Linkwood 1991 GM

Overall rating
86.94/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB11779
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
12.06.1991
Bottled
19.06.2009
Calculated age
18 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7271
Number of bottles
648
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613024380
Bottled for
Selected by van Wees 02.2009
Added on
17 nov 2009 10:29 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123.38

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Whisky reviews for Linkwood 1991 GM

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.94 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A nice blend of sherry cask influence and the fruity Linkwood spirit. This distillery has yet to disappoint me.
    • Nose
      Needs time to open up, but then rewards you with lots of fruit. Red apples, nectarines and dried red fruits. The sherry influence is lovely and mellow, bot at all overpowering. There is plenty of room for to tropical Linkwood fruits. And there's a whiff of cinnamon too. With water there's more beeswax.
    • Taste
      Syrupy with red fruits, cherries and honey. Mouth coating. Warming and spicy, nutmeg mainly. The sherry influence is more present here.
    • Finish
      Some bitterness with sweet rum and chocolate. Nice and long.

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  3. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Odinson scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Ninofdram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Sensefreak scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram. The body is complex, sweet and dry at the same time which teases my senses. Long delicious finish.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Dried fig, raisin, apple, hazelnut and caramel. With water there's apple and tangerine.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Caramel, date, mocha and raisin. Water adds apple.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More nutty. Still date and raisin.

  9. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Kostya scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Excellent, full sherry matured malt
    • Nose
      (neat) some red wine, cherry, wax and leather, bananas, walnuts
      (water) grapes, winy, cooked peaches, nutty
    • Taste
      (neat) sour-sweet, lots of fruits, balanced oak, touch of saltiness
      (water) old wood, old spices, mixed dried fruits, marzipan, very nice and measured taste, proper matured
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour, long lingering finish, some salt and spices

  11. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, long finish but the palate is sherry overtaken with some sulphury notes, not bad but not my style of whisky. Interesting to try but I would never buy a whole bottle.

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Could have been a Mortlach if you ask me. A heavy distillate driven and extreme Oloroso matured whisky. Not for the faint-hearted, but for the lovers of some in your face, austere, bone dry yet fruity whisky. I like it!
    • Nose
      Quite powerful and intense, almost salted, on maggi (stock) and oxtail soup. Furthermore it is super sherry matured, but bone dry Oloroso style. It has dried fruit (prune, white raisin and fig) and blood orange, rancio, balsamic vinegar and even almost a cola scent. There is also an intense woodiness and spiciness to it, on pine resin, vanilla, clove and pepper (and maybe even more). Behind all these intense aromas is a backbone of some heavy weighted malt (honeyed cereal). 
    • Taste
      Full-power sherry influenced, with this incredible rancio sourness that Oloroso can bring about, combined with balsamic vinegar. The salty / oxtail style combines very good with the dried fruit, which is more on prunes and dates now. The alcohol is intense, with quite some pepper, but it fits well in this blockbuster. It even seems if there is some wood smoke present.
    • Finish
      Fierce, long, heavy on dried fruit, orange, rancio, pepper, some honey and hay. 

  15. Bona scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Pretty intense Oloroso Sherry- nice dram, but almost too much sherry notes
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      86 86

  17. OpiumX scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Great vanilla smell with a sherry sweetness! Wonderfull spicy and warm taste, with a lingering finish that reminders me of spiced rum. Great first experience with Linkwood! This is one great after-dinner whisky. I Am looking forward to try another version of Linkwood.

  18. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: glue, spices - brown spices biscuit (speculaas) and sugar candy, mint, smoke and meaty
    T: spices, a forest of pine trees - resin, smoke, lemon, grass, grape fruits, orange, cinnamon and liquorice
    F: some chocolate, drying, warming spices, cherry and mint

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