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Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
141
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

€ 109.84

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262 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2006 SV

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 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. Vis2020 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!

  3. aspa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not too strong sherry, it's just a finish. Little alcohol, smells older than 13 years. Wine gums, dried fruit, black chocolate. Figs and oak. Not quite as intense in the nose as other malts.
    In the mouth creamy, sweet, sherry, neat spices and pepper, still figs and dark candied fruits. The alk is still very well integrated.
    The finish is long, peppery with some fire on the palate. Dark chocolate, but only a little bit bitter

    A worthy successor to the empty deinwhisky.de craigellachie - a very good drinking whisky with a nice sherry.

    N-87, T-89, F-86, totally good 87 points
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  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. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mocha, figs, blackberries, vinous, plum, orange and coffee beans
    • Taste
      Dried plums, figs, mocha beans, cappuccino, nutmeg, orange zest and a hint of grapefruit
    • Finish
      Medium length, candied figs, prunes, chocolate, ground coffee, grapefruit, nutmeg and a hint of white pepper

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    N: dark sherry, but not as dominant as the color suggests, fermented grape juice, dark fruits (wild strawberries), blackberries, a little liquorice, behind it the herbal note of the distillery chocolate, creamy, burnt creme brulee cocoa / chocolate, the finish looks superimposed on the Sherry doesn't really harmonize with distillate G: the finish works better here, nice combination of dark sherry notes and the base material from the bourbon casks, lots of tannins F: medium length, burnt sherry notes, tannins, some herbs, liquorice on the back - with water: does not change really something, the herbs gain a little - conclusion: color is not everything, I bet many were disappointed here when they had this in their glass for the first time. The sherry does not kill the whisky straight away, but you also notice that the stripping was not really good, and the finish looks artificial, without any real harmony
    • Nose
      85 85
      dark sherry, but not as dominant as the color suggests, fermented grape juice, dark fruits (wild strawberries), blackberries, a little liquorice, behind it the herbal note of the distillery character, creamy, burnt creme brulee cocoa / chocolate, the finish looks superimposed, the sherry harmonizes not really with the distillate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Here the finish works better, nice combination of dark sherry notes and the raw material from the Bourboncasks, lots of tannins
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium long, burnt sherry notes, tannins, some herbs, licorice on the back

  8. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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