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Overall rating
92.64/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Pinerolo Import
Vintage
1939
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Black label
Added on
26 Dec 2010 12:30 pm

Average value

€ 5154.97

2 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1939 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.64 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful old style whisky lots of tropical fruits on the nose and on the palate, just wished the abv had been a bit higher
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is how to imagine 30er Whisky, which is now only open, dusty, dry, leathery, the very exciting and beautiful green notes in the mouth have him but more than saved, offers nice variety and the age you can tell him positive in very noble oak and fine teenagers.
    • Nose
      Hui, a complete old library, long since abandoned, parchment, books both leather and cloth bound, somewhere on an old table is a cold cup of green tea, rosemary and lavender, herbal honey, hazelnut, lemon grass and pebbles
    • Taste
      Lots of beautiful lavender oil, rosemary, the whole whisky looks very green, like a whole garden with adjacent forest, moss, olives, capers, fennel, herbal honey, peat, birch sap, lemon grass, green tea, chamomile tea
    • Finish
      Long, birch sap, dusty malt, pear and lavender

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    24 23 24 24 95

    whisky endless pleasure! Almost Ideal!

  4. MaltMartin scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in my Blender's Glass 1920 in order to detect all fantastic flavors of the nose. Sample from the bottle of Carsten Ehrlich. What a treat!
    • Nose
      Lots of dusty flavor development here! Old books, cigar boxes and wet cedar wood to start with. Followed by al kinds of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, lychee to name some). Later on more leathery notes and pipe tobacco. Needless to say this is gorgeous.
    • Taste
      Quite fragile with some soft sherry influence. Cherries, redberries jam intermingled with sappy oak. After a while more bitter sweetness of gooseberries and grapefruit. Later on some subtle notes of burnt cedar and pine wood.
    • Finish
      Medium long and sweet. Spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. A little menthol. Ginger at the end. Perfectly balanced.

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  I had a dram at Limburg whisky fair (courtesy of CE, thanks dear friend!).  The nose is all about this lovely old bottle flavour (OBF) in combination with flawless old style sherry and toffee aromas.  Very soft and creamy arrival on the palate that instantly coats the whole mouth.  The taste reminded me of an old Macallan from that same period and of the same age https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/34342/macallan-1940-gm except that there are no peaty aromas in this Linkwood - absolutely adorable.  No single fault I can find...  The finish is very long and comes in different layers and waves.

    I wonder if newbies to the malt whisky scene appreciate these old style whiskies too, or if they rather go for the modern profiles.  But to be fair, who has the chance to try such stuff as a rookie?

    PS:  I always rate the price according to what was charged when the respective bottle was released to the market first as I think other systems are too volatile for a serious scoring (e.g., actual auction prices or some of the rather strange price points here on WB).
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

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