Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Ceramic Jug - black
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 may 2009 9:36 am

Average value

€ 657.84

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38 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

12 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.23 points.

  1. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The nose is just superbe! I love this style, it's like the 2 other '70 Springers It tasted 3 weeks ago. At this age 12-20yo the spirits is still there. In this one it's for sure there is a lot older whisky in it than 12yo. 

    EDIT 24/07/2020. The bottle is emptied out after 2 years. It was pleasing but not the 91 from fist.
    Giving it an 88 overal.
    Now you can see the difference between a sample and a whole bottle!
    (I think my sample was from another botteling though)
    • Nose
      Fresh tropical (stone) fruits, mineral touch like very calm sea breeze or wet stone or a mix of it. Dunnage warehouse! Sweet. Occasionally a hint of soft peat? This is really really great! 91 
    • Taste
      Starts fresh and becomes heavier and fuller, creamier. The fruits are less tropical but very full, slides over the tongue. Soft mint, Very quaffable.  91
    • Finish
      Long, mouth coating, tropical fruit (stone fruits). Half way the dram the tongue and mouth is layerd with a thick soft mouth feel. Just lovely 91

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  3. Leessang scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    20 22 21 21 84

  5. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N20 P21 F21 B21

  6. jjkmlss scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Dull, moss and moldy, kind of gross.

  7. jjkmlss scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Dull, moss and moldy, kind of gross.

  8. jjkmlss scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Dull, moss and moldy, kind of gross.

  9. jjkmlss scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Dull, moss and moldy, kind of gross.

  10. ASWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    dull, moss, herbs altogether thin smell
    tingling on the tongue, tastes slightly diluted
    short finish
    drink some schnapps while drinking fast

  11. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=196 Color: Full gold with a delicate copper content
    Nose: Much spicier than its predecessor - the fruity notes are overlaid by sherry aromas. Smoke, dull leather, velvet and paper are added. Tart orange, fine honey and salty nuts.
    Taste: Fat and creamy, with full spice! Dull fruit notes packed in a leather box with honey, salt, nuts and wax. In addition fresh herbs, Eucalyptus, mint and Chinagras. Classically integrated wood accompanies the palette into the finish.
    Finish: Long, fresh and spicy! Dry wood, leather, smoke and subordinate fruits lead the finish towards mocha and chocolate notes.
    92 points (nose: 92 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)

  12. addyhd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby, fantastic for it's age
    sample available on www.whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      briny, dusty, honey and vanilla
    • Taste
      old and very full with spices and yellow fruits - peach
    • Finish
      medium drying with vanilla, briny - salt,  and cinnamon

  14. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    it took about 10 minutes to open this one because of the wax seal and the fact we already tried some samples.

    This is one of the better Springbank whisky from a decanter, not the fabulous Italian 46GL ones that are from the '60's but not bitter as well. The decanter is 1400g which indicates it is a full one.  90p.

    sample available on: whiskysample.nl

  15. aby scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    their are quite a lot of different decanters from different era's.

    I tasted a 46GL - 75cl from Italy with a fabulous Springbank whisky, but also a 43% - 750ml 86USproof edition with a great nose but a bitter taste and weak finish.

    The ones without %/cls are probably the best ones.

  16. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    At a guess, this was a great example of a whisky falling apart in a ceramic decanter... interesting that it didn't show in the nose at all. Must've been a beauty once & the nose still tells the tale of years gone by....
    Very temperamental & goes through a weird development in glass.
    • Nose
      First of: musty, earthy, fruit peel wax right away, apples, quince, mirabelles, faint weapon oil/diesel/coal, faint beeswax, (89)
      Later: more sweet exotic fruits, mango, passionfruit, winegums, nice wood & wax notes underneath. (93)
    • Taste
      weirdly sweet, sour & bitter at once, thin, cardboard, somewhat metallic, penicilin, some nice fruits underneath, but doesn't save it. (63-82)
    • Finish
      brief increase of fruit & faint beeswax, then the metallic notes coming back again, so is the cardboard. Once  they dissapear, they make room for the fruit again, more exotic now again, also with some butterscotch & white chocolate. (87 / 77 / 89)

  17. Collector57 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is lovely stuff.
    • Nose
      Coconut, fruit, vanilla and, well, George T Stagg!
    • Taste
      Everything on the nose is in the palate too, with some oak and salt thrown in for good measure
    • Finish
      Some fudge to add to it all.


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