Linkwood 2006 SV

Overall rating
85.21/100
votes
97
Whiskybase ID
WB167363
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #9
Vintage
11.12.2006
Bottled
05.08.2020
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead + Sherry Butt Finish
Casknumber
804229, 804230 + 4
Number of bottles
1481
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944109074
Added on
13 oct 2020 4:21 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 73.45

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Whisky reviews for Linkwood 2006 SV

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.21 points.

  1. Myst111 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Was part of a blind tasting. is not bad, but nothing special either. In one word, inconspicuous to me.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Caramel, red wine, some medicinal and some lemon
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, citrus and honey
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long and dry.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A mix of lively malt and fruity sherry notes that I find quite appealing. Not necessarily complex, but quite tasty and lively. I think it's very nice that the sherry notes don't overwhelm or clog up anything, but that the good spirit of ''Linkwood'' is still in the foreground. Only this strange, antique-looking aftertaste counteracts the otherwise very lively overall impression a little bit. Perhaps one of the three barrels had already come into contact with a wood decomposer and should have been sent to the energetic residual recycling.
    • Nose
      Fresh and starting with a lot of red fruits, lots of raspberries and strawberries, also a few sour cherries are there, a slight mineral touch causes the smell to turn towards fizzy candies or ''PEZ'' dragees with raspberry flavor, quite as strong distinctive polished oak profile is visible in the background, the brandy pushes itself more to the front due to air access, it appears well matured and very lively at the same time and is provided with juicy barley, it becomes slightly flowery and even more fruity with a longer stay in the glass, ripe apples and Peaches and some mango are added
    • Taste
      A sweet and sour mixture of red fruit jelly and sugary barley arrives in the mouth, the sour raspberry drops melt in the mouth, unripe tangerines, the angular oak goes into position, but then doesn't take off, but rather trotts along leisurely, rosehip tea, dried hibiscus blossoms provide a subtle floral note, ripe apples are accompanied by other fruits, hints of mango and papaya, slightly chalky mineral, a small piece of dark chocolate with pink pepper, candied ginger
    • Finish
      The aromas fade away gently and slightly dry with medium length, dark chocolate, a little peppery, a pinch of ginger powder, mild Darjeeling black tea, the red storage apples have become a bit mealy, a somewhat musty aftertaste with a rotten and minimally mushroomy wood note and a Memory of resinous mango lingers in the mouth for a relatively long time, a hint of a perfumed floral note also resonates, although this also appears slightly dusty like a very dry, crumbling bouquet of flowers

  4. nallacam scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Shampoo
    Two years ago, Signatory Vintage bottled this young Linkwood in the so-called Small Batch series for the German Kirsch Import. It is a vatting of three barrels that together yielded just under 1,500 bottles. But at 48.1%? That must have been a conscious choice, because otherwise the angels have been incredibly greedy. My friend Benny gave me this sample, thanks for that.

    The nose is very accessible with sherry notes that are present, but do not dominate, so that the fruity character of Linkwood remains nicely intact. Stewed pears and applesauce come first, followed by some vanilla and cherries. Something of nougat and almond nuts. Light and playful, honestly.

    Nice and oily, so the mouthfeel is fine. But on palate it is quickly a bit harsh. Fairly alcoholic, even. The white fruit must now make way for dark fruit (raisins, apricots and cherries). The spiciness is fine, but midpalate something appears that reminds me of shampoo. Yes, this one is quietly perfumed. And that does not always work and unfortunately not in this case.

    That soapy touch also predominates in the finish, so that the dark fruit and something of marzipan does not get enough chance to show themselves. A black pepper shimmers until the deathbed.

    Okay-ish. But 70 EUR is a bit expensive, isn't it? No wonder the bottle is still so easy to get, I think. Thank you, Benny!

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    In the small batch series, Kirsch Import brings a 13-year-old Linkwood from Signatory Vintage, which was first matured in refill hogsheads and finished in sherry butt. The amber to copper-colored whisky with a slightly increased drinking strength of 48.1% vol. bottled. That's not bad in terms of the framework data - but does the whisky really have to cost €70? Over 1,400 bottles were released in 2020 and it is still readily available at the end of 2021.
    • Nose
      Vanilla initially dominates the nose. There are no classic sherry aromas, the fruits are light rather than dark and ripe. It comes stewed apples and pears with a cherry sauce that contains artificial flavors. Behind it there is also some hidden wood and then a marzipan note, which goes more in the direction of the cheap Persipan made of dominoes.
    • Taste
      In the taste, the alcohol is initially more noticeable than it should be based on the strength. Again comes sweet, diluted fruit syrup, dominoes - but before it can all fall away, the alcohol wipes it off your tongue. What's more noticeable is what's missing, because I would expect it based on the color and age, than what's there.

      Water doesn't help the whisky either. In the aroma, the fruits become thinner and there is a note of vegetable broth. And in the taste, unfortunately, it is the rather bitter and slightly moldy wood notes that become stronger.
    • Finish
      The finish – what finish? Some fruit, some cheap marzipan - and he's gone.

      This all sounds worse than it is. The whisky is ok, it's even good to sip on the side. But at the asking price I expect more, more mature aromas, better wood, more complexity. So it's just another of those modern whiskys that want more than they can. The whisky is €20 too expensive for the performance it brings. And that takes the fun out of it for me.

  8. eddi14 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
      Fruity and artificial, apple rings, pear puree, cherry lolly, buttery, stock cubes, lovage, floral notes, everything a bit bumpy, alcohol not ideally integrated despite dilution to 48.1%
    • Taste
      80 80
      Strong, peppery start with sweet fruits (Haribo), then roasted nuts, malt, Caro coffee, unfortunately the whole thing looks a bit thin.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Skinny. At 13 years and 48% I would have wished for more at the back.

  10. DannyDram scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Caramel, malt, cane sugar, oak, honey, sherry, red berries, apple. A little unbalanced and tough. Warming, slight bitterness and very little astringent. Medium body, good aroma pressure
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. AnnEm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It has a totally pleasing side: a lot of berry fruit, a mild body, plus fine oak notes. At the same time, it shows a whole series of rather idiosyncratic components in the nose and in the finish: the talky note, the lavender-flowery (although both are good for me) and at the very end I have a somewhat difficult taste. All in all, however, that still adds up to an overall experience that is still drinkable for me. Still difficult to give a score.
    • Nose
      First of all: it has a subtle sulfuric impact on my nose (which I like). I also find a certain talky note. Then it becomes very pleasing: cranberries, plums, also a few sweet oranges. Heather honey. Sage and rosemary, maybe lavender leaves too. Oh what the heck, I'll just put a tiny touch of lavender soap on him. Haribo liquorice confectionery. In the second nose there are pleasant oak notes.
    • Taste
      Tart dark berries. Milk coffee. Oily cocoa powder. So nice and fruity, roasted and chocolaty. Malt milk drink. In addition, here a small floral-herbaceous touch that picks up more and more speed towards the exit and then:
    • Finish
      first of all lavender fabric softener, which works well here. Wild berry coulis on dark chocolate with a very high cocoa content, these tart-bitter impressions are well balanced by melty, malty impressions. I find it very mild. In the end, a lot of berry fruit remains, and there is also a difficult-to-grasp sour taste component, maybe something like sunscreen. Hmmmmm ....

  12. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Red wine, sweetness, red fruits, fruity, light alcoholic heat
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, creamy, chocolate, wood, sherry
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sherry, wood, sweetness, becoming drier, oak

  15. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Typical Linkwood starts with delicate floral notes, slightly metallic accents, honey, malt, nut butter and delicate smoke. Gradually, the fruity sherry influence comes more into play. Pickled cherries and raspberries as well as soft earthy tones.
      With water: more floral and beautiful like tea roses, some dried fruit and oranges.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Starts out oily and quite spicy. Pithy oak, sherry and again slightly metallic accents. Flowery notes and delicate smoke slowly follow. In contrast to the nose, the sherry does not manage to have a supportive effect and increase the complexity ... a shame.
      With water: more flowery, fragrant and typical of the distillery. Juicy oranges, malt and oak follow slowly.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, fruity and sherry-tinged

  16. nkrc scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Color: amber

    Nose: porridge with cherries, vanilla, oak. Simply a wonderful fruit potpurri to drop in. A bit of ginger spiciness. Toasted oatmeal, hay ,. some iodine.

    Palate: great! Great start, powerful but to the point. Perfect balance, off, yeah what? Spices, dried fruits, ginger, creamy sweetness paired with herbal freshness, great!

    87 points.

  17. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. ezioaudit scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  19. CIB914 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      cold in the nose
      Apple, apple juice, pepper, dark fruits, woody, hay, caramel
    • Taste
      84 84
      Caramel, woody, nutty, floral with spice, peppery
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length and dry
      Almond on the finish
      Loses itself quickly

  20. Suevia scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Solid dram without any real depth, character or anything to remember it by. The sherry influence feels not well integrated.

  21. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's not bad, but I don't necessarily have to have it again.
    The sherry notes appear a little younger and the depth is also missing compared to full maturation.
    It is probably quite suitable for on the side.

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