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Springbank 12-year-old

Overall rating
87.64/100
votes
394
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Batch 14
Bottled
23.01.2017
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
70% Sherry / 30% Bourbon Casks
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/40
Barcode
610854547004
Added on
29 Jan 2017 1:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 93,24

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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 12-year-old

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.64 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    EN:
    As a "Tale of Two Brothers" I tasted the Green Thistle head-to-head against the Batch 14 of the Springbank 12 CS of 2017 - Conclusion: While one (12CS) is enjoying his breakfast with fruit and honey sitting in the dark next plumps and dark chocolate crumbles among the groynes, contemplating the plaster on his thumb DE:
    As a "Two Unequal Brothers", I've tasted the Green Thistle head-to-head with 2017's Springbank 12 CS Batch 15. The conclusion: While one (12CS) enjoys his breakfast next to the remains of the campfire and freshly connects the cut on his finger, his older brother (100proof) with a bowl of plum compote and chocolate is already on the beach between the groynes and looks at it thoughtfully Plaster on his thumb ...
    • Nose
      EN:
      An intense golden gleam shimmers through the glass holding the latest batch of 14 of the Springbank 12 CS, and smoky caramel swath from a recent extinguished fire, in which the smears smashed with the rest of the molten marshmallow's mica , billows passed the nostrils. Freshly caramelised sugar remains, joined by toffee and a hint of malt, fresh, lavishly sugared popcorn, honey slowly becoming maple syrup. All of that is balanced, though, by melon and mangoes as well as the acute freshness of lime, orange and mint leaves, forming together the impression of a light summerly gravy with a few drops of lemon essence, which in turn gives way to the more clear and crisp smell of iodine and fresh gauze. The bourbon echoes of vanilla, oak and beech wood, wicker and freshly cut rose stems are beautifully balanced. DE:
      Powerful gold shines through the glass in the current batch 14 of the Springbank 12 CS and after pouring, a smoky caramel cloud wafts its way past a just extinguished fire, in which the sticks with marshmallow remains glow. The fresh caramelized sugar remains, toffee and a bit of malt, fresh, plentiful sugared popcorn, honey on the way to the maple syrup. The whole is balanced by melon and mango and a luscious freshness of limes, oranges and a little mint, as a whole as a light summer gravy with a splash of lemon, but increasingly pass into a clearer impression of iodine and fresh gauze bandages. Overall, the sherry influence of figs and raisins remains beautifully balanced alongside the bourbon notes of vanilla, oak and beech wood, willow branches and the fresh cut of roses.
    • Taste
      EN: Lightly smoky caramel and marzipan sweetness continue the nosings on the palate, the cask strength is noticeable with a slight bitterness, some dryness and a little tingle, but staying in the peppery, spicy afterthought of the light lime gravy. Red berries join the fray, as well as a salty maritime touch, some iron and cheese, all together again into iodine and gauze, alternating in their facets. DE:
      Slightly smoky caramel and marzipan sweetness continue the nosing impression on the palate, the cask strength is noticeable with slight bitterness, a bit of dryness and a tingling sensation, but remains pleasant and turns into the peppery-spicy impression of the light lime roast , Red berries are still there, as well as the salty maritime note, some iron and cheese, which concentrate together again in iodine and garbage and alternate in their facets again and again.
    • Finish
      EN: Finally, all of these are all in a good mood, which, in all honesty, does not complete justice to all the interesting and varied impressions of the nosing and tasting, but which is not the case a lovely smoky allusion like the lingering, husky remnant clinging to your clothes in the morning after spending the whole night next to the open fire. DE:
      Finally, they lead to a creamy and warm finish, which, all in all, unfortunately does not fully meet the varied impressions in the nose and palate, in which after the initial spiciness but still remains a nice smoky impression, like the breath in the clothes in the morning if you sat by the fire all night.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Opeth83 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    This 12 is a real hit and miss for me, unfortunately this is a miss. It feels younger, little bit hot and one-dimensional. It also lacks a little freshness other batches  and the 10 ob have.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Parallel tasting with Springbank 11 Local Barley Well known and yet always a nuance different from its predecessor. Also Batch 14 can again be described as extremely successful.
    • Nose
      The smell of dried fruit and fruit pulp (apricots). In addition to fine sea salt and meadow herbs. A little smoke? Fresh and refreshing at first, but with time it becomes earthier and heavier. The sea salt and the fruits retreat into the background, sweetness comes now from honey and a vanilla pod. In addition, there are tobacco and leather notes. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      Very strong start. The malt lays dry and peppery on the tongue. Fruity notes of tangerines and oranges sparkle, but they are not yet able to work their way forward. There is still the pepper in the way, which claims a lot of attention together with a liquorice note. Over time, the fruits push forward, but it always stays dry. The taste of latte coffee passes by shortly. The pepper from the beginning comes again.
    • Finish
      Long and dry, with tart herbs, apricots and chocolate.

  5. Dieter_W scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity of apricots and gooseberries, oranges, brown sugar candy, vanilla and some bread dough
    • Taste
      Oily, dark chocolate
      The tart chocolates and oranges remain present until the end
    • Finish
      Very long lasting

  6. Joband scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. mds51 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. wurfhamster scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. LeChiffre scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very strong-intense single malt with quite interesting aromas and a good complexity. It does not seem like the Springbank character tends to be mine.
    • Nose
      81 81
      fresh fruity sweetness; Alcohol is present but pleasant; very interesting
    • Taste
      81 81
      strong; hot and spicy; smoky notes; subtle fruity sweetness in the background; increasingly dry with each sip
    • Finish
      80 80
      long and dry; Oak; fruity sweetness behind; smoky; a bit salty; dirty earthy

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