- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Archives (Arc)
- Bottling serie
- Shells from the Bay of Caraccas
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Refill Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 54.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 25 Feb 2016 1:44 pm by Ras Mazunga
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67 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Springbank 1996 Arc
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points
- On a basic level similar to cask 550, but it's got way more fruity notes and as a result clearly more depth to the experience.
Wow, both mineral, chalky and a bit nutty (like cask 550), but also way more fruity, lemon, green apple, pear, peach, pineapple, some vanilla, agave syrup, a whiff of the "worn out carbon brush"-smokiness (less profound than cask 550).
Clear minerality, oily, a fresh and dried fruitiness, lemon, tangerines, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, some honey and also quite some (white) peppery notes and a mild oak wood spiciness.
Medium to long: very mineral (like sparking naturally sourced spring water), chalky, beautiful fading fruit leftovers from the taste, subtle peppery oak wood.
- Tasted in parallel with # 55, # 56, # 164 and #Sb 1993.
This is the winner for me, probably for his more fruity and balanced profile.
Very balanced nose.
We have a lot of fruits, citrus (lemon, orange, clementine), but also a very beautiful mineral.
On the palate it is light and delicate on fruit syrup, mainly citrus fruits.
A touch of rosemary raises the whole.
Long finish on a beautiful fruit salad.
Really without a hitch.
- The nose was just a little promising but on the palate it unleashed its full potential - great stuff!
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
Very oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, lemony again, and limestone
With water: tons of grapefruits, more zesty and peppery
Long and burning, more peppery
- But waaaa what! It's VERY big Springbank. The quintessence of rusticity that I like so much at this distillery.
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.
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.
Boom! Desert austerity is coming back. Petrified wood, polished stone, and endless waves of swirling dry smoke.
- Blind tasting.
Floral, briny, a small trace of smoke and sweet fruits. Vanilla, pine apple and later more citrus fruits.
Briny, white pepper, yellow fruits, briny and some liquorice. With water more floral tones and a bit dusty.
Pastry - puff pastry, still the briny notes and fruity - guava and cactus.