The Glenrothes 1988
70cl / 43%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Dried Fruit
The Glenrothes 1988 Reviews
Appearance: Copper gold, clear and bright
Bouquet: Rich, spicy: ripe, dark, berry fruits
Palate: Rich, full flavour: candied orange peel, fruit compote
Finish: Very long, medium sweet
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky AdvocateThe hue is deep amber and the nose is equally resonant and rich. This is Glenrothes in its most muscular guise, so that while you have the normal layers of fruity complexity, there is an extra weight. Think of citrus peels, sticky dates, walnuts, and fruit leather. The palate is soft and rolling with light tannin. For me, it's at its best au naturel. 88 Points
3 Customer Reviews
A lovely nose with a strong bourbon burst. Lots of caramel and leather sprinkled with crushed almonds and cinnamon. Very well rounded indeed. The palate is full-bodied and creamy with a honey and chocolate syrup consistency garnished with black pepper corns. You can keep swishing this one around for a while and not get bored. The cinnamon finish is long and satisfying. A lovely dram that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.
This whisky is worth every penny at $160 a bottle. If you like a smooth sweet scotch that's easy to drink yet complex enough to enjoy, look no further. The 1988 is perfectly delicious from beginning to end and one of the best bottles under $200 I've ever tasted.
The 1988 exhibits typical Glenrothes characteristics with a rich and fruity nose, delivering a full bodied, fairly sweet flavour with plenty of dried fruit. I was delighted to find that there was very little citrus to be found. The aftertaste is unusually creamy and lingers long after you have finished your sip. No sharpness to be found whatsoever. Highly recommended for an after dinner dram, a splendid whiskey! In my opinion priced at fair value.