Springbank 12-year-old

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

Average value

€ 134.30

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.93 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me, the 12 CS is "the" filling 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
      89 89
      At the beginning, pleasantly fresh notes of apricots, peaches and tangerines dominate. Over time, the nose is then a bit "heavier" and it comes mild meadow herbs, some salt + pepper and a light peat note added. Everything harmoniously and in a great balance matched. Nothing stands out unpleasantly.
      A very nice nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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 aromas of the start.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the long finish, the peat notes, as well as the pepper intensifies. The bright fruits are darker and more mature, Sherrynoten occur.

  2. 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

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    one of these very high quality standards, certainly not for beginners, surprisingly complex for old age.
    • Nose
      Pure: an immediately recognizable, because very strong character Springbank nose. A mixture of salty harbor smoke, yellow fruits and, in this case, a nice malt aroma, as if in a still. Slightly dirty the whole thing. Unmistakable and complex. With water: now properly grained as in a cornfield, mango and pineapple come through, the maritime goes back slightly.
    • Taste
      Pure: slightly peppery onset, cold ashes, quite a bit of smoke even. Then sweeter, more fruity notes, than really sherrylastig I would not call him. Increasing bread spice note. Delicious! With water: dark honey, altogether more palatable, now also some raisins and chocolate from the sherry.
    • Finish
      medium in length, all aromas linger quite well together. Great!

  4. TsiAI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Eyes: Golden smelling fragrance. Nose: Ah so fragrant. Melon flesh, ash minerals, blasted fireworks, tea soup, sugar cubes, vanilla cream, lingering spring water, citrus sugar, chamomile, and some scented candles. The smell is slightly waxy, strong oily, medium acidity, salt, a little kerosene, some chalk gray, and red plums.
    Taste Palate: clear and bitter, very refreshing citrus, with the cooling and refreshing of herbal spices.
    Medium salty, medium acid, table salt, honeydew, ore, spring water, berries, a bit of bitter base, a bit of pine wood, a bit of spicy pepper. The bitterness of basil, light smoke, citronella, carnation, bath salt, oak, blood orange, red grapefruit, grapefruit peel.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, green vine pepper, eight-treasure candy, bean paste square cake, salt, saltpeter, body: medium, extremely oily, oily max

    Nose: 90/100
    Palate: 91/100
    Finish: 90/100
    Body: 92/100
    Overall: 91/100

  5. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  6. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  7. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B21

  8. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

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

    21 21 20 21 83


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