- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength - Batch 7
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Number of bottles
- 50.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 01 Oct 2013 2:46 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points
- Blind tasting.
Roasted barley, briny, some exotic fruits and black tea
Briny - coastal, pepper, some fruits, smoke and some rubber.
Fruity - apple, Haribo gummy bears, peaty and pepper.
- The first glass I had from this bottle made me nervous, as it was all on cardboard and wet dogs... But after letting it sit for a week, it has really come around. A foundation of sweet vanilla with a nice combination of mineral and salty/savory notes. A little bit of rubber and cheese, with a hint of smoke on the finish. This is a rich, dense, and tasty whisky, and its reputation is deserved, in my opinion. Springbank, Springbank-- drink it up; yum!
- Serge's notes:
Springbank 12 yo 'Cask Strength' (50.3%, OB, +/-2013)
Colour: gold. Nose: it seems that it’s rather gentler than earlier CS
versions, or is it me? Or is it the lower strength? The vanilla seems to
be more forward, while the expected sooty/phenolic notes seem to be
shier than usual. What’s quite loud is this bag full of green and less
green apples, all covered with some sunflower and linseed oils and a
little wax. I think it’s rather less smoky than earlier bottlings. With
water: this feeling of Schweppes that’s often to be found in modern
Springbank or Longrow. What did you expect? Mouth (neat): seriously more
springbanky this time, with bags of bitter oranges, a little curry
powder and mustard, some liquorice, ashes, a coating vanilla and touches
of earth and grass. Very satisfying. With water: easier, softer, all on
fresh oranges and grapefruits, with some liquorice and a little
pinesap. Finish: not that long, but clean and fresh, with a slightly
salty and barleyish aftertaste. Comments: a notch gentler in my opinion,
but simply great again – even if my favourite recent young Springbank
remains the 10yo 100 proof from three or four years ago. SGP:462 - 88 points.
nice combination of sweet peat, oak, citrus and a hint of caramel. Sometimes I even smell a hint of egg, but not in a nasty way.
Nice, sweet and very well balanced. Oak, peaty, a light hint of sherry and shortbread. Overal a nice citrusy taste.
Medium long finish, sweet.
- Nose: The nose is excellent!! Fruit juice, apple, banana-cake, sweet oak, sweetshop, light sweet parfume, Hint of vanilla. With water everything gets 'thicker', more caramel and vanilla.
Initial taste: sweet stuff. Caramel, canned fruit, fudge toffee. Spices, herbal
Body: medium. a little dry
Finish: medium-long Hint of peat, which is odd for Springbank. Sweetness prolonges. The peat is a duffer to me.
Price: very fair priced! Won't buy due to the finish.
Presentation: don't know this was a sample
Comments: sample from Hvdree.
- Ah Springbank. A large distillery that produces great whiskys.
The highlight of this whisky is its nose, so complex. Departure by an iodine breeze that tells us that the open sea is at hand. Smoke and kelp spikes (an Islay rather good boy). Finally, notes of bitter oranges and leather. Really, a very intriguing complexity and evolution.
Play between sweet notes of sweet coconut and salt spikes.
Sweet-salty medium length with a salty touch that extends.