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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB35112
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry & Bourbon Casks
Casknumber
Batch 5
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
12/266
Added on
06 Sep 2012 12:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 113.83

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet peat. A micro dose of sulfur. Vanilla and herbs. Malt emerges and asserts itself with peppery notes.
      The sweetness settles down, with some notes of chocolate powder.
    • Taste
      Sweetness? Actually no !
      Beautiful peppery attack, frank. Soot in hyphen.
    • Finish
      Sulfur (which is not unpleasant). Very consistent with the mouth, even if it is a little redundant. Very long, but a little unbalanced on the side of spices and bitterness, initially. The opening is good and restores the balance with honeyed notes.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 4/5
      Mouth and finish 3/5

      Whisky n ° 1816

  2. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dry and unfamiliar style of springbank. I get farmyard and dusty book notes. A metallic note is lurking in the background, definitely less rich and mature than the recent 12yo-s. Needs quite some time to open up. Tasted H2H with batch 15 & 16.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Springbank, although I prefer the new, dirty batches.
    • Nose
      Peat, herbals, pepper, cocoa, green apple, sulfur, camphor and mint.
    • Taste
      Peat, salted minerals, pepper, nutmeg, honey, mandarin and metal coins.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  4. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    great nose, opens up nicely with a bit of water, lovely sherry notes, rather long finish... nice one :) 88/89p

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. SAND scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Initially; barley, sherry, bourbon, hints of peat. With more air; minerality, engine oil, barley juice, dried red berries, dried yellow fruits, hints of coconut and vanilla, oily. With even more time; barn yard funk. (89-91p)
    TASTE: Rich, strong, fruity, lots of dried fruits. Takes water well; becomes more mineral. (89-90p)
    FINISH:
    OVERALL: A successful sherry & bourbon cask marriage. Total score 89-90 points.

  7. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Koning scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a deep and complex Springbank. Had to get used to it's sulphury side, though.
    • Nose
      Leather(typical of Springbank to me),chocolate and caramel,sherry,rhubarb, green apple, sea air. Also some eggs(sulphur) and hardly any peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Round and oily. More peat now,combined with leather, suplphur and sea salt. This dirty edge is balanced by distinct fruitiness(raisins,citrus fruits,apple), honey and milk chocolate. Also a bit metallic.
    • Finish
      Lighter and a bit tannic/drying. Rhubarb,mandarin, fresh spices, a bit waxy and a bit of sulphury smoke
      .

  10. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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