Springbank 12 Cask Strength

Springbank 12 CS

Price: $100 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Springbank

Region: Campbeltown

53.8% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon and Ex-sherry

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Amber

Nose: Strong malt and yeast, salty and nutty. A touch of lemon and smokey peat. The slightest hint of sherry.

Taste: Funky and earthy. Thick and chewy. Spice, cinnamon, and fruity caramel. Gentle smoke throughout. Almost has a nutty property that reminds me of Jim Beam products.

Finish: Warm and lasting. Dry with the sherry showing more influence. Chili pepper and salty sea air.

Thoughts: I can certainly see what people mean by campletown funk now. I’ll have to try another springbank, but I don’t know if it is to my palate yet. Certainly a unique offering and I can see why it has so many fans.

Score: 73 out of 100

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