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Overall rating
86.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 (gradi)
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Robert Watson (Aberdeen) Ltd.
Added on
02 May 2014 12:18 pm by Sjors

Average value

€ 852,27

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Whisky Reviews for Glens Extra 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Actually it improved over the last few months after the bottle was opened. Thus I have to increase my rating.
    • Nose
      Citrusy, lemony, pears, little honey but also little grassy, vegetables, minerals, little smoky - has become more complex - now it's really not that bad
    • Taste
      Oily, smooth, but still a bit punchy, little smoky and leathery, mineral fruity
    • Finish
      Medium long, lemon zesty

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge

    Springbank 12 yo 'Glens Extra' (70° proof, Robert Watson Aberdeen, black screw cap, 1960s)  A very, very pale semi-official expression of Springbank. Colour: almost white. Nose: very interesting for it’s a very old Springbank displaying almost no cask influence. It’s all on paraffin, linseed oil and soot, getting then even waxier, with big notes of shoe polish and wet newspaper of the day (on a rainy Sunday morning ;-)). Goes on with hints of stone fruit spirit (plums and apricotine like the Swiss make – it’s forbidden in France because of the prussic acid that’s contained in the stones but it’s truly excellent). Gets also smokier over time (coal). Fresh almonds. Mouth: alas, this is a little weaker and more ‘simply’ fruity (pears, apples) than on the nose, but it’s no tired whisky at all. Again this slight waxiness and hints of violet sweets, the whole getting then maybe a tad cardboardy and mouldy. A lot of body, though. Finish: rather long and rather grassy now, with some peat and a little cumin. Comments: very good, and rather brilliant nose. Too bad the palate was a tad mundane (but little OBE)… SGP:352 - 84 points.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    The nose is actually very good with fruits mostly lemony and pears, and indeed it is very close to some regular Springbank 12yo from the 70's or 80's (with black label). The palate is also rather lemony and fresh - not tired at all. However, it lacks a bit of complexity and the finish is rather medium to short.

  5. Sjors did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Springbank .

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