Springbank 100° Proof

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Thistle
Stated Age
12 years old
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
28 jan 2010 6:56 pm

Average value

€ 1400.00

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62 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 100° Proof

10 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.73 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Pretty surprised at the color at first. I expected a big sherry. Probably this story of "single dark" and "double dark"? No doubt the "single dark" here then.

    We need a lot of ventilation here. It's very complex and very scalable. A huge pleasure to peel.
    A Springbank that deserves its reputation.
    • Nose
      95 95
      The nose is absolutely magical.
      Creamy, suave, camphor smoke that wraps the aromas on top of each other. Almost a smell of warm barley.
      Sponge cake, light candied pineapple, white grape, banana, green apple. Very distinctly from the dragon fruit!
      Camphor, eucalyptus. A little shoe polish cream. A little fresh coconut.

      The nose evolves more and more towards exoticism. Superb story. Peat is also becoming more and more distinct.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth the fruity explodes.
      Banana, passion fruit, mango, papaya. Always the fruit of the dragon. Candied orange.
      White pepper, toasted seeds.
      Milk chocolate, very light leather and polish cream.
      Licorice. Camphor.
      A little less exuberant hair than on the nose, but still a cold smoke / ash.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long finish on exotic fruits, passion fruit, papaya, and granny apple. A little Haribo bear?
      Light peat. White pepper, camphor and cold ash.

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  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very nice complexity, everything we love about a sherry bomb, magnificent profile.
    • Nose
      Very concentrated and thick nose on orange caramel, eucalyptus wax, pine syrup, smoked cinnamon brioche, raisins, banana and melon. Always as sherry when aired, but much more tropical.
    • Taste
      Very creamy on the palate on still orange caramel. Thick on the varnished wood syrup. Apricot, banana and melon. Discreet, fresh and minty smoke.
    • Finish
      Very intense finish on caramelized mandarin peel. A little bitterness of overcooked caramel, a touch of sulfur.

  4. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    Nose : after a few minutes the alcohol fades, then sherry, cherry honey, plums, candied orange and cooked fruit, a floral hint of peach and wisteria
    Taste and finish: delicate, oily sherry, attenuated alcohol, elegant whisky, sumptuous in its refinement, still cooked fruit, cherry, plum, orange marmalade, lime honey and a herbaceous side typical of springbank after adding two drops of water (personally I prefer it undiluted). A nectar, bottlings like these make us understand why whisky is the King of spirits and why God surely drinks Whisky.

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Delicious sherried springbank, really enjoyable

  6. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    An extreme of sherry bombs, very intense and rich, a bit rough that deducted some points from me.
    • Nose
      Very rich sherry and smoke, a lot of tropical fruits, extremely sweet, dried fruits including raisins, apricots etc.
    • Taste
      Rich sherry and ripe fruits, ripe apple, banana and passion fruits. Very leathery as well.
    • Finish
      Long, minty and herbal

  7. zzs0529 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    The old Yunding, mixed with old wine, reveals an old style of old style.
    • Nose
      Scent: Tropical ripe fruit stand ~ licorice tablets, bananas, pears, red apples, cream cakes... chocolate cake!
    • Taste
      Entrance: very thick, alcoholic and spicy, black coffee with a layer of cream, caramel cream cake
    • Finish
      Tail rhyme: spice, maltose, thick honey, slightly ginger and orange liqueur, Bailey sweet?

  8. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I opened the Single dark and the Double dark at the same time. My scores are:

    Single dark -- 93.5 points

    Double dark -- 94.5 points

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    There are 2 versions of the US 750ml 50% 12 year old 100 proof -- so-called "single dark" and "double dark". Ras Mazunga already claimed the other page as double dark, so let this page be for the "single dark" only. 

  11. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I think Wheatfield's notes belong on another  bottle page as the 50% & 57% are a little different profile wise not to mention different abv.

    I think it should be here. this bottle page is for the 50% version, the 57% is the followimg link


  12. wheatfield scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    This is the 57% version in a 70cl bottle. Medium amber pour. Nose is pungent…honeycomb, caramelized banana, caramelized pears or apples, taking it to a somewhat funky/fermented level. Freakin good. Mouth thick and very strong. Lots of alcohol heat. But tons of these rich, weird sweet flavors going on. Super heavy banana bread, rum-drizzled raisins with vanilla ice cream. Ah, the most "rum raisin" I've ever tasted in a whisky, hands down! A note in the late finish is black licorice. Just a wild, pungent, and great collage going on. With water - softer and less wild, with a nod toward the sweeter cakes, honey, and a bit of orange liqueur. This is one of the more interesting bottles I've opened recently. Drinking it some timer later, you can find cola syrup, ginger, and powdered spices too foreign to name.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A superb whisky.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A stunner no question, just beautiful.I could nose this for hours.
    • Nose
      Sherried perfection, stewed forrest fruits, shoe polish, very rich Christmas cake (lots of brandy and the best cherries).This smells old, leather armchairs, wood, leather, varnish.The nose promises a hell of alot, this is lovely and showed be nosed for a long time to get the best out of it.
    • Taste
      Deep sherry, mouth coating, thick on dark fruits (blackcurrent, black cherry), cinder toffee, dark plain chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long, the fruit and chocolate remain.


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