Springbank 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling for Reifferscheid
Stated Age
24 years old
54.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Ludwig 9. - Ode an die Freude
Bottled for
Ludwig Reifferscheid
Added on
21 aug 2020 3:18 pm by tony_1994
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 824.92

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.69 points.

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      Interplay of honey and vanilla sweetness, fruitiness from gooseberries and light dried fruits such as apricots and a nice vegetable note from celery and pickled cucumber - exciting "old-school profile"
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy and spicy, caramelized apple rings with vanilla sauce, served with fresh, lightly burnt shortbread biscuits
    • Finish
      90 90
      Brown sugar in malty pastries and dried fruits accompany the palate for a while along with old rust, smoke and oily oak

  2. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Visually a classic gold tone. A fine, almost filigree scent arises from the glass. A very elegant malt on the nose, which benefits a lot from the right temperature, some time in the air and the right glass. If you offer it this setting, the malt knows how to please with tropical fruits such as papayas, ripe apricots and peaches. Slight acidity, more gooseberries than citrus fruits, round off the fruity picture. Everything immediately followed by notes of honey and a hint of freshly scraped vanilla pulp.

    The fruitiness from the nose is retained, but appears sweeter and less differentiated on the palate than before. More like a kind of fruit cocktail, I would say. Mild oak spice, slight hints of grain and fine smoke are added. These influences give our test person the volume that is so typical for (slightly) smoky malts. It really spreads 'wide' on the palate. So far a great malt, but only in the aftermath, ...

    ... which, for its part, is pleasantly long and expansive, revealing the earthy, dirty influence (funk) that is so typical for Springbank. Apparently, over almost two and a half decades of maturation, the wood has slowly but steadily gained the upper hand and pushed back the original distillery character more and more. But now it's getting spicier, drier, the fruit looks less clear, subtle 'Dunnage leg notes' scream unmistakably SPINGBANK!


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