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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
- 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.
- Not an easy Springbank, to be honest. This is work, but the joy follows suit. Not so easy to find nowadays.
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.
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.
The finish is wonderfully long, salty and sweet (pineapple!) and fairly smoky. Fades gently with a slight bitterness.
- Balance sheet (21) Pleasant Molt (86)
Citrus, oily ... herb, pinch of salt ... fresh spices ... orange liqueur (22)
Cream, citrus and spicy (22)
Finish round, spicy, ice cream and oak ... lemon peel ... peat notes (21)
- 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
Green apples, pears, grass, lemon (malty and maritime), salt, way in the back some green "farming Springbank".
Hints of smoke (fudgy and malty), lemon, sweet salt, hints of honey and vanilla, some mint.
Medium. Lemon, smoke, some light herbals.
- INot the typical Springbank character, but a nice line of flavors.
Solid sweet peat, salty caramel, pineapple and unripe banana,
mint and hairspray
Sweet, creamy tropical fruits, especially mango.
Beside it is a salty, spicy, earthy and ashy line.
Medium length, earthy, spicy
- 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.
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.