Springbank Cask Strength 12 year old batches

Springbank don’t add the batch number to their bottles of the massively wonderful and wholly recommended 12 year old CS.  This causes lots of confusion for retailers and customers, if they want to go by the batch number.  David Allen was good enough to provide me with a definitive list, which I provide here for the education and enjoyment of all.  You can identify the batch by the (so far unique*) alcohol ABV.

* Note that the imminent February 2018 (Batch 16) release shares the same ABV as August 2016 (Batch 13)! However you can tell them apart by their labels (the new label didn't come in until Batch 14)

Batch # Year Month ABV
1 2010 January 54.6%
2 2010 September 58.5%
3 2011 September 55.3%
4 2012 February 55.1%
5 2012 August 52.2%
6 2013 January 53.1%
7 2013 July 50.3%
8 2014 January 52.3%
9 2014 July 54.3%
10 2015 February 53.2%
11 2015 August 53.8%
12 2016 February 54.1%
13 2016 August 56.3%
14 2017 January 54.2%
15 2017 August 56.5%
16 2018 February 56.3%
17 2018 August 56.2%
18 2019 January 54.8%
19 2019 September 57.1%

Batch 14 has the new label design
So -
Batch 7 at TWE http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-21414.aspx
Batch 8 at TWE http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-23467.aspx
Batch 5 at TWE http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-17954.aspx
Batch 8 (not 7) at Green Welly http://www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk/whiskyshop/springbank-12-year-old-cask-strength-batch-7/prod_3237.html
Batch 7 (not 6) at Master of Malt http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/springbank/springbank-12-year-old-cask-strength-batch-6-whisky
Batch 10 at Green Welly https://www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk/whiskyshop/springbank-cask-strength-batch-10/prod_3818.html


  1. Thanks mate, exactly what I was looking for.

  2. Thanks the list I just bought a 12-year-old and was curious which batch it was with the chart it's batch 9

  3. Thanks for keeping this up to date. This is the only place that I've seen this information. I've been able to identify that I've had a bottle of batches 6 and 14. Which have been your favourite batches?

  4. Wow, surprised mine turned out to be a batch 7. Bought it late 2017 or early 2018.

  5. Surprised mine turned out to be a batch 7. Purchased late 2017 or early 2018. Thanks for the info.

  6. Thanks this is really useful

  7. Have six different, a couple of months ago I just grabbed one to treat my friends. Right now I realize it was a batch #1 :( Why didn't I find this list sooner? Well, well we har a great time and there are still a couple of drams left in the bottle. I will enjoy those a little extra now, not saying batch #1 is better than others just more scarce I guess.

  8. Thanks for keeping this up to date. Its really useful information.

    Love the Springbank 12!

  9. This is an invaluable resource to keep track of 12 CS batches - esp useful when buying at auction. Springbank 12 got to be one of the v best out there...supposedly v variable in quality with some rough examples but I've not yet found a bad batch: maybe sherry fanciers confuse `dirty` feints with off-notes.. Thanks for making this info available