Springbank 12 (Green Thistle 1990s)
Added on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 07:38 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
This was the 46% contemporary of the legendary 12/100.
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Lots of bitter chocolate on the nose, deep and rich.  A little dirtiness, like diesel fuel.

P: Quite dry and tangy sherry. a bit of sulfur.   And figs (thanks to others for pointing that out)

F: Long, quite concentrated, but not cloying.   B+/A-

To think that this was probably $30 - $40 dollars when it came out, there just is no sherry whisky of this quality at that price point anymore.


Lotsa sherry in the nose, but slightly farty. Yeah I know that there are all sorts of technical and nicer ways to describe that smell, but it's just the way that I always think of it. A whole lotta first fill flavor in here, figgy toffee. That sherry is a little "off" but it's still massively drinkable.


N: Deep sherry notes, raisins, black grapes, mints, dry wood and some nutiness

P: More grapes (grape juice concentrate), tobacco, black licorice,  a bit of smoke and leather

F: Nice waxy finish


Nose:  Very typical Springbank oversherried nose.  Very sulphuric.

Palate:  A sulphur bomb.  Dry sherry with plenty of sulphur char notes.

Finish:  The finish gives a quick gasp of pure sherry before its inundated with the sulphur notes.  


This one is very one-dimensional and in a way that I don't prefer.  I have a problem with sulphur.  I'm sure some of my colleagues loved this one, and while the sulphur wasn't offensive to me, it was dominating in a way that took away from the other qualities of the whisky.




n:  Sulpher, caramel, sherry


p:  Grape, dry sherry, sandpaper and leather.


N: Hazelnut, plum, nutty

P: Sherry, fruit - more plum

F: Smooth


Pretty average, but definitely drinkable.  

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