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Springbank 1996 Arc

Overall rating
89.85/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Shells from the Bay of Caraccas
Vintage
25.10.1996
Bottled
03.03.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
551
Number of bottles
239
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2016 1:00 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160,00

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92
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 Arc

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.85 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    The nose was just a little promising but on the palate it unleashed its full potential - great stuff!
    • Nose
      Honey, lemony, chalky, limestone, some green fruits, a bit leafy, waxy - one of the many typical Springbank expressions - not bad once you get familiar with this
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, lemony again, and limestone

      With water: tons of grapefruits, more zesty and peppery
    • Finish
      Long and burning, more peppery

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    But waaaa what! It's VERY big Springbank. The quintessence of rusticity that I like so much at this distillery.
    • Nose
      Very, very, very austere. A fruity white mini first, then a screed of austerity that falls on this nose. Limestone, mineral, petrified. Then comes back some dried citrus fruit.
    • Taste
      Tangy fruit, lemon liqueur, spicy spices. Mineral smoke grows in the back. The power becomes more and more important when you keep a lichette in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Boom! Desert austerity is coming back. Petrified wood, polished stone, and endless waves of swirling dry smoke.

  6. Erik Elixer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Floral, briny, a small trace of smoke and sweet fruits. Vanilla, pine apple and later more citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Briny, white pepper, yellow fruits, briny and some liquorice. With water more floral tones and a bit dusty.
    • Finish
      Pastry - puff pastry, still the briny notes and fruity - guava and cactus.

  7. Bram84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This one is a special case for if you are in the mood. It's rather closed and astringent. Nevertheless, it's good.
    • Nose
      Very raw, earthy and leafy. Putty, rubber, bandages, dry peat, sheep wool, leaves, walnut oil and grapefruit skin. It also has a certain salty and mineral edge, like being on a beach and smelling the air and rocks that are wet from the see water and kelp. 
    • Taste
      Quite hot without water. With water: It has this bone dry oloroso touch, which is salivatingly sour and bitter. Walnut (the nut and the skin) is shining through massively, next to sultanas and dates. Furthermore, there is orange, again this earthy and leafy touch, peat and still this putty/rubber edge.
    • Finish
      Quite long, more or less a prolongation of the taste. Quite sour and bitter, with tons of walnuts, leafs, ginger, orange and a whiff of peat.

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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