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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating 194 votes 88.19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 14
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
70% Sherry / 30% Bourbon Casks
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
29 Jan 2017 1:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Member rates

563 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

39 Notes

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
19 Mar 2017 2:18 am
Hvdree gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
86
Nomnomnomnomnomnom...
boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Review note
15 Jun 2017 4:08 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
75
boy_genius_ck
Expert Senior boy_genius_ck Tasting note
15 Jun 2017 4:09 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

light and dark fruits, fields of grain, barley, honey, light elegant sherry, farmy, light grass, light oily butter, yeast

Taste

elegant sherry, stewed fruits, barley, citrus, honey, grains, light wood

Finish

medium, fruits, citrus peel bitter, light wood, barley, very light grass and butter, stewed fruits at the back followed by sour sherry sugared light malt

Comments
ctu
Expert Senior ctu Tasting note
02 Jun 2017 6:28 pm
ctu gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Salt, spicy oak, honey, leather, sherry, peach and mild smoke

Taste

Strong and creamy. Honeyed waxy apple, salty caramel, cinnamon and pepper, oak, coffee and sulphur

Finish

Long, spicy

Comments

Well done batch. Pleasant sweet / spicy and sherry / bourbon ratio.

stefsel111
Expert Senior stefsel111 Review note
01 Jun 2017 12:54 am
stefsel111 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
84
My Collection
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
31 May 2017 11:25 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
87
My Collection
Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
22 May 2017 8:34 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
88
BrammerdeBrammerdeDramDramDram....
Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
21 May 2017 9:42 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

De la fumée gourmande et sherrysée, du raisin et abricot secs, des épices exotiques. Après aération, les notes minérales calcaires se font plus présentes.

Taste

L'apport du Sherry se met d'abord en avant, avec du miel et du raisin sec. Viennent alors la craie et le calcaire, accompagnés d'épices piquantes.

Finish

Une vaguelette de fumée d'herbe sèche et une légère amertume abricotée. Une fine fraîcheur végétale en toute fin de bouche, et les épices exotiques qui irradient.

Comments

Il me semble que le Sherry est plus présent dans cette version-ci que dans celles que j'avais goûtées en 2015, d'après mes souvenirs. C'est ici plus sucré, plus gourmand, et légèrement moins rustique. La patte Springbank est néanmoins clairement présente (et c'est tant mieux !). Globalement très plaisant, comme souvent chez Springbank.

Pikehunter
Expert Senior Pikehunter Review note
19 May 2017 10:08 pm
Pikehunter gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
87
Glennie
Expert Junior Glennie Review note
17 May 2017 8:42 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 87 points

Nose: Clearly Springbank. Light smoke. Something maritime, salty and woody. Something fruity. Mango and melon. The proportion of sherry should be quite high, but I don’t find it very dominant in the nose. Honeydew and some brown sugar. Something spicy that I can’t pin down. Perhaps sage. Leather.

Taste: Creamy and mouth coating. Light smoke. Spicy. Little anise, and again a hint of sage. Waxy. A little bit of sulphur, like in matches. Sweetness and some acidity. Roasted bitter notes like mocha and dark chocolate.

Finish: Spicy, walnuts, still with coffee and chocolaty notes. Quite a long finish.

This was a first taste. As always with Springbank this probably will grow on me. So I might adjust the grade later.

Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
80

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