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Linkwood 2011 MMcK

Overall rating
85.69/100
votes
40
Whiskybase ID
WB160264
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon & Rye Barrels
Number of bottles
953
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109227437
Added on
11 jun 2020 1:36 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54.43

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40 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2011 MMcK

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 83 points Super Administrator

    Quick hit review.

    Linkwood and rye is an interesting combination, I'm in. Light, fresh and rather simple, the nose unfolds with lemongrass, honey and a touch of eucalyptus. Peach, cinnamon and peppery oak characterize the taste, which is unmistakably rye-driven and sweet. The finish emphasizes honey, citrus fruits and lingering spices. It is a nice sipper, but still quite young and not overly complex. I enjoyed it.

    RATING: 3.5/5.0 stars ≙ 83 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Bright, fresh, tasty and affordable.
    The new higher ABV, even if it's just 1,5% gives it an edge over others.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Not quite Malibu, but coconut is the first to reach the nose.
      Sweet with fresh lime juice.
      And every now and then a waft of minty toothpaste.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delivers pretty accurately on the nose.
      Sweet coconut on arrival, mixed in with a touch of vanilla.
      Maybe not as much lime, but still a little citrus.
      Add in some spicy licorice, and a hint of mint at the end.
      Water is not recommended. The spice from midway into the finish is holding up, but everything else just becomes indistinguishable.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Past medium length with an interesting development.
      The fresh minty toothpaste returns... don't spit, but rinse and repeat.

  3. ZLako scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    N: Very fresh, sweet, vanilla, coconut. Pineapples, floral, banana, citrus fruits. Grassy as well.

    P: Full but smooth, vanilla, coconut, some pepper. Citrus, pungent a bit.

    F: Lots of sweetness, pretty long. Later on it gets more and more of a rye.

  4. Dutchdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Immediate citrussy notes like lemon, lime and limoncello. Followed by a hint of sour granny smith apples. A note of vanilla. Some bourbon too. And at the end notes of hay and cut flowers.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweeter on the tongue with notes like vanilla complemented by honey and coconuts. Next notes of lemon and a little hint of apples. Some bourbon on the palate too with a note of rye. At the end notes of oak and licorice.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium-long. Notes of cinnamon, vanilla and a bit of licorice lingers on for a minute or 3.

  5. Roley scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  6. hafssol scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A pretty complex expression for this 8 y.o. that gets a warm influence from the first fill bourbon and – mostly – from rye barrels. While the nose is richly fruity (pineapple, pear) and on the sweet side, palate is surprisingly oily and bitterweet, with predominat citrusy flavours and a touch of bitter almonds, layering a warm texture, from cocoanut to some more spicy ginger notes.
    Very interesting and balanced, and also easily enjoyable.

  7. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice sweet and full bodied whisky, a lot of coconut along the way. Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fresh, sweet, vanilla, coconut for sure. Some citrus, pretty some alcohol. Grassy as well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Full but smooth, vanilla, coconut again. A little pungent, some citrus.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Stronger now, again a lot of sweetness, coconut, vanilla, some pepper, pretty long. Later on it gets more and more of a bourbon.

  11. Vis2020 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Spicy with notes of liquorice and menthol

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