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Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Hubba-bubba, mango and monstera
Stated Age
25 years old
First fill ex-bourbon barrel
Number of bottles
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jun 2014 11:38 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 424,05

18 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cooley 1988 SMWS 117.3

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.25 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very good this one. 
    • Nose
      Sweet fruit: tropical fruit, grapefruit,cherries,pineapple, some spring smells like blossom, rose pedals.
    • Taste
      Mouth tickling: sherbet sweet, monstera, mango fruit, rhubarb and blackcurrant jam. Lovely sweet. Complex. Als found traces of mint, lemon balm apple tart.
    • Finish
      Long and lovely sweet, all kind of sweetness, very fruity. Very nice this Cooley.

  2. Fernet Branco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Dried papaya

    Flavour: Sweet, fruity & mellow

    Early nose suggestions of balsa models, linseed and elastoplasts turned more tropical (grapefruit, cherry, pineapple, orange blossom, muscovado, crystallised ginger, rose petals, hubba-bubba gum). The palate had an amusing, mouth-tickling effect like tiny leprechauns River-dancing on our tongues; sherbet, Monstera, mango, rhubarb and blackcurrant jam on toast – a sunny, honeyed, Sunday afternoon feel. The reduced nose found traces of mint, lemon balm, apple tart and angelica, but still sweet (toffee, trifle). The palate was sweetly perfumed – sherbet straws, Rainbow drops and black jack chews with hints of peach sorbet and fine leather – tasty and decidedly drinkable.

    Drinking tip: Frivolous and frothy enough for a carnival, party mood – or just a lazy Sunday dram.


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