Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Shells from the Bay of Caraccas
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Sep 2018 4:01 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 365.00

22 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 Arc

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Superb. A little more mineral than the # 55, a bit less immediate but ultimately close in quality.
    According to the base whisky tasting notes, I expected to prefer the # 56 widely, but it was ultimately a draw.

    To taste again in a few months after aeration in the bottle.
    • Nose
      Slightly floral.
      The fruit is clearly behind but is still present.
      We are above all on the mineral: pebbles, chalk, and light ash.
    • Taste
      On the palate the mineral has the upper hand too.
      Always pebbles and a little mineral water.
      It is definitely austere.
      With time, lemon appears and grows more and more.
    • Finish
      Finale on lemon and mineral.

  2. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Nose: Cold, gravel, dust, fresh citrus peel, some hint of gasoline, a touch of smoke at the bottom of the cup, left with the citrus till the end.

    Drink: Concentrated aroma, full body, strong graininess, citrus, juice.

    Overall: This is two things in completely different directions from #55, one is passion and the other is calm, #56 is more difficult to find the grassy characteristics of Genting in the 90s, and the performance of the grease feeling is almost zero. In contrast, the wine is thinner.

  3. Bart-msb scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Citrus nose, thin but very refined.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Continuing citrus, adding grapefruit en fresh apple.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish makes this Springbank reallifesoap good. Seems like it is building up in the finish and gives a fantastic aftertaste????

  4. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Exactly my style - Fresh lemon, lots of citrus fruits, intense coastal breeze, sea shell, with a nice soot notes. Exactly my type of Springbank, with added waxiness and earthiness. More mineral rocks, burnt sugar, and more sea shells.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Fresh and energetic, with intense sea water, briney and coastal. Nice lemon, some fresh citrus fruits. Slight hint of bitterness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Lemon, sea salt, oyster, oily from tongue to throat, with a very long finish.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85


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