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Whisky distilled in 1988

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Whisky Magazine Issue 128

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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.

Berrys' Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1988 Littlemill Cask #33
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 It's an enjoyable aperitif style whisky. My only gripe is that the oak bites a little hard on the finish.

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 Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wemyss Malts Single Cask Release Lemon Cheesecake
Single Grain - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Tender hearted and loveable. Delicious.

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 Bottled 2011 Cask 5551 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£98.37
Ardbeg 1973 1988 15yo 53.4% Sestante 15 1973
Lions Whisky
£790.00
Ardbeg 1973 1988 15yo Sestante 15 1973
Lions Whisky
£560.00
Auchentoshan 1988 25 Year Old Wine Cask Finish
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Aultmore 1974 Bot.1988 20th Anniversary Samaroli
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Balmenach 1988 25 Year Old Cask #2819 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£105.00
Balmenach 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 2902 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£100.15
Balvenie 1988 2014 25 Year Old Single Barrel 69
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£399.95
Bell's Christmas 1988
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
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
Benrinnes 23 Year Old 1988 Cask 2836 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.31
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
£8.95
Berry's Longmorn 1988 24 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£92.50
Bladnoch 1975 13 Years Old B 1988 Intertrade 13 1975
Lions Whisky
£545.00
Blair Athol 1988 26 Year Old Cask #6841 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£110.00
Blair Athol 1988 Bottled 2014 Cask 7494 Artist 4th Edition La M
Master of Malt
£9.10
Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1988 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£97.56
Blair Athol 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 6841 Cask Strength Collection S
Master of Malt
£97.56
Blair Athol 26 Year Old 1988 Signatory
The Whisky Barrel
£97.56
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
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£199.00
Bruichladdich 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10126 Old Particular Douglas
Master of Malt
£13.54
Bunnahabhain 1988 25 Year Old S Of Scotland
The Whisky Exchange
£135.00
Bunnahabhain 1988 26 Year Old Cask #2801 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£130.00
Bunnahabhain 1988 Bottled 2014 Cask 1873 Artist 3rd Edition La
Master of Malt
£9.36
Bunnahabhain 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10272 Directors' Cut Douglas L
Master of Malt
£210.00
Bunnahabhain 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 2801 Cask Strength Collection
Master of Malt
£128.60
Bushmills 1988 Single Cask 14357
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Cambus 1988 26 Year Old Sovereign Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£90.95
Cambus 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10595 The Clan Denny Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£88.85
Cambus 25 Year Old 1988 Clan Denny
The Whisky Barrel
£88.21
Cambus 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 11116 Sovereign Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£90.95
Cambus 26 Year Old 1988 Sovereign
The Whisky Barrel
£85.61
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
Caribbean Creme 1988 Bottled 2014 Wemyss Malts Invergordon 3cl S
Master of Malt
£7.69
Carn Mor Celebration Of The Cask Linkwood 1988 25 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£118.95
Carn Mor Celebration Of The Cask Miltonduff 1988 25 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£126.95
Celebration Of The Cask North British 1988
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£96.95
Christmas 1988 Bell's Unboxed
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Cragganmore 25 Year Old 1988 2014 Special Release
Master of Malt
£299.00
Cragganmore 25 Year Old 1988 2014 Special Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£22.96
Croix De Salles 1915 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£780.00
Dailuaine 23 Year Old 1988 Cask 3549 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.48
Floral Trellis 1988 Wemyss Malts Tormore
Master of Malt
£107.09
Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.05
Girvan 1988 26 Year Old Sovereign Scotch Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£92.95
Girvan 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 11119 Sovereign Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£92.95
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
Glen Spey 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 356077 S Of Scotland S
Master of Malt
£104.95
Glenfarclas 1988 Cask 1698 1988
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Glenfarclas 1988 Cask 434 Family Cask Summer 2014 Release
Master of Malt
£256.94
Glenfarclas 1988 Family Cask 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£15.70
Glenfarclas 1988 Family Casks S14  sherry Butt #434
The Whisky Exchange
£258.00
Glenfarclas Distillery 25 Year Old 1988 Authentic Collection Wm Cad
Master of Malt
£7.79
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Pre 1988
Abbey Whisky
£112.00
Glenrothes 1988 2014
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£111.50
Glenrothes 1988 Bottled 2014
Master of Malt
£345.95
Glenrothes 1988 Bottled 2014 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£26.44
Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 7886 A Rare Find Gleann Mor
Master of Malt
£195.00
Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£163.95
Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£9.93
Glenrothes 3x10cl Pack: 1988, 1998, Select Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£45.95
Glenturret 1967 1988
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£650.00
Glenturret 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 522 Adelphi
Master of Malt
£139.36
Glenturret 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 891 Cask Collection A. D. Rattra
Master of Malt
£9.87
Highland Park 1988 23 Year Old Cask #716 Mackillop's
The Whisky Exchange
£116.00
Highland Park 1988 Bottled 2013 The Macphail's Collection Gordon
Master of Malt
£114.77
Highland Park 1988 Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£115.00
Invergordon 1988 25 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£73.50
Invergordon 1988 Wemyss Caribbean Creme
The Whisky Barrel
£82.28
Invergordon 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10699 The Sovereign Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£89.77
Invergordon 25 Year Old 1988 Sovereign
The Whisky Barrel
£76.41
Invergordon 26 Year Old 1988 Clan Denny
The Whisky Barrel
£74.83
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
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1988
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£450.00
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
Linkwood 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 2328 Celebration Of The Cask Carn
Master of Malt
£8.94
Littlemill 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10349 Directors' Cut Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£11.95
Littlemill 25 Year Old 1988 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£292.11
Littlemill 26 Year Old 1988 Finest Collection
The Whisky Barrel
£295.67
Littlemill 26 Year Old 1988 Old & Rare Exclusive
The Whisky Barrel
£249.74
Littlemill 26 Year Old 1988 Xtra Old Particular
The Whisky Barrel
£229.68
Littlemill 26 Years Old 1988 Cask 10599 Xtra Old Particular Dougl
Master of Malt
£14.64
Longmorn 1988 23 Years Old 52.6% First Cask 23 1988
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Longmorn 1988 Bottled 2014 Cask 12811 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£217.36
Longmorn 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 14385 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£139.51
Longmorn 24 Year Old 1988 Cask 14385 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Samp
Master of Malt
£10.31
Macallan 1988 18 Year Old Sherry Oak
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
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 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 10412 Xtra Old Particular Douglas
Master of Malt
£30.14
Macallan 26 Year Old 1988 Xtra Old Particular
The Whisky Barrel
£416.41
Miltonduff 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9954 Celebration Of The Cask Car
Master of Malt
£141.01
Mortlach 1988 2001 12 Year Old Signatory Vintage Cask 2634
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£95.00
Mortlach 1988 Samaroli 1988
Lions Whisky
£215.00
New Zealand 1988 23 Year Old Cask #72 Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£130.00
New Zealand Single Cask 1988 23 Year Old
Abbey Whisky
£97.00
New Zealand Whisky The 1988 Cask Strength
La Maison du Whisky
£172.00
North British 26 Year Old 1988 Carn Mor
The Whisky Barrel
£93.24
North British 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 34442 Carn Mor
Abbey Whisky
£77.67
North British 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 34442 Celebration Of The Cask
Master of Malt
£8.42
Port Dundas 1988 26 Year Old Bot.2015 Sovereign Single Whisky
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10378 The Clan Denny Douglas La
Master of Malt
£7.95
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10378 The Clan Denny Douglas La
Master of Malt
£96.34
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10876 The Sovereign Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£92.21
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Clan Denny
The Whisky Barrel
£86.17
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Closed Distilleries Part Des Anges 3c
Master of Malt
£9.48
Port Dundas 25 Year Old 1988 Sovereign
The Whisky Barrel
£78.96
Port Dundas 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 11221 The Sovereign Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£8.17
Port Dundas 26 Year Old 1988 Cask 11221 The Sovereign Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£89.77
Port Dundas 26 Year Old 1988 Sovereign
The Whisky Barrel
£89.43
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 56.1 1979 Bot.1988
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Springbank 1980 B 1988 Samaroli 1980
Lions Whisky
£585.00
Strathmill 25 Year Old 1988 2014 Special Release
Master of Malt
£275.00
Strathmill 25 Year Old 1988 2014 Special Release 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£22.75
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10297 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£15.25
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 10297 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£195.60
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Cask 9955 Old Particular Douglas Laing 3
Master of Malt
£8.60
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£194.18
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£193.59
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old And Rare Platinum Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£195.00
Tamdhu 25 Year Old 1988 Old And Rare Platinum Hunter Laing 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£15.22
The Glenrothes 1988 Bot.2011
The Whisky Exchange
£363.00
Tomatin 1988 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£173.00
Tomatin 1988 Batch #1
The Whisky Barrel
£157.20
Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 Batch 1
Abbey Whisky
£133.29
Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 Batch No.1
Master of Malt
£172.66
Tomatin 25 Year Old 1988 Batch No.1 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£14.42
Tormore 1988 Wemyss Floral Trellis
The Whisky Barrel
£109.29
Tormore 27 Year Old 1988 Cask 4177 Mackillop's Choice
Master of Malt
£141.50
Tormore 27 Year Old 1988 Cask 4177 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£10.43
Wemyss Glenrothes 1988 Aromatic Orange Tobacco
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£109.95
Wemyss Glenrothes 1988 Ginger Spice
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£106.95
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