Glen Marnoch 1988

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distiller's Reserve
Calculated age
29 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
26 Nov 2018 12:39 pm by ian63david

Average value

€ 122,68

9 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Marnoch 1988

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. Wee_Burns scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    Wow, lovely Dram. Tried initially with a splash of spring water, Very fruity, Vanilla and pudding coming through.. Gorgeous. Straight still very mellow.. sherry cask hits you in the face like Bruce Lee with silk gloves.... the punches are sweet!!!.. Nice.. now who actually produced this dram... First Class!..
    • Nose
      Fruity Rich, Vanilla, Toffee
    • Taste
      Very Smooth, Sweet Sherry, Fruity, chocolate.
    • Finish
      Satisfying hit of sherry and sun ripened fruit, goes down almost too well.

  2. avansele scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      A really creamy and buttery and fruity nose. Hints of vanilla, oranges, cashews, lime and even a real tiny note of mint. Hint of a chocolate bar with coconut filling.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starts a bit spicy but immediately turns into a real complex and creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla custard and ice cream, candlewax, kiwi, pineapple and again some chocolate.
      Candlewax does give it something of the older Clynelish bottlings. I small sour undertone as well.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium finish with some waxiness and kiwi again. A lot more wood and cashew nuts coming trough.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    The Foz however, had already pre-poured me a dram. I have no idea what it is, guessing a 10-12yo Glen Grant-style single malt. In actual fact it’s Aldi’s undisclosed [Dalwhinnie] 29yo.

    C: Whilst the nose is terrific, I’m simply not a fan - it being perfectly Dalwhinnie-ish [in hindsight]. For those that are fans, £50 for a 1988 vintage is a treat indeed. It tails off significantly after the arrival, but the calibre overall is far more impressive than some of Aldi’s offerings last year, being well aged yet intact.

    Scores a B-

  4. bgeddes did not rate this whisky Newbie

    I am not a whisky connoisseur but my husband is and he said that this is the best value for money whisky he has ever drank so I thought I should give it the best score I have ever given on this basis.

  5. WhiskyLover88 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Glen Marnoch 1988 is a great example of a quality cask maturation without damaging the spirit character of this single malt. Unbelievable value for money. Astonishing whisky. If this was bottled at 46% I would have given it 99%. Great nose, excellent characterful taste and good finish.


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