Springbank 1996 Arc

Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB118337
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Shells from the Bay of Caraccas
Vintage
10.05.1996
Bottled
24.09.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
55
Number of bottles
259
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 sep 2018 3:01 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 365.00

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996 Arc

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.40 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It is interesting to feel the samples of this whisky that have already become rare. And he did not disappoint expectations.
    • Nose
      90 90
      A little rosin smoke through which yellow fruits appear: apples and pears, tropical juicy fruits, vanilla. Dust and mineral notes.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet, but with a noticeable influence of alcohol, as if he is in a hurry to break out, with the same rosin and rubber, with apple jelly, a drop of lemon juice and tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      90 90
      As soon as the alcohol recedes, it, like a receding wave on the shore, leaves everything that was hidden under it on the tongue: faint smoky notes, sweet yellow apples, a little powdered sugar and vanilla, leaving a long aftertaste.

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    With water, the aroma explodes with additional notes of perfumery, the taste has become less scalding
    • Nose
      Woody, bright, fruity creamy, tropical fruits, banana, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, papaya, citrus zest, light, spicy, flower honey, pollen.
      There is alcoholism, but it was not hidden.
    • Taste
      Nose extension.
      Full-bodied, balanced, bright, fruity, lemon juice, slightly damp.
      Here fruits, citruses, honey and woodiness lay down in a very beautiful, rounded proportion.
      Pepper, cinnamon, ginger.
      Everything is very easy, balanced, beautiful.
    • Finish
      Developing, long.
      Bitter-honey, develops into a woody bitterness and then holds on until it stops.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Smell: A high-end open hand-baked shop, the display cabinets are placed with high-quality cream cakes, fresh green plants are full of the store, faint grass and melon vines, some raw materials in the display cabinet are dazzling, lemon leaves, vanilla Pods, petals for decoration. The overall balance is high, and the fragrance is fresh and pleasant.

    Drinking: The pleasing oil and wrapping feel, and its subtle tannins make the taste more three-dimensional. Green grass, melon vines, nectar, the end rhyme brings out a lot of orange juice, jackfruit, mango, full of fragrance.

    Feeling: Easy Drink, sweet and clean, the characteristics of Genting in the 1990s are highly compatible with the bourbon barrel. But there will be no surprises, I am willing to drink this in a cozy afternoon.

  6. Seanzhang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good Sprinbank, with nice citric, cucumber, mineral and metallic notes. There is something slightly off in the finish. Some oak I did not expect.

  9. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Simply very good and flawless.
    Tied with # 56 for me.

    Really want to taste it again in a few months after aeration in the bottle.
    • Nose
      Nose simple enough.
      We have mineral first.
      Then lemon, lemongrass, pineapple and papaya.
    • Taste
      More mineral than the nose. Pebbles, chalk.
      We have lemon, orange.
      A touch of camphor and ashes.
    • Finish
      Final quite pronounced on the cold ashes.
      We have a very nice balance with citrus fruits.

  10. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great Springbank indeed.
    • Nose
      Lemon peel and creamed barley sugar, very typical Springbank, very light smoke and some minerals.
    • Taste
      Intense, rotten vegetables, rich dark fruits.
    • Finish
      Medium, smoked sweet barley.

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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