Springbank 12 Years Cask Strength

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Springbank
Scotland, Campbeltown
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
2018
56.3%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Sherry, Bourbon
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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19. Feb 2019
Nosing: SherryGrassPeat SmokeDried FruitFloralSweetMaritime NotesFruitMaltVanillaApple

Taste: SpicesOilPeat SmokeFloralMaritime NotesSweetPepperPearAppleFruitSherryOak

Finish: Peat SmokeFruitMaritime NotesChiliSpicesSweet

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11. Apr 2020
Nosing: FigSherryAppleStrawberry butterscotch Nutmeg and Seaweed when inhaled further from the glass

Taste: Sherry maple CoffeeOak

Finish: OakVanillaSherryBerries

Comment: Sans water, it is difficult to find much beyond sweetness on the nose - but not impossible! Just beyond the sugar sweetness (as opposed to fruit sweetness), there is some savory & spice influence. Patience through becoming accustomed to the up-front fruit sweetness is required in order to uncover this hidden layer to Springbank's 12-year old cask strength offering.

The addition of water only dampens the nose, without revealing any additional depth. But the ready formation of a Scotch mist is a satisfying consolation.

This whisky's taste experience is immediately more complex than what its slower-developing nose offers. Sweetness is immediately mixed with the bitterness of oak, and even coffee. These contrasting flavors circle each other well. Focus on one aspect, and another throws its hand in the air, demanding to be noticed.

Springbank 12-year old cask strength's finish is a nicely muted echo of its flavor profile. The same balance of sweet, herbal and bitter but without the high ABV intensity. On the other hand, sweetness is the overarching character throughout the finish with the addition of water.
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13. Apr 2018
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22. Jan 2019