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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.58/100
votes
237
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 10
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
70% Sherry & 30% Bourbon Casks
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
14/532
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
03 Feb 2015 9:35 pm by Bheithir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 67,66

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237 × member ratings

539 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.58 points

  1. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Aroma: caramel, condensed milk, sweet oranges and their peel, autumn leaves, salt, minerals, lime, coniferous branches, smoke in the background, locksmith, used engine oil, a little sulfur; all this, coupled with menthol freshness and sea breeze. The aroma is very thick but not thorny for its strength.

    Taste: dense, sweet and spicy: chocolates, honey, ginger, cinnamon, coffee with milk, orange peel, red pepper, smoked meat, salt, minerality, a bit bitter herbal infusion.

    Finish: long, slowly fading, caramel, minerals, honey, needles, unrefined oil, wax, spices in the background.

    Rating: 90

    The result: a great barrel batch! And the whole Springbank as all of Scotland is in one glass, very diverse ... I tried Batch 11 head-on, there are differences in small nuances, and the WB doesn’t jump from batch to batch. So the line Cask Strength can be safely recommended for purchase.

  4. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Again a great and affordable dram back in the days. There are batch differences, but all are good.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Grubby dirty, nonetheless round sherry jumper and an absolute recommendation for just this price
    • Nose
      Strong nose, vegetables, Springer compost / cowshed, smoke and sherry, some dark fruit sweetness, alcohol well integrated
    • Taste
      Dirty sherry, sweet, woody-oaky, round
    • Finish
      Long, here again the sweetish, dark-fruited sherry, dries neatly to the end

  7. RichardMayston scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    Not my thing, avoid. 
    • Nose
      Bandaid medicinal
    • Taste
      Alcohol burn, slight peat 
    • Finish
      Vibrant grass 

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Class Malt, super PLV
    • Nose
      Peach, "dirty sweetness" typical Springbank, light smoke, burned matches, lemongrass, vanilla, wild honey, black tea, moist hay, salty sea breeze, the full program. Very complex and with each Verriechen I find here new nuances!
    • Taste
      Black pepper, red apples, leather, delicate tobacco notes, salty, herbal sweets, peach, earthy, cocoa powder, honey, dark chocolate,
    • Finish
      Long, salty, now again smoke, citrus notes, dark chocolate, herbs, black pepper and dry

  9. pelle86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very solid, slightly smoky whisky. My first Springbank at all and love at first glance with this distillery.
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoked meat, gum, caramel, malt, mint.
    • Taste
      Strong sweetness and fullness. The onset is slightly stiff and bitter. Pear and lemon peel. Spice. At the end, cool mint or menthol.
    • Finish
      Persistent alertness and woodiness. Perhaps a bruised blade of grass. Light spice: cloves, anise. And finally mint freshness. Overall enough longing.

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