Springbank 1996 HB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hart Brothers (HB)
Bottling serie
Finest Collection - Cask Strength
Stated Age
17 years old
Sherry Hogshead
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 jan 2015 11:48 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 390.94

5 × in wishlist

32 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 HB

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.07 points

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Spicy herbaceous sherry. Something maggi.
    Mouth-filling creamy. A bit tart on the finish.
    In Sume very intense. Will be very dry on the finish.
    Works in spite of the old age still impetuous and a bit wild.
    That's exciting for me.

  2. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A really nice, fruity malt that comes across as fresh and youthful despite its 17 years of age. If the finish had been a little longer, it would have made it into my top selection of the year.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Briefly solvent, then citrus, pepper, pineapple. Vanilla, cooling mint and nut chocolate. Over time, toasted bread, herbs and a hint of sulfur.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet start, then quickly becomes spicy. Apples, honey and malt. Again briefly citrus fruit. The alcohol is pretty well integrated.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Blackberries, passion fruit, oak with a bit of bitterness. Unfortunately, the finish is a bit too short.

  3. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Springbank 17 yo 1996/2014 (51.5%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection, sherry hogshead): 78 Punkte

  4. seanswhisky scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Exceptional cask strength SB. Full of the typical SB profile =, wrapped with some tart sweetness. Incredible pour.

  5. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    02-06-2017: this bottling couldn't not convince me; heard many good things about Springbank so I'll be on the look out for a different one.
    • Nose
      71 71
      notes of coffee and chocolate
    • Taste
      73 73
      bitter, leather
    • Finish
      70 70
      hint of chocolate


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