- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Ceramic Jug - black
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- 100% Pure Malt - 750ml - 43 GL
- Added on
- 27 May 2015 7:10 pm by Lyric
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points
- When you see a ceramic jug or crystal decanter with low abv, better be extra careful about the condition. Any of them with a significant drop on fill-level will have compromised quality. A full jug of this should weigh around 1550g. If you got one with good condition, it should taste like dram-drinker's note
- Tropical fruits and stone fruits a very fruity style of old style springbank, really good
- Tasting again from a full jug - exactly the same huge fruitiness and good balance with woody notes and subtle sweetness - superb! I need to increase my initial rating a bit...
With Springbank it is not given that every bottle from the same bottling tastes the same unless it is a single cask. Lucky me I got a jug with the same excellent quality as the sample I tasted before. Great!
- Really one of the good old Springbanks - remember that some of the best Springbanks were just 12 years old. Excellent!
Oh, yes, what an intense and fruity nose, tropical fruits such as mango, banana, pineapple but also local fruits including apricots - I totally concur with most of the reviews made before - fantastic!
Oily, creamy, velvety, fruity, exotic and tropical, also hints of barley and dry hay, subtle sweetness and oaky notes - great!
Medium long, fruity, malty
- Those were the days... This is seriously good whisky at relative young age. This was more often the case in the '70s, although there are also some bad examples (though not from Springbank). This one is superb.
Pleasant and fruity, like being on a tropical island: mango, papaya, peach, and banana. There is a earthy/leafy side that is hard to describe. Is it wet soil, or tobacco leaf? It certainly is the very soft and mellow peat influence.
Very soft and gentle, maybe because of the reduced ABV. But hey, I'm not complaining! It has some pepper now, and clove. Then, a mixture of the tropical fruit and a more prominent influence of the peat. Then there is cigar box too, and fennel
Towards the end, the earthy side starts to take over, beautifully represented by licorice root, and soft aromatic peat. This combines very well with the tropical fruit that is still present, some grass and mint, and some mild pepper.
- I was informed by Springbank that this one is most probably one of the earlier bottles in this range released in the eighties. Later versions of these jugs (e.g. ID 22570) got 'Single Malt' instead of 'Pure Malt' on them and 43% instead of 43 GL.
- I'm deeply in love with this 70's style Springbank. So smooth, so fruity and so extremely well-balanced. And that at only 12 years old and only 43%.
Compared this one to the US version (ID 22570) and the Ceramic Book Vol. I. This one is fruitier and more complex than both.
Smooth as silk. Apricot, honey, red apple, mango, banana, vanilla, cigar boxes and grass. Eventually a little beeswax.
Apricot, vanilla, mango, peat, orange, banana, apple, caramel, leather and some chili pepper. An unexpected punch at this ABV and after spending 3 decades in a closed jug.
Apricot, banana, peat, vanilla, apple peel, grass, chestnut and nutmeg.