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Overall rating
89.60/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
36 years old
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
30 Aug 2010 12:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 990,00

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1973 DD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.60 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Linkwood 36yo 1973/2010 (50,4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams and La Maison du Whisky)
    This one won a solid Silver Medal at the MMA 2010. Colour: gold. Nose:
    starts very aromatic, on juicy fruits, quinces, ripe apples, sultanas
    and yellow flowers. It’s got something of the very old Linkwoods by
    G&M (we’ll soon have a nice head-to-head session with two pre-war
    Linkwoods). Discreet whiffs of fresh mint, then more vanilla custard and
    mead (very faint sourness). With water: nice notes of high quality
    green tea (Taiwanese oolong - whatever), with whiffs of menthol and
    something unusually medicinal. Bandages? Mouth
    (neat): more oak than in the nose, more dry spices (bags of cinnamon)
    and more paprika. Behind all that, apricots and quite some vanilla. With
    water: ha-ha, water improved it and brought out the fruitiness. Apple
    pie and brown sugar, with notes of saffron and mustard in the
    background, most probably from the oak. Finish: medium long, rather dry,
    with some bitter caramel. Comments: I liked the nose a lot, and I
    really enjoyed the palate with a few drops of water. Heaving said that,
    I’m not sure this cask wouldn’t have stood much further ageing. SGP:461 - 87 points.

    Serge V (C)

  3. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wow, fruitcocktail all the way (apples, mango, pineapple on sirup,...), then vanilla and honey. Lovely! 
    • Taste
      The fruit is still there and the vanilla as well. I have also sweet apple pie with whiffs of cinnamon.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather long and sweet which ends in a slight bitterness.

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice nose, the rest is a little below, but this whisky deserved to make a little more noise.
    • Nose
      very open, immediately makes me think of something like a Strathisla 30ans G & M or a Caperdonich 1972. We find apple, apricot, plum, dried fruits, some spices and a little of wax.
    • Taste
      The mouth confirms the nose. The attack is quite lively, a little too much, the water is good and makes it more fruity. The texture is very dry.
    • Finish
      Long, on spices and dry and slightly bitter side.

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