Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Nov 2018 8:22 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 106.50

10 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.63 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Allandale's notes below are a rip-off from Cadenhead's own.


    In full they read:

    After a long wait we can finally get our hands on a true Speyside legend

    NOSE: Sweet, toffee, honeycomb and crystalised ginger with green apple skins.

    PALATE: Lemon icing, muscavado sugar, cherries, raspberries and vanilla pods.

    FINISH: Dry spices with lemon meringue pie, faint orange zest and mango.

    Its a difficult one to review with the panel simply because everyone liked it a little too much.

    Let’s give it a try! (LTP) Superb sweet fruity rich nose of orchard fruits and honey, the palate is creamy smooth with lemon drizzle some black currant sweets and spices.

    It’s an incredible dram with too many good things to say about it.

    £75 [Dec '18]

  2. Varrek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Grassy, citrus, spice, a bit vanilla finish. Some almonds on the palate
    Really good one

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful exotic fruit basket. Absolute drinking strength. Very nice.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Good Linkwood, fruit, citrus and spice bomb.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Floral. Green apple, honey, ginger, vanilla, caramel and citruses.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful. Citruses, honey, waxy fruits, vanilla, nutmeg and ginger.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, citrusy, spicy.

  6. BestOfWest scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet spicy and fruity.
    • Nose
      Sweet, toffee,honeycomb and crystallized ginger with green apple skin.
    • Taste
      Lemon icing, muscavado sugar, cherries, raspberries and vanilla pods.
    • Finish
      Dry spices with lemon meringue pie, faint orange zest and mango.


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