Springbank 100° Proof

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Thistle
Stated Age
12 years old
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Sep 2010 9:20 am

Average value

€ 3692.08

50 × in wishlist

109 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 100° Proof

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.00 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Big antique, complex and powerful Springbank.
    • Nose
      Sherry, honey, peat, salted caramel, dried fruits, raisin, antique leather and marzipan. Fanta, herbals, peppermint, eucalyptus, spicy oak and gingerbread.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Tannic oak, peat, antique leather, cocoa, raisin and candied orange peel. Salted caramel, lacquered wood, grape, herbals, pepper, ginger and chili.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, oaky, bittersweet.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a miniature.
    • Nose
      Dried apricot, oak, orange, roasted pumpkin, leather, toffee, milk chocolate, candied cherry, raisin, leather, vanilla, a coal fire and a whiff of peat. Eventually even some marzipan. With water a more dominant and fresher kind of orange, like in some shower gels, but also whiffs of cheese and avocado. The typical Springbank profile is somewhat disguised by the sherry influence, but what a rich nose!
    • Taste
      Orange, leather, toffee, raisin, oak, peat, milk chocolate, marshmallow, beeswax and pepper. The raisin gets stronger when it breathes. With water more orange peel but also more wax.
    • Finish
      Raisin, toffee, peat, cocoa, orange and wax.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Color: copper / rust red / chestnut
    Nose: Full of sherry with lots of honey, wood and furniture polish. A spicy aroma, carried by nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander and salt, rises in the glass. Leather, tobacco, humidor, nuts, gingerbread, balsamic and fat-fruity aromas of oranges (orange peel and liqueur). But also tart herbs (bay leaves), peppermint and grape nut chocolate. What a variety of flavors !!!
    Taste: Full throttle with notes of varnished wood, furniture polish, salty spices, tart herbs, some paraffin and juicy orange slices. It continues with all sorts of nuts, chocolate, raisins, red grapes, leather, vanilla, molasses, honey, caramel and a pronounced freshness.
    Finish: Long-woody and dry, again with tart herbs, fresh mint, chocolate and still considerable spice. Slightly green with hints of dried fruits, leather, cardboard and already very dry wood. Subcutaneous: paraffin and mint.
    92 points (nose: 93 / taste: 93 / finish: 91

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    Nose - Much easier to nose on soft caramel and sherry

    Palate - Even creamier on soft blackberry/black currant flan and the sherry is just about perfect.

    Finish - Medium length smooth on dark toffee and dark fruits.

    In a nutshell this is a what I call sherried perfection

    This is class but far too expensive at auction now to make it a viable purchase for a drinker, glad I got a bottle when I did.
    • Nose
      Massive sherry on figs, prunes and blackberry. A few creosote notes that feel prickly to my nose.

      There is some bitter chocolate and mocha in the mix.
    • Taste
      Rich, creamy and powerful but also drying which highlights the fruitiness.

      After time in the glass it gets noticeably sweeter on sweet caramel and pastries (Belguim Bun)
    • Finish
      Long, smooth and sweet and a touch drying.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 96 points Moderator

    This one is a bit dryer than the same 100  proof with 50%. Thus I prefer the one with 50% a little bit over this with 57%.

  7. numen scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    color: burnt copper
    nose: dried fruit, sherry, coconut, light sea
    salt and smoke, and apple. lots of dates, eucalyptus and mango, and a
    touch of clove (as it gets some time in the glass)
    palate: slightly more sherry, and alcoholic verve. dried, waxy fruit follows with a mild, smoky finish.
    as good as it is, the whisky improves significantly with 15-30 minutes of aeration.

  8. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The UK version of the legendary 1990s Springbank 12/100 bottling weighs in at 57% abv (100 British Proof).

    Nose: Rich sherry notes along with some spice and bitter orange rind. 

    Palate:  Dry sherry, earthy notes, chewy mouthfeel, wood like a forest after the rain. 

    Finish:  Red grapes, golden flame raisins.


    Wonderful, earthy stuff.

  9. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    12 yo ‘100° Proof’
    (57%, OB, UK, ‘rather light

    Colour: amber. Nose: holy cow! Er…
    excuse me… The first nosing
    reveals the expected mix of superb
    waxy and resinous notes with all
    sorts of dried fruits...

    we have propolis, eucalyptus, tiger
    balm, mastic, almond milk, fermenting
    hay (I love these smells), old books
    (which I cherish as well), very old
    Calvados, mixed with coconut milk
    (almost Malibu, erm…), dates,
    dried figs, Smyrna raisins, cooked
    apples with cinnamon, mulled wine.
    Add to that maelstrom some whiffs
    of sea air and an added layer of pine
    resin and you should get the whole
    picture. Simply a thrill, as expected.
    Mouth: how creamy, how bold and how
    elegant at the same time. Really punchy,
    starting on some bold liquorice, smoked
    tea, coconut liquor again (no name)
    and hints of gentian eau de vie, Suze…
    Lots of dried fruits such as bitter
    oranges, bananas, figs… And
    then the waxy cohort, with mastic
    and eucalyptus candies, fir tree honey,
    mint and liquorice sweets. Great hints
    of dry sherry, old rancio, sherry
    spirit, marc de Bourgogne. The development
    is endless, with kind of a roughness
    that keeps it from getting a ‘simple’
    digestive (or a Club malt). A perfect
    hipflask malt, to pour your very best
    friends after a long walk in the mountains.
    And the finish is endless, very waxy
    and nicely rummy (‘arranged’
    rum?). Okay, enough maltoporn. 95

    From http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivedecember05-1.html#011205
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      97 97

  10. The Macallan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Despite the sherry, it still reflects those typical Springbank aroma's and flavors.
    • Nose
      Caramel like, rich sherry, sweet notes and some briny coastal notes very subtile in the back.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly mellow, tasty, creamy, strong malty flavor, sweet dried fruit and some salty notes.
    • Finish
      Long with a southern fruity like finish.


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