Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% 2007

Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% 2007

ex Vat € 578,51
in Vat € 700,00
Volume 0,70l
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Distillery Springbank
Bottler OB
Serie Local Barley
Bottled for NV
Distilled date 06.2007
Bottling date 11.2017
Country Scotland
Region Campbeltown
Age 10
Cask Type X
Cask Number X
Alcohol percentage 57.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect
Stock 0
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 1

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (90)

Indeed I’m late once again. One third sherry, two thirds bourbon, and of course Campbeltown barley. I thought the 11 yo was very good (WF 88).

Colour: straw.

Nose: not massive, and even a little lighter and more floral than regular Springbanks, but otherwise everything’s well in place, the chalk, the beach sand, the beeswax, the embrocations, the citrus, the hints of new natural leather (leather shop in Turkey)… With water: aspirin tablets in water with lemon juice and drops of honey and vanilla essence. Cures you.

Mouth (neat): simply extremely good, as expected. Big mineral lemons, a feeling of garage tools, chalk and plaster, oysters, salted porridge, more lemon, even more lemon, thin mints… It’s bigger on the palate! With water: extremely good, purer, but with more smoke, and an overall profile that’s rather more medicinal. The lemon is perfect.

Finish: long, pretty blade-y.

Comments: an extremely pure expression of Springbank, rather less ‘dirty’ than others, and certainly more medicinal/lemony. Less tarry than the 11, as far as I can remember that one. I just do not seem to manage to resist this style. Lots of love.

Malt Fascination (91)



On the nose there’s a mountain of barley, but it’s rather quiet at first. It takes a bit of time to get going. Somehow, there’s a promise of a big and oily whisky. Some vanilla crumble, and strangely (never had this before) some thistle oil. Thistles, rushes, and other plants you don’t want in your field. Stale bread, toast, and the tiniest whiff of smoke.

Very warming and dry, with a very oily mouthfeel. It feels a bit like a mix of thistle oil and a more machine oil flavor. Barley and other ‘wild flowers’. I can imagine flavors like this coming from a kintyre field. As said, oily, big, dry. A touch of vanilla and smoke, with some peppery heat as well.

The finish gets a bit more bright, but it never leaves the oiliness behind. The barley is a bit lighter, as is the sudden hint of dried apple. The warmth of the alcohol lingers, but it doesn’t stay sharp, which it was a bit on the palate. Dry, with hints of oak and white pepper.

In short, this is a cracker. More in line with the 16 year old than with last year’s 11 year old. That might be because last year’s whisky used bere barley instead of more modern varieties. It’s a very big whisky, and due to it being only ten years old there’s not a lot of oak taking up space of the spirit. Big and oily, as you’d expect if you’ve seen the distillery.

I really suggest trying to get one if you’ve not already done so. It’s not cheap for a ten year old whisky, but you’d be supporting a bit of provenance, a kick-ass distillery and proper craft when making whisky.

BOW (90)

Exploring the Richness of Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3%

Springbank Distillery, nestled in the picturesque region of Campbeltown, Scotland, is revered for its commitment to time-honored distillation techniques and the production of remarkable whiskies. Among their noteworthy releases is the Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3%, a limited edition expression that captivates the senses and showcases the distillery's dedication to craftsmanship. Let's delve into the world of this exceptional whisky and discover the unique flavors and character it has to offer.

A Celebration of Local Barley:
The Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% pays homage to the use of locally sourced barley, a fundamental ingredient in crafting fine Scottish whisky. By carefully selecting barley from nearby farms, Springbank captures the essence of the region, adding depth and terroir to their expressions. This commitment to utilizing local ingredients is highly valued among whisky enthusiasts and lends a distinctive character to the whisky.

Maturity and Complexity:
Matured for a decade in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, the Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% has had ample time to develop its complexity and depth of flavor. The interaction between the spirit and the casks results in a harmonious fusion of aromas and tastes. With each sip, you'll uncover layers of flavors that include notes of honeyed sweetness, rich dark chocolate, toasted oak, and hints of dried fruits. This whisky exemplifies the artistry and expertise of Springbank's skilled craftsmen.

An Abundance of Aromas:
As you approach the glass, you'll be greeted by a symphony of enticing aromas. The nose reveals hints of vanilla, warm spices, and a subtle floral fragrance. Undertones of caramel and toffee dance in harmony, inviting you to indulge in a sensory journey. The Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% offers an intoxicating bouquet that excites and entices the senses.

A Bold and Satisfying Experience:
With an alcohol strength of 57.3%, this whisky demands attention. It presents a bold and robust character that lingers on the palate, revealing its true depth and complexity. The higher alcohol content enhances the intensity of the flavors, offering a delightful balance between sweetness and spiciness. This expression is a true treat for enthusiasts who appreciate whiskies with character and strength.

Preserving Tradition and Heritage:
Springbank Distillery's legacy dates back to 1828, and their commitment to traditional production methods sets them apart. From malting their own barley to conducting the entire production process on-site, every step is carefully executed by skilled artisans. The Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% is a testament to their unwavering dedication, capturing the essence of their rich heritage in each bottle.

The Springbank 10 Years Old Local Barley 57.3% is a whisky that embodies the craftsmanship, tradition, and character for which Springbank Distillery is renowned. Its combination of locally sourced barley, meticulous aging process, and bold flavors make it a standout expression. Whether you are a seasoned whisky connoisseur or an adventurous enthusiast, this limited edition release is a journey worth embarking on. Raise a glass and savor the richness and depth of Springbank in every sip of this extraordinary whisky

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