Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.07/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB22570
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
Market
us United States
Added on
30 may 2011 11:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 431.02

8 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.07 points.

  1. Vince scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    some sherry on nose, but otherwise fairly shy. better on palate but a little tired. some nice coconut oil, austere sherry, waxy, some spices on the tongue. fairly short finish. I would resist adding water to this one. The version I had seems to have been made for the Japanese market.

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Quite fruity, peach apricots mango then some grass and menthol, not bad

  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, honey and nuts.
    • Finish
      Peach and vanilla.

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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)

  5. 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)

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