- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength - Batch 11
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 70% Sherry Casks & 30% Bourbon Casks
- Number of bottles
- 53.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 26 Aug 2015 11:27 pm by bert61nl
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points
- This one is really disappointing for me. As mentioned earlier this just has a terrible burnt rubber, burt/melted plastic in the microwave funk that I can't shake. I even tried to make a unique Springbank Single Malt out of this by mixing 3 parts Longrow to 1 part 12 CS and the rubber funk smell and taste was still overpowering the peat of the Longrow. I've had this one open for months now and still no improvement. Probably going to have to give this one away. I still have a closed bottle on the shelf that I will send to auction to try and see if I can't at least break even on this one.
- classic jump bench with typical complexity - no beginner
Vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, salt, some swimming pool, vocal sherry, a breeze of smoke and charcoal, wet earth - overall rather discreet
more intense than in the nose with a lot of salt, some algae, sherry, oak, a trace of soap - with water it is sweeter
dry, salty, maritime, lingers for a long time in mouth and throat
- This creamyness combined with lemons, salt, traces of dark dried fruit and spiciness is excellent
Woodiness, caramel, vanilla, dark dried fruits, creamy candies, nuts, earthy, a bit of dulcimer, dry wood scent, a little salt, spices, and maybe even matolin
Caramel, vanilla, woody, sherry, nuts, shining salty, and more pronounced citrus. Late earthy, raisins, light sweetness and growing spiciness - overall creamy and big taste
A lot of cream with caramel, sherry with spicy chocolate, earthy and fine spicy finish
- Tasted with quite some water and 5 minutes of rest to open it up.
Good? Yes, absolutely. Very good on it's own, even. But with the spectacular batch 8 and legendary batch 9 in mind, this is quite average. I agree there is too much sherry and too little bourbon in this.
Earth, rust, rubber, vanilla sweetness, yellow fruit, some red fruit, salt
Sweet, earth, yellow fruit, vanilla, salt, red fruit sweetness
Medium long, salty, some Springbank/Longrow peat, vanilla in waves, metallic rust
- An okay dram, and a disappointing Springbank for me. The sherry casks in these modern springbanks usually impart too much of a rubbery component to the nose and palate, and this is no exception. Probably would be better with less sherry and more bourbon casks.
- Steady but not spectacular. Very good deal for the money. A daily dram, to be sure.
- Taste the Whisky Festival 2016 within the Springbank masterclass. Very good whisky.
Mighty, spicy, fruity (most probably red apples), orange, peaty veil, cloves. (88 b)
It perfectly matches the scent. It's just a little fruity, but it's all about peat. Spicy, graceful and warm. Dozvuk is dry, smoky. (88 b)
- Lovely bottling. Creamy mouth feel, wonderful toffee in the nose and a full delicious palate with a few complex developments. Strong long sweet finish that has a few savory tricks up its sleeve. I'm holding off scoring this one for now but I will say there are a few wet blankets on this page. I tend to rate based upon price and general class. For its class, this batch is quite good, I feel. And, no, I wouldn't compare it with a Springbank 18 Single Cask Refill Sherry that I have. That would be ludicrous. I will add my rating very soon, and when I do, I will retract my 'wet blanket' comment. It is certainly better than Batch 9, which is greatly overrated. With water, it shines. Without, it is needlessly bitter. And why drink this without water except to gauge it for the adding of water? I feel this is a satisfying morning dram although I never go over half an ounce before breakfast.