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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
94
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 7
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
50.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
13/272
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
01 Oct 2013 2:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 98,95

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94 × member ratings

242 × in collection

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

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Roasted barley, briny, some exotic fruits and black tea
      .
    • Taste
      Briny - coastal, pepper, some fruits, smoke and some rubber.
    • Finish
      Fruity - apple, Haribo gummy bears, peaty and pepper.

  3. Zoltavar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Jon Osterman scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    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!

  5. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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.

  6. Berrysaki scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Nice, sweet and very well balanced. Oak, peaty, a light hint of sherry and shortbread. Overal a nice citrusy taste.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, sweet.

  7. Gilles_V scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Gilles_V scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Gilles_V scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Ah Springbank. A large distillery that produces great whiskys.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Play between sweet notes of sweet coconut and salt spikes.
    • Finish
      Sweet-salty medium length with a salty touch that extends.

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