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Springbank 1996

Overall rating
85.71/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB24991
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
06.1996
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Fino Butt
Casknumber
265
Number of bottles
594
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
Preiss Imports, San Diego CA
Added on
02 Sep 2011 9:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 76.00

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9 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.71 points

  1. thatfamousgrouse scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Score: 90 (A- if you must); This bottling deserved more love. A bit fresh for a Springbank but it’s still recognizable and up to standards. I almost never note the color, but this is dark as F for a fino.
    • Nose
      Dense and savory with a slightly floral backdrop. Cedar and fresh oak covered in sap, rich cinnamon, brown sugar syrup, strawberry jam, cherry hard candies, moldy basement, and some fresh mint.
    • Taste
      Rhubarb, salty strawberry, grapefruit, cinnamon, cardamom, syrupy molasses, black licorice, and some of that bright oak. Rich but not extremely viscous.
    • Finish
      Rhubarb, licorice, and cinnamon with a bit of dry smoke. Smoke and spice linger beyond the fruit.

  2. rdavek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A very austere sherried Springbank dominated by mineral and vegatal flavors and almost devoid of any fruitiness.  The finish is tannic and a little bitter. I can understand those that find this "rubbery" but I'm not as sensitive to those sulphury notes as some. This definitely fills a niche in the overall spectrum of Springbank appreciation, but is nowhere near as pleasurable as many other expressions of similar age.  Glad I tried it, but don't feel the need to find a bottle.

  3. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    I have trouble finishing this bottle; it's a rubbery mess.

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