Springbank

12 Years Old, Rum Wood

ABV 54.6%
REVIEWED Issue 25
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Specifications
Brand: Springbank
Expression: 12 Years Old, Rum Wood
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 54.6%
Country/Region: Scotland / Campbeltown
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 25
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sweetish. Fragrant. Smoky, with fruit behind. Like an applewood grill. Hint of salty sea air.
Palate: Soft. Marshmallowy. Sweet red apples. Pears. Hedgerow fruits.
Finish: Small explosion of spiciness. Peppermint.
Comment: More rounded and elegant than the earlier, 10 Years Old rum cask. I enjoy the Springbank rum cask whiskies very much, though not at the expense of the more traditional expressions.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: All quite sweet and light with banana, café au lait, dried fig, but as it opens out comes some sooty/peaty notes. An intriguing mix.
Palate: A very solid start with toffee/caramelised fruit in the centre held in check by a slightly austere grip.
Finish: Smoky with raisin, baked banana, spice.
Comment: The sweetness of the rum is never allowed to dominate the Springbank character. Well integrated.
7.5
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Springbank Distillers Ltd Distillery, 85 Longrow, Campbeltown, Argyll, Campbeltown, Scotland
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