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Springbank 12-year-old

Category Single Malt
Details Details
Distillery
District Campbeltown
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Cask Strength - Batch 14
Bottled 2017
Age 12 years old
Casktype 70% Sherry / 30% Bourbon Casks
Strength 54.2 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Barcode 610854547004
Price 55.50$ 58.83£ 47.17
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered Cask Strength
MadScientist Review note
a couple of days ago
MadScientist gave this whisky 80 points

blind tasting

Weighted Rate
80
Nose
80
Initial taste
80
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
85
AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
a couple of days ago
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
82
JürgenWhisky Review note
about a week ago
JürgenWhisky gave this whisky 95 points
Weighted Rate
95
Nose
95
Initial taste
93
Body
97
Finish
94
Price
94
Presentation
94
spigray Review note
less than a month ago
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
86
Price
89
Presentation
89
spigray Tasting note
less than a month ago
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

you can immediately tell it´s springbank 12c.s. provided you´ve had some of the older batches.
sooty and earthy, quite some peat smoke, dirty lemons, not as dirty as in some older batches, hints of oak. and there are some funny effervescent aromas after a while. I have the impression it needs a bit more time than the older twelvers.

Taste

creamy to oily, very fresh on  lemons and mandarins, the fruit is really lovely but gets drier rather quickly. rather ashy then.

Finish

could be longer to be honest and it´s a little dry

Comments

springbank 12 has never disappointed me and neither does this one but from my first impression I´d say this is not as good as the latest few batches.
thanks matthias for the sample
still 89/100

whisky-malt Review note
less than a month ago
whisky-malt gave this whisky 93 points
Weighted Rate
93
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
94
Finish
94
Price
94
Presentation
94
natter1957 Review note
less than a month ago
natter1957 gave this whisky 87 points

Sehr empfehlenswert Springbank, starker erster Eindruck, könnte ein wenig länger im Abgang sein. Sherry präsent, aber gut eingebettet in die Springbank typischen Aromen. Ein Dram, der einen auch über den ganzen Abend begleiten kann.

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
83
Price
89
Presentation
79
natter1957 [my-collection] [my-marketplace]
Drochaid Note
less than a month ago
Drochaid gave this whisky 89 points

Aroma: es erinnert an einen Spaziergang in einem herbstlichen Wald voller Pinien und Kastanienbäume, bevor das Aroma zurückkehrt zur Jodhaltigkeit eines Campbeltow-Malts mit einem leichten Hauch von Torf Geschmack: eine großartige Fülle am Gaumen, ausbalanciert zwischen Zitronenmarmelade auf Toast und karamellisierten, gerösteten Marshmallows, nicht zu vergessen die Aromen von Vanille und Pfeffer, ein fleischiger Dram nach dem man sich die Lippen leckt (Notes der Destillerie)

Drochaid
bert61nl Note
about a month ago
bert61nl gave this whisky 93 points

Tasting notes

Nose: Forest full of pine and chestnut trees with iodine and a hint of peat

Palette: rich citrus marmalade on toast and toasted marshmallows, hint of vanilla and pepper. Meaty.

Finish: Viscous, with salty edge. Ham join marinated in a honey sauce.

(from the distillery)

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Overall rating
44 member votes
89.17
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
88.27
Nose - Aroma
88.50
Initial taste
88.50
Body
89.33
Finish
87.17
Price
88.50
Presentation
87.17
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