Another fine malt for a Havana, Springbank 15yo has an almost bewildering array of flavours: dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla are just some of the notes on show. Absolutely top-class.
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CountryScotlandRegionCampbeltownBottlerDistillery BottlingAge15 Year Old
Palate: Very sweet attack, followed with pepper, raisins, nuts. Full-bodied, very silky mouthfeel.
Finish: Some lovely vanilla / boiled sweet notes, cocoa, hazelnuts. Good length.
Customer Reviews:(9 reviews)
This is the response I got from Springbank's Ranald Watson regarding the lack of sherry character in the 15yo:
The 15yo is always 100% olorosso sherry cask matured. I think the differences over the years have cropped up due to the ratio of fresh/refill casks, which can sometimes lean much further towards refill. However, the stock of whisky we have from 1998 onwards should be much more consistent and you will hopefully see a more obvious sherry influence from recent bottlings onwards.
- anonymous, 1st March
This is a great malt but I am not picking up the sherry notes. Especially where it is 100% sherry cask aging. My bottle was very peated (in a good way) with plenty of smoke. If I tasted this in a blind tasting I would have guessed this is an Islay. Great malt though!
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 4th Oct '12
stunning. much more complex and balanced than the 10.
dangerous in that once open, I don't want to stop drinking!
- MSC, 2nd Jan '12
The best 15 yo that I have tried. Balanced yet full of personality. I'd like to get a bottle, but in Canada it's so expensive at $137, it's actually more than a lot of older and also excellent malts.
- Tudval, 15th Dec '11
Absolutely brilliant. The extra 5 years over the Ten add many more layers of complexity. Delicious! I prefer it to the 18.
- MaltMuggle77, 6th Dec '11
A beautiful malt whisky. There is a sweetness, balanced by fruit note, followed by cocoa on the finish. This is richer than the 10 year old, but both are brilliant adverts for scotch malt whisky. This site is good value too.
- Sean, 31st Oct '11
The business. Lovely Springbank with a bit of fruit going on. One can't help but feel happy when drinking this :-)
- DJB, 6th Sep '11
tried this in a bar recently. Nice comparison after drinking the Longrow cv and the Springbank 10. Sweetness for sure, but a pleasing balance. Very approachable and a suggestive depth.
- jack faith, 30th Aug '10
Wow, powerful spiciness, nice mouth feel with some good length. Feels like the ABV is higher than touted - in a good way. Smokier than I hoped for but, I kinda liked it after a few swigs. More pepper and malt than anything else. Time to break out a Greycliff!
- Yossi, 29th Apr '09
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