Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 12
Stated Age
12 years old
65% Sherry / 35% Bourbon Casks
54.1 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
31 Jan 2016 9:31 am by cfosterk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 123,95

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.04 points

  1. MGHOW scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Reassuringly spectacular.

    The nose is cooly aloof with only a hint of honey sweetness and minerally peat to prepare you for what's in the glass.

    Initial taste is zingy with peat and tropical fruits.

    The body is thick and oily, a little dry but fruity rich and zingy.

    Finish ends on a slightly dry note. Not the best of the cask strength range on account of that I think.

    This one is good but has over-enthusiastic oak issues.,
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me, the 12 CS is "the" bottling of Springbank. So far I have never been disappointed with the different batches. The quality basic character is always the same, only in the intensity of the flavors there are slight (actually negligible) deviations. For me, the 12 CS bottlings have so far been worth a constant 89 points. If I were to consider the PLV, there would be a few more points.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, pleasantly fresh notes of apricots, peaches and tangerines dominate. Over time, the nose becomes "heavier" and mild meadow herbs, some salt + pepper and a light peat note are added. Everything very harmonious and coordinated in a great balance. Nothing stands out unpleasantly. A very nice nose.
    • Taste
      Fine peat, dried apricots, sea salt and pepper, dried violets from the past year. Wonderful how all this arrives on the palate at the same time! And yet it quickly succeeds in identifying the individual aromas - without them "falling apart". Fresh and "airy" at first (even at cask strength), the malt swings after a while on a train of young oak, but it takes along the flavors of the start.
    • Finish
      In the long finish, the peat note, as well as the pepper strengthens. The bright fruits are darker and more mature, Sherrynoten occur.

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

  4. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. craide scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Beautiful malt, versatile without being too complex. Everything works well together. Is just very consistent.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Initially light sweet fruit with some marzipan and honey. Add a little smoke, fresh apricots, peaches. Later comes a light salt note and some pepper.
      Makes you want to more.
    • Taste
      87 87
      pleasantly creamy, soft with vanilla and pepper. Again, some smoke with liquorice. Nice maritime notes. Light tingling, with salt. Back again apricots, peach.
      A round thing. Water does not necessarily need that.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-long, soft and slightly salty oak, sweetness and salt

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Despite 12 years of age this Springbank is really pleasant and does not show any signs of immaturity. Very fresh and tasty, goes good on its full strength but even better being diluted.
    • Nose
      Fresh and “green” - green apples, green pears, grassy notes, very light and gentle smoke, hint of malt, light vanilla, porridge, some lemon. With water come more vanilla, toffee, some farmy notes
    • Taste
      Very sweet, oatmeal, a bit of white pepper, lemon zest, oaky tannins, light bitterness
    • Finish
      Medium-long, ashy, apple seeds, oak

  8. nkrc scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Color: dark gold

    Nose: Light smoke mingles with yellow stone fruit, perhaps mirabelle jam. Some paint or thinner, also a trace phenolic. Ripe exotic fruits, honey. He smells as if he were round and soft on the palate and drink well without water. For the 54.1% very open. With water even more, it comes a slightly cheesy note that reminds of some older Highlander. Also herbs.

    Palate: This is Planet Springbank! Great balanced profile of malt, dry citrus flavors that are concentrated and dressed with syrupy sweetness. Wonderful with water, still concentrated, salty on the palate, spices come into play, ginger, some pepper, chili.

    Finish: medium length


  9. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 578: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXEwd1Qoxbw (91/100).

    "Delicious but there's something else in there. And it's the reason why I've not added to much water. There is a savoury note which I have not encountered in previous batches of Springbank 12yo Cask Strength."

  10. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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