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Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby Timothy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:27 am

One of my all time favorite malts is Linkwood 12 year, the standard distillery bottling. I prefer it of all the Speyside malts.

I almost never read anything about this whisky and of course it is difficult to find.

It is the most fragrant, heavenly scent of any whisky I have ever tried. Women should use this as a perfume. It would catch my attention.

Any other Linkwood fans out there?
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:10 pm

Yes, there are quite a few of us that appreciate Linkwood. Linkwood OB 12 yo hasn't been available in my parts for manya year now. :x However, I have been getting independent bottlings that are quite good.
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby bcrossan » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:29 pm

I picked up a G&M Linkwood 15 that was quite good. :thumbsup:
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby WhiskyViking » Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:54 pm

I do love Linkwood, but the one G&M 15yo-version I've tasted is like boot scrapings compared to the OB - and even worse when compared to the OB CS (Flora & Fauna Cask Strength), heavenly.

Btw. heres a picture of another Norwegian Linkwood-fan (shot at the Spirit of Speyside Festival, and there's Linkwood in his glass):
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(picture was originally found at the Norwegian Whiskysociety's gallery).
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby jimidrammer » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:12 am

I've tried to like Linkwood. Both a Hart Brothers and a Signatory were bright and lively upon first opening, but developed a sulfur note I just could not get past.
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby WhiskyViking » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:37 am

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).
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:34 am

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 :wink: :lol:
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:47 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
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 :wink: :lol:

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.

Sigh.
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Re: Linkwood 12 year, a heavenly scent

Postby WhiskyViking » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:04 pm

As it has been for a long time for many of us. None of the F&F-bottlings have had any real distribution outside the UK (and barely there).

Hopefully when Diageo get's the Roseisle plant up and running at full capacity it might free up some whisky to bottle as Single Malt. But this is 10-12 years into the future.
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