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Whisky distilled in 1988

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Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

1988 vintage whiskies

Aberlour 1988, Distiller's Selection
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 An astonishingly malty whisky. For someone who wants to taste the eponymous ingredient, this shows it at its best.

Adelphi The Macallan 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
7 I prefer my Macallan with its typical sherry character.

Berry's Own Selection Longmorn 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Well balanced. A real wee sweetie.

Blackadder Isle of Jura 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.40%
6 Nose better than palate. A tired cask?

Chivas Brothers Caperdonich 16 Years Old, Cask Strength Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Promises more than it delivers. Try it with sweet Turkish coffee or espresso.

Connoisseur's Choice Caol Ila 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Caol Ila can be a little gin-like. This bottling could be served like a Pimms. Mind you, no gin has such a long finish.

Connoisseur's Choice Rosebank 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A deft balance between the whisky's own character and the sherry.

Cooper's Choice Glen Grant 1988, 15 Years Old, Portwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 The delicacy of the Glen Grant survives here.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.60%
8 Has the X factor.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Duncan Taylor Glen Garioch 1988, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
8 Very sweet but the classic heather honey is balanced by the gently peaty, smoky dryness that has vanished from most Highland malts.

Glen Spey 1988 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 It has a sweet punch and some will love this overtly oaky style. I'm not wholly convinced about what it's done to the overall balance.

Glenalmond 1998 Pure Highland Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A light and gentle aperitif.

Glenkinchie 1988 Distiller's Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Glenkinchie was always robust for a lowlander, and this expression is more so. Again, it works: the typical grassy sweetness brought out by a touch of sherry.

Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A great addition to the Glenrothes vintages. Stands up well among its fellow bottlings.

Gordon & MacPhail Scapa 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 I am not sure about that sulphur. Is it from the cask, or is it seaweedy? I usually like seaweed, but am not convinced by this bottling.

Hakushu 1988 Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
8 Lean, limber and characteristically smoky. A clear sense of Hakushu malt without heavy wood influence.

Highland Park Artist Edition 1988
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Mellowand balanced.Worth a look

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 King of Diamonds
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 Water undoubtedly tames the alcohol but alters the freshness and enticing natural sharpness of that bold whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Ichiro's Malt 1988 Single Malt Vintage
Single Malt - Japan - 56.00%
8 A pungent character. Warm phenolic and uncompromising but hiding a pleasant cereal sweetness. The alcoholic strength is somewhat burning though. Water helps but does not cut all the sharp edges.

James MacArthur The Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50%
7 Sophisticated flavours in a delicate structure. Like elaborate petits-fours.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Karuizawa 1988
Single Malt - Japan - 59.30%
8 Sherry masks the distillery character. Fine if you are a big fan. That sickening sweetness with water added is questionable.

Karuizawa 1988 Cask 3397
Single Malt - Japan - 59.80%
7 The nose does not say it all. The old man is still sprightly.

Old Masters Glen Garioch 1988, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.90%
7 A big warming dram whose generosity of flavour comes as a relief after a couple of meanies.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Cognac Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 All the action is in that finish. A clear points victory for the whisky, with brandy going the distance.

Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Less complex, with the distillery character coming through much more strongly.

Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Calvados
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The Calvados character is almost overwhelming but Caol Ila comes surging through in the finish.

Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Claret Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 The least characterful of the three Caol Ila wood finishes.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Highland Park 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A lovely whisky. A sweetish bottling. More complex and elegant than the 'official' 12 Years Old, but not quite as expressive as the 18.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Signatory Laphroaig 1988 Unchillfiltered
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 I enjoyed this very much, but it does not add a great deal to the canon.

Tomatin 21 Years Old 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 52.00%
7 The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.

Whisky Galore Mortlach 1988, Cask Strength
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.90%
7 Good weight of spirit, but needs more from the cask to make it great.

Aberlour 1988 Berry Bros. & Rudd Bottled 2011
Master of Malt
£98.37
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9967 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£209.01
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9967 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£13.46
Aberlour 25 Year Old 1988 Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary Hunter Lai
Master of Malt
£9.38
Ardbeg 1973 1988 15yo 53.4% Sestante 15 1973
Lions Whisky
£790.00
Ardbeg 1973 1988 15yo Sestante 15 1973
Lions Whisky
£560.00
Ardmore 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 2455 Pearls Of Scotland Gordon & Co
Master of Malt
£90.43
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes
Master of Malt
£118.29
Balmenach 1988 25 Year Old Cask #1132 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Balmenach 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 2797 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£6.62
Bell's Christmas 1988
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Bell's Princess Beatrice 1988
The Whisky Exchange
£69.95
Bell's Princess Beatrice 1988 Decanter
Master of Malt
£61.45
Bell's Princess Beatrice 1988 Decanter No Box
Master of Malt
£83.12
Benriach 1988 2013 24 Year Old Single Cask 4000
Whisky-Online.com
£116.95
Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1988 Cask 2836 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.64
Benrinnes 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 2835 Rare Select Montgomerie's
Master of Malt
£112.83
Benrinnes 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 2835 Rare Select Montgomerie's 3
Master of Malt
£8.14
Bladnoch 1975 13 Years Old B 1988 Intertrade 13 1975
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Bowmore 10 Year Old Glasgow Garden Festival 1988
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Bowmore 10yo Garden Festival 1988 10
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Bruichladdich 1988 G&m Cask 54.5%
Lions Whisky
£155.00
Bruichladdich 1988 The Mayor Of Islay Valinch
Whisky-Online.com
£199.00
Bruichladdich 25 Ans 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£255.00
Bruichladdich 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10126 Old Particular Douglas
Master of Malt
£12.30
Bunnahabhain 1988 24 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£124.00
Bunnahabhain 1988 25 Year Old Directors' Cut
The Whisky Exchange
£210.00
Bunnahabhain 1988 Over 25 Years
La Maison du Whisky
£188.00
Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10272 Directors' Cut Douglas L
Master of Malt
£231.58
Bushmills 1988 Single Cask 14357
Whisky-Online.com
£295.00
Caol Ila 1988 Bot.2002 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Caol Ila 1988 Private Collection 1988
Lions Whisky
£210.00
Caperdonich 1972 16 Years Old B 1988 Sailing Ships Signatory 16 1972
Lions Whisky
£485.00
Christmas 1988 Bell's Unboxed
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Dailuaine 23 Year Old 1988 Cask 3549 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.80
Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes
Master of Malt
£114.51
Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.23
Glen Garioch 1988 Moon Import Menses 1988
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Glen Moray 1959 The Costumes Cask #1488 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Glenfarclas 1988 Cask 1698 1988
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Glenfarclas 1988 Family Cask 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.92
Glenfarclas 1988 Family Cask A13 Refill Sherry Cask #821
The Whisky Exchange
£220.00
Glenfarclas Distillery 25 Year Old 1988 Authentic Collection Wm Cad
Master of Malt
£7.08
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Pre 1988
Abbey Whisky
£134.40
Glenrothes 1988
The Drink Shop
£116.28
Glenrothes 1988 Bottled 2011
Master of Malt
£108.90
Glenrothes 1988 Bottled 2011 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.69
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£103.95
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.85
Glenrothes The 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£269.00
Glenturret 1967 Bot.1988 Frosted
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenturret 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 891 Cask Collection A. D. Rattra
Master of Malt
£8.97
Highland Park 1988 2012 The Macphails Collection
Whisky-Online.com
£96.95
Highland Park 1988 23 Year Old Cask #716 Mackillop's
The Whisky Exchange
£116.00
Highland Park 1988 Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£96.95
Highland Park 1988 Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Barrel
£96.60
Highland Park 23 Year Old 1988 Cask 716 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£7.36
Highland Park 24 Year Old 1988 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£86.04
Highland Park 24 Year Old 1988 Signatory 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.24
Highland Park 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 759 Cask Strength Collection
Master of Malt
£8.49
Invergordon 1988 25 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
Whisky-Online.com
£73.50
Invergordon 1988 25 Year Old Cask #8997 Berry Bros Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£73.25
Invergordon 1988 26 Year Old Cask #dh10250 Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£74.95
Invergordon 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 9000 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Samp
Master of Malt
£5.69
Invergordon 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 8997 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£79.13
Invergordon 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 10250 The Clan Denny Douglas La
Master of Malt
£83.81
Isle Of Jura 1988 Secret Treasures 1988
Lions Whisky
£135.00
J. De. Malliac 1966 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Lagavulin 1988 Moon Import Horae Solaris 1988
Lions Whisky
£525.00
Laphroaig 1988 Samaroli 1988
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Leapfrog 1988 10 Year Old Murray Mcdavid
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Leapfrog 1988 10 Year Old Murray Mcdavid
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Lemon Cheesecake 1988 Wemyss Malts Invergordon
Master of Malt
£81.77
Linkwood 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 2328 Celebration Of The Cask Carn
Master of Malt
£116.95
Linkwood 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 2328 Celebration Of The Cask Carn
Master of Malt
£8.13
Linkwood 26 Year Old 1988 Carn Mor
The Whisky Barrel
£116.87
Littlemill 1988 25 Year Old Directors' Cut
The Whisky Exchange
£155.00
Littlemill 1988 25 Year Old Nectar Of The Daily Drams
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Littlemill 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10349 Directors' Cut Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£169.73
Littlemill 25 Year Old 1988 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£152.11
Longmorn 1988 23 Years Old 52.6% First Cask 23 1988
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Macallan 1988 18 Year Old Sherry Oak
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Macallan 1988 18 Year Old Sherry Oak
The Whisky Exchange
£375.00
Macallan 1988 18 Years Old Silver Seal Sestante 18 1988
Lions Whisky
£260.00
Macallan 1988 18yo 18 1988
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Macallan 1988 18yo Fine Oak Limited Edition 18 1988
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Macallan 1988 20 Years Old B2008 46% W&m 20 1988
Lions Whisky
£240.00
Macallan 1988 2013 25 Year Old Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary
Whisky-Online.com
£433.50
Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10160 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£26.55
Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10160 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£445.56
Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£401.20
Macallan 25 Year Old 1988 Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary Hunter Lai
Master of Malt
£28.15
Mortlach 1988 2001 12 Year Old Signatory Vintage Cask 2634
Whisky-Online.com
£95.00
Mortlach 1988 Samaroli 1988
Lions Whisky
£215.00
New Zealand 1988 23 Year Old Cask #72 Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£126.00
New Zealand 1988 25 Year Old Cask #64 Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£125.00
New Zealand 23 Year Old 1988
Master of Malt
£125.95
New Zealand Single Cask 1988 23 Year Old
Abbey Whisky
£116.40
New Zealand Whisky The 1988 Cask Strength
La Maison du Whisky
£169.00
Port Dundas 1988 25 Year Old Cask #dh10378 Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£86.75
Port Dundas 25 Ans 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£189.00
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10378 The Clan Denny Douglas La
Master of Malt
£96.34
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Clan Denny
The Whisky Barrel
£85.84
Port Ellen 1975 22yo B1988 Hart Brothers 22 1975
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Scapa 1988 9 Yo Signatory Vintage 9 1988
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Smws 45.2 1975 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Smws 56.1 1979 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Springbank 1980 B 1988 Samaroli 1980
Lions Whisky
£585.00
Strathclyde 23 Year Old 1988 The Clan Denny Douglas Laing 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£6.11
Tamdhu 1988 2013 25 Year Old Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary
Whisky-Online.com
£127.50
Tamdhu 1988 25 Year Old Sherry Butt Directors' Cut
The Whisky Exchange
£196.00
Tamdhu 1988 25 Year Old Sherry Butt Old & Rare
The Whisky Exchange
£195.00
Tamdhu 25 Ans 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£148.00
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10297 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£194.04
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9955 Old Particular Douglas Laing 3
Master of Malt
£7.81
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£193.58
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old And Rare Platinum Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£215.66
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old And Rare Platinum Hunter Laing 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£13.83
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£9.68
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£128.65
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Omc Anniversary
The Whisky Barrel
£126.01
The Glenrothes 1988 Bot.2011
The Whisky Exchange
£265.00
Tomatin 1988 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£160.00
Tomatin 1988 Batch #1
The Whisky Barrel
£157.20
Tomatin 1988 Miniature Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£9.75
Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 Batch No.1
Master of Malt
£158.35
Tormore 1988 25 Year Old S Of Scotland
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Tormore 27 Year Old 1988 Cask 4177 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£141.50
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