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Overall rating
87.16/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Braunstein (Bs)
Bottling serie
Embassy Collection
Vintage
17.11.1983
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
26 years old
Casknumber
5712
Number of bottles
200
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Dec 2010 6:09 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 218.63

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47 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1983 Bs

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.16 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 110 Euro onboard the DFDS ferry to Newcastle.  Finally I cured this nasty cold that blocked my taste buds for almost two weeks (it makes no sense to drink excellent whiskies with a bad nose). But now I am back to the scene again and this in one of the most beautiful spots to enjoy a good dram:  in an old scottish armchair overlooking Loch Lomond during sunset...

    And the whisky in my glass was poured from a quite unusual bottling - done by the staff of danish Braunstein distillery on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of DFDS north sea ferries.  If my memory serves me well than this dram reminds me a little of very delicious stuff from the end of the fifties/beginning of the sixties period that had comparable profiles (e.g., WB id 25343 Glendronach 1963).  I like it a lot but I can imagine that others will find this profile rather unusual (esp. if one never experienced such old-style whiskies).
    • Nose
      89 89
      The nose is unusual too with a very sweet (heather honey) and fruity/autumn floral profile as well as lots of lovely old bottle flavours (aceton, lacquer paint). I really like it.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is very sweet on delicious honey and fruity flavours (oranges) combined with a crispy maltiness and some spices (vanilla, peppers, even hints of salt). Some drops of water smoothen the dram further and reveal more of these delicious nutty flavours (walnuts, brazil nuts). It gets more peppery too. More water flatten the profile somewhat but kick the finish to an extended length.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The arrival on the palate is mellow first before it gets more spicy (peppery). It coats the whole of the mouth instantly. The finish is of medium length and adds some nice nutty aromas to the scene. The wood is firm and provide a sound structure for all of these but never gets bitter or drying. Very enjoyable...

  2. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Does not leave any impression. The alcohol could be better integrated and otherwise one among many.

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