Springbank 10 Year Old70cl / 46%
- Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Springbank 10 Year Old Reviews
Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)
I liked the new 10 a lot when I tried it two years ago, let’s see how it evolved. I already tried it blind and scored it 88, which is very high for an entry-level whisky.
Nose: I’m very glad to report that Springbank’s style is now almost the same as it was in the 1960s or early 1970s, which the comparison with the old 5 shows well. Phenolic, mineral, waxy, briney, coastal (seashells) and farmy (‘farmyard after the rain’), resinous (pine needles)… Truly beautiful. Still hints of bitter oranges but less so than in earlier recent Springbanks.
Mouth: wow! Fat and oily, much peatier than other Springbanks, as if they had thrown a few casks of Longrow into the vatting. Peppery, salty, waxy, lemony, orangey… Just great.
Finish: long, lemony, peaty and peppery.
Comments: up up up. I don’t know if all the recent batches of the 10 are like this one but when they are… SGP:454 - 89 points.
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Nose: Briar, pine nut, dried fruit, sesame oil. With time more fruit emerges (raspberry, peach) along with some leafy notes.
Palate: Very creamy mouthfeel, smoky & heathery, with honey, pepper & gentle spice.
Finish: Restrained peppery tingle with polished malt notes.
18 Customer Reviews
Oily, smokey, oddly bitter with a breadth of aftertaste that my palette is likely unaccustomed to. Somewhat disappointing, I feel it would do a lot better for a few more years ageing. Will be revisiting with the 15 YO. Price point seems a little high for the quality.
The whisky world''s best kept secret: introduce it to your friends and they will be thankful. I rate it as better than the 15 year old. Balanced to perfection.
First try tonight of this, I loved it! Whilst complex is a very enjoyable dram, one definitely to be patient with.
Another excellent Malt, a bit sweeter than the Glen Scotia 10 yr old,,,but just as good. I will buy again!
This has to be the best entry level dram there is. It has a complexity that can take you by surprise. One to be patient with but well worth the time. Natural colour and unchill filtered to boot. Take a bow Springbank
My first taste of Campbeltown. Spicy with a light smoke. Very pleasant dram.
I'm currently trying to invent a device that will allow me to strap a nosing glass of springbank over my nose to allow a happier life. The whisky is fantastic, and for the money I cannot think of anything better than this. 10 mins in the glass and the whisky transforms, give it time and enjoy. It has fruit and spice and smoke, it's oily and briny. Natural colour and non chill filtered 5 star no brainer
Again and again I`ma amazed about this perfectly balanced dram. Strong, sweet with hints of smoke - Springbank 10 always leaves me with a feeling of complete happiness and satisfaction.
Possibly the best 10 YO single malt for the money.
Absolutely loved this...didn't last long. Very balanced, big dried fruit nose, spicey sweet palate with hints of smoke, long finish. Lots here for your money