- Single Malt
- Daily Dram (DD)
- Bottling serie
- The Nectar of the Daily Drams
- Stated Age
- 36 years old
- 50.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- La Maison du Whisky
- Added on
- 30 Aug 2010 12:38 pm
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50 × member ratings
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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
- 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)
Wow, fruitcocktail all the way (apples, mango, pineapple on sirup,...), then vanilla and honey. Lovely!
The fruit is still there and the vanilla as well. I have also sweet apple pie with whiffs of cinnamon.
The finish is rather long and sweet which ends in a slight bitterness.
- A very nice nose, the rest is a little below, but this whisky deserved to make a little more noise.
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.
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.
Long, on spices and dry and slightly bitter side.