Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Nov 2014 7:52 pm by Bheithir

Average value

€ 93,42

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235 × member ratings

460 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. coldsun scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Flavor with elemnts of flowers, vanilla, malt, mellon, honey, slightly smoky and sherry. Taste is rich with notes of fruits, berries, grapes and sherry. Finish is long, earthy, warming with notes of grapes, dried and fresh fruits, prunes.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not an easy Springbank, to be honest. This is work, but the joy follows suit. Not so easy to find nowadays. 
    • Nose
      Well, this is definitely a textbook Springbank nose: loads of herbal notes, some salt and chalk, a jut sack and some peat that precedes Granny Smith apples and lemons.
    • Taste
      On the palate the citrus comes first, followed immediately by soot and salt, yeast, mustard and vanilla. The second sip adds something dirty that I cannot quite pinpoint. Pebbles? Some honey and walnuts. Some pepper and a nice development of smoke. From the third sip forward it becomes surprisingly sweet. Quite spicy with a twig of mint.
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long, salty and sweet (pineapple!) and fairly smoky. Fades gently with a slight bitterness.

  5. DenisL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (21) Pleasant Molt (86)
    • Nose
      Citrus, oily ... herb, pinch of salt ... fresh spices ... orange liqueur (22)
    • Taste
      Cream, citrus and spicy (22)
    • Finish
      Finish round, spicy, ice cream and oak ... lemon peel ... peat notes (21)

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Well, this isn't a typical "farming Springbank" cowdung Springbank, the cow can be called a greenhorn here. Very fresh nose meeting a more substantial palate. This malt is very well balanced but not as punchy as I would expect any Springbank. I miss the Springbank farm layer.Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Green apples, pears, grass, lemon (malty and maritime), salt, way in the back some green "farming Springbank".
    • Taste
      Hints of smoke (fudgy and malty), lemon, sweet salt, hints of honey and vanilla, some mint.
    • Finish
      Medium. Lemon, smoke, some light herbals.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    INot the typical Springbank character, but a nice line of flavors.
    • Nose
      Solid sweet peat, salty caramel, pineapple and unripe banana,
      mint and hairspray
    • Taste
      Sweet, creamy tropical fruits, especially mango.
      Beside it is a salty, spicy, earthy and ashy line.
    • Finish
      Medium length, earthy, spicy

  8. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Serge V says:

    Springbank 12 yo ‘Green’ (46%, OB, organic barley, 9000 bottles, 2014)
    This baby came out in December last year, and it’s not the same kind of
    ‘green Springbank’ that Cadenhead had quite a while back. Those were
    actually green, while this one’s just organic. Hope it’ll be more to my
    liking than the organic 7yo ‘Da Mhile’ from round ten years ago. Colour:
    white wine. Nose: were well at Springbank, but it’s a tad more porridgy
    and yeasty than usual, while the sooty side remains there. Nosing a can
    of pickled gherkins, fresh paint, damp gravel, and clay. The oak’s
    influence is rather minimal. Mouth: sooty lemons, ashes, smoked things,
    brine, a touch of honeydew, a chewy mouth feel. Green apple peelings,
    walnuts, some mustard, quite a lot of nutmeg… It’s a Jansenist’s
    Springbank! The smoke’s rather bigger than usual. Finish: quite long,
    spicy, ashy, salty. Comments: the distillate does all the talking, and
    it talks well (albeit with a strange accent ;-)). One of the austere
    Springbanks, right up my alley. SGP:364 - 87 points.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Trademark of nail polish and fresh paint, yeast and cheesy notes on a
    solid sweet tropical fruits foundation. A lot of salt in this one,
    almost like rusty iron.

    P- Velvet, creamy underlay with
    tropical fruits, peeled fresh green apple, brine. Very earthy, but
    approachable. A tad of spiciness.

    F- Long, earthiness and ashy lingers, chewy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92


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