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Linkwood 1974

Overall rating
89.35/100
votes
146
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1974
Bottled
04.2005
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281019789
Added on
08 May 2008 9:26 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 506,33

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1974

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.35 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    It's a very complex and balanced whisky. It has - besides maritime and purely smoky elements - almost all characteristics that a whisky can have. They work together very well.
    • Nose
      91 91
      This must be old Linkwood, and still with enough wood influence. It's fairly nutty and earthy, although the floral and fruity side isn'd faded away by it. Chestnut puree, walnut skin, wood varnish, sandal wood, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon. Further: cola cubes (strangely enough), pineapple, lychee, vanilla custard. There may be a trace of smoke.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Medium bodied, with a good balance between sweet and sour. The palate is certainly fruitier than the nose, with orange and mango becoming noticeable next to the pineapple. Behind that there is this nice complexity of mixed flowers, malt, spices and nuts.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Fairly long and pleasant. It's mainly fruity, but the spices are almost equally dominant. Great complexity.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    unfortunately cool - after the Convalmore my favorite Raremalt so far
    • Nose
      To open, with a few drops of water:

      Grated walnut wood, dusty oak cabinet wall, furniture polish, varnish, beeswax, geranium leaves, dried flowers, black tea with bergamot, orange, nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted cumin, tobacco - it looks classy - attractively sweet with fine woody notes - subtle fruits with a hint of smoke
    • Taste
      subtle degraded smoke - the fine and complex underpainted the malt, mint and orange oil, honey, flowers, apple juice, quince, orange, plum, apricot, bitter almond, walnut shells, tobacco, leather - he lives on the tongue - shows behind the superficial fruit notes very beautiful oily wood tones, floral associations and wax notes - you can chew forever - is fun and tells a lot of his barrel
    • Finish
      rich, intense, wax and teenage - the finish is quite long - the aftertaste on the tongue in the form of a wax film

  4. BehindSpace scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 1191 sold empty at ebay.

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An old school whisky from the seventies, surprisingly fruity for its age. It has enough power with its almost 55% abv, whereby the sweetness and fruity notes are very well balanced by the warming spices of the oak casks. Even livelier with water, although dry woody notes significantly come to the fore. A complex and delicate whisky.

    I thank Björn Lahmann from Whiskyplaza for the sample! https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/linkwood/
    • Nose
      Lively and quite fruity on the nose with cherries, dark berries, cooked apples, pears and oranges. Then notes of crisp barley arrive, nicely mixed with roasted bread and a touch of black pepper in the back. Pleasantly intense.
    • Taste
      Quite strong on the palate. Fruity and sweet at first with cherries, oranges, pears and apples. Then an intensive warmth emerges with oak, pepper and delicate cinnamon spice. Creamy almost oily with barley sugar, hazelnuts, milk chocolate and a whiff of smoke towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm, creamy and slightly bitter-sweet with Seville oranges, subtle toffee, nutmeg and a touch of oak on the tail.

      With water: The intensive fruitiness on the nose is a bit tamed when adding water. The delicate sweetness, however, remains while subtle floral notes (heather, hay) and oak arrive. Still strong on the palate but lively. Sweet with barley sugar and fruity. Slightly bitter and dry towards the finish with prickling oak, pepper and nutmeg. The finish remains long, warm and fruity with oranges. Becomes drier on the tail with oak, tobacco leaves and a hint of heather.

  9. KeesV scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. hans1971 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at the Henri Loves the 70's-tasting WCY
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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