Springbank 12 (Green Thistle 1990s)
Added on Sunday, Jun 6, 2010 at 05:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Campbeltown
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of sherry, with a tinge of sugary gunpowder. Palate is moderately sweet, medium-to-quite-sherried, tasty but not excellent. Sugary-sherried-spicy-nutmeg whisky. Some tarragon. Orangey. Finish is lengthy with oranges again, sherry remnants. Good but slight sulfur keeps full enjoyment down.  B/B+ 
N: A burnt and dirty sherry, a little (real little) whiff of the familiar old Springbank rubber underneath.
P:  Very sherried (brush your teeth kinda stuff), but not too sweet, more of a custard-like profile.  Very good.
F:  Relatively dry with some candy fruit (like Runts) lingering.
I was secretly hoping this was just a lower proof version of the famous 100 proof "double-dark" 12 year old, but it's not the same profile at all.  Nonetheless, a tasty whisky. 

Nose:  An unfortunate nose of sherry and rubber.
Palate:  Big sherry, lots of fruit but it devolves into its rubbery undertones, like a wino in galoshes, with a mostly rubbery finish.

Oversherried and unpleasant.  I know some people like this flavor profile, but I just don't.  (See Ichiro's Malt 8 of Diamonds). 

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