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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
84.77/100
votes
270
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 7:52 pm by Bheithir
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 147.00

34 × in wishlist

270 × member ratings

513 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.77 points

  1. DB1965 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice experiment, but unfortunately I had no wow experience
    • Nose
      85 85
      It is certainly a real Springbank. Light peat smoke and salty influences.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruity notes of apricot and peach, oily, butter cake and nuts.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is long and sweet.

  2. Usl1978 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Slightly smoky
    A little sweet
    A top class spring bench despite its 12 years.
    Just try;)
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Reakwoon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great mix between sweet and smokey!
    Another awesome dram from Springbank!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 89 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.

  7. 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.

  8. DenisLeonov 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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