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Overall rating
86.86/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
1st Fill European Oak Puncheon
Casknumber
7323
Number of bottles
590
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 May 2008 1:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 196.64

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1989 AD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.86 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 590 bottles from cask no. 7323
    Linkwood is ranked Top Class and is usually matured in refill American casks. This example is from a first-fill, European oak puncheon, and has a gorgeous rose-wood hue as a result. The nose is subtly gingery. After a fruit-cake start, we began to think about ginger-bread and ginger snaps, and the whisky seemed to become sweeter in the glass, passing through brown sugar to molasses sugar – by which time we were detecting a soft leather tobacco pouch, filled with moist Virginia tobacco. The taste was of brown sugar, and quite tannic. Water relaxes the whisky, but doesn’t change its essential character, and the taste now is of brandy snaps, sweet and warming, with light tannins and a medium length finish.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This one nails it. It's punchy, with a lot of intense flavours. It holds the perfect middle between sweet and bitter (with a tad sour). 
    • Nose
      Orange, sultanas, Christmas cake, ginger bread, old leather, tobacco, cedar wood, and honeyed malt
    • Taste
      Quite punchy, but not too agressive. A great portion of rancio, with darker, dried fruits (especially fig and sultanas), oxidising grapes (warehouse), leather, beef, tobacco, liquorice, brown sugar. Next, there is a fresh fruitiness of tangerine. The wood speaks also, with cedar wood, ginger, and some pepper.
    • Finish
      The finale is long and pleasant, with leather, liquorice, beef stock, sticky toffee pudding, dried fruit, wood and lots of spices. 

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dramfest 2016, Adelphi Session
    • Nose
      sherry, juicy, wet oak, cellulose/old books, dusty. (88)
    • Taste
      sherry, oak, nice balance, juicy, some sulphur. (91)
    • Finish
      more sherry, tannins, plums. (89)

  9. barryfox915 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber.
    Nose: Very nice and smooth nose, on sweet tangerine, orange
    and peat smoke.
    Taste: Juicy malt, on burnt sugar, tangerine, peat smoke,
    with some leather and grassy notes. Tannic and slightly spicy. Diluted, it
    becomes spicier (ginger) and on raisins. The finish is medium sweet, round,
    malty, and on tangerine. Diluted, it becomes slightly dryer.
    General
    Impression: A very enjoyable Linkwood, with a pleasant mouthfeel. From a first
    fill sherry puncheon.
    http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting8.html#29Apr08

     

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