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Springbank 1996 WN

Overall rating
91.62/100
votes
63
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskyNerds (WN)
Vintage
01.10.1996
Bottled
07.12.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
471
Number of bottles
180
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Dec 2017 9:53 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325,00

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

11 Notes

Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Tasting note
22 Mar 2018 10:01 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

A certain "old style" about it. I smell the springbank sour fruit with aspirin, along with mature oak, pineapple and flinty smoke. Leather and grapefruits. A bit sandy too. Water pushes the cask influence to the side, letting the distillate shine better. Now there's sand and sweet lemons.

Taste

Sandy chalkiness. A very full body, with faint leather and something sweet. The taste is altogether peculiar and atypical. Water makes the body better, fattier, and pushes out some dried malts. It is slightly sharp and youthful for a 21yo, though.

Finish

After the fruity sweetness subsides, some c-vitamin tablets and power cables (dirty rubber, copper, etc.) come up. There's even a smidgen of salted liquorice and some metals, in a nice old coins kind of way.

Comments

I'm not at all crazy about Springbank usually, and admit to having had nasty preconceived notions of how this one would work for me, but it's the bee's knees, really.

rpvdwel
Connoisseur rpvdwel Review note
03 Feb 2018 10:26 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
88
Presentation
89
tuntime
Expert Junior tuntime Note
24 Jan 2018 1:29 am
tuntime gave this whisky 93 points

Fruity Springbank nose that turns soft and beautifully scented. The sherry is so well integrated. 

Massively soft on the palate. Wowee. This might be the most easeful high proof whisky I've ever had. 

After all the anticipation I'm very happy with this. So damn easy to drink.

The Whiskynerds found a real beauty. Just have the feeling this harkens back to old school whisky. 

mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
21 Jan 2018 4:45 pm
mr.p9 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
86
Presentation
88
kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
16 Jan 2018 11:17 am
kimmosuo gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
88
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
85
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
15 Jan 2018 10:04 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Red wine gum, apricot, caramel, pineapple, banana and a little pastry. Later a bit floral. Water adds blood orange and waxiness, but removes the typical sherry notes.

Taste

Red wine gum, toffee, beeswax, peat, peach and cranberry. More waxy with water, as well as some coconut.

Finish

Chocolate, toffee, honey, plum, cherry, peach, mocha and rhubarb.

Comments

Compared it to cask 491 from Whiskybroker. Considerably less peaty than that one, with a sweeter sherry influence. It's even better than that one, but double-price-better?

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
14 Jan 2018 6:07 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
86
Presentation
88
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
14 Jan 2018 6:18 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Intense, green and yellow fruits, also some tropical fruits, pineapples, mango, some oaky notes too

Taste

Very oily and creamy, honey, vanilla, pears galore, good sweetness - really not bad

Finish

Long, warm, more punchy

Comments

Needs some air to lose the fresh sherry taste which is going a bit into leather and sweat - after it is very drinkable and enjoyable

MikerG2k
Expert Senior MikerG2k Review note
13 Jan 2018 5:20 pm
MikerG2k gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90.1
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
87
Presentation
88
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
12 Jan 2018 9:14 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
86
Presentation
88
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