Springbank 12 Years Old Green Limited Edition 46% NV
|Distilled date||Not specified|
|Cask Type||Bourbon Casks|
|Condition||In Original Container|
1 Of 9,000 Bottles. Bottle code: 14/488 46%
Serge Valentin (87)
This baby came out in December last year, and it’s not the same kind of ‘green Springbank’ that Cadenhead had quite a while back. Those were actually green, while this one’s just organic. Hope it’ll be more to my liking than the organic 7yo ‘Da Mhile’ from round ten years ago.
Colour: white wine.
Nose: were well at Springbank, but it’s a tad more porridgy and yeasty than usual, while the sooty side remains there. Nosing a can of pickled gherkins, fresh paint, damp gravel, and clay. The oak’s influence is rather minimal.
Mouth: sooty lemons, ashes, smoked things, brine, a touch of honeydew, a chewy mouth feel. Green apple peelings, walnuts, some mustard, quite a lot of nutmeg… It’s a Jansenist’s Springbank! The smoke’s rather bigger than usual.
Finish: quite long, spicy, ashy, salty. Comments: the distillate does all the talking, and it talks well (albeit with a strange accent ;-)). One of the austere Springbanks, right up my alley.
Gal Granov (86)
Nose: You can tell this is a Springer from first sniff, with its earthy peat, and coastal ‘dirty’ notes, but this is not a full power springbank at least for me the nose is somewhat subdued and fresher, a bit creamy too with some vanilla peach ice cream.
Palate: The palate is nice and creamy too, with some lemon and citrus, as well as creamy vanilla, peach , malt and cereal, best described by a friend as “springbank ice cream”. bingo!
There’s of course the earthy peat, with a hint of ash, and pine tree flowers honey.
Finish: Medium length, with the creamy, biscuit-y notes and a pinch of lemon rind.
A very nice dram all in all, creamier than usual, and not as biting as some 12 year old Springers. I quite liked it, but I do like the regular sherry vatting 12 year olds be