The KOTQ has enjoyed 12 tastings from the Springbank distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Springbank Campbeltown 1828 – Today Unknown
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active J. & A. Mitchell Crosshill Loch 750,000 liters/year
       
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SPRINGBANK Longrow Sherry 02Q4 – SPRINGBANK 10 Longrow Sherry [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
gold
“sherry caramel, peaty yet sweet butterscotch”
any one of the juggies
“complex, sweet and lingering saltiness”
not as salty as expected for a Campbelltown
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Bop
sandy brown
“butterscotch, rum then vanilla”
Lively
somewhat salty mostly faux
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Cyclone
clear amber
“grass, hay iodine”
thick confident
“sweet candy cane, Jennifer Aniston”
“sweet Coating, lingering”
very good one of the best palates I’ve had
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Irving
brown
dark wood
Boom! Heavy cedar
salty dry
easy gradual
“unexpected body, not very peaty”
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Lakeview
autumn rain
gouds sherry
smooth like silk
quick powerful
a very nice scotch worthy of my collection
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Tao
Goldenrod much darker
nutty
full
Malty caramel
A Little hot
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002

SPRINGBANK yo 11Q3 – SPRINGBANK 10 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
really wonderful….petroleum hint of smoke char
wild and hot
rich and oily….heat pepper light on salt….wished I had more to sample
lngering campfire warm
Preferred over talisker 10. i miss the 21.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011
Bop
Long nose pull is rewarded with an Eden like experience
Too hot. Not enough of that spring bank oil that I like.
I cut it and it went totally dead. Very disappointing.
11Q3-B Funk
October 1st, 2011

SPRINGBANK Rumwood 02Q4 – SPRINGBANK 12 Rumwood [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
pale yellow
butterscotch rum
medium to full
briny rum notes
initially sweet finishes warm & salty
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Bop
grey
butterscotch rum
hollow perhaps to good finish
somewhat like a cask strength
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Cyclone
golden
iodine salt
tall & easy early Brinkley
strong
attack and retreat
Iowa State Football
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Irving
light brown
“iodine, flowers sweet”
strong light soapy
rich
gentle lingering heat
“can’t stop nosing it, add water”
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Lakeview
pale yellow
rum iodine
hot tangy
lingering medicinal
A sub par effort by Springbank
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Tao
Pale Golden
airplane glue
Firery – the red head on GAP ads
not enough to go over the alcohol
lingering
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002

SPRINGBANK yo 00Q4 – SPRINGBANK 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Orange tinged
Sportscreme with an edge of rubber gym shoes.
Heavy Spicy, burnt, edgy, warm
Dry – but coats your mouth
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Centennial
Brown
caramel
Heavy
Salty
Edgy/sharp
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000
Lakeview
Brown
Burnt grass/leaves from a fresh tree. That “new ca
Tangy, salty
Warm, coats the throat
(During blind tasting) Good, but no (Macallan).
00Q4-Bop
December 2nd, 2000

SPRINGBANK yo 04Q1 – SPRINGBANK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Caramel, slight smoke, heather
Full, rounded legs
Salty, slight petrol, initially sweet
Warm, smooth, comforting
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Bop
Oily; light smoke
Creamy
Oily
Sharp at first but pretty dry
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Cyclone
Sweet molasses sugar!
Solid – well put together
Creamy, easy smooth
Easy not long
My favorite
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Lakeview
butter
Salty but molasses
Great finish – buttermilk
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Tao
Flower, honey
Alicia Silverstone
Very smooth; honey
Short – smooth
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004
Ville
Nutty flowery
Robust, solid
Creamy, smooth
Easy but lasts long
04Q1-Bluff
March 27th, 2004

SPRINGBANK yo 02Q4 – SPRINGBANK 15 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
copper
“sherry, iodine, light peat balanced whiff of smok
medium
lightly sweet briny oily & chocolately
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Bop
copper w/ bright hue
light floor polish
petroleum, oily – distinctive
tennis shoe – Springbank signature flavor
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Cyclone
redwood
soapy sweet
bold strong
peppery sweet
like a gentle handshake
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Irving
light brown w/ tinge of red
medicinal cardboard cleaning solution
sherry
lingering sherry
“A lot of sherry, Not a lot of depth”
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Lakeview
runny rustic
carmel sherry
full
fantastic inviting grasping then ends
A much better effort nice w/ a drop of water
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002
Tao
Halle Berry
Locust & Wild Honey
Halle Berry
Sherry Port over whiskey
02Q4-Bluff
December 13th, 2002

SPRINGBANK Maderia 14Q3 – SPRINGBANK 16 Maderia [Distillery bottling at Cask Strength]

SPRINGBANK 2010 12Q1 – SPRINGBANK 18 2010 [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sherry in the nose
Oily and bitter
Oily (truffle oil), sharp, peppery
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Lakeview
Caramel
Oily, caramel, orange peel
A long lingering beauty
Peppery with sherry undertones
Smooth, great with my French toast
Having this, I cannot wait for the 21 year to return!
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012
Ville
Sweetness – honey, fruit: citrus, slight pepper
Medium
Short but stout
Ja-Lo: Solid, mature, talented
12Q1-Riesling
March 24th, 2012

SPRINGBANK Longrow 15Q4 – SPRINGBANK 18 Longrow [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

SPRINGBANK yo 15Q3 – SPRINGBANK 21 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Sharper than I expected. Looking for the petroleum smell that isnít strong
Light olive oil
Not as strong a character as the vintage 21 from the 1990s and early 2000s which had a much more rubbery oil taste like a Chuck Taylor sneaker (which was a great thing). This is lighter and less charactered.
15Q3-Bluff
January 16th, 2016

SPRINGBANK Hazelburn 09Q2 – SPRINGBANK 8 Hazelburn [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
really cool. multi-texture pattern that is part buttery
Angular and evasive. has some heat
Drops of water brings out the sweetness
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Lakeview
Iodine
Almost too brutal
Awful; needs cutting
Cutting it helps but it is boring and too rigid
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009
Ville
yellow grass
soft
bland
a little heat. with water slight sweet
Had a cold could not smell
09Q2-Bluff
June 26th, 2009

SPRINGBANK Hazelburn 12Q3 – SPRINGBANK 8 Hazelburn [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Quite dark with a reddish hue
Oily influence which is classic Springbank
Harsh with bourbon undertones and maybe a hint of black cherry
A little too direct
Bluff had a Hazelburn 8 from 2009 that was aged in bourbon only and not Sauternes as this one has. He says much of the richness of this expression stems from the Sauternes influence.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012
Lakeview
Almost purple
Aunt jemima
JL
Sweet but too much alcohol
Really good cut
Way better than the original. The Sauternes does wonders.
12Q3-Hoopie
September 15th, 2012