Linkwood 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
84.70/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB10816
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
1st Fill & Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
JI/ADCG
Barcode
5020613493322
Added on
27 sep 2009 7:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59.93

4 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

225 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Linkwood 15-year-old GM

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.70 points.

  1. ailean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  2. tribe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    In fact, it tasted much better to me than the 25 gordon macphail bottling. Malty fruity and light wood. Ginger finish
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Cyril31 scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    The color : dark brown. Woody honey. Mead. Stay quite a long time after in palate.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Honey and wood. It seems a light mead.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Dry fruits
    • Finish
      70 70
      Wood and honey.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty, really tasty. 83 points.
    • Nose
      Sweet first. Vanilla. There is also a bright fruit, a quite fresh apple. Malt is also clearly noticeable and the wood is also unmistakable. The result is a picture of fruit salad with many fresh and tangy fruits, over which some oak wood was grated. A bit of honey is also added discreetly. After the inclusion of the palate, the nose sways back and forth - sometimes sweet, sometimes kräutrig.
    • Taste
      Fruity and sweet. Full of us juicy. At the forefront of the crisp apple is there. Shortly before swallowing and in the re-tasting something pipe tobacco is to taste. The mouthfeel is enormously soft. With the second sip more oak comes into play and slightly fermented flavors come to it.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, sweet tobacco. Hardly warming.

  6. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. malthead-sven scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    nice flavors variety but overall a bit smooth and meaningless, had promised me more of
    • Nose
      Sherry in the foreground, not alcoholic but with a fresh, lemony touch, orange juice, walnut, white chocolate
    • Taste
      sweet and tasty, well balanced, slightly tingling and dry
    • Finish
      spicy, slightly bitter, quite long but restrained, at the end a light hint of grapes

  8. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I was impressed by this one. A good whisky does not always have to be bottled at cask strength. This one will attract a broader range of whisky lovers, both beginners and connoisseurs.

    (Rating interval 84-88)
    • Nose
      Aldehydes are present on the nose as oil paint or acrylic paint, slightly solvent. Spicy with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Some dried grass is playing with soft oak, mocha and red apples.
    • Taste
      Sweet honey, vanilla sugar, spices, orange, instant coffee, pear sherbet and baked apples with cinnamon. After water much more pear flavors.
    • Finish
      Excellent spicy finish with cinnamon, bitter orange and all spice. 

  10. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strawberries, toffee, banana cake. Sherry. Rose water. A bit dusty. Something slightly burnt and a little sooty. A touch of sulphur, but is a plus rather than a minus.
    • Taste
      Quite thin but nicely balanced. Light honey, raisins, sultanas, orange. Over ripe banana. Turkish delight. A little floral. Hints of sulphur/gunpowder.
    • Finish
      Medium long with sherry, stewed fruits, and good toffee.

  11. Titi94 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Bottlers note:

    The nose reveals pronounced Sherry aromas along with hints of ripe summer berries. Smooth and well balanced, the palate displays mixed spice flavours and a touch of charred oak.

  12. Titi94 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt:

    Nose: Quite full with balanced oaked tannins and smoked ham. A touch of Fraise des Bois liqueur and notes of musty port.Palate: Full and firm with notes of arak, dark toffee, vanilla spice and buttery oak.Finish: Quite long and oaked with a touch of spice.

  13. Zazaz scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sweet, dark fruits, dried plums, butterscotch, a little fudge and vanilla. Great stuff! Stylewise pretty close to the much more popular GlenDronach. Would be amazing at higher abv, still a bargain. Highly recommended!

  14. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful nose, mixing summer berries with christmas cake and vanilla oak (a drop of water really helped, but it was very easy to over-dilute this one). I loved the floral notes that mingled in the background too. The palate was too underpowered/watered down, with soft vanilla and butterscotch struggling to assert themselves, and it all petered out into a relatively short but sweet finish. Willie JJ is absolutely bang on the money...if only this had been bottled at a higher strength it probably would have been a real winner. Great price though and very easy to drink. 
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. granella2003 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Dark herbs and strawberries vorme the binding factor in
    this 15 year old Linkwood, full and balanced aromas of oak tannins and smoked

    ham with a hint Fraise des Bois liqueur and musty port.On the palette creates a full and
    firm character of arak, dark toffee, vanilla and buttered oak.The finish is a good, long
    duration with attractive hints of spices.

  16. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a great whisky. If this had been bottled at higher strength then I
    would be filling my cupboards with it. Still at least it's 43% rather
    than the old 40%. G&M are going the right way.
    • Nose
      Ah this is exquisite. Like real old fashioned whisky from great casks.
      Wonderful notes of great red wines. Smoky raspberry and rhubarb jam.
      Wafts of the patisserie. Hints amongst the smoke of the bottom of the
      roasting tin. And then the Linkwood florals emerge. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      Ah what a pity, it tastes a bit over-watered. Still the sharp juices
      strike the palate with currants, cranberries and the rhubarb again.
    • Finish
      Long, luscious, berry filled and a wee hint of smoke again.

  17. Feusi scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Heavy caramel and vanilla, in Switzerland we say "tongue clicking" to such a kind of whisky. Sweet and spicy sherry wonderfull with a best price ratio. Highly recommededto buy, a beautiful drinkable dram.

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