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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
175
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 9
Bottled
08.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
60% Fresh + 40% Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/277
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
24 Aug 2014 6:17 pm by linoleum bonypart
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 95,05

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
Taste
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Finish
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Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

30 Notes

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
21 Apr 2018 2:07 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Wet leather and wet wood, and some greasy smoke. Faint nutty oiliness, and a notion of a musty old wine cask. Ripe fruit and sparks. With water: Even more leather, and tar. With more water some circuit boards after a short circuit.

Taste

Dirty in a good way. Mouth-coating greasiness meets leathery wine notes, with a very solid, almost heavy body sealing the deal. Dry wood on exit. Full and not an inch flabby either neat or with water. With water it becomes smokier and rougher, but otherwise doesn't change much. Wonderful both neat and decanted.

Finish

Lasting tarry fruitiness with some dry liquorice on exit, and at the end some aspirin which thankfully is rounded out by the cask influence (the aspirin/sand notes are not my favourite part of SB).

Comments

For the price, a must buy for anyone into these idiosyncratic, un-modern whisky styles.

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
08 Feb 2017 3:38 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Sweet dried fruits, burlap and touches of lemon. Somewhat briny and plenty of minerality. After about ten minutes it becomes darker and earthier. Very farmy too. Just really great!

Taste

The peat now a bit more noticeable. Lovely oily mouthfeel, with a sugary sweetness, but also charred lemon peel, cigar ash and peaches. Oh, don't forget cloves and cracked black pepper. Don't forget the bitter oranges.

Finish

Soft peat and lingering spices, with a hint of oranges.

Comments

Just great, great whisky. As always, the CS-series from Springbank offers great quality for a great price.

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St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
20 Nov 2016 4:04 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Mildly peaty, lemon, dunnage warehouse, dried fruit, earth (dirt, humus), soot, clay, barley and honey.

Taste

The peat seems to be a bit more intense. Furthermore: lemon, soot, oil, almond, barley, peach, orange and apricot.

Finish

Oily, sooty, with warming spices, soft peat again, less fruit than on the nose and taste (mainly lemon and orange). 

Comments

High quality for a sensible (release) price.

pianoman
Connoisseur pianoman Tasting note
21 Aug 2016 8:35 pm
pianoman gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Leichter phenolischer Rauch. Leder und etwas Sherry. Zitronensaft, Kuchenteig. Morsches Holz, Erde.

Taste

Süßes Malz, etwas Sherry. Chili. Kaffee und etwas Asche.

Finish
Comments
Palindrome
Member Senior Palindrome Review note
27 Jun 2016 2:31 am
Palindrome gave this whisky 89 points

Aside from a bit of sulfur, I like this one. Over time, however, the sulfur dissipates somewhat, leaving a very nice nose and palate with a lush finish.   

Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
94
Initial taste
85
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
87
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
03 Jun 2016 12:18 pm
spigray gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
91
Initial taste
92
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
91
Presentation
89
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Note
03 Jun 2016 12:39 pm
spigray gave this whisky 91 points

n: what a blast! smoke and soot, liquorice, hessian, roasted chestnuts (ok: oak)
    lemon (tart?), old coins, toolbox, garage. a mix of green herbs.
    dirty and lovely nose!
t: makes me addicted, I tell you! this is what I call an attack. comes thick and oily.
   fat smoke and sweet citrus behind. slightly farmy but lovely so.
f: long and ashy
comments: what a dirty old b....!
91/100
  

Palindrome
Member Senior Palindrome Note
14 May 2016 9:13 am
Palindrome gave this whisky 89 points

This batch is overrated. It has problems with sulfur. My rating: 84. I am a big fan of Springbank and I love many of the 12 year cask strength releases. This is not one of them. The nose is unaffected. It is lovely. The palate suffers from sulfur but the finish is nice. 

Archer
Connoisseur Archer Tasting note
28 Mar 2016 9:26 am
Archer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Eine sehr schöne Nase, bei der zu Beginn reife rote Äpfel, Birnen und auch etwas "exotischere" Früchte wie Aprikosen dominieren. Insgesamt sehr luftig und frisch, das macht Laune auf mehr. Trotz der Fassstärke kommen viele verschiedene Aromen durch. Nach einer Weile wird die Nase leicht pfeffrig, auch etwas Salz ist auszumachen. Ich würde gerne etwas Torf ausmachen können, kann ihn hier aber nicht finden. Eine sehr runde Nase.

Taste

Die Süße von Äpfeln, Aprikosen und Pfirsichen flutet den Mundraum. Eine Note von frischem Heu ist zu finden. Kräuter einer Wildblumenwiese. Ein Hauch Salz. Der braucht kein Wasser, da brennt nichts, reine Wärme. Die Fruchtaromen bleiben sehr lange erhalten und werden mit der Zeit etwas "dunkler". Das mag daran liegen, dass sich nach einer Weile die Eiche aus dem Fass nach vorne schiebt. Sobald sich die holzige Note einstellt, findet man auch den Einfluß des Refill-Sherry Fasses.

Finish

Ein schönes langes Finish, das erst sehr spät trocken wird. Hinten heraus dominieren rote Trauben und etwas weißer Pfeffer.

Comments

Wieder ein sehr schönes Batch des 12 CS. Die 40% Refill-Sherry merkt man spät, aber sie sorgen für einen schönen Abgang. Unverdünnt am besten.

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Archer
Connoisseur Archer Review note
28 Mar 2016 9:12 am
Archer gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
88
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