Review #158. Springbank 12yr CS

Review #158 | /r/Scotch Review #62 – Springbank 12yr Cask Strength

The Schtick: This is an age stated, cask strength release from Springbank.


Distiller: Springbank

Bottler: Springbank

ABV: 55.3% ABV

Age: 12 Years

Maturation: 60% ex-bourbon, 40% ex-sherry

Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)

Source: Sample


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.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


Decoded:

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

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