Springbank 1996

Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB74614
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Bottling
Vintage
25.10.1996
Bottled
09.2012
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
571/1996
Number of bottles
90
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Private Bottling
Bottled for
Barrie, Gates, Poe, Stevenson and Welsh
Market
de Germany
Added on
18 nov 2015 6:59 pm by spooky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

2 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.29 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    - a whisky to fall in love with
    - a very intense, aromatic spring bench
    • Nose
      intense brachial massive sherry note, typical strong springbank sherry, very promising and complex, raisins, ripe peach, intense fruity sweetness
    • Taste
      oW: very strong, voluminous, fruity appearance, extremely intense character, more fruit than oak, but also needs water;

      mW: the sweet peach flavors come out even better, super tasty and intense, alongside coffee, plum and dark chocolate
    • Finish
      long dry warm finish;
      long warm aftertaste

  2. fradin11 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2018]  Ooh, I love to taste such private bottlings that cannot be bought anywhere but sometimes are truly great.  And Springbank really made a stunning recovery after the whisky crisis of the eighties.  So I am very curious about this one...

    The colour is deep copper and the texture shows sticky tears at the top of the glass with very late and slow legs.  The nose is a little punchy first but then offers a modern sherry profile with interesting leathery, toffee, bitter almonds and summer floral aromas and a hint of sulphur, too.  Bold but not overly complex.  The dram arrives coating in the mouth with the typical scurfy sulphury feeling, unfortunately.  The sulphur is much more present in the taste than it was in the nose - but luckily it is still bearable and does not dominate all of the other flavours.  The sherry-induced aromas (like raisins, plums, chocolate) still can be found without a hide-and-seek play.  The finish is of medium length and again a little less attractive due to the sulphury mouthfeel.  Forget water as it turns the dram bitter, unfortunately.

    A borderline sulphurous dram that keeps its head upright due to the high quality of the Springbank spirit.  Anyone with less sensitivity to sulphur will (most probably) enjoy it, for sure...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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