Linkwood 15-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Distillery Labels
Stated Age
15 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 dec 2020 3:08 pm by BenNevis

Average value

€ 94.57

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Whisky reviews for Linkwood 15-year-old GM

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.15 points.

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Great sherry influence, creamy, vanilla, dried fruits, light orange note, subtle citrus fruits, light fresh and spicy note in the background, slightly chocolatey.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Clearly spicy, slightly tart, the fruits move into the background and become fresher, slightly bitter wood notes are noticeable, some vanilla, light orange notes.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slightly dry, tart, spicy, almost a little alcoholic, musty fruit note.

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  3. Larry411 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Apples (yellow, red, and green), with a nice finely granulated spice through it (such as nutmeg and white pepper). It doesn't wow, but is solid, well done, tasty, and super chill. It would make for a good daily sipper.

  4. Ringstone scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very balanced, sweet-fruity-spicy, slightly drier on the finish without bitterness. Pleasant to drink for sherry lovers.

  5. L_Gillian scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sugary stewed fruits and toasted bread. Orange marmalade, soft apricots and pears.
      Wax, some riper sherry-derived fruits, raisins and even a hint of cooked meat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Nice oily texture. Apricot jam, canned pears, mouth-filling sweet waxiness.
    • Finish
      87 87
      More sherried on the finish. Sweetened dates, jams and a nice oily waxiness. Maraschino sherry

  6. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Vanilla pastry, canned fruit mix, hazelnut. Some gooseberries in the background
    Milk chocolate, rum raisins. figs

    Milk Chocolate, Rum Grape Nut Chocolate with Cinnamon. Hazelnut and walnut, figs. Canned tangerines, a very subtle sour note, white currant.

    Here rather dark chocolate, the oak is most present in the finish. But not intrusive, sweetness and fruit are also present as a counterpoint.


    Conclusion: I really like it. For my personal taste and from the bottlings tried so far, G&M hardly have any negative outliers with sherry casks (ie sulfur or too crass oak), and this one tastes great and "classic". The sherry cask rounds off nicely and is not too obtrusive.
    Could be a bit more multi-layered and complex if I had to make a point of criticism

  7. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Volatile, intense, full. Slightly sweet. Lots of fruit. Yellow and orange fruit. Peach.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Sweet. Orange fruit. Peaches. Ripe fruit. Spices. Black pepper. Honey.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Sweetness. Honey. Peaches. Ripe fruit. Spices. White pepper.

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Sherry (84)
    • Nose
      Restrained sherry, leather, cherry, duck and wood. (21)
    • Taste
      The taste continues the aroma, although sweet caramel is added (21)
    • Finish
      In the finish dry wood, varnish, cherry (21)

  9. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A solid whisky. Not more but also not less. The fruits are rather light on the nose and appear a little youthful. In the mouth it then has a pleasant mouthfeel and good strength.
    You can drink it, but you don't need a large bottle.

  11. Stef89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Drank right after the Linkwood 25 WID: 119331

    I like it a lot too. He cannot deny the same DNA as his big brother, only the depth and complexity in the nose and mouth are missing. At the finish, the 3% more work wonders.

    Otherwise it is much fresher in the dry nose, more characterized by lighter fruits and the rum pot from 25y.o. is completely gone.

    It is also fresher in taste and has a bitter taste that is not particularly harmonious. The rest is already very much in the direction of the 25, but much more light-footed.

    The finish is carried longer by the alcohol, but offers no new facets.

  12. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Speedo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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