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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.67/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 17
Bottled
20.07.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
70% Sherry Casks - 30% Bourbon Casks
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
18/332
Added on
14 Aug 2018 8:30 am by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.08

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.67 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    At a similar high level as the previous batches of the last years. While Batch # 17 is missing a bit of an exciting and surprising accent, as was the case with the previous batches. However, one can not hide the fact that when you fill in batches, it is not easy to stay at the same level. This is a great 12 CS, original Springbank DNA.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sweet and fruity with apricots, peaches, pears, some banana and a hint of smoke. The initially still dominant sweetness is accompanied by a salty, mineral, almost maritime note. Pepper, cloves and a mild mixture of herbs are added after some time. No repression of the fruits, but spicy addition.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In a strong and dry onset with well-integrated alcohol first coffee powder, chocolate, toffee, honey and vanilla. In the background with a sweetness that can not be defined, but then peels out as pears and peaches. Pepper, salt, bitter orange marmalade with pieces. Hazelnut brittle, almonds.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, dry, with orange peel, nuts and almonds, with a dash of honey.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Somehow this 70/30 sherry/bourbon ratio tastes better.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Waxy fruits, pepper, unripe banana, herbals and musty basement.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful. Red apple, blood orange, pepper, salted minerals, honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, dry, spicy.

  4. LittlePeat scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Color: apple juice
    • Nose
      88 88
      Solvent (very light), apple juices from the juicer, rosehip, plums in meat sauce, very light smoke, Campbeltown warehouse.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet raisins, red apple, a bit of solvent, a bit of smoke.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rosehip, solvent. Medium.

      Conclusion: Very good, but worse than Batch 16.

      PS. And the solvent note then bothers you in the long run ...

  5. Romansen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 20 79

    Again, the sad release - young, sometimes swearing, spirited, no words, sorry ...

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. McMoulis scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Very Springbanky.
      Smoke together with sweet notes of red fruits.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Robust and compact, maybe just a bit too sweet for my palate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Balanced and long as most of drams from this unique distillery

  10. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Great batch! (88)
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    • Nose
      Fruit, salt, fresh straw, mineral freshness ... citrus fruits and a farm ... raw dough ... scalded cream and vanilla (22)
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    • Taste
      Smoky, dry, salty ... fruit and wax, spices (22)
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    • Finish
      Dry, dried fruit and walnut ... green grass ... wax, smoke and pet, citrus .... spices (22)
      Go

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