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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.20/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Red Thistle
Bottled
1995
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
94/426
Added on
27 Aug 2014 5:17 pm by KayMeertens
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.20 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    I did a tasting on another bottle - more punchy but also a bit more leafy - I would not call it great but rather okayish
    • Nose
      Green fruits, carambole, a bit leafy too, old books, whiffs of cardboard
    • Taste
      Pretty punchy, again some green fruits and hints of grass, peppery, hints of vanilla
    • Finish
      Long and warm

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Pleasant and pretty smooth and drinkable. On the picture it looks actually rather pale straw but in fact it is more deep golden.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like it a lot, it's the waxiness that makes this one more than just good. Compared head-to-head to two other 12-year-olds from the same era (Jug ID 68577 and 100 Proof 57373) it couldn't compete at all though. In that context it's just a bit too 'normal'.
    • Nose
      Fresh citrus, pear, almond, peach, mango and vanilla. Quite grassy as well. Then marshmallow. Some beeswax which gets stronger after a few minutes, and eventually an ashy touch of peat.
    • Taste
      An oily tropical fruitiness, such as mango and papaya. More peat. Almond, straw, pepper, lemon, vanilla and a little beeswax. Something floral as well.
    • Finish
      Apricot, pear, vanilla, caramel, orange and a little beeswax. Then chestnut. The peat gets a bit more prominent, but never becomes really dominant. 

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