Springbank 1996 Private Bottling

Overall rating
88.08/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB6388
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
H. W. Weyers
Vintage
25.05.1996
Bottled
10.2008
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
196
Number of bottles
287
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 feb 2009 11:29 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 516.87

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41 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996 Private Bottling

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.08 points.

  1. herby.usa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Cross-tasting for Springbank 1991 DT.
    The bottle is open for about 9 months (~ 1/3 missing).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Strong sherry, fruity fresh
      slight acidity
      Cherry, cedar - hardly any to no wood notes
      Noticeably vanilla over time, shortbread (sweetness)

      He takes time; with water it opens and becomes more intense
      (tolerates water well - clear at 59% vol.Alc.)
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sour aroma (takes some getting used to at first but then interesting and very pleasant)
      Creaminess spreads in the mouth and mixes with chilli heat (also determines the alcohol content) - absolutely needs water.
      Fruit notes (citrus, apple, kiwi, but also berries such as currants, gooseberries) now come to the fore.
      Tannins are very covered in the background.
      I think I can still guess leather.
      There is fruit sweetness in interplay with sourness - very interesting!
      It gets chocolaty towards the end
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length
      Sherry - fruity
      leather

  2. RobbievdB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is an example that not everything Springbank matured on a former sherry barrel is gold. The barrel left a minimal mark on the distillate but it also gave something sulphury.. So aroma and tastewise there’re some vanilla-caramel sweets, slight raisins, chalk, earthy peat and that sulfur note. That one was a bit to present. Not a winner in my book.

  3. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of a ‘cage range’ tasting I had with a friend. Also this one didn’t cut it for me. The sherry influences were hard to find for me. It felt a bit sulphurry and onesided.

  4. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. whioli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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