Springbank 1996 WhB

Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
65
Whiskybase ID
WB62479
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
18.10.1996
Bottled
17.12.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
491
Number of bottles
258
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 dec 2014 2:19 pm by Bheithir
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210.51

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996 WhB

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.33 points.

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Soft and calm, good-quality whisky, at first it seems rather restrained, but in development it is strongly revealed, both in width and depth, an excellent combination of barrel and base, very harmonious, balanced, with a touch of nobility and aristocracy.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, old furniture, varnish, vegetables, deep-fried vegetables, animal fat, wool, sharp mineral notes, sweet creamy motifs - toffee, boiled condensed milk; lemon peel, dried fruits.
    • Taste
      Calm, rich, sweet caramel notes and tart oak, young bark, dried fruits, homemade marshmallows, burnt jam, sweet creamy and pastry shades, baklava, roasted nuts, furniture varnish, coffee, dark chocolate, mineral-industrial colors
    • Finish
      Soft, refreshing, mineral-industrial shades, sweet creamy and caramel notes, burnt rusks, kvass wort, spicy wood, pipe tobacco, coffee.

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  3. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very perfumed, Bowmore-y Springbank that really enjoys a few drops of water to grow into a better version of itself..
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. basbeckers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    a very pleasant Springbank expression.
    beautiful cask strength, which opens his softness with a few drops of water.
    :)

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mulberry, mango, red berry, toffee, peat ash, orange and pepper. There's a clear sherry influence but the distillery character is stronger.
    • Taste
      Mango, toffee, milk chocolate, peat and plum.
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate, peat, mango and plum.

  9. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    From a refill sherry hogshead, original fill 248 liter.
    From a private seller who kept a portion of the bottles. 203 of 258 were available to the public. Sold out in 6 hours.

    Reviewed by Serge on whiskyfun.com (21/2/2018)
    Springbank 18 yo 1996/2014 (56.3%, The Whisky Barrel, Burns Malt, sherry hogshead, cask #491) Five stars
    One that I had saved for later days, and indeed those days have come. Colour: dark gold. Nose: believe me or not, this is more or less a blend of the two previous ones. That is to say a rather more mineral and waxy Springbank, coated with some rounder, more raisiny aromas. Leather, mud, tobacco, saltpetre, roasted chestnuts and toasted walnuts, ink, carbon paper, new magazines… You see. With water: rather a pile of old magazines in an old attic. You know, Kennedy shot down, Man on the moon, Vietnam, Jimi Hendrix… Mouth (neat): great rubber and brake fluid and new tyres and struck matches and paraffin and… salty oranges. In short, the Springbankest of them all. With water: there’s a quality limoncello quality to it once you’ve reduced it. A dirtiness as well, but Springbank ought to be a little dirty, in my opinion. Finish: long, with this wonderful wee salty sourness that’s so… idiosyncratic. Comments: whisky for great adventurers, whisky that doesn’t belong in all hands (and palates).
    SGP:462 - 90 points.

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