- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Online Tasting Week 2021
- Stated Age
- 08 years old
- Refill Bourbon + Fresh Pedro Ximénez Casks
- Number of bottles
- 56.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 06 Apr 2021 12:06 pm by swk27844
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 08-year-old
42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.46 points
- Yes officially released for 60£, but when shipped to Germany and you include the outrageous shipping fee, mandatory import duty because of Brexit and German vat and 15€ mandatory DHL handling fee plus credit card fees etc you end around 85€ with some rounding... Just saying, but needs to be considered.
- The PX influence is a bit too strong here for my liking. The Springbank character hides in the background, and it's not a character I want hiding. The finish is short and youthful. I do hope it improves with time in the bottle, but at £60 it is decent. Initial impression is 87 points for me.
Upon further tasting, with a touch of water, the palate is very tasty and somewhat viscous. The finish is still somewhat short for me, so I can't justify giving it a 90... But 89.
Upon a third tasting; too much PX. 88, maybe 87 if I'm feeling mean.
- Released for the Online Tasting Week 2021 for 60£
- The color scared me, but it didn't turn out as bad as I feared. Although it lacks the mineral note that is so characteristic of Springbank (and which I am always looking for) and therefore cannot be identified as a Springbank, all in all it is a very good whisky, which the PX barrels both in terms of the color as well as the taste did a great job.
As in the Hazelburn 15yo OTW 2021, the sherry - how could it be otherwise with this color - is immediately in the nose, but finer and more reserved. Grapes, black cherries, raisin bread, leather, dark chocolate, nougat.
Strong and very sweet start, could well pass as a high-proof liqueur. Dry forest floor, grapes, black cherries, sweet blackberries and blueberries, marzipan, dark chocolate. Slightly spicy, not definable. Some salt comes from somewhere.
Medium length, slightly dry. He stays very cute until the end. Cold coffee, dark chocolate, white pepper.
- Old steward! What a great stuff!
Fat sweetness of raisins and dates, plus a direct Springbank touch, mineral and salty, the smoke is also present - certainly due to the youth, chocolate with blood orange, overripe plums, oily engine room
Chocolatey sweet, very creamy, nutty with nougat, the smoke and minerality are unmistakable, but here the barrel holds tight with plums, astringent at the back without drying out too much
The dry spice dominates at first, sweet chocolate with lots of coffee then stays on the palate for ages, definitely not a typical finish for an 8-year-old
- Springbank 8 yo. fresh PX cask..
Very aromatic, very soft for an ABV of 56.5% and very balanced ..
The nose is spicy, very winey, sweet red sherry, some medicinal herbs, cough syrup, spices, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, light peppercorns.
The taste is sweet, enveloping the tongue, black berry jam, licorice, cough syrup again .. but sweet (not nasty)
Sulfur (matches) is completely absent.
Very balanced, the springbank is completely hidden behind a sherry screen ..)
There are light notes of polish ... but just a little bit ..
Grandma's pharmacy from the chest of drawers, old candied candied fruits.
Long finish, very pleasant and warming.
This is one of the best whisky I've ever had..
Cacao powder. Leather and coffee. Dried fruits, such as raisins and sweet dates. Honey. Then I get a hint of oranges. Tobacco and diesel oil. A touch of old wood. Water: Blueberries and more oranges. Caramel, a farmyard note and black cherries.
Very sweet, a bit too much for me. Sweet raisins and dates. A touch of smoke. Balsamic vinegar. Earl Grey tea. Honey and dark chocolate. Ahorn syrup too. Then I get oak, which is followed by a bunch of spices, cinnamon and a touch of black pepper. Water: The spices move a bit more into the background and it becomes a bit more fruity. This is a little bit better. It also adds oranges and minerals.
Short and dry and rather spicy and it’s a bit bitter. Black coffee and wood. Tobacco too.
- It's immoral ....... a bottle of 60 GBP to shell it for 260 GBP.
- Released for the Online Tasting Week 2021. This one definitely had everyone talking about the colour and I can say that this dram is all thick, sweet, PX and very slightly Springbank. That given, it is a very good whisky in it's own regard. Value (£65.00) - 8/10
The nose reminds me immediately of recent Glenallachie PX casks which have been matured in the very best quality of wood. Thick, syrupy treacle sweetness alongside a myriad of juicy plums, raisins and some blackcurrants. Then the PX influence of dark espresso and some balsamic vinegar show themselves. The slightest whiff of smoke. Some spice with white pepper as well.
Immediately sweet on the palate. Packed full of Muscovado sugar and sticky toffee pudding. Raisins and dates with some fresh orange peel. That balsamic note returns again. A little minerality reminding us that this is a coastal Campbeltown dram. Espresso notes even more dominant now as the tannins appear.
A continuation of the palate really, which I can only say is a good thing. Very sweet, slightly bitter and a touch drying with some white pepper heat throughout. Doesn't last as long as I would like it to but it is just an 8 year old whisky. On a plus side that mineral note really build up here.
- It's almost like a glass of sherry with a few drops of Springbank.
Plenty of blackcurrants, creme de cassis and aceto di balsamico, but that's the Pedro Ximénez influence. There's raisins, plums and dates as well. A sliver of smoke, embers and charred oak. But what happened to the Springbank character?
Sweet and dry with a tinge of earthy smoke and some cracked black peppercorns. More of the sweet, sometimes acidic influence from the Pedro Ximénez cask, similar to the aromas described above. It's not unbalanced, but not exactly well integrated either.
More of the same with a hint of dark chocolate. Long too.