Overall rating
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon + Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Oct 2017 11:22 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

6 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 DR

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.36 points

  1. mer1973 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Totolino scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He does not knock me off the stool now. The nose is pretty closed. In the mouth then at first very pleasant. I do not like this rather moderately integrated finish.
    • Nose
      Pretty closed. Vanilla. Apple cider. Pear juice. In addition wood notes and tree sap. I think he needs water. But first without a mouthful. Even with some water it does not really work. But he gets a little sweeter and fuller.
    • Taste
      Much sweeter in the mouth. Glucose. Red Apple. Red grapes. Some wine notes, but somehow not so well integrated. Then the oak starts and it gets a bit peppery.
    • Finish
      Pomegranate. Licorice. Drying.

  4. fradin11 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      72 72

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This Linkwood can handle a lot of water, I think. Tastefully in the direction of a bright unchill-filtered glenlivet (the ~ 18-year-old), but with better balance between fruit and oak. The big hit is not it now, but is fine, I think, tasty.
    • Nose
      Dry wood, honeysuckle, elderflower, overripe apples that have fallen from the tree, with dirt on the shell. The alcohol does not sting, but you notice it. Less water with wood, more apple, more elderflower, orange, gooseberry, beautiful light-fruity-dirty.
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly earthy, ripe gooseberries and apples, sour. With water thick and oily, spicy, baked apple, gooseberries, earth, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Baked apple, vanilla, heavy and oily, stays quite long and sounds slightly dry with apple peel, vanilla and oak.


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