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Overall rating
88.99/100
votes
91
Whiskybase ID
WB78674
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Shells from the Bay of Caraccas
Vintage
17.05.1996
Bottled
26.02.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
106
Number of bottles
227
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2016 1:29 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 397.98

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91 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 Arc

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.99 points

  1. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Strongly sweet sherry, raisins, maybe plums in the nose? But the sweetness dominates very clearly. The typical sherry board that you can expect at First Fill, even if it pokes in the back of the nose, so the 'entrance to the brain' (hehe) a bit ... on the palate then very sherrylastig, thick almost like syrup. The mouth is directly covered with fog. Sweet, honey notes, brown sugar, raisins, nuts ... trail mix (but without yoghurt drops;) and a pleasant spice - great! Finish long to medium long. The mouthfeel lingers for a long time, the cask strength is noticeable, but is kept at bay by the dominant sweetness. A memory of chocolate remains. Bright chocolate with raisin pieces. A great malt! However, I can not find the typical Springbank association of hay and old barn - the influence of the very good barrel was too enormous! 90 points.

  2. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: Clear and sweet Sherry, raisins, honey, brown sugar, dried apricots, chocolate cake, really a wonderful bucket, a touch of soot, after some time, honey barbecue, jam waffles, citrus, tobacco leaves, rich And balanced.

    Drink: Some traces of tannins open up the warm, rich, sweet drinking process,

    Overall: Only in the final stage can some traces of Genting be found, but it is not a bad thing to be hugged by a sweet Sherry cask.

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A good jumping bench, even if my enthusiasm from 4 years ago is no longer entirely repeated. He can do what he can, but I see him as less complex than back then ...

    Times change, and so do tastes.
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  4. yggr scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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      90 90
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      89 89
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  5. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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  6. LDB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Elegant jumper!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Harmonious and complex, fruit compote, funky tones, poster color, beeswax.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Black powder, forest honey, tightly interwoven.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Mouthwash long!

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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  8. joep scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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  9. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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      88 88
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      88 88

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