Springbank 10 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Springbank 10 Year Old
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Blended from a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks, the light colour of this malt belies the richness of its character. The nose has a wide range of aromas, from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, while the palate shows touches of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang characteristic of the distillery. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whiskies Awards 2014.
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10 Year Old

Springbank 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

29 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    13 December 2017

    This is the crispest single malt that i've ever had. CRISP. Really is the standout adjective for me. Probably a perfect starting point for those wanting a gentle introduction to single malt.

  • 5
    25 November 2017

    This is the best single malt 10 year old expression that I’ve tried. I added half a teaspoon of water based on a recommendation. Forget it. Lemon merengue/peach cobbler palate. It was absolutely fantastic!

  • 5
    14 November 2017

    Excellent whisky. Just bought my second bottle. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    28 October 2017

    Just buy it - a perfectly balanced whisky. I thought I knew and liked single malts. This takes it to another level.

  • 5
    29 March 2017

    This year's springbank 10 is one of the most accomplished whiskies I have ever tasted. My bottle has been open around three weeks now and it is seriously coming of age. There is no one thing that hits me apart from its sweet fruitiness which I think Apple plays a role. Sometimes I get a little smoke hit and others I don't, I just love this stuff it is a stunning drink . It is getting hard to get hold of already, bag some while you can.

  • 5
    5 March 2017

    This is superb. Light smoke, coal tar, salty. Sophisticated but also packs a punch. Really distinctive whisky.

  • 5
    29 December 2016

    Excellent whisky. Will be buying another bottle when I've finished this bottle.

  • 5
    5 December 2016

    Hard to believe its a ten year old. With a drop of water and a little time 5 stars all day long. Lovely stuff!

  • 5
    6 October 2016

    This is very unique. Nothing else quite tastes like Springbank. If all Campbeltown whisky was this good, then it's a crime that they're all gone. On the nose there is peat mixed with a salt breeze and some sweet malt. The palate is oily with more earthy peat and some malt. There is some underlying dry fruit because part of this is matured in sherry casks. There is a sharp tang. The finish is long and tingly with a lot of pepper and spice mixing in with the salt. There is a pleasant lingering smoky aftertaste. Very unique stuff. If you are a malt lover in general or like coastal whiskies in particular (Oban, Talisker, Clynelish or Old Pulteney) you really need to try this

  • 5
    14 April 2016

    Excellent. Old school The way scotch single mat use to be

  • 5
    25 February 2016

    Fantastic, characterful, spirit-driven whisky. Spectacularly good value.

  • 3
    4 December 2015

    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.

  • 5
    17 October 2015

    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.

  • 5
    28 August 2015

    First try tonight of this, I loved it! Whilst complex is a very enjoyable dram, one definitely to be patient with.

  • 5
    12 June 2015

    Another excellent Malt, a bit sweeter than the Glen Scotia 10 yr old,,,but just as good. I will buy again!

  • 5
    30 May 2015

    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

  • 4
    14 May 2015

    My first taste of Campbeltown. Spicy with a light smoke. Very pleasant dram.

  • 5
    26 June 2014

    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

  • Boris, 28 th March 28 March 2014

    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.

  • Anonymous 31 July 2012

    Possibly the best 10 YO single malt for the money.

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