Review #158 | /r/Scotch Review #62 – Springbank 12yr Cask Strength
The Schtick: This is an age stated, cask strength release from Springbank.
ABV: 55.3% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Maturation: 60% ex-bourbon, 40% ex-sherry
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Nose: Cream and custard. Smokey apple and lemons with a bit of icing. Some mild char and a faint hint of seabreeze.
Taste: Sweet, smokey, salty. Much more of 1 and 2 than 3 but all are present. There’s some bright peppery tang and a good deal of vegetal char swooping in. Less fruity and sweet than the nose would have left me to believe, but overall, it’s delicious.
Finish: The finish is long and filled with good, consistent char. Some burning rubber is in the mix and balances back out with a touch of icing and peppery lemon.
Overall: Overall, this is a complete winner for me. If I had the room on my shelf and in my budget, I’d own one or more. I really like what they’re doing over at Springbank and this review sets the stage for another Springbank release I’m psyched out of my mind to try.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect