Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Usquebaugh Society (US)
Stated Age
16 years old
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 aug 2008 4:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 211.38

9 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glen Garioch 1988 US

4 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice Glen Garioch with some harsh sherry influence and slightly smoky. The latter is quite common in older Glen Garioch expressions. Distillery visited with the Usquebaugh Society in March 2013.
    • Nose
      Fresh and sweet. Polished oak. Furniture wax. Floral notes as well. Some honey and whiff of smoke.
    • Taste
      Sherry-ish and oakiness. Also quite spirity with a spicy edge. Astringent. Stuffed peppers and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Gingery. Becomes salty at the end.

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 5 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Water is not needed but with a little water it gets even sweeter.

    A lovely sherried Geerie
    • Nose
      Fig, plum, prune and date, massive sherry, a little blackcurrant but its a great nose.
    • Taste
      Very good, sweet and refined on sweet caramels, sweet plum, a few red wine notes and candied fruits.

      There is also milk chocolate 
    • Finish
      Quite long but for the strength very refined and very sweet to te finish

  5. boborban scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    SergeGlen Garioch 16 yo 1988/2004 (54.4%, Usquebaugh Society) From a Dutch bottler and whisky club. Colour: gold. Nose: rather medicinal attack, with again quite some peat and lots of notes of smoked tea together with some fudge, hot butter and hot caramel. A little camphor and paraffin. Goes on with old rose and nutmeg. Pretty nice nose, I didn’t know they were still making such great whisky at Glen Garioch in 1988. Mouth: creamy but nervous attack, again rather peaty (although much less than the ‘Fragments’) Lots of tropical fruits mixed with sugared coffee, pastry. Really nervous and powerful. Quite a beast in fact, but an harmonious one (?) Also some notes of great old rum and even Marc de Bourgogne spirit (earthy flavours). Very long finish, quite impressive. Just a bit rough… 89 points.

  6. addyhd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2023

Forgot your password?