Springbank 10 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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.

Distillery Bottling
10 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Heather Heather
  • Orange Orange
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Cream Cream

Springbank 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    • Comment:

      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

    • Score:

      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.

35 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 April

    Practically a meal in a glass, it's got its own bouquet of great smells that touch many bases. Tastes like ripe orange, candied peach sweetness, salt, and has a whoompf of motor oil peatiness at the end.

  • 5
    21 December 2018

    I’ve reviewed this before and I’m always amazed at how good and consistent this whisky is. I try to always have a bottle on hand even though this can be hard to find at times. This is an independent distillery and the entire whisky making process is carried out on site. In my opinion, limited production is well worth it for this kind of quality. All whisky lovers should try this if they haven’t done so already. If you love this as much as I do, treat yourself to a bottle of the limited edition, semi-annual 12 yr old cask strength release. It hits all the same notes as the 10 yr old, just way more intense

  • 5
    29 November 2018

    A brilliant all rounder. Sometimes I feel like sherried, sometimes peat but always Springbank. This core release is everything that whisky should be. Complex, intense, slightly smoky and floral! A permanent fixture in my collection!

  • 5
    9 September 2018

    One of the best whiskies I think we've tried. Springbank 10 is amazingly balanced and complex with tasty fruit and just enough peatiness. It was tough to find this once I found out about it, as it seemed to be sold out everywhere. Now I'm so glad I found it. I even like that the bottle and packaging is probably the simplest and least pretentious I've seen. No superfluous naming, no exhaustive backstory, just the aesthetics of an old edition of Lord of the Rings and a quick blurb on the bottle about the whisky. Show, don't tell. Delicous whisky, will always be keeping a bottle around.

  • 5
    16 August 2018

    Outstanding whiskey for any age statement. Old school for sure.

  • 5
    26 March 2018

    Only 10 years? Very flavorful, perfect balance of fruity / earthy / smoky just wonderful whisky here

  • 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.

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