Springbank 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
12 years old
Amontillado Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
56.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft
de Germany
Added on
25 Sep 2008 12:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 275.96

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65 × member ratings

103 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.44 points

  1. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fine, rather fresh and dry sherry; light, slightly meringued, sweetish wood; some cinnamon; slightly bitter green tea; Honeycomb / beeswax
    • Taste
      bright, sweetish fruits; malty; strong honey; Ginger; Wood
    • Finish
      warm; sweetish with spices; Bitter Orange; long; gets drier

  2. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Ripe notes of sherry with added cinnamon and nut accent
    Taste: Slightly bitter taste with subtly added peat. After time, pleasant dryness appears. Flavor notes quite long and deep.
    Rating: 89 | 100 Finish quite long with a combination of peat and sherry. A very interesting combination. Described whisky is definitely worth trying.

  3. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This is a really interesting single cask scotch whisky. It needs a while in the glass and some drops of water to open and develop it's full complexity.

    Great stuff!

  4. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Very good nose, initial taste still good, the palate and the finish actually drop down - still much better than the sister cask 263 from the same bottling series
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry notes, dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, hints of cloves and pepper, whiffs of smoke
    • Taste
      Very syrupy, creamy, good sweetness, dark chocolate, lots of sherry wood, spices, pepper, then some leather notes kick in
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a tad bitter, cold smoke, more leather notes and rather flat, probably a bit sulphur

      Some water helps and the ugly notes fade a bit away

  7. Dramned! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Dramned! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Not a sherry bomb, but a stringent straight-lined Springbank, to which the Amontillado barrel made of European oak has missed some fascinating fruity aromas and beautiful spices. Granted - I needed a few drams to get really warm with this jump bench. He does not make it easy for him and he is definitely not a dram to enjoy relaxed. You have to deal with him, but then it is rewarded with a wonderful aroma and in the mouth then with a full-bodied and heavy complexity. Especially with a little water, he shows his full potential and turns into a very impressive and multi-layered single cask bottling. Terrific!
    • Nose
      The nose goes straight into the full - Springbank spice with plenty of sea air and salt, ripe and already overripe fruits, fresh peeled orange peel, spicy tobacco, brown cane sugar, a little bitter oak, delicate smoke completes the whole wonderful.
      With a little water, it becomes much milder and sweeter, adding a strong vanilla and greasy lager, and the spicy tobacco becomes more intense.
    • Taste
      In the mouth quite rough, heavy and oily and with an alcoholic pungency he starts, salt and spice, tobacco, grassy-earthy notes. And then there is an unfathomable beguiling tropical fruit note, which goes in the direction of papaya or mango and which appears only briefly and disappears again and almost robs me of my mind. I would have expected something like that in a rum finish, very fascinating! The longer it lingers in the mouth, the more harsh oak tones and lighter dry smoke push forward.
      Some water makes it a little sweeter and more accessible and sherry-typical.
    • Finish
      In the finish dominates primarily the European oak and brings a bitter dryness with beautiful tannins. Smoke and again a tropical fruit are present in beginnings and sound subtly but very long with fine cloves and freshly mowed hay.

  9. Furtia scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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