WhiskyViking wrote:Never judge a distillery from an Independent Bottling, as they due (as a norm) not reflect the distillery's true style (as the owner sees it).
Exactly as sometimes the IB can be nicer
Yep, better or worse or much the same. That's the joy and despair of IBs.
I am a fan of Linkwood and struggle to see how anyone with a good bottle could fail to. It's wonderful stuff, but like so many of Diageos malts is not easy to find. No doubt the F&F bottle will disappear soon and we will be down to IBs.