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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.49/100
votes
200
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
14/488
Barcode
610854001193
Added on
20 Nov 2014 7:56 pm by Bheithir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 94,45

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

29 Notes

coldsun
Member Senior coldsun Note
29 May 2018 3:47 pm
coldsun gave this whisky 91 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.

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
01 May 2018 8:54 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

Not an easy Springbank, to be honest. This is work, but the joy follows suit. Not so easy to find nowadays. 

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
DenisL
Expert Senior DenisL Tasting note
28 Mar 2018 7:12 am
DenisL gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

​Цитрусовый,маслянистый...трава,щепотка соли...пресные пряности...апельсиновый ликёр (22)

Taste

Сливочный,цитрусовый и пряный(22)

Finish

​ Финиш округлый,пряный,мороженное и дуб...цедра лимона...торфяные ноты(21)

Comments

​Баланс(21) 

Приятный молт(86)

Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
30 Nov 2017 9:18 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

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

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
Connoisseur 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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