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Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

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Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby talisker10 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:32 pm

My wife and I have become big Springbank 10 year fans, so I talked her into trying the Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish. She likes it, but not as much as the standard 10 year. I like it better than heard and it's a tough call as to which I prefer. The sherry really seems to compliment the Sprinbanks's characteristics well.

Anyone else has a chane to try this version of Springbank?
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:49 am

I confess I'm a little confused, as 'Fino' and 'Cream' are mutually exclusive when it comes to types of Sherry. Is this particular Springbank aged in the one variety of Sherry wood before being transferred to the other for finishing?
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:16 am

My understanding was that there was 4 different Springer 12's for the US each done in different sherry cask (1 in fino, 1 in cream, 1 in amontillado, and 1 in oloroso).
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby jazz lover » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:00 am

Yes,yes,yes and yes, I have them.
I believe we may see a 12 yr. cask strength
and a claret finish. I think so.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:27 am

jazz lover wrote:Yes,yes,yes and yes, I have them.
I believe we may see a 12 yr. cask strength
and a claret finish. I think so.


JL, I have considered grabbing one of them, what do you think of them?
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby jazz lover » Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:40 pm

None open at this time.
Will be opening the Madeira next.
You may want to consider the Fino.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:34 pm

Yes, I've been meaning to go through notes on this. I've tried three: fino, cream, amantillado. It was very interesting as the group was very mixed on preference. I chose the fino with sharper sherry characteristics. All three are very good and it will come down to your personal likes.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby Wave » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:54 pm

I've got the Springer's Amontillado and Fino Sherry (from Binny's). I haven't tried either yet, but Springbank and sherry? Sounds like a great combination!


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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby talisker10 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:42 pm

Well I swore it had Cream Sherry in big letters on the front, and then said Fino on the label..I know nothing about sherry (obviously). I will check the bottle tonight.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:34 pm

talisker10 wrote:Well I swore it had Cream Sherry in big letters on the front, and then said Fino on the label..I know nothing about sherry (obviously). I will check the bottle tonight.


Thanks T10, you can post tasting notes as well. :D
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby talisker10 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:23 pm

I will post some notes. I am rusty at that. Haven't done it for a while.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby PoppaMitch » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:04 am

I've been working my way through the Madeira finish, which is an 11 year old at 55.1%. It is the most quaffable cask strength whisky I've ever had. The madeira really complements Springbank well. It is creamy and rich and not at all hot for it's high ABV. I'm looking forward to trying some of their other sherry finishes.
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby PoppaMitch » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:22 am

Upon closer inspection, the madeira expression is not a "finished" whisky, as it appears to have been wholly aged in madeira casks. Either way, it is yummy. :lol:
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Re: Springbank 12 year Fino Cream Sherry Finish?

Postby Bulkington » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:07 pm

From my single sampling of the oloroso I wouldn't choose it over any of Springbank's core range. I remember thinking it difficult to taste the Springbank through the sherry. Haven't tried any of the others.
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