Springbank 15 Year old

Old style sherry-peat

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

Jules

Date:

22nd Jan 2015

Reviewer rating:

82

About this score:

  • Nose: 20
  • Taste: 20
  • Finish: 20
  • Balance: 22

The average score for this whisky is 85.

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Tasting Notes by Jules

Nose: Mild peat & Sherry - along with unique notes such as Hazelnut, Alka-Seltzer & something along the lines of struck matches. Slightly waxy and quite mineral with a faint coastal whiff...

Mouth: Along the same lines as the nose, but not as sweet as suggested. Very round. Zesty and nutty, with bitter herbs. Medium body.

Finish: Fairly long - lemony, nutty with hints of peat. Some juniper & orange.

Probably better off getting the 12yo if you can find it. Not the peaty/salty Springbank notes you might expect.

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Springbank

Region:

Campbeltown

ABV:

46%

Colour:

Pale Gold

Comments

OlJas

OlJas wrote:

Thanks for that closing comment. I've always had the impression that the 15 is not the Springbank for me, but I think this is the first time I've see anyone simply state it so clearly.

23 January 2015 00:14

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