Glenrothes 1988

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenrothes 1988 / Bot.2011
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A 1988 vintage from The Glenrothes, matured for almost 25 years before bottling. The palate has a silky mouthfeel with wonderful rich fruit and a weight and depth that belies its 43% bottling strength.

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  • Richness
  • Smoke
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  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Blackberry Blackberry
  • Raspberry Raspberry
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Glenrothes 1988 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    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 Advocate

    The 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

4 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    15 May 2018

    Fantastic. Complex whisky with a nice long finish. Slightly sweet with orange and apricots dominating with some undertones of raspeberries. Just too expensive to give it a full 5 star rating.

  • MALT ACTVIST 11 November 2013

    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.

  • Jon 3 May 2013

    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.

  • T Ormrod 29 April 2013

    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.