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Overall rating
87.86/100
votes
77
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

€ 136.60

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77 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2006 SV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. Signatory scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense whisky, but actually not very complex. According to the color and Abv I expected a real sherrybomb, but it's not that tastful.
    And besides, the original profile of Linkwood is completely lost in the sherry.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Full nose, very fruity, red fruits, prunes, raisins, some ripe apples, a bit organic.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty strong, intense, red fruits , prunes, some milkchocolate. A bit drying mouthfeel. Later on a lot of raisins.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Now much softer, only a little tingling. More honey now, then some red fruits, Finish gets more powerful in time, pretty long.

  5. Casketje scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Alcohol stings in the nose, although it does have nice caramel and chocolate notes. Taste is very simple and one sided - as you would expect from 13 years in an inactive cask. Finish is short. In other words: very overrated in my opinion.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Murphy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Lactose-free drinking chocolate in barrel strength.

    Tart, dry, not too sweet.
    A few oriental spices on the finish along with a hint of dark fruit.
    Very very tasty.

  8. Barbone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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