Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Stated Age
25 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Jul 2013 4:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 210.00

13 × in wishlist

135 × member ratings

101 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1988 Arc

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    A maritime Glenrothes? Fishes of Samoa?
    Drinkable but not convincing - I rather prefer a maritime Bowmore with some peat and smoke
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey, dry hay, seabreeze, iodine, seaweed, vegetables
    • Taste
      85 85
      Little punchy, oily, subtle sweetness, little fruity, salty, more seaweed, bananas
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, warm, spicy

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Cereals liquorice flowers some herbs, not bad

  3. 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

  4. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. Zoltavar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. 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

  8. Guntis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  9. puusj scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    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.

  10. goran scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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