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Overall rating
87.15/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
30.10.1996
Bottled
15.04.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
8727
Number of bottles
147
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Brühler Whiskyhaus
Added on
11 May 2019 12:34 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.00

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15 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1996 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.15 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    beautiful summer fruit cocktail - pretty good and very accessible - for anyone who does not feel like venting, waiting, diluting - very good without water drinkable
    • Nose
      88 88
      beautiful well-matured nose, no alcoholic stinging already right after uncorking - very beautiful honey notes - no no euphemism for sweet - warm spicy honey with orange peel, some citrus and more diffuse other exotic fruits (pineapple, yellow kiwi) - very dense nose, if he is only lukewarm - I just can not break the flow of flavor in the Snifter that is impressive. In the background fresh sawn green wood, tree sap, fresh wood herbal flavors and slight waxiness

      The spectrum is narrow but deep - the nose is lively and pulsating - I like it very much
    • Taste
      88 88
      smooth - syrupy - sweet, tingling oak - the first sip like carbon dioxide - later that's more like a ginger / rosemary tingle - creamy, mildly spicy, tree juice, cream yoghurt - citrus, canned pineapple, geranium leaves, lemon, lime zest - slightly sour lime juice
    • Finish
      87 87
      where it starts sweet on the palate, it ends in the finish slightly sour, slightly dry - clearly astringent with a slight waxy spice film on the tongue - the slightly peppery something about medium in length on the tongue and on the cheeks remains

  2. grinface scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The combination of flora and fruit makes a nice team. This a dram you can probably pair nicely with the right food. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2019/11/06/into-the-linkwoods/

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very refreshing. Aromatic lemon juice on walnut ice cream. Eiswein. Candied ginger pieces. Dried mint, some sawdust. Cooling.
    • Taste
      Creamy with a slight spiciness. Lemon ice cream with mint. Fresh orange abrasion. White chocolate with chopped almonds. Sweet white wine, a little peach and a hint of marzipan.

  4. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nice fresh light whisky, fruity sweet. Spread a summery flair. For me one of the better Linkwoods.
    • Nose
      89 89
      nice nose, fresh and sweet, especially honey with orange, lemon juice and something like peach-mango, but could be other exotics. Pretty big variety of flavors,
      Woody notes in the background, a few herbs, meadows, hay in the background - a little more floral at the back.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sharp, direct and tingling onset, nice peppery note, but creamy, sweet, almost like a liqueur feeling in the mouth, with a certain citrus / lemon note.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, and becoming drier. Sweet fruity note fades into a slightly peppery note with more spice. So occupies the whole mouth.

  5. wurfhamster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    the local dealer one had a superior cask imho
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

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