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Overall rating
87.70/100
votes
114
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
05.12.2006
Bottled
11.02.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead + Fresh Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
2
Number of bottles
713
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944106875
Added on
04 Mar 2020 3:46 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.98

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2006 SV

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.70 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    EYE / NOSE
    Dark amber with a mahogany border. Numerous large bubbles on the Glencairn wall promise endless strength. Long, thin spider legs run extremely leisurely down the inside of the glass. Then the scent. Will the Linkwood noticeably stay below the expected sherry load? Experience has shown that short, violent finishes take a little more time than comparable full ripening processes in the glass to develop, otherwise the malt threatens to appear light.
    Grape must, some alcohol, mustard powder, forest fruit jam, red wine gum, some caramel. A little different from the usual, modern sherry notes that are known. The short finish looks good on the young Linkwood. The sweet variety of flavors is pleasant and pleasantly surprising. Much less exuberant than you might have guessed, a successful start!

    PALATE
    The Linkwood rolls over the tongue demanding. It gets hot in the mouth immediately, the alcohol pushes powerfully. Borderline, but just in the frame for my taste. I feel a strong spice tingling on the tongue. Interesting first taste association for a supposed sherry bomb. Menthol freshness, a hint of vanilla and a sweet, winy note, with a hint of cinnamon. A second sip reveals the rich, oily consistency of the malt. In the background I notice a little milk chocolate, but more a feeling than 'real' aromas. The palate may be a bit lacking in complexity overall, although it can certainly score with a certain finesse. A very successful composition, I would have expected it to be less convincing in terms of taste.

    FINISH / CONCLUSION
    No sulfur, no other bad notes, but a few drops of water help the Linkwood, round off the aromas and tickle the palate a few more nuances of fruitiness. The aftertaste is pleasantly long, a little oak becomes noticeable over time and complements the sherry notes. At the very end, the Signatory gives me the feeling of having enjoyed wine gums again. The circle is complete. By the way, let's not completely slay the malt, even if the sherry influence is clear. However, Linkwood or its distillery character is so unknown that some may hardly notice it.

  2. Signatory scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. vis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      I find the nose quite closed. Light notes of dates and plums. Some chocolate. Gentle, the alcohol is virtually absent.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Immediately intense dry fruit. A bomb. Daana comes the vanilla and dark chocolate. Followed by a chili pepper
    • Finish
      88 88
      The aftertaste is medium long with lots of red fruit, with the chilli pepper draining gently and turning into a good dose of creamy vanilla. Beautiful dram!

  4. Grillmeister scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Lots of dark chocolate, fermented dark fruit, subliminal somewhat musty, but not unpleasant, alcohol not noticeable in the nose, a pleasant sharpness in the mouth comes with a very light herbal note, now there is also subtle mint.

  5. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: 22
    Taste: 22
    Finish: 23
    Balance: 22
    89

  6. ThorstenH scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. galg33 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nose: Quite a lot of Orange marmalade and sherry with wood spices : mainly clove then some citrus fruit, and a very distinct Basil leaf note as well. Big sherried mama.
    Palate: Big sherry again, in your face sort of, not something that I would expect from a Linkwood. the sherry finish easily overcomes the Linkwood distillate. There’s a lot of oak here as well, a spicy edge, and lots of sherry.
    Finish: Sherry, dried fruit, candied orange and orange marmalade, chocolate. This is a Linkwood you say?

    Summing it up :: This ain’t bad stuff, but it ain’t Linkwood. The sherry finish was too powerful IMHO.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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