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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.48/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ceramic Jug - black
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
86° U.S.Proof
Added on
30 May 2011 11:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 258,75

8 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The nose is well above, even if the mouth is austere but nice. A profile a little special, not what I expected.
    • Nose
      Very fresh nose. Apple, cinnamon, lemon sweet candy, plum brandy. Light mineral. A bit of wax. Medicinal about eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      A little too watery, very mineral, chalk, pebbles, rainwater. A layer of clove. A bit of OBE. Herbaceous (thyme)
    • Finish
      Finale on apples, barley, a little bit of OBE and herbaceous (eucalyptus, grass)

  2. alectron scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First of: weapon & linseed oil, musty leaning towards moldy, wet granite, canned pears over their use by date, cereal/grains. A tiny bit  later: still very oily, but lost it's moldy character quite quickly (fault from the ceramic decanter...?), also somewhat dusty & drier on top of the oil notes, metallic, toasted/dry cereal. (86)
      A bit later: less oily, still musty, hardly metallic now, replaced by ripe red apples, (faint beeswax & oak = ) beeswax polished oak, apricots, salty licorice. (90)
      Later: now very sweet, still very musty, a whole basket of over ripe garden fruits, vanilla pipe tobacco, butterfudge, no oil or metal aromas, wax & woodyness much quieter now, more fruit/peel wax, also, a little library with some olf books. (93)
    • Taste
      weird sweet-bitterness upfont (again, the 20 years in the decanter showing...?), quite sharp fruityness leaning towards perfume, star anise, faint beeswax, merengue. (86)
    • Finish
      creamyness steps up a notch, fruits poke their heads again, very very faint smoke occasionally,looong. (93) Wood coming through towards the end with quite a bit of dryness. (90)
      Later: develops cardboard & penicilin notes as well, dryness turning bitter after only 10-20 minutes in the glass. Meh. (81)

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    This one is on my sample list, as well as the EU version.
    • Nose
      Starts off with a with a whiff of clay or an old-fashioned eraser gum, which may come from the jug. Then lots of papaya. Mango and marzipan as well.
    • Taste
      Peach, mango and honey.
    • Finish
      Peach and vanilla.

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