Overall rating
87.32/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB167011
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
26.11.1998
Bottled
10.2020
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
18505
Number of bottles
187
Strength
54.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 oct 2020 11:38 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 145.00

9 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 1998 Arc

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.32 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is a very interesting Glenrothes - yes it is Glenrothes - to taste. It's got a lot of rhubarb and other attractive fruity sweet-sourness in it, which you don't come across much in modern whisky. Probably not to everyone's liking, but I think it's very nice (It might help that I like rhubarb...). Kudos to the lads of Whiskybase Shop who have the guts to bottle these whiskies with an unusual profile.
    • Nose
      The nose starts with lots of rhubarb, gooseberries, and cooked apples. Followed hints of nettle and eucalyptus. Also peel zest, flowering currants, and geraniums. Something of tinned pineapple. Nail polish and a touch of balsamic vinegar in the background. Very unusual but attractive in my view.
    • Taste
      Lots of rhubarb again intermingled with Granny Smit apples and sultanas. Pear eau-de-vie. Citric notes of lemon and lime. Fresh kiwi-fruit. Blood oranges developing into juicy pink grapefruit bitterness. Bog-myrtle. Later on whiff of sugared almonds and aniseed. It's an odd palate, but fun to taste!
    • Finish
      Medium long. White pepper, apple-mint, and a little ginger. Greengages. Pine at the end. In my view this is not a wacky whisky with off-notes, this is just a whisky with lots of sweet-sour fruitiness in it.

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  3. GWMingus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Confectioners sugar, sour gummies. Interesting but not one I’d purchase.

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  6. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

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

  7. ducksingel scored this whisky 90 points Editor

    This bottle had been in my cupboard for a year before I poured myself the first glass. Surprising! An unusual palate, interesting and (therefore?) also very tasty. For the first time that I consciously tasted black cumin (nigella) in a whisky. And indeed some rhubarb. The full flavors and the oily mouthfeel… a special dram!

  8. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/06/16/glenrothes-duo/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. rdk88 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. Remko scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. RoytjeV scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  13. danilo scored this whisky 81 points Super Administrator

    Not a bad whisky and there is plenty to discover. Just not my cup of tea.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Velpon, elderflower, apple vinegar, fennel, something metallic, pear, white grape, blossom, unripe banana, green tea and custard.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sour apple, fennel, cardboard, liquorice, green tea
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry, liquorice, apple and green tea

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. g2ther scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Wolf68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, warm.
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. WantsWhisky did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A Glenrothes, Glen Spey or Glen Grant?? Who will tell!!

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