Springbank 1996 cQs

Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
WB80296
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
casQueteers (cQs)
Vintage
17.05.1996
Bottled
03.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
107
Number of bottles
160
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 mar 2016 9:04 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 637.07

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101 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Springbank 1996 cQs

26 users have left 27 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.11 points.

  1. etwa77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    cannot find the springbank in the sherry..

  2. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Olieschaick scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    had the opportunity to taste this at Gathering 2017. Enjoyable Springbank!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      plum, cinnamon
    • Taste
      particularly spicy, vanilla, cinnamon, maggi, chamomile, caramel, plum, apricot, mocha, too many to name

  8. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

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

  9. Sylvia scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Markie81 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  16. whiskybros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    You can find our review here http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Springbank-19yo-1996-Casqueteers/c21kp/572602920cf2d19e29747e12
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. p4blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Compared side by side with 4 other Springbanks, I find it very different from the sherry cask Archives bottling. This one is more complex and more interesting.
    • Nose
      Heavy notes of varnish, paint thinner and sulphur at first, then it becomes more flowery and fruity with apricots, bubblegum, slightly herbal cough syrup and soy sauce. Quite an unusual profile, not a regular sherry bomb.
    • Taste
      Sweet sherry, chocolate, toffee, caramel, more bubblegum, berries, plums and gentle smoke. Nicely rounded and balanced, a rather classical flavour profile, despite the unusual nose.
    • Finish
      Long and powerful notes of smoke and blackcurrant. Very nice.

  18. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Although there is not much left of the distillery character this is quite an interesting dram. It has been matured in quite an active sherry cask but it surprises you with fresh berries at the start. This dram needs quite some time in the glass (and warmth) to really open up and release the more dark flavours and aromas. I wouldn’t have guessed this was a Springbank. 
    • Nose
      A fresh, fruity and sweet whisky with aromas of ripe summer fruits (red apple, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melon, white grapes), tea, floral tones (camomile), subtle coffee, winegums, solvent tones, heather honey, licorice root, dried fruits (figs, plums, sultanas), blood oranges, nuts, apricots, boiled candy, cake, caramel, vanilla, allspice, sweet cloves, candied ginger, white wine, earthy tones, lemon peel, subtle sulphur, faith hint of smoke, brown sugar and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      A spicy, powerful and full whisky with aromas of pepper, chili pepper, ginger, honey, allspice, maple syrup, red apple, pear, pineapple, mango, cardboard, tannins, fennel, acetone, sea salt, licorice root, lemon zest, caramel, tangerines, bitter orange marmalade, bitter tones (almost tonic like), coffee, subtle bitter chocolate, mocha, fudge, dried fruits (figs, plums, sultanas, blueberries), sulphur, mineral tones (chalk), grains and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long, bitter and dry finish with aromas of tannins, hay, grass, cardboard, dried fruits, subtle smokiness, cocoa, toffee, cherries and spicy oak.

  19. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  20. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A "Christmas" Sherry cask. Gourmand, spicy, sweet. The woodland is minimal, which is far from a fault. If intrinsically it is a very good whisky (gourmand, balanced, pleasant, and with alcohol that does not attack at any time) in Sherry casks, I regret nevertheless that this layer of Sherry covers too much the character Springbank who barely to unveil even after 1/2 hour of ventilation.
    • Nose
      Very impregnated by the Sherry. Coffee dust, noble wood, sweet spices, caramelized brown sugar, black plum, a lot of hazelnut, and even a hint of tobacco. After a long aeration, nut smoke develops, but does not become dominant.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, even molasses limit. Caramelized wood first, then some spicy spices. Dark chocolate, raisins and confit, black tobacco. A tasty chocolate treat.
    • Finish
      Long. A wave of dry smoke with dark brown sugar rises in the nose. A very fleeting fruity bitterness passes, before quickly extinguishing. The brown sugar syrup lasts a moment.

  21. Opeth83 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted thanks to Oogadal Not expected that this was a Springbank, properly taken over by the sherry barrel. Full notes:
    nose: sherry, european oak, honey, caramel, potted fruit, rum raisins, orange chocolate
    mouth: Fatty, thick, sweet, dried apricots (sulfur),
    aftertaste: again those dried apricots, raisins, chocolate-orange, not long after the aftertaste.
    I thought of a sherry speysider
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  22. squaadgras scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  23. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    More 'rounded' and fruity than the Archives bottling, cask 106. They're really similar though. 89/90.

    I had one share of this cask, so two bottles. If anyone is interested in the second bottle and has something interesting to swap it against, send me a message.
    • Nose
      Mocha, toffee, cherry, blueberry, peach and orange. A saltiness of baked - maybe even slightly burnt - salmon.
    • Taste
      Mocha, blueberry, toffee, apricot, orange, peat and pepper. Water adds saltiness.
    • Finish
      Blueberry, mocha, peach, peat and pepper.

  24. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Split cask with https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/80694/springbank-1996-ud-byob-c-lads-of-lobland

  25. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  27. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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