Springbank 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
12 years old
Madeira Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
gb United Kingdom
Added on
05 sep 2009 9:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

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19 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.07 points.

  1. Kawa_ZX6 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First impression: what a bomb, so much complexity, rather dry. Needs a a lot of time to open up. Some drops of water recommended.

    Glad to have opened it.

    Like others wrote here: a 12 year old with so much in there.

  2. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Colour: amber. Nose: we aren’t far from the 12, there’s only an added layer of roasted nuts and smoked tea that covers – okay, masks – part of the wildness. More leather, walnuts, soy sauce and whiffs of menthol. With water: takes water greatly. Old balsamic vinegar, ham, furniture polish, walnut liqueur. Smells like some old sherried whiskies – fino. Mouth (neat): rich, maybe a tad heavy, caramelly for a while, then a bitter leather and something rooty and earthy. And a lot of bitter oranges. With water: worked very well, although I prefer my Springbank naked. Oriental spices and various herbs. Cinnamon from the wood. Finish: long, balanced, orangey, a little tea-ish. Comments: very good once again but to me there’s no need of extra-wine maturation. I know, not my business. Yet, I think I liked the 11 yo 1997/2009 ‘Madeira Wood’ a little better. SGP:562 - 85 points.

  3. cfosterk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    fortunate to try a sample of this whisky. depth and complexity were astonishing for only 12 years old, so good I need a bottle

  4. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 196: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwRY9nKUHhM (94/100).

    "The madeira has worked beautifully on this particular style of whisky. An absolute exemplar of old school young Springbank."

  5. Malt Hans scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Spicy and fruity aroma, oregano, nutmeg, cinnamon, white pepper, heather honey, eucalyptus, raisins, lime, polished leather, roasted chestnuts, tobacco and vanilla. Honey sweet taste, red apples, bitter lemon, ginger, eucalyptus, pepper, burnt almonds, peat smoke, and vanilla. Long, spicy fruity and malty end.


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