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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.16/100
votes
174
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 8
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/12
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
28 Feb 2014 8:44 pm by urs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82,96

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174 × member ratings

310 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.16 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I did a comparing between batch 8, 10 & 11.

    Compared to batch 10 and 11, batch 8 is: More metallic, more oily, has thick vanilla, more red fruits, and less honey on the nose. It's more oily, more earthy and thicker than on the taste. The finish is longer, less drying and less bitter.

    I like this one the best of those three.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Clearly more sherry casks involved in this batch than in previous ones. Quite different, but definitely one of the best batches so far.
    • Nose
      Quite a lot of spicy sherry. Toffee, prune, peach, mocha, cherry, blood orange, nutmeg and liquorice. With water a little porridge.
    • Taste
      Prune, mocha, cherry, clove, grapefruit, vanilla, liquorice and smoke. With water some mango.
    • Finish
      Prune, cocoa, cherry, clove, pepper, grapefruit and a little peat ash.

  3. Owidram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color is nice, copper like; looks like an older whisky but 12.

    Nose is stunning: you feel barley, wax, and very well balanced sherry notes. It is complex and evolutive.

    Initial taste: Spices, cinnamon, Chocolate, Orange marmelade, you feel you need to let air do the job and be patient.

    Body is very balanced, kind of thin, not overpower full, and alcohol seems perfectly integrated.

    Finish: is very nice but I wish it was longer. Peaty notes are very nice here.

    Well worth its price: Very elegant and balanced whisky.

    I wish I had more of this one for old days.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is simply satisfying whisky. It has something for everybody and
    manages to shine in terms of balance and flavor composition. After
    having tasted the 10yo a while back in a bar, this is my second
    Springbank and I must say, damn good stuff Sir. Dilution is not really
    needed, as the alcohol is very well integrated, but it does take water
    very very well. I accidently “drowned” a dram of this a few weeks ago,
    and it still retained most of its character.
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour, with a profound creaminess which I have never noticed
      like this before. Mild warm smoke, like salted butter melted over cedar
      wood. The sherry is there, but very mannered. Suggesting from the rather
      light color, either the refill was very exhausted, or the first-fill
      did not contain oloroso, but rather lighter variants. Manzanilla
      perhaps? Cotton candy, malt, and a little later there is a good measure
      of roasted coffee beans and finally, leather.
    • Taste
      The arrival is very balanced in terms of sweet and dry. Followed by lots
      of vanilla and salted cream toffee. Different strokes of dried fruit,
      such as raisins, banana slices, and oranges. The peat level is
      relatively low, which in my book is a good thing.
    • Finish
      Rather long, with sweet wood spice and very little bitterness. Licorice, vanilla, and a pleasant smokiness paint the finish.

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. jankes scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Glennie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good as always.

    A bit sweeter and fruitier than previous batches.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Garden fire. Sweet red apples, vanilla ice cream. Slightly mineral. Moist soil and foliage.
    • Taste
      Wood smoke, baked apple, a little honey. Steak pepper. Espresso. Dry.

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