ralfy review 808 – Springbank 15yo @ 46%vol:



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39 Comments
  1. Reply
    Rafael Nardi January 13, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Can you tell us the bottling date of your Springbank 15?

  2. Reply
    Pharmacists do it over the counter January 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Was this a 2019 bottling? Last year was exemplary across the entire range as a whole for Springbank/Longrow/Hazelburn releases.

  3. Reply
    Mark P Stengel January 14, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Hi Ralfy, I enjoyed watching episode #808 Springbank. Best Regard's, Mark

  4. Reply
    Lemmy Koopa January 14, 2020 at 12:05 am

    I cant wait for this episode's extras. This is one of my favorite spirits.

  5. Reply
    EricSFCA January 14, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Miss the Triskelion! Was very cool.

  6. Reply
    Zoltán Dani January 14, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Wow…I have found this one to be the weakest point of the core range…interesting. Maybe at some point I am going to sample it again.

  7. Reply
    Ivan Jaros January 14, 2020 at 12:23 am

    i want to get some springbank for quite some time now but the price always stops me from pulling the trigger. i understand they are small and remote distillery but i am just not ready to pay 50 eur for 10yo, 75 eur for 12CS or 100 eur for 15yo. it is just too much for what it is and there is plenty of cheaper options.

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    My Work Here Is Done January 14, 2020 at 12:27 am

    I’m a malt noob and have just ordered a bottle of Deanston 12 after your recent video and a bottle of Springbank will be soon to follow. Was thinking the 10, but may have a look at the 15 now!
    Will likely go for a Bladnoch 10 as well.

    Your channel has been a massive help and I feel far more confident venturing into the single malt world now. Slainte mhath!

  9. Reply
    Dale Piper January 14, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Treated myself…thanks for the review.

  10. Reply
    Dave Wilson January 14, 2020 at 12:36 am

    I love you Ralfy, but have had consistently disappointing experiences with Springbank. Outside the 10-year I have been left wanting. I have tried multiple 12 cask strength, two different 18, and won't buy another without tasting first. I am convinced they have quality control issues.

  11. Reply
    Tillson N January 14, 2020 at 12:43 am

    For me this is the best 15yo Core range Singlemalt of all

  12. Reply
    Rian Creamer January 14, 2020 at 12:59 am

    I've had one of these on the go since last October. First impressions were not as how I remembered it and it was very sweet and closed up. Three months later and this stuff is now gorgeous!

  13. Reply
    Klaus January 14, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Hey Ralphy,

    First of all thanks for this amazing review.
    I was also looking into buying a new Springbank bottle because I have the 10 yo and really enjoyed it.
    What would you recommend the most between the Springbank 12yo CS and the 15? (Both are around the same price here.)

    I really enjoyed all of your recommend bottles so far that I could get my hands on.

    So thank you for that amazing advice too. 🙂

    Thanks in advance,

    Kind regards,

    Klaus

    ( A maltmate from Belgium)

  14. Reply
    Doug Davey January 14, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Is Speyburn a corporate multi national. Ohio has some non age dated bottles from some casks they bought. I’m thinking about picking one up. 44 usd. ????

  15. Reply
    Greg Burnett January 14, 2020 at 1:09 am

    Balvenie joins Springbank as a distillery that does all of the above…

  16. Reply
    dennis timmer January 14, 2020 at 1:12 am

    you made me poor a dram ralf, a bladnoch 10, on dokters advice 😉

  17. Reply
    Scotchgod January 14, 2020 at 1:31 am

    SB15 is to die for! It's pretty much the quintessence of what Single malt scotch whisky is all about. If I was to choose only one whisky to take to the remote lonely island, it would be this one, period!

  18. Reply
    HopMalt81 January 14, 2020 at 1:47 am

    $145 here in Oregon , USA. Hard pass.

  19. Reply
    David Kasman January 14, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Never tried the 15YO … but I will. Love the 10YO and 12YO Cask Strength!

  20. Reply
    MontalbanJR January 14, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Finally! I’ve been waiting for this review forever.

  21. Reply
    Curratum January 14, 2020 at 2:33 am

    Another 70 EUR bottle…

  22. Reply
    Moop T January 14, 2020 at 2:33 am

    My firm favorite contemporary 15yo. Amazing depth and complexity of smell and taste. With a hint of peat and extra coolness Springbank factor: (Slight Sour Funk! George Clinton Like:-)))

  23. Reply
    Martin Kirsch January 14, 2020 at 2:38 am

    Had a glass of the 12 and the 15 yesterday, I have never regretted getting those bottles, so good ! I smiled so hard during this review, we are so lucky to have distilleries like Springbank and people like Ralfy to support them !

  24. Reply
    Whisky In The 6 January 14, 2020 at 2:48 am

    The 2017 batch for me of the 15 was off. The 2019 seems much better. Will have to revisit.

  25. Reply
    Curratum January 14, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Telling people whisky changes measurably and palpably due to "residual environmental vibrations", you're starting to sound a little like a Richard Paterson, telling people tall tales to advertise a product. Just an opinion.

  26. Reply
    Steven Carrothers January 14, 2020 at 3:00 am

    I understand how the aging in the cask is the primary impact on a whisky. My question is what about how long it's been in the bottle? Does that impact the aging of the whisky?

  27. Reply
    Capt.Lovestar II January 14, 2020 at 3:22 am

    The Deanston 12 and Springbank 15 are hard acts to follow, and its a leap year 🙂

  28. Reply
    UnboundOdysseus January 14, 2020 at 3:37 am

    I’m glad I purchased two bottles of this malt. My first one disappeared rather quickly. I love all things Springbank!

  29. Reply
    Martyn Searle January 14, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Anyone had a dram of the 15 Rum Wood?

  30. Reply
    Andras January 14, 2020 at 4:06 am

    My favorite Springbank!

  31. Reply
    WhiskyJason January 14, 2020 at 4:14 am

    I find it hard to imagine that a "busy" warehouse will have worse whisky than a less "busy" warehouse

  32. Reply
    Slanj Bo January 14, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Currently working my way through a 2010 12year CS Springbank, heaven in a bottle!

  33. Reply
    Dale Patrick January 14, 2020 at 4:48 am

    165$ in Ontario Canada. Eeeeek! So good tho.

  34. Reply
    z1reticuli January 14, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Ralfy, you are not right saying, they are the only one to have the whoel process on site, what about Kilchoman?

  35. Reply
    B Guns January 14, 2020 at 5:06 am

    @ralfy , is the kilkerran 8 sherry on your radar?

  36. Reply
    Igor Rubets January 14, 2020 at 5:13 am

    Ralfy, could you, please, let us know what is the source of the "sherry" casks at Springbank. Is it really "Sherry" or is it "sherry"? Could you talk more about provenance of the casks? Thank you!

  37. Reply
    novola1972 January 14, 2020 at 5:29 am

    Ralfy thanks a lot for another great review.

  38. Reply
    Dan Andrews January 14, 2020 at 5:32 am

    I opened a bottle of this last night and tried it for the first time. Wowsers! It’s TREMENDOUS stuff. My first sip I was so surprised at how sweet it arrived as I didn’t pick up that intensity of sweetness on the nose. Love it and it will now always have a place on my shelf.

  39. Reply
    Aaron Edgerton January 14, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Just bought a bottle and your book just arrived!! Thank you Ralfy for all your good advice

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