Glenrothes 1988
Added on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 06:51 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1988 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $115 Availability: Better Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Plenty of oak upfront with a moderate sherry presence. Lightly leathery. Faint white pepper. Light toffee. Faint almond notes.

 

P: Coating palate initially but seems thin real quickly. Gentle oak, hints of leather, light almond nuttiness, a touch of hazelnut as well. Hints of dark fruits that also tend to seem a bit dry. Toffee holds it together in the midrange. 
 
F: Nice wood initially, a little chewy with a faint fig note to it. Some mint on the top end. Dries a touch bitter. White pepper and a slight bit of anise. 
 
Certainly I'd prefer this at a higher strength, but it's a marked improvement from any official bottling I've had from Glenrothes before. B-/B 
 
 
Ries
 

n: nice fruits, prunes, strawberry jam. Very fruit forward and mouth watering.

 

t: heavy red fruits and berries from sherry cask. Sweet and malty but with very little body, quite thin.

 

The nose is the best aspect.

 

 

 
Andy
 

n:  Pool water and toffey.

 

p:  Typical Rothes 

 
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