Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
Birds from the Orient
Stated Age
29 years old
Number of bottles
50.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
ARen Trading Co., Ltd.
Added on
03 Aug 2017 12:27 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 245.00

7 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Aberlour 1988 Arc

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    You can tell the age of this one, without water it has quite a bitter edge. But still good, it’s not fresh so to speak. A more mature Aberlour if I might say so. It really develops in the glass and the initial bitterness fades away. With water the nose gets better and it changes the taste, but I am not sure what I like more. It’s great though but take your time with this. Something to explore and savour.
    • Nose
      White fruits and a touch of oak. Then more towards pears and apples, pineapple and some pinewood. When adding water: It really opens up, this works great here. More of the fresh apples and pears, a hint of citrus (lime), lots of pineapple and some butterscotch.
    • Taste
      Fruity and it has a slightly bitter edge to it, schweppes maybe? Oranges and grapefruits but with water it’s all on pears and apples. It looses some of it’s syrupy profile, but I get a bit more citrus aspects to it. Water really helps with getting rid of the bitter edge. And it just needs a few drops.
    • Finish
      Honey and syrupy with a touch of oak to it. The finish is mid-long.

  2. joep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. zerg1129 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A well-balanced wine, the aroma is very comfortable, although it is 29 years of wine still taste distinct, the end rhyme is very sweet and long, it is worth tasting slowly
    • Nose
      Sweet maltose, honeysuckle, pear fresh sweet, honey, sweet creamy biscuits, the overall aroma is very comfortable and sweet, people always wanted to hear it again!
    • Taste
      Lightweight body. Soft and sweet fruit, cream, grape sweet, malt syrup, spice
    • Finish
      long. Citrus fruit, citrus peel, milk sugar sweet, white chocolate, dried citrus, caramel or taffy, spice and a hint of lemongrass.


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