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Overall rating
89.81/100
votes
55
Whiskybase ID
WB118339
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
56
Number of bottles
277
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
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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