- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 30 years old
- Oak Casks
- Number of bottles
- 54.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 08 May 2008 9:58 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1974
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 points
- Bottle # 1191 sold empty at ebay.
Intensive. Sweet lemons, light honey, ginger, some beeswax. A trace of brass. Summer meadow, garden herbs, fresh sawdust. Shortbread. Dry earth, fir branches.
Strong, sweetish, spicy. Yellow apples, almonds, honey. Chili, white pepper. Vanilla cream, candied lemon pieces, some mint. Cashews, subtle oak spice.
- 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.
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.
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.
Fairly long and pleasant. It's mainly fruity, but the spices are almost equally dominant. Great complexity.
- unfortunately cool - after the Convalmore my favorite Raremalt so far
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
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
rich, intense, wax and teenage - the finish is quite long - the aftertaste on the tongue in the form of a wax film
- 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/
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.
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.
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.