, just to come back with a dry mouth feel in conjunction with cold ashtray and bitter flavors.
with water also licorice in the palate, but only for a few moments, later more an "after cigarette taste"

Finish: The ashtray remains long in the finish, similar with water.
Overall long finish, getting very dry, somehow deafening

Remarks:
Very interesting whisky which I would buy

84/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: earthy peat very rooty, very herbaceous character, (ginseng). Notes of sweet smoke, of heady incense and a hint of lime.
Palate: very soft and sweet at the beginning, on toffee and licorice. Then suddenly, strong smoke with spices that warm the palate. A bitter note remains persistent (orange & almond)
Finale: the sweet smoke continues
Conclusion: not too typical profile that I like. The palate is still quite flat and smoke sweeps everything. Adding water brings out the citrus and mitigates these pyrogenic notes; is better.
83/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Fresh, young and yeast (as new make), some fruitiness, but also some sweet vanilla and grain biscuits.

Taste: Sweet (licorice), souri and some bitterness (wood tones).

Finish: Long, some spiciness and again some bitterness.

83/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Gold

Nose: There is undoubtedly a whatever of that medicinal rout (dressing, clove), without being particularly peaty. Lemongrass. Develops notes of bread yeast.

Taste: Again, more peaty than the nose suggested, citrus, exotic, fresh and herbaceous fruit. Still quite floral. Dry finish.
80/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: very mineral and spicy (pepper). Also herbaceous notes (Lowland?). Lacking in expressiveness. Fresh with a little exotic, but too little!
Mouth found the spicy from the nose (pepper) and not much else. Clearly too simplistic to me.
Final: some persistent woody with a little gin.
Conclusion: I'm not a fan of this type of malt as well as its lack of complexity even frustrate fans of pepper malt.
80/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Bishlouk
Color: Straw.

Nose: A big peated nose. Burnt leather, black smoke. A feint sea breeze in the background. Raw oil. Quickly the force of this peat softens, unveiling some green grass.

Mouth: Some ether, a rather sharp alcool attack. A lemon drop and some vegetals in this phenolic flood.

Finish: The tongue and the throat are on fire. Ouch ! If there is anything else it's engulfed in the fire and the burnt rubber.

Verdict: A big peated Islay profile, which leaves me unmoved (I am no Islay fan). Maybe it's a good burnt peated profile for who can appreciate it, which is not my case.

79/100
WDTS2013-04
Commentaire de Kundalini
Low nose, little bit salty, old perfume, old butter, oily, very bad finish
79/100

Springbank

19 years, #129

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
57,8 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 129
Dates
Distil: 7-5-1993 Bottling: 27-11-2012
Bottle
9 of 221 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2014-01 84/100
Springbank MoM #129
Personal Comment
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: deep gold
Nose: this one is starting with lots of red fruits (Cherries, Currant) which are accompanied by a little smoky and peppery aroma
Palate: first impression reminds me of some cough syrup from my childhood, then the red fruits come up as well as some cacao, later on a little minty and spicy taste with nutmeg
The finish is long and a minty-chocolate taste lasts for a while.

Another very interesting malt from this session, very tasty in my opinion and a lot to discover too.

94/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Alexandre
The nose offers a nice blend of yellow fruits (pear), hazelnut and marine influence. Relatively austere, it is no less complex and enjoyable. There is also hints of dry cheese, salt and milk chocolate. It is equally disconcerting and well done. The addition of water enhances the marine side.

Mouth attack on a pastry aspect, with hazelnuts and dark chocolate before a beautiful wave of peat, extremely well controlled. There are also cold ashes and lemon. It is very well built. The finish was a touch of dry sherry that appears. Water expands the citrus.

The finish is long, more farmers aromas reveals, but also marine and citrus (orange).

In conclusion, a relatively difficult to describe as unconventional whiskey, but which nonetheless very well done and provides a real pleasure to taste.

90/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Loic43
Nose: smoke, cold ashes, fir resin, gentian, fresh citrus and candied orange, lemon zest, some white fruits and hints of vanilla and floral notes. Some salt/ iodine? Adding water bring out barley. Pretty fine nose.

Taste: intense, honey, fruit and lemon zest, and something like a hint of cow stable. Herbaceous resinous / side of the nose is still present.

Finish: medium length, but very nice, the vegetal / honey duo dominates.

Comment: I really like, nice complexity and good balance.

90/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de NovA
Nose: delicate and fruity nose, caramel, peach, hints of watermelon, apples, wild berries, mint leaves, mild lemon, honey, wet stones,
With water: improves a lot with water, more mint leaves, fresh tea leafs, the fruits are mixed together (multi-vitamin-drink), some tobacco. Very nice

Palate: much rougher than the nose, dried peach slices, a bit winey, hints of vanilla, wood, a little bit of smoke, presence of alcohol. The alcohol is a little bit too overwhelming
With water: same as the nose: much alcohol leaves the palate, lemony drops, minty, more wood, peach-flavour (chewing gum), salted popcorn, a bit more wood (now fresh cut), tar (or is it tobacco?)

Finish: long, dry wine, wood, and the alcohol overwhelms
With Water: much better, warm and long on vanilla and wood, drying


Overall: Improves a lot with water! Without water it isn't as good

88/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Immediately lovely fruity tones (sherry), combined with some spiciness, warm wood tones, but also some vanilla too. The smell of wood tones and spiciness increases minute after minute (delicious).

Taste: At first especially sweetness followed by zesty spiciness and some slightly bitter tones, which all together lingers long at the tongue.

Finish: Long but above all spicy.

87/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Arno
Nose: very sour, astringent, with notes of dry wood, vinegar, cleaning for leather products. Then spices, anise, green apple. It becomes sweeter at aeration, with almond, fig, however, always a bittersweet register with a note of persisting dry bitter wood.
There and back, it flirts with the shoe or cabinetmaker.
Taste: strong, very hot and spicy. Bitterness on the malt and apple. Sandalwood & other wood species. Leather, salt, herbs. Warming much throat. As astringency.
Finale: leather, salt.
Conclusion: a punchy enough sherry, probably older. Explosion in the mouth. Attention to acid-astringent register which is sometimes too expressed. It reminds me in some ways the Glenlivet Thirty Six W & M already tasted in WDTS.
87/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Jean-Marc
Nose: very expressive departure; scalable, very balanced, very nice, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, orange marmalade, apricot side, beeswax
Mouth: much more expressive, dusty side, old furniture, slightly bitter, spicy (hot), milk chocolate, orange marmalade, apricot side
Finale: in the same line?
87/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Mapi
Light tan color color with brown highlights

Nose: the first impression is the pharmacy and wood. Aeration releases flavors. It remains in a woody register. But everything is pretty dull.
The alcohol is present. It becomes heavier with aeration.

Mouth opens on softness. The wood remains present and gives some bitterness. And alcohol happens to upset everything. We go then to notes of yellow fruit (peach and apricot).

Final on the wood that turns into vanilla. Little sweet impression to finish.
87/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Piksi
Nose: It smells like a floral perfume, nearly cologne. With aeration, those notes disapear to make room to pastry notes.

Palate: The attack is fruity and spicy and after a few seconds, a large grassy side, green, medicinal.

Finale: Herbaceous

Overall comment: I love the palate that is balanced but less when the herbaceous side takes over. Basically, be drunk soon :).
86/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“A good whisky that just tastes like whisky. It won't shake your world but it is quite drinkable”
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (85): (5)more than average. honey, fruits, citrus, spices, cinnamon.
Taste (87): powerful, oily. honey, fruits, apples, citrus, spices, vanilla, wood.
Finish (87): (5)longer than average. honey, citrus.

86/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Amontillado Sherry.
Nose: Very talkative. Ripe fruits and snatched tree bark. Guarana, greengages, and a nice sourness (nectarines?) that helps balancing the heavy spiciness (wood extracts). Huge, with a probably rather high ABV (53% ?). More crystallized fruits given time. Crystallized citruses. Orange drops. Mouthwatering, even if some might find it a bit modern.
Mouth: Really huge now! Thick and bold. Very tasty, with lots of very ripe pineaple. Sweet and sour. Slightly too sweet if you ask me. Rumy.
Finish: Some nice high grade milk chocolate shines out. Yeah. Rumy indeed.
Comment: I liked the nose, very vivid and W&M in style, but found the mouth slightly cloying. Unforunately.

85/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Dekyriel
Colour: Gold with green tint

Nose: Starts with noble wood, plums, again, fresh hazelnuts but also almonds, eventually on marzipan, develops a milky side to it, as if we were in a bakery. Later, will display notes of farmyard, of leather.

Mouth: Cider apples, vivifying and full of chocolate. Woody and spicy, with ginger. I'll eventually find some chestnut puree, mocha and marasquino cherries.

Finish: Sharp and powerful.

Comment: One beautiful sherry cask, to me.

85/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Peb
Color: gold

Nose tinged nose of exotic fruits ( pineapple) and solvent. Dried fruits also appear ( walnuts and hazelnuts ) light acidity of orange.

Palate: rather full. Alcohol is quite spicy at first mouth. Feeling of soap and dried fruit. This is quite interesting because the mouth is warm and auite full.

Finish: The finish is warm, but not very long Rather monolithic also marked by a little wood.

Comment: not really my cup of tea. The nose is simple, but pleasant. Alcohol is very biting and the water does not help much. Difficult to determine many shades ... not convinced. Water oddly brings out alcohol. In fact, different tastes fade and alcohol remains present, wood is also apparent . The addition of water is not beneficial .
The second tasting did not reveal that alcohol that seems to have lessened (which is strange , but taste is not the other). Rather, the second pass shows a slightly ferrous profile , peppery and salty with a sweet side and quite pleasant woodiness. In the end, a good dram !
84/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Kundalini
Nose: fruity, Mediterranean herbs, vanilla.
Mouth: toffee, vanilla, kiwi, very thin legs.
Finish: medium finish.

84/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Atypical. Many sulfur initially. I feel like I smell my stove, then scraped matches! Aeration develops one side "humid earth" vegetatal, humus, dead leaves, chlorophyll, pine needles. Maybe a little peat too. Hints of shortbread.

Taste: Powerful and surely undiluted. Almost evanescent and ethereal. Slightly syrupy and without peat.

Finish: Long on medicinal and mineral hints.

Comments: A really interesting whisky by its originality and its intrinsic qualities. But I do not know if I'll purchase this kind of whisky.
83/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Amor57
The first nose hand on hay, bile, grass. This is really not engaging. Let's persist in letting time do its work. Aeration brings him some good: pretty nectarine, very light smoke, apricot. Still persisting: the bile is gone (phew!), the fruit is growing, rare licorice emerge, dried fruit, raisins marinated in rum, tangerine, burnt rubber. On the palate is frank and aggressive. Gingerbread is not sufficient to cover alcohol, bile returns but in fleeting traces and rare yellow fruit. The final, of good length, is on the basis of sherry with banana, licorice and dried fruit.
A whisky in the category "love it or hate it" kind. It is not my cup of tea.
83/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Jmputz
Colour: Old gold
The nose is pleasantly complex, combining notes of pepper, chocolate and a hint of smoke. Notes of ripe fruit appear after a few moments.
A nice first impression on the palate, where the fruit flavors mingle with malt muesli. Whisky is quite interesting in its complexity, but unfortunately this remains in a sweet mouth registry, which are not really the profile that I prefer.
The finish is quite long, and remains in the same register.
83/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: The nose reminds me of a bitter orange liqueur (like Grand Marnier). A very organic, green side, I do not appreciate and which will remain (too much) despite ventilation. You want to guess a little exotic ... After more than 2 hours, it's a bit loose and this is much more fruity, but should not be pressed
Taste: Very amazing. Nice power, but for me it is dissociated and lacks of balance. Pepper, chili, campfire on one side and organic notes, vegetable, herb liqueur and honey on the other. And it is precisely this sweet side which implies this overall imbalance.
Finish: Long on pepper and hot ashes.
Comment: Lack of unity and coherence to me. Too bad because it had all the elements to make something good
82/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Alex Kooby
Nose: Very spirity opening, not easy to define. Alcohol not very well integrated. Odour of mushroom, moldy. After a few minutes it finally opens! Whew ... It remains in the vegetal register with green wood. Nutty, nutty.
Mouth very dry. Notes of dry grass. Some fruit in the background. Quite complex.
Finish: rather long, but not really dominant ...
82/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Gold color

nose:
You hardly feel anything when opening the sample but once poured into the glass a sharp smell of cold smoke appears. Alcohol seems completely melted (or very diluted).
With aeration there was a fairly pronounced odor of rubber (old elastic type) but the nose seems pretty simple.
With water and a large aeration period nose becomes softer and smoke yet clear at starting is not present at all!

palate:
Fierce attack on the lemon juice, alcohol is much more (too) present than on the nose.
It is very dry mouth and bit complex. Adding a few drops of water improves the rounded corners but it's still a little too simple.

Conclusion:
I think it is a rather young whisky and really lacks depth ...
Not really to my taste!
80/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: yellow straw
nose: low to medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, amber, chewing gum, freshly ground pepper, green apple, light baby vomit
taste: low to medium intensity, stinging alcohol, bitterness, aromas of fermentation
finish: short to medium

78/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Applecross
Nose : Uh, that's Whisky? The nose reminds me more of Gin or Genever. Solvents, chemicals
improving with some 30 minutes in the glass, but still strange. Alcoholic punch

Palate : Somehow different from the nose on the first impression. A trace of salt, artificial pineapple aroma as you find in white gummy bears. The taste is developing to tequila flavours

Finish : Long. Starting sweet, getting more and more vegetal, nutmeg. Honestly, I have never had a Whisky like this in my glass

75/100
WDTS2014-01
Commentaire de Flonews
nose : open and bright, very attractive. Powerful alcohol but reveals notes of wood, stewed fruits and spices. Looks like a Balvenie.

Palate: sweet but with this alcohol too present. Back to the wood dries and masks other lighter notes. Adding water closes whisky more extending the bitterness and dryness. Hoping a drift on dark chocolate that does not happen.

final: wood and bitterness becomes very dry.

Quite seductive nose but suggests an aggressive body. Unfortunately wild mouth and leaves no greedy settle note. It's war with every sip ... Too bad.
70/100

Springbank

Rum cask, Paderborn warehouse bottling

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
49,8 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 14037
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 2014
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
82/100
Personal Comment
Color: Light gold
The nose is very sweet. Sugar and honey. Discrete and relatively low complexity.
The first impression in the mouth does not deny the nose. Here again we are not dealing with a complex whisky. Softness,. rum (demerara ...). Is it whisky or rum ...?
A long and sweet, even cloying finish.
A whisky for rum lovers ... But why would they drink whisky?
82/100

Springbank: Not in collection

Springbank

Longrow, 100 proof

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
84/100
Longrow 100 Proof
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
C.: Bight, clear, golden, straw N.: In the beginning a sharp whiff of Terpentine, but very soon mellow and softer notes add a very soft touch giving the whole picture a beautiful balance. There are bitter chocolate, caramel but also very interesting spicy and floral notes: Freshly mowed grass, cinnamon, vanilla cookie, soft wooden smoke. Very smooth peat lingering in the back T.: Full, overwhelming, but not at all hurting. You don't need any water to sense a symphony of different aromes: Citrus peel, Grapefruit but also the dark chocolate mentioned above. Salt and mild green pepper. A drop of water reveals more smoke, peat and on the other hand, brown sugar. Much less fruits. F.: Very very long. The fruits disappear slowly, smoke and peat keep on dancing twosteps on the palate.
84/100

Springbank

1998, Sherry hogshead

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
51,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12-14
Dates
Distil: 1998 Bottling: 04/2012
Bottle
212 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
85/100
Springbank 1998 MOS
Personal Comment

Springbank

10 years, Raw cask

Collection
Raw cask
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
58,4 %
Bottler
Blackadder
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
85/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Old Malt Cask, 10 years

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2004
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
links & average quote
87/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Old Malt Cask, 1993-2008. Cask#4704

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
refill hogshead
Cask number
single cask 4704
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
links & average quote
Forum 90/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

9 years, Marsala wood finish

Age
9 years
Alcohol percentage
58 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength (7 years in Bourbon refill butts, 2 years in fresh Marsala casks)
links & average quote
91/100
Springbank Marsala
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Red golden, rosé wine
Nose: Very appealing, the alcohol kicks in very softly, at first a bit heavy on the whiney and definetly a little weak on the malty side, but that’s no loss at all. Later there’s fruit brandy (kirsch, slobovitz, williams christ, you name it), but now, yes, whalenuts marcipane and lots of spices (aniseed, cumin, a little menthol, even red peppers). waldmeister and freshly cut clover. dextrose, very soft hints of peatsmoke. Very very promising and multilayered.
Taste: W/o water very firm and heavy but again very seducing and charming, the peat now being far more marked and mixing beautifully with the fruit notes (woodberries). Soft soapy notes (green apple), but very likeable, comparable to a good armagnac... with water there are always new shades: Again nuts, marcipane and dried fruits, also soft notes of an old leather bag, i could go on like this more and more.
Finish: Now the spices, mentioned above, changing and lingering between themselves and the appealing fruity approach. After a medium long development there’s a prickly peppery pleasure remaining on the tongue.
Conc.: This bottle was bought in Scotland during my last Holidays 2007 (the picture was taken there near Loch Linne) and was a very dear souvenir during the last two years. But alas, every bottle has a last drop.
Price in UK 2007: Sterling 42,00
Tasted on June, 4, 2008
91/100

Springbank

Longrow 7 years, Gaja Barolo

Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
55,8 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Gaja Barolo
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
87/100
Personal Comment
Date of tasting: 8/2 2009
Apperance: Yellow- almost old Gold
Nose: Warm and smoky. Didn't feel very spirity at first but then an agressive prickle attacked the nose. Behind that there's some cough medicine, sawdust and green twigs. A pretty dominant peatiness, tar and moss. Intensive, youthful freshness with some complexity (but could do with more). With more water added- cumin and mossy woodlands comes out together with a wineyness which is beginning to appear.
Body: Medium, oily.
Palate: Round and cooling. Definately towards the sweet side. The wine comes out with a dominant acidity in the middle. Reminds me of a fresh white wine. The finish is relatively long and hovers between ripe pears and dry smoke.
87/100

Springbank

Longrow 14 years

Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
81/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Society 180th anniversary

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
47,8 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
91/100
Springbank 180 anniversary
Personal Comment
This bottling was drawn from two casks, one refill sherry butt filled in 1997 (#18) and one refill sherry hogshead filled in 1993 (#28), it was bottled in 2008 as one of 850 bottles.
Apperance: Yellow Gold
Nose: Pleasant and sherried aromas without the heftyness one would find in a first fill. Quite rubbery, a little medicinal and some seaweed. Strokes of the ocean in this one and some oil associated notes. The diluted dram lends lots of nice woody touches, some caramell, salted pork and the soothing lavender, which is almost like violet here. Some peardrops and apricots in there as well but the fragrant aroma is the star of the show.
Body: Light to medium
Palate: Nicely balanced sherry notes. Very warming, on the sweet side combining some fruity, wood! y, fragrant and winey notes. The finish is a little bitter but nice and long and really ties of this dram in a very nice way.
91/100

Springbank

12 o 100 proof (imported by Samaroli, early 80's)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
57,1 %
Bottler
Officiel
Bottle
2400 btls
links & average quote
Forum 98/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

21 yo Parchment label, "Archibald Mitchell", 80's

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Officiel
links & average quote
Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

15 yo Round Bottle, Yellow Thistle, Black & White label, early 90's

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Officiel
links & average quote
Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

12 yo Round Bottle, Yellow Thistle, Black & White label

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Officiel
links & average quote
Forum 92/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Vintage 2001 Batch nr 1

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
55,3 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2009
links & average quote
75/100
Springbank vintage 2001
Personal Comment

Springbank

18 years, Batch 1

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
50/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

Rundlets & Kilderkins

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
49,4 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
sherry rundlets
Dates
Distil: 2001 Bottling: 2012
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
84/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

10 years 100 proof (2009)

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
89/100
Springbank 100proof2009
Personal Comment

Springbank

32 years, 1966. Local Barley

Collection
Local Barley
Age
32 years
Alcohol percentage
54,2 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Bourbon
Cask number
single cask 497
Dates
Distil: 02-1966 Bottling: 11-1998
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
90/100
Springbank 1966 Local Barley
Personal Comment

Springbank

12 years (mid 80's)

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
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links & average quote
89/100
Springbank 12 80
Personal Comment

Springbank

Longrow 9 years old Red wine hogshead

Collection
Whisky Manufaktur
Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
58,2 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Red wine hogshead
Dates
Distil: 1999 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
93/100
Longrow9years
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Red golden copper, rosé wine. Non coloured, non chill filtered as usual at Springbank’s.
Nose: Soft Smoke surrounded by fresh sour fruits (green apple) and coffee with soft hints od vanilla. Later there are some tropical spices (cinnamon, pepper and burnt cane sugar)
Taste: The alcohol having a strong entrance at first, the peat smoke takes a good step forward. With a good shot of water there is whole new picture: Still full smoke with fruits, nuts, leather coffee and the brown sugar. Very peaty, complex and nevertheless easygoing, very nice hints of wine acid (tannins). All is backed by delicious bitter wooden oak notes which lead into a long and fine
Finish: Long and lingering, a pleasant mix of the mild sour tannins and bitterroot.
Conc.: A great Longrow seemed to enjoy its time in the wine cask
Tasting date: Sep/02/2012

93/100

Springbank

1970-2004

Collection
Prestonfield
Age
34 years
Alcohol percentage
51,2 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 1631
Dates
Distil: 16/06/1970 Bottling: 13/08/2004
Bottle
157 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
91/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

1972. Black label/White letters & big S, 75cl

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1972
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links & average quote
Forum 94/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

15 years

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
91/100
Springbank 15 yo
Personal Comment

Springbank

Local Barley 1999

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
57,9 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
recharred sherry butt
Dates
Distil: 1999 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
87/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

1993

Collection
Berry's Own Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Berry Bros and Rudd
Cask number
single cask 195
Dates
Distil: 1993 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
Forum 85/100
Personal Comment

Springbank

1997, Madeira Wood

Collection
Wood Expressions
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
55,1 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
BT2014 85/100
Springbank 1997 madeira
Personal Comment

Springbank

15 years, for the Nectar

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46,5 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
Fresh Rum Cask
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
BT2016 86/100
springbank for the nectar
Personal Comment
see comments BT2016

Springbank

10 years - 100 proof

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
57 %
Bottler
Official
Cask
2006
=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros=25 euros
links & average quote
BT2016 89/100
springbank 100 proof
Personal Comment
see comments BT2016

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