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Linkwood 2007 JE

Overall rating
86.27/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB127660
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James Eadie (JE)
Vintage
13.07.2007
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Pedro Ximénez Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
804776
Number of bottles
292
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Mar 2019 4:05 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.00

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2007 JE

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.27 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Moorish
    James Eadie is a young independent bottler – started in 2016 – run by Rupert Patrick who started his career in the wine business in 1988, but made the transition to whisky. He worked for MacLeod Distillers, Beam-Suntory and Diageo before going it alone. The name of the label is easily explained: James Eadie was his great-great-grandfather (1827-1904) who built a brewery in 1854. It remained active until sold to Bass in 1933. Next to beer, he also had a recipe for a blended scotch whisky that he simply called Trade Mark X. Rupert got to work with a bottle from the 1940s to revive the Trade Mark X. Apart from that he also bottles single casks and this is one of those which appeared last year. It’s a young Linkwood that slept on a first fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead for 11 years. At cask strength, of course.

    Baked apples, candied sugar, gravy and cinnamon – that is the delicious nose in a nutshell. Very succulent and rich. Some nuts (roasted almonds and pistachio) and Turkish Delight. Becomes brighter if you leave it to breathe. What I mean by that is that the initial dark and sweet smell evolves towards fresher notes of gooseberries and blood oranges. Add some water and you’ll get a whole other dimension: herbal. Suddenly a truckload of green garden herbs appear.

    Sturdy arrival on black pepper, lots of cloves and candied ginger, joined by sultanas, baked apples and candied sugar, but also coconut milk and almond oil. Then some baklava kicks in and there is no stopping the sweetness then. Very good. I’m impressed. Diluted it becomes very creamy and round and in my honest opinion much better.

    The dark and sweet, spicy finish lingers very long, even diluted.

    A liquid dessert that is the perfect accompaniment for coffee, but add some water first. Quite Moorish, if you know what I mean. Thx, Benny!

  2. Dutchdram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Lots of dried fruits! Among those are raisins, dates and prunes. And not only prunes, but also fruity notes like plums, oranges and black and redberries. A delicious note of toffees follows up. After some minutes I smell dusty old books complemented by notes of driftwood and a hint of tabacco. Hmmmm!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Dried fruits like raisins, dates and prunes, just like the nose. A very clear touch of PX sherry is present. Dark cherries complemented by a hint of forest-fruit syrup. It turns sweet now with notes of honey, caramel and chocolate. At the end spicy notes like cloves and red hot chili peppers. Oh I like peppers!!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long and warm. Some cinnamon with oak, complemented by sweet notes like honey and caramel.

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, starts of very smooth, but gains power in time. A lot of typical sherrycask influences, but not too outspoken for a sherrybomb, more subtle. Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Typical sherry-nose, caramel, chocolate, coffee, some prunes, tobacco. Nice and full nose. Alcohol pretty present. Later on also some grassy notes.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Surprisingly soft and smooth actually for such a high Abv, only a little tingling on the tongue. Prunes, chocolate, some honey. Full body. Drying mouthfeel, later on it gets more powerful.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pretty soft and smooth it slides away, only a little tingling. Some lighter red fruits, coffee, some wood influence. Later on it gets more intense and powerful, long finish.

  4. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. The Macallan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice stuff!!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

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