Saturday, 25 November 2017

Springbank 1993 BBR Review [Swiss Army Man]

Hi everyone,

Another review today, because I’ve got a tonne to get through and lots of exciting stuff. This one is another Berry Bros & Rudd, a wine company cased in London, that also do some whiskies and rum. This is from their single cask stuff.
On another, completely different note, I’m in Rotterdam for the Whiskybase Gathering, so come say hi if you’re around!

Springbank 1993 BBR 46%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Classically dry, chalky, austere and sooty. Sharp oak, vanilla pod, soft notes but a little sharp abv.
Taste: Soft, dry oak, very chalky, ash, chimeney soot, lacking power.
Finish: Short length. A little sour fruit.
Disappointing. I’m starting to learn that not all of these old Springbanks are great. They can be a little austere and ‘tight’ I would say. Even being from my birth year doesn’t save this one.
Bottled 2015, 21yo for Switzerland.
73/100

Thanks for reading!

Scotch Review #505
Whisky Network Review #584

Network Average: 74.6
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

Full Disclosure Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. You can find more on my scoring here. I apologise for any seemly low or 'bad' scores given with my system and am sorry I can't say only nice things. Please keep in mind that I am ethically compromised and am unable to produce 100% unbiased reviews.

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