Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
60% Fresh Sherry Hogsheads & 40% Refill Sherry Butts
Batch 4
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 may 2012 6:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 179.95

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.08 points.

  1. penumbra scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is rumored that at the beginning of Frank's ownership, Genting's barrel management and quality level were quite worrying. No wonder the difference between the two batches of batach 4 and 5 of pure Shirley 12CS is so huge.
    • Nose
      The first time I heard the ocean, it was clear, brine, salt. Fruity in the middle, orange, plum, pear, plum, sweet and sour, coconut meat, milk flakes, a little lime. Medium peat, pitch, ash and tobacco, with a hint of oak in the finish.
    • Taste
      There is more salt, and it is really not like pure sherry barrels, nuts, ginkgo, and soda biscuits. Cheese, a little red fruit jam, finished with spicy oak.
      Strong, full of fat, slightly sweet, slightly sour, no astringency, bitter, no pungent, no alcohol.
    • Finish
      Long, strong brine, nuts, semi-solidified grease.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      slight smoke note, oak, hints of fruit and vanilla. Rather restrained, a little more open and fruity with the addition of water.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful with start, burning and tingling, spicy, wood, light sweetness, smoke.
      Fruity with a little water, still spicy and with oak notes, tart with a slightly bitter finish.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Here too with power, slightly spicy with oak and smoke, slightly astringent on the palate, somewhat smoky, tart. Long finish at the end with hints of sherry and raisins.

  3. Landryn scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Wild Thing scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, cinnamon, caramel, fruit and spice. The alcohol content is noticeable quite clearly. I can not find the much-said coconut.
    • Taste
      Oily on the palate. Smoky, sherry and dark fruits. Season with salt.
    • Finish
      Long very warm and smoky.

  5. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Oustanding whisky in every single way!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92


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