Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
19 years old
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Sep 2015 3:33 pm by Nelltec
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.00

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54 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 MBl

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

  1. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    And another year on, second tasting after another year. Still with beautiful leather and tobacco flavors, Springbank is still not to be seen behind the whole sherry. Doesn't matter, it's delicious.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    After-tasting after one year. Even if I know him now and do not taste it blind, I find it hard to taste the Springbank. The barrel is already very dominant - which does not make him a bad whisky. I would even rate it one or two points higher now. You just can not expect a classic Springbank.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A sweet fruit that can not hide its origin from the sherry barrel. Tastes like a classic.

    wlak 17-2
    • Nose
      This is a sweet fruit nose, heavy and full. Overripe red raisins, dark berries, caramelized sugar. The sweetish-heavy fruit note is firmly established in the nose. And is there a hint of sulfur? No, not. Instead, dark, old leather, dried tobacco leaves, flavored pipe smoke (but no real smoke).
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy at the beginning. Not too strong, but not too thin. 46%? Roasted orange peel, a lot of honey, vanillin sugar. Hardly any berry fruits. Oak, toffee sweets, milk chocolate, cocoa. Very round thing. The cocoa will become latte over time.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, gets a little thin behind, but retains most of its aromas from the tongue.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, my expectations for a 19 year old Oloroso spring bench were a bit higher, but a good malt nonetheless
    • Nose
      Quite robust in the nose, neat bums, comes across quite fresh, too, raisins, nuts, roasted aromas, but this slightly lemon-like touch is quite haunting at the beginning, slightly waxy, generally closed, as far as the release of aromas is concerned fresh note remains on the nose, had a little hope that with a little time or after the first sip it will fade into the background and make room for other flavors, marzipan is now very easy to get through, the nuts can then be more accurately than Classify almonds
    • Taste
      starts off cautiously, then becomes more intense, sweet, raisins, sherry-like, nuts, light roasted aromas, now no pure Hanutamalt, then goes into the dry, in between through something meaty, slightly dirty, yes sweet approach, dry at the back, very tasty
    • Finish
      In the aftertaste, bittersweet chocolate comes through easily with a nut, and now the fresh citrus note breaks through here too, with my last big sip also clearly toasted aromas at the back, which I find very tasty, sometimes malts only really come out when the mouth is really full

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Dreamlike bottling - an absolute top malt!
    [Color] mahogany;
    • Nose
      96 96
      dark fruits (raisins, plums, dates), strong spiciness (oak, leather);
    • Taste
      96 96
      strong onset, dark sherry, full fruit, old oak, spicy, honey, nutty, full-bodied, complex;
    • Finish
      95 95
      long warming finish; intense resonance, a lot of sherry;

  6. Albaron scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Wow. There is a lot in here. Great flavors that I all like, always a new compilation, sometimes one and another flavor stronger. Very beautiful. class
    • Nose
      strong sherry influence, oily, earthy, apricot, plum compote, orange marmalade, slightly bitter and slightly sour with very slight smoke
    • Taste
      Sherry, raisins and above all apricot, plus a large portion of orange marmalade with a fine bitter note, very fruity, then a bit sulphurous and a good portion of draft and a hint of smoke and a little minerality
    • Finish
      The orange marmalade and also the apricots are still there, as well as the hint of smoke

  7. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Good, nice game of heavy sherry, but never slaying, and mineral Springbank
    • Nose
      Alcoholic-fermented cherries, Christmas chocolate with cinnamon, wet earth, then the delicate Springbank smoke. Salt caramel with a mineral-chalky note and fresh wood chips
    • Taste
      Wonderful balance of spice and sweet fruit. Pickled cherries (Amarena), sugary strawberries and overripe mango. Pepper, ginger, dark chocolate chips.
    • Finish
      Dry, slightly black tea with bergamot at the end

  8. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose sounds very promising. The taste is then not bad for a jumper, but the typical dirty earthy note I miss a bit. The whisky is well done: no question! But somehow I expected something different. Also it is a little too much sherry from my point of view. The finish moves between medium and long and skillfully plays something back.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow, what a nose ... chocolate, Mon Cherie, paired with the typical sweet bacon and the rusty barrel. More and more cherries, cherry jam with chocolate chips ... I have sniffed forever. In the mouth, the fruits (cherries, sweet and juicy) still explode a lot of chocolate, the fine milk chocolate, some peppered strawberries, ginger pepper. The finish is a slightly sour orange paired with Bitterschoki .... I'm in Heaven ... what an angelipipi

  10. mikespike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Decent malt, some leathery notes, a bit of sweetness from the sherry cask. I have troubles with the Springbank basic profile, anyway this is a decent whisky. No great malt however, so when you are asked to spend 150 bucks you want to look for alternatives imho.


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