Springbank

Cask Strength, 12 Years Old

ABV 54.3%
REVIEWED Issue 125
Specifications
Brand: Springbank
Expression: Cask Strength, 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 54.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Campbeltown
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Springbank Distillers Ltd Distillery, 85 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Campbeltown, Scotland
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Ripe orange and zesty pomello, followed by plum soaked in coffee liqueur. Well worn leather gloves and espresso sweetened with muscovado.
Palate: The flavours echo the nose, toasted grist, warm leather, Seville orange. Red currant, cranberry and membrillo paste. Traces of sulphur emerge.
Finish: Quite dry but opens well with water.
Comment: A little like kissing someone after smoking a cigar.
8.7
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Sweaty, cheesy, this is like the changing room of a sumo wrestler. Some parchment and soy notes. Very savoury.
Palate: Struck match, a hint of wallnut bread and over ripe banana. This is a mouthfilling whisky but not quite in the right way.
Finish: Copper and blood orange.
Comment: This one is not really to my taste.
6.4
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