Springbank Aged 15 Years
Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 750 ml. | 92 proof
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
98 pts.Wine Enthusiast: April, 2008
The complex, understated bouquet finds aromas of barely malt, seaweed, heather, oaky vanilla, honey, sherry cask, scrambled egg and minerals. The palate entry is oily, buttery and oaky sweet; by midpalate the flavors include assertive tastes of marzipan, marshmallow, baked pear/peach pastry and bacon fat. Finishes with a luscious fruit/grape thrust. A masterpiece.
88 pts. Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch: January 1, 1994
Colour: Solid amber.
Nose: Brine, slight peat, tar, sherry.
Body: Medium to full. Very oily.
Palate: Salt, coconut, toffee.
Finish: Very lively and satisfying.
86 pts.Whisky Advocate: Fall, 2007
Powerful, mature, and nicely rounded. Similar in some ways to the Springer 10 year old 46% reviewed below, with the addition of toasted coconut and caramel. It’s also more rounded and with greater depth.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: June 1, 2007
This whisky is remarkably pretty in its old gold/light topaz hue; superb purity. The first sniffs pick up layers of aroma, from barley malt to sea breeze to seaweed to heather; an additional aeration period of seven minutes really helps to bring out deeper layers of oaky vanilla, honey, sherry cask, scrambled egg, and minerals; a stunningly complex bouquet whose best virtue is its understatement. The palate entry is tantalizingly oily, buttery, and oaky sweet; by the midpalate stage, the flavor profile expands to include assertive tastes of marzipan, marshmallow, baked pear/peach pastry, and bacon fat. Finishes with a fruit/grape thrust that’s unbelievably luscious. Every bit as majestic ten years on. A masterpiece.