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Sprinbank 12 yo, 43%, 750ml.

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Sprinbank 12 yo, 43%, 750ml.

Postby Yury Plyasov » Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:04 pm

I have the business trip in Pusan Port (South Korea).Today I buy a Springbank 12 years old, 43 alc/vol, 750 ml at Korean huge market Nampo-Dong. Korean market is the peculiar place. I pulled out this bottle from a lot of whiskies. This bottle was imported from Japan (Japanese label). Price - 42 USD. I can't find the supplemental information for this malt.
Help me, please.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:57 am

Springbank
Region: Campbeltown
Age: 12
Proof: 46%
Ratings: mj = 84, mp = v, andi = ***
See also: Springbank , jhb
Notes: Salt and oak. It is comparable to the Orkney Islands Malt Scapa(1979) and the Islay Malt Bunnahabhain(12). The only other destillery of Campbeltown is Glen Scotia.

I found this on google, hope it helps,

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Postby Yury Plyasov » Sat Jun 14, 2003 7:47 am

Thank you very much, Lawrence
I know Springbank 12 years, 46% alc/vol too. It's the ordinary bottling.
But I purchased the SPRINGBANK 12 YEARS, 43% alc/vol bottled in a black mug. There is different strength.
Thank you for your help
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Postby WhiskyHill » Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:39 pm

This is a very good price. The Springbank 12 year old 43% in the black ceramic crock was bottled about 10 to 12 years ago. Sam's in Chicago had some for sale about 2 or 3 years ago for around $65 US.

The color is of white wine (very pale).

It probably has more value as a collectible than as a drinker (although the whisky is good, it's not exceptional).

It's one I'd suggest buying for display or trading.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:43 pm

Sorry about that Yury, you did say the 43%, I can't find anything, the closet I came was a listing for a miniture! It sounds like you've found a rare bottling at a reasonable price. Perhaps you could email them and ask? info@craigard-house.co.uk maybe this address stil works, I found it on google.

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Postby andr3wpd » Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:53 pm

I remember the 43% 12-year-old being very pale, quite a bit similar to the old black-and-white labelled 12-year at 46% but a little spicier, light smoke, typical springbank flavours of overripe fruit and cocnut, white-wine like especially the slightly dry finish. Very little wood influence which is interesting in that you get to really enjoy the distilley character.

I mention it on the distillery page at: http://springbank.dinsdale.com/

I agree, more of a collectors whisky then a drinking whisky.
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