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

40 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. 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....!

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. cfosterk did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

    rates @ 90

  9. 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.

  10. riegerjonas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    2021-09-01: my first jumper / longrow that I really like
    • Nose
      87 87
      is there any peat ?, soft red fruits, strawberry jam, flowery-fruity, acidity
    • Taste
      90 90
      fruity, sherry, slightly peppery, no peat recognizable, relatively strong acidity, almost vinous, roasted nuts, hazelnut cream, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      89 89


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