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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating 174 votes 84.41

Member rates

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My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
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Taste
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Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

25 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
13 May 2017 11:34 am
ctu gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
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

Comments

INot the typical Springbank character, but a nice line of flavors.

toklian
Expert Senior toklian Note
09 Feb 2017 6:25 pm
toklian gave this whisky 83 points

Serge V says:

Springbank 12 yo ‘Green’ (46%, OB, organic barley, 9000 bottles, 2014) Four stars 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.

squaadgras
Connoisseur squaadgras Review note
18 Dec 2016 7:48 pm
squaadgras gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
85
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
21 Nov 2016 3:42 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 92 points

N- 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.

Weighted Rate
91.2
Nose
93
Initial taste
93
Body
90
Finish
92
Price
88
Presentation
88
Doctor B.
Expert Senior Doctor B. Review note
26 Oct 2016 11:48 pm
Doctor B. gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
84
Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
24 Apr 2016 4:10 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose
Fruity, liquorice - zoethout, cow stable and some hair spray. Very weird but nice and interesting!
Taste
Oily, liquorice, some smoke and pepper. Citrus, candy and sweet Turkish tea.
Finish
Spices, vanilla and some exotic fruits - kiwi and pine apple.
Comments

Blind tasting.

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pierrethesnack
Member Senior pierrethesnack Tasting note
22 Apr 2016 10:57 pm
pierrethesnack gave this whisky 86 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Fresh, apples, coastal notes, banana, some salt, lime, vanilla, mint

Taste

Vanilla, honey, white wine, some citrus, a little mineral.

Finish

A bit short at first, buts better after some time in the glass. Long and lush, not dry at all. Honey, fragrant fruits, some salt and spices.

Suddenly becomes very dry. Lovely.

Comments

Not your typical Springbank this. Tastes more like an islander, Arran or Tobermory I'd say. Very engaging and interesting, but a little overpriced.

Dalm
Expert Junior Dalm Note
17 Jan 2016 7:05 pm

Aroma: blumig, fruchtig, Banane, Ananas, Zitrusfrüchte, Vanille, etwas salzig, zarter Rauch über allem
Geschmack: würzig, Salz, weißer Pfeffer, fruchtig, süß, Vanille, etwas Rauch
Abgang: mittellang, Pfirsich, Vanille, dunkle Schokolade, Grapefruit

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
18 Nov 2015 5:08 pm

N: I believe ‘Green’ refers to the organic barley although strangely this wasn’t stated on the label. Light bananas, pineapples and a touch of peat - mild mechanics=farm. Also, mild, soft lemon, praline and lots of yeasty/estery chocolate leading to a hint of minced lamb - coming from the spirity woody notes, so it seems.


T: Another dry arrival [after the very dry Hazelburn 8yo WB]. A sour<sweet=savoury, oily, waxy barley led development but compared to the 8yo, this has more oak influence - understandably. Shoe polish and a peated barley note appears on the arrival with the addition of water and also, mild chilli chocolate. More chocolate arrives with time anyways.


F: Spicy, mild vanilla and dry chocolate with some dried cherry pieces. Fades quickly and reveals the clean, quality barley that lies at the heart of this expression.


C: Take your time. Follows on nicely from the 8yo. Four more years equates to more complexity, would you believe it?


Scores a C

u485tfu
Member Senior u485tfu Note
27 Aug 2015 12:18 pm
u485tfu gave this whisky 80 points

80P

Nose: frische Wiese, Gras, feine Säure, leichter Rauch, Citrusfrüchte, Vanille

Taste: leicht, fruchtig, süss, Rauch, Gras, Bionade, Bisquit

Abgang: leichter Rauch

Urteil: typischer junger Springbank aus dem Boubonfass, es fehlt etwas der Bums

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