Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Third Release
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jun 2012 5:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.95

7 × in wishlist

58 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1988 Arc

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.96 points

  1. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Honey, apple, melon, little raisins, lemon, hints of grapes and flowers / heather.
    • Taste
      Melon, apple, lemon, brown sugar, grapes and light acidity
    • Finish
      Medium, fresh and slightly sweet

  2. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (apples, pears, apricots), sherry, peppery, citrus 
    • Taste
      Sweet, spicy (peppery, ginger), fruity (oranges, peaches), vanilla 
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, oaky

  4. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    Lively-fresh guy!
    • Nose
      Lemongrass, vanilla, rounded oak barrel
    • Taste
      The ingredients mentioned tangy and spicy mixed.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, citrus fruits, oak, and spices.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pear, honey, citrus, vanilla and grass. Very light for its ABV.
    • Taste
      Vanilla sugar, malt, orange zest, honey, lemon and a slight saltiness of cooked vegetables.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, honey, malt sugar, grain cookies, lime and caramel.

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: yellow fruits - lemon, malty, syrup, peach, caramel and grass
    T: orange, soft herbs, nuts and vanilla - custard
    F: medium long, drying, citrus, nuts and some spices

  8. DramWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Balance is very nice. (24/25)

    A well put together whisky, though not the most intriguing, but it is a very easy sipper.
    • Nose
      I am having a hard time placing the aromas.  I\'d say wild grasses and a few wild flowers.  With a little bit more air it really comes alive.  Some nice oak notes, an caramel/ butterscotch candy quality to it, and a touch of apples and pears. (22/25)
    • Taste
      Nice very sweet, good wood notes, and a lot of candy flavors.  Nice butterscotch profile, and a lot of malt. Not horribly complex but it really works. ( 22/25)
    • Finish
      Lots of malted grains, and very sweet hard candies. Quite long. ( 22/25)

  9. Sonett scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nose comes with sweet vanilla, fruit cocktail, apples and pears
    • Taste
      Eners the mouth with a light sherried taste that quickly turns over to peppery spices
    • Finish
      Medium long to long finish with fading spices slowly turning to a light taste of bitter almonds

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A nice allround
    Speysider, but nothing spectacular. Just under 85 EUR in the Whiskybase Shop.
    • Nose
      The nose is
      immediately very sweet. Clear hint of white chocolate. Caramelized white fruit
      (like the red coating apples you buy at fancy fairs). Mandarin and lime. Wild
      flowers. Mild on the spice front. Indeed, only a minor influence of the sherry
      cask on the nose. Hints of mashed patatoes. Light and accessible, despite the
      high ABV.
    • Taste
      Nice and creamy in
      the mouth. The mild spices now explode in a handful of pepper and ginger. Again
      very sweet on white fruit and mandarins. Apple sauce. Sugared breakfast
      cereals. Turns slightly bitter towards the end.
    • Finish
      The finish is long,
      but the bitterness comes dangerously close to being over the top.


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