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Springbank 2012

Overall rating
89.37/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB184984
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Springbank Society
Vintage
06.2012
Bottled
04.01.2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Fresh Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
1830
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
21/02
Added on
04 Jun 2021 4:25 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 260.52

59 × in wishlist

71 × member ratings

436 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 2012

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. ducodh did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Such a shame people are dumping this trying to make a profit. Genuinely irritated for all the people like myself just trying to buy a bottle but cant because of these people

  2. bahaa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky was sold for 55£ in June 2021 by a ballot for Springbank Society members.

  3. zurbaran scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    A beautiful, flawless, so to speak modern and still quite young Oloroso sherry bottling. Cinnamon orange marzipan, plum compote with rum, brown sugar, salty caramel. The Campbeltown character is still clearly recognizable. Very tasty, but also a bit young and impetuous. No sulfur. Well done but not a 90+ whisky.
    I don't want to comment on the fact that a society bottle that is explicitly bottled for fans and sold individually via an elaborate lottery procedure is offered several times at a multiple issue price.

  4. jamier87 scored this whisky 65 points Member Junior

    Nose: whiff of peat, varnish, Jamaican ginger cake, herbal, sandalwood, the ethanol is quite prominent on the nostrils

    Mouth: hot and thick, more ginger cake and varnish, slight acrid note a little like burnt plastic.

    This is hot without water and pretty blunt really, the distillate has been blasted to hell.

    Water softens it and dissipates the acrid note and releases a lot more fruity notes. Transformative!

    To conclude: without water I don’t like this, with water it’s ok, tolerable with some redeeming features. A plea to Mitchell’s…no more first fill sherry or bonkers sherry finishes. You’ve beaten us to death with a sherry drenched stave.

  5. birkzehn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice well balanced Springbank. Nose is red twizzlers, prune juice, red berries and cinnamon. Palate gives more of the same with the Springbank funk. Finishes nicely but seems more like a sherried Hazelburn than a Springbank overall.
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  7. Koloman scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Too much wood, too much sherry, too little springbank.

  8. Soderberg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. dapoinbua scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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