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Overall rating
85.42/100
votes
54
Whiskybase ID
WB177748
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
PX Hogshead
Number of bottles
875
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109227994
Added on
22 Feb 2021 9:40 pm by cask_one
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 63.74

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54 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2008 MSWD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. 2ndSip scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    emphasized fruity on the nose with a nice interplay of fruit acidity and fruit sweetness.
    Also sweet and sour in taste.
    Would have expected more sweetness and less acidity from the PX; Before that, it was probably lying in a port cask for longer than in the PX - only the last barrel has to be specified. For me it feels like a typical summer whisky: fruity-sweet with a dash of acidity.
    Mmh, not bad if you like the combination "sweet and sour"; but is certainly not to everyone's taste; Tip: get a sample first. Around 70 euros is an announcement ... Linkwood or not.
    [85 - 81 = delicious -> get a second bottle if price is within the range]
    • Nose
      In addition to light fruits of sweet apricot and apple, there is also a sour note of fresh strawberry.
      With enough time to breathe, something floral and herbaceous in the background.
      Some honey and caramel.
    • Taste
      sweet and sour in taste. The wort is there, but it also disappears again quite quickly. For me it is more like a rosé ... (in terms of acidity). At this point, I'm guessing more of a port influence. The PX finish doesn't really come through at this point.
      Second sip: fruity, again sweetness and at the same time sour moment.
    • Finish
      Forest honey appears on the palate, some spice remains, the fruity component visibly fades away.
      Will be drier at the back, but without completely drying everything on the palate - there may come. most likely the PX through.

  2. craide scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Light “easy-drinking” malt. Tastes good and is perfectly consistent with no faults. But could be more diverse with the called price. But I categorically talk about a bad buy. ;)
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, sweet, red berries, some apricot with honey, dark dried fruit. A slightly chemical, artificial note emerges. Then wood and fruit again. Slight touch of rosé wine.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slight sherry influence at the beginning. Could have been stronger. Nuts and a subtle cowshed smell mixes with it. Then already tinglingly spicy and slightly peppery hot. This together with the sherry makes it interesting. Hardly sweet and only slightly fruity on the palate. More like moist forest soil with spices like cinnamon and cloves. Some tobacco in the background.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, pepper, spicy on the palate. Oak, dark roasted aromas. Nuts, with good will a little chocolate.

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, quite a daily dram and easy to drink. Yet could have been better I think.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First hit is of red wine. After that some red berries, sour notes, and a touch of wood polish. Rather on the winy side of the PX spectrum.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet and sour, little oily, some Fruitella the red ones. There is quite some red fruit notes here. Not the expected leather and tobacco notes of the PX cask.
      A little dusty and dry in the end.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Short-medium length. A tad dry, but overall pretty much the same as the nose and taste.

  4. kenisam scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very nice dram, quite sweet, very tasty, but surprisingly unremarkable. The one to enjoy and quickly forget. The PX hogshead influence is not overwhelming, but the casks still dominate over the distillate. I'm a big fan of Linkwood distillery and this dram is clearly not the best expression of their distillate, but still quite solid one. A bit higher ABV would clearly do some good here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Light fruits, strawberry, a bit of honey, touch of fresh grass
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, dry fruits, honey, later - lemon peal. PX is not overwhelming. Very tasty, but unremarkable
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long, honey, spices, mint, in the end a bit tart.

  5. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    nice but a bit tame
    • Nose
      apricot jam, lime, raisin
    • Taste
      strawberry / apricot jam, some speculaas herbs and some pepper

  6. claymore84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 06-20-2021 in Wustrow.
    N84 G86 A83

  7. Max70 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. valasios scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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