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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
58
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 2
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
60% Fresh Sherry Hogsheads & 40% Refill Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
10/376
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
22 May 2011 1:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 139,90

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. penumbra scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sky oak, rubber, malt, sherry and caramel. Burger King's Angus thick beef, smoked, butter, pepper, salt, peat, spices, citrus, cream, leather, dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Coke bitter, oak, bean fat, dark fruit dried fruit, 80% black, salt, fireworks, butter biscuits, nuts, licorice, ginger powder, plasticizer, fruit.
    • Finish
      Long, almond bitter, 100% black, oak, white pepper, blue smoke, minerals, sweet, salty oil.

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Powerful Springbank-ness. Sharp ginger, chocolate malt, Milo, very mineral at the same time, wonderful briny notes. Wood dust, saw dust, butter, butter almond. Wonderful oak. After a wee drop of water, the smoky aroma starts to burst out. It becomes creamier, plus very prominent vegetal peat. The Springbank saltiness kicks in after a few minutes. This is a very complex nose. Some milk chocolate, nuts. Hollow old room smell. WOW!Palate: Surprisingly sweet, dried fruit sweetness. Prunes. Licorice. Some tropical fruits, melon. Yummy. Oh that fat thick and oily mouth feel. The good things on the nose continues on the palate. Honey ginger, butter cream, almost concentrated fruit juice taste. Butter cookies. Another wow.Finish: Salty. Nutty. Bit of smoky. Nice bitterness. Some Chinese Traditional Liniment. Very nutty. Buttery. TastyBalance: The nose is very powerful, so does the palate. The finish is pretty long. To me this is a bit nose heavy. Because the nose is so good, the palate and the finish seems to lag behind. Overall it's still very a good whisky.Final: Superbly good Springbank. Young and powerful, and again it needs your patient to discover the lovely sides of this whisky.Verdict: Another example of excellent whisky at a shockingly low price.
    Too bad whiskies nowadays are very expensive.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Geux scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very good Springbank 12yo CS, but a little too dominated by spices, the impact of Sherry being more important than in the more recent batches (13,14 ...).
    Despite its power, always great and mineral :)

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Big. Chili, very pungent. Whiff of leafy and turf. Solvent. Palate:- Powerful and grand entry. The creamy liquid dissolve
    beautifully onto the palate, mouth watering and high strength. Rich
    ripe fruits and very earthy. Masculine.

    Finish:- Medium length, spicy throughout with rooty and solvent note.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Ties scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Almond paste, oily, pepper and smoke. Woody, citrus, caramel, vanilla, orange, mandarins and coffee.
    • Taste
      Orange, briny, oily and ointment-like. Forest notes, pine raisins and chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium drying with nuts, chocolate, grains and maple syrup.

  9. MY MALTS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Was outstanding ... simply outstanding ... With 4 ml of water to 1 cl. Whisky my indulgence tip ...

  10. ricallende scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

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