Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

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Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby talisker10 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:17 am

My wife and I both love Springbank 10 (first SMS my wife has loved) after having it on New Year's Eve. I am going to get another bottle and was looking at the 100 proof. It seems that there is more than just a difference of being bottle at 100 proof instead of 92 proof..but can someone tell me how else they differ?

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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby MacDeffe » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:39 am

If its the 57.5% 100 proof version its vatted from ex-bourbon casks only which shows up in the whisky as having a very delicious vanilla charatcer most of all

This 100 proof is my favourite Springbank by the way

There's also an american version out at 50% afaik that does contain ex-sherry casks, so these two are not similar



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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:32 am

I had the 100 proof last year and I wasn't really impressed. You can tell straight away it's been matured in bourbon casks but it didn't appeal to me. But hey, that's just me.

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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby jimidrammer » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:01 pm

The Springbank 10yo 100 proof we got in the U.S. is 50% abv. Only 4% or 8 proof over the 46% regular 10yo, although it feels like more in the glass. That said, the price is only a few dollars more around here, so yes, it is worth trying and has a little more oomph and flavor. It still has the bitter, salty finish I found in the regular 10yo that I had a hard time getting past. I wish we were getting more of the new releases, but they are slow showing up.

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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby talisker10 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:32 pm

Thanks for the replies!

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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby Bulkington » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:32 pm

MacDeffe wrote:If its the 57.5% 100 proof version its vatted from ex-bourbon casks only which shows up in the whisky as having a very delicious vanilla charatcer most of all

There's also an american version out at 50% afaik that does contain ex-sherry casks, so these two are not similar


Wow, I didn't know they were that different. Some day I'll get a hold of the UK bottling.

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Re: Springbank 10 and 10 100 proof difference?

Postby MacDeffe » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:40 pm

I will have to admit it is approx 5yrs since some one here in Denmark gave me a sip of the American version, I don't know what it is in its present state !.

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