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Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2011)

(70cl, 43.0%)
Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2011)
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(8 Reviews)

Glenrothes 1988 Bottling Note

Described by Glenrothes' Brand Heritage Director, Ronnie Cox as "a fantastic reminder of how beautifully The Glenrothes ripens from vibrant, zesty youth to rich, full-bodied maturity." This is a fabulous whisky from Glenrothes, aged for more than 20 years in a mix of Spanish and American oak. The result is a classic Winter fireside dram!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Spicy and fruity with notes of Red apples, berry fruits, oak and vanilla. Some nutmeg, allspice and Madeira cake. Musty orange zest.

Palate: Creamy, zesty and spicy palate which opens on sweet malt, Fruitcake, custard and just a hint of smoke.

Finish: Creamy, gingernut biscuits, allspice.

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User Reviews of the Glenrothes 1988 (bottled 2011)

@Bottling date2

Hi there! Apologies for the delay in responding. We have looked into this and we believe that the 'approved' essentially marks the date when the cask was first selected, before leaving the whisky in for another 3 years and bottling. --The Chaps at Master of Malt

13th October 2014

Bottling date2

bottled in 2011 but approved in 2008. what is that mean? after 2008 it all kept not in casks or what?

1st October 2014

@Bottling date

The current batch of Glenrothes 1988 (valid as of 4th August 2014) was bottled in 2011. However, please note that this information may change in future, as these whiskies are released in batches, similarly to Balblair. --The Chaps at Master of Malt

4th August 2014

Bottling date

What is the bottling year of this Glenrothes?

29th July 2014

Best whisky I've tasted

I'm a new scotch drinker (under 2 years) so I have limited experience. It's not the most expensive bottle I've purchased, but it is the best whisky I've tasted. Partially because I prefer smooth sweeter scotch, but also because this batch is so damn good. There's no point in reviewing it because the description is dead on. It's silky smooth, complex, delicious from beginning to end, and worth every penny. If you love scotch, you need to own a bottle.

Anyone who rates this less than 9/10 has either been ruined forever by drinking too many $500+ bottles, or they just don't like sweet rich whiskys.

Buy it, enjoy it, and remember it forever.

3rd May 2013


Probably the best whisky I have tried to date. The nose is full of apple and berries and there is just a touch of smoke in the palate - subtle, but enough to give some depth to the flavor. The aftertaste lasts and lasts in a very pleasant way. An excellent whisky and a permanent fixture on my shelf.

17th January 2013


I bought a bottle of this and so have loved every drop. I'm going to need to get another bottle or seven because I know that I won't be able to keep this on my shelf for long.

8th January 2013

full-bodied maturity is right

I like Glenrothes in general. Usually very smooth.
This is very complex and warm.
Age has added to the amount of taste, not reduced as often is the case.
A bit too dry and oaky.
This might deserve a 5 star rating, but based on personal preference I give it 3.5

3rd December 2012

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