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Linkwood Distillery

Elgin, Moray, IV30 3RD, Scotland
Tel: +44 1343 862000


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Under the hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections,he looks at some of the latest bottles to come up at auction. In questions,he fields your enqu...

February 2008, Issue 70, page 34

Whiskies (23)
Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Adelphi Linkwood 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20%
8 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats, sometimes delicate, on other occasions more robust. This is in the latter mood: down-to-earth sweetness.

Berry's Own Selection Linkwood
- Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasant enough.

Dimension Dimensions Linkwood 1986 25 years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.20%
8 A good example of Bourbon cask maturation (a refill ?). There is a constant bitterness but it is quite refreshing, like a grapefruit. A few drops of water bring out a sweet note.

Dimensions Linkwood 1990 22 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.70%
8 ?That sweet fruit note persists. Mango coulis, more runny honey, peaches and cream. It has an almost liqueur like cling to the palate. Vanilla and nutmeg.

Douglas Laing Linkwood 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A classic malty beast. Well balanced. A winter warmer to enjoy with nuts and crispy nibbles.

Dun Bheagan Linkwood 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Insubstantial.

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 That malt could easily be thrown in a calvados blind tasting, with aged oaky individuals.

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 1969
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Linkwood is a lovely whisky, especially in its older incarnations.

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 1972
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A luxurious afterdinner malt.

Gordon & MacPhail Linkwood 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A dour character which lifts up on the nose but not on the palate.

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Linkwood always evokes thoughts of sweetmeats. This one seems a particularly sweet interpetation.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Satisfies nose and palate equally. To be opened and enjoyed at Christmas.

Linkwood 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A strange fellow. As if all was delivered in a dash. Then the finish seems to never end.

Linkwood 26 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.90%
7 Some sort of a finish? It overwhelms the distillery character. Too bad, because the core is good.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Linkwood 26 Years Old, Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.50%
7 A bourbon cask maturation followed by a rum finish ? Take your time to enjoy this sunny dram. Really subtle.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Linkwood 26 Years Old. Wine Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.50%
8 Oak is leading the way but in an elegant way. A very spicy dram. To be matched with a beef stroganoff maybe.

Linkwood Cote Rotie
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.00%
7 For me the cask is over-dominant.

McGibbon's Linkwood (Sherry Matured)
- Scotland - 46.00%
6 Not come to life yet.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Murray McDavid Mission II Linkwood 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Very sophisticated bittersweet flavours. Adults only.

Rare Malts Linkwood 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.90%
7 I couldn't decide if this lacked a little, or was just subtle. Pleasing enough, aging with prettiness, but didn't do enough for me.

Single Malts of Scotland Linkwood 1993, Sherry Butt, Cask 3517
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.10%
7 Big cask character, with spirit style just poking through. The spirit seemed at odds with the cask perhaps.

The Octave Linkwood 1991 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.90%
8 A big Linkwood, but clearly from there.

The Whisky Exchange Linkwood 16 Years Old Sherry Cask Retro Label
Single Malt - Scotland - 48.10%
9 This is a wonderful bottling. It has the suave and brooding character of Mr Fox in Jemima Puddleduck.

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