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Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength

The Bourne Ultimatum

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@RantavahtiReview by @Rantavahti

7th Oct 2015

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    90

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I Had found some great reviews about previous Springbank 12yo CS versions, and was keen to try batch 10 (2015 release) myself.

Matured in a combo of 70% Ex-Sherry and 30% Ex-Bourbon casks. Hard to say if this ones in the same level as its predecessors because of the lack of experience. But I can say one thing: this is a great dram

A stunning sequel to, living up to the greatness of the trilogy – The Bourne Ultimatum!

Nose: Fresh with citrus and just a little hint of peat smoke. The nose is so fresh, that actually feels like someone had sprayed fresh juice from a grape. Toffee and licorice notes stay in the background.

Taste: Honey, toffee and hints of pepper. Citrus is yet again involved, first it comes in the form of fresh grape/lemon, turning into sour lemon peel.

Finish: Bitter aftertaste, ginger and mint are dominating. Citrus notes are there too. Very very fresh and bitter.

Balance: Great dram, offering strong and versatile notes. Changes from fresh to dark notes and back to fresh notes again.

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2 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

Love, love, love The Bourne Ultimatum! I've loved the Springbank 12 Cask Strength I've had too. Thanks for your review.

4 years ago 0

Astroke commented

I finally opened my batch 10 and I don't get much Sherry but it was love at first taste. Ridiculous that I had to have my sister bring me this bottle from Nova Scotia because the mighty LCBO has not had Spring 12 CS for 3 years. Delicious stuff!

3 years ago 0

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