Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
60% Fresh + 40% Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Batch 9
54.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 Aug 2014 6:39 pm by linoleum bonypart
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 108.16

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great, I am pleasantly surprised, that was a PLV cracker at the time, I have to take a closer look at the new releases to see if the quality is just as good
    • Nose
      Wow, what a voluminous aroma, the sherry comes across very nicely, sweet, raisins, with a very well integrated and suitable sulfur note, which makes it look a bit dirty, this turns into roasted aromas, nutty, milk chocolate, espresso, the cask strength only a positive contribution to the aroma load, there is a note of grated lemon peel, greasy, and over time, delicate smoke comes out, very nice
    • Taste
      oily, full-bodied, sweet, sherry, raisins, the super-integrated sulfur, roasted aromas, Hanuta, the chocolate tends towards bittersweet, great mouthfeel
    • Finish
      Freshness spreads, a little mint, nuts, raisins, grape-like, remains long, light smoke on the palate, very grape-like and fresh

  2. Palindrome scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.   
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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....!

  4. Palindrome scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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. 

  5. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Again a very nice batch of the 12 CS. The 40% refill sherry you notice late, but they provide a nice finish. Undiluted best.
    • Nose
      A very nice nose, dominated at the beginning of ripe red apples, pears and some "exotic" fruits such as apricots. Overall, very airy and fresh, that puts you in the mood for more. Despite the cask strength many different flavors come through. After a while, the nose becomes slightly peppery, also some salt is visible. I would like to see some peat, but can not find it here. A very round nose.
    • Taste
      The sweetness of apples, apricots and peaches floods the mouth. A touch of fresh hay can be found. Herbs of a wildflower meadow. A touch of salt. He does not need water, there is nothing burning, pure heat. The fruit flavors are preserved for a very long time and become somewhat "darker" over time. That may be because after a while, the oak pushes out of the barrel to the front. As soon as the woody note sets, you will also find the influence of the refill sherry keg.
    • Finish
      A nice long finish that does not dry until very late. Rear out, red grapes and some white pepper dominate.

  6. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    ralfy stuff on youtube : whisky review 488 - Springbank 12yo cask @54.3%

    rates @ 90

  8. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful Springer, great batch of the 12 cs, more sherry-heavy than others but no noticeable off notes, powerful and elegant, works well with a splash of water, too.

  9. Schafranek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87


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