Springbank 14 Year Bourbon Wood

Peated Single Malt

Springbank // Campbeltown , Scotland

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  1. tylerss20

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    N: Tangy pineapple, citrus zest, mineral oil, a gentle touch smoke, lemon cake. P: Shortbread, marmalade, candied ginger, slight peat funk, saltwater taffy. Long rumbling finish of mineral and lemon tang, berry tart, and wood influence. Subtle dessert qualities, but dry relative to the entry. The 14 years haven't blunted the coastal influence on this, but those bright astringent and salty aspects have been married nicely with the rich dessert notes from the bourbon barrel.
  2. Richard-ModernDrinking

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Drink this neat at your own risk - it goes down like a punch to the face. Tamed with water, it’s creamy, oily and fruity (lemons, to be precise.) The finish is long and slightly sweet. A challenging dram.
  3. ScotchingHard

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Bottle purchased on 8/1/18, and killed on 2/28/19 Springbank OB 14 years old Bourbon Wood 55.8% ABV Distilled 11/2002 Bottled 8/25/2017 Limited Release of 9000 bottles Price: 123 USD Springbank without any sherry influence is like Caol Ila without any peat. It’s a weird one. Springbank goes wonderfully with sherry casks because the spirit itself is sulphurous and mineral (desired, if you’re a Springbank fan), so it hides sulphur from the cask (undesired, but inevitable in modern times). This dram has a deviant character arc that goes from a friendly, sweet, buttery, vanilla nose and arrival on the palate, which progresses to an austere, oaky, mineral, and dry finish. The funky, farmy Springbank distillery character is strong throughout, but it’s missing the familiar sherry influence. I don’t get the tropical fruits that I love with most other Springbanks. This is a more elemental Springbank. Some quality bourbon casks were obviously used; the nose and palate are great, but the finish is just missing deliciousness, which I’ve come to expect from this distillery. I don’t regret the purchase, but I probably won’t buy another bottle; the 12 year old CS is cheaper and more to my tastes. Rating (price not a factor): 90 / 100 Purchase satisfaction (price factored): 3 / 5
    123.0 USD per Bottle
  4. DrBooze

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  5. retra

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tasted this in a bar in Melbourne (Whisky and Alement) I loved it so much I ordered 2 bottles in the cab heading to dinner... Drinking it now back at home it's still great but I'm struggling without a splash of water. Maybe I'm getting old...
    179.0 AUD per Bottle
  6. Mr_T

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  7. Ronntex1

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  8. daddyneedshismedicine

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  9. ohio_buck

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  10. skinimod

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
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