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Overall rating
86.15/100
votes
133
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
06.06.1988
Bottled
06.11.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
7318
Number of bottles
213
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2013 4:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210,00

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133 × member ratings

98 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1988 Arc

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.15 points

  1. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very alcoholic, malt, marshmallow, flowers.
    • Taste
      Malt flower, spicy anise and liquorice
    • Finish
      Long liquorice

  2. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice clean bourbon cask maturation.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Interesting Glenrothes, because the refill hogshead the taste is honeier and fruitier.
    • Nose
      Floral. Citruses, coconut, melon and milk caramel.
    • Taste
      Oily. Citruses, honey, mixed fruit jam and sherry. Spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  4. Zoltavar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Butterscotch with ball bottom and hazelnuts in strength. Some cooked fruits. Pretty beautiful, even if not very complex and evolutive. With water, it gives more towards dark chocolate. Fine and strong attack on milk chocolate and immediate impression of great maturity, it does not reveal much else in the mouth after the fact. More sweet and warm with a little water. Beautiful and long on chocolate. The quintessence of Speyside.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  6. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. puusj scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    What a surprising whisky! Very special, and very tasty. Nose is floral / fruity, wax, butter babe and a bit soggy. The taste gives more butter babbler and the basic of the soap (sometimes a bit of perfume) comes through more. Fruit always remains present. In the aftertaste deliciously sweet and progress to a small hint of wood.

  8. goran scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    N: lemon, fresh grass, cologne
    B: lemon meringue pie
    F: lemony, pastry, menthol BT2015

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Fragrance slightly discreet, rose water and Grapa. Then the fruits rear up a bit and everything together leaves a medium long finish. But this Grapa appeal ... Was that really an excellent sherry keg? What was already there before this drop?

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