Overall rating
85.07/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB191027
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
1392
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109228465
Added on
03 sep 2021 12:43 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.71

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Linkwood 2011 MSWD

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.07 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The bourbon barrel delivers beautiful vanilla and honey aromas, the fruit notes contribute to a successful whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Starts with a beautiful fruit mix of banana, apricot and peach, which is highlighted by spicy honey and bourbon vanilla. A freshly mown meadow with a high proportion of wild herbs, some thyme and rosemary. The initially present alcohol has now evaporated, so that the aromas can now fully develop.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy start with fine pepper spice. Banana puree, dried apricots, presented on a piece of oak wood. Vanilla, pine honey, some malt. A bag of herbs, plus the pepper from the beginning, as well as thyme and marjoram.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry, spicy and of medium length, it says goodbye with remnants of fruit notes, vanilla, hazelnuts and pepper.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A flawless firing and neat casks result in a lively malt with a pleasant combination of fruit, vanilla, pastry notes and savory herbs. Delicious!
    • Nose
      Light and very delicate in smell, sweetened pear halves from the tin, a hint of ice candy, other yellow fruity accents attract attention, quince, not yet ripe mirabelle plum, also bananas with a little green hint, the very clean barley has a grassy-fresh side to it , juicy lawn clippings, sour fruit gums in the direction of "Haribo peaches", restrained toasted oak in a very mild form, vanilla and sponge cake, in the background there are a few fresh garden herbs, some chopped parsley, plus a little tarragon and sorrel, minimal wintergreen
    • Taste
      With a lively mouthfeel, the juicy barley puts in a lot of effort, the fruit follows, crunchy pear and firm banana, a dab of quince jelly, also peaches and a few mirabelle plums, apricots on sponge cake, this fruity-grainy dance is accompanied by a A sparkling amount of pepper, milk chocolate and almonds with skins introduce the toasted oak, which is now much more present in comparison to the smell, decent vanilla, chewed meadowsweet root in the background, tarragon and savory, parsley
    • Finish
      Rather short finish, malty barley, almonds, only a little of the lovely fruit aromas are left, instead there are now the slightly tannic plum and pear peels, but a gentle hint of peach in combination with vanilla wafts past, the somewhat tart and peppery herbal notes persist with dry oak

  4. Drum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    in a creamy, fruity-fresh bourbon barrel-aged whisky with floral influences, which I really like.
    • Nose
      Fresh with vanilla, honey, light fruit jelly, quince and pear.
    • Taste
      It is sweet, a gentle tingle with lots of vanilla, ginger and very creamy in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Subtle grapefruit, somewhat reminiscent of white wine punch with fruit. In addition, vanilla again, large bouquets of flowers, some overripe fruit and quince jelly. A nice oily mouthfeel sets in.

  5. TimkoT scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. geriud scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. kamiln scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Linkwood on the nose has a lot of banana and pears. Juicy pears. A bit of vanilla. Not very complex, but nicely intense and very, very pleasent.
    Taste: pepper spicy, but not harsh. Still pleasent, but I expected sth else- more sweetness.
    Finish: medium long, dry. Spicy, oaky, herbal. After second sip fruits come back - this is nice!
    It’s my first Morrison and first Linkwood. And I am pretty sure not last one.

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