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Linkwood 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.58/100
votes
360
Whiskybase ID
WB201
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2007 9:11 pm
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.84

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360 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 12-year-old

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.58 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Golden Delicious
    Oh, look, a golden oldie. One of the few official releases from Linkwood, that work horse from Diageo. White Horse, Haig, Dimple, Bells and many more blends thank much of their character from this single malt from Speyside. I will try an older releases of the official 12 years old that was released under the famous Flora & Fauna label.

    Spring fresh nose on Golden Delicious apples, vanilla and sweet malt. Hint of marzipan and a bit of lemon. Very simply, very accessible but under the right circumstances – bathing in the sun on a terrace during a lovely spring day, for example – quite good.

    The body is rather light and on the palate it becomes sweeter still than the nose already announced. Next to the apples and marzipan – which return – I also get some apricots and peach, while candied ginger gives it a bitter prickle. Subtle and summery. Nothing wrong with that.

    The finish is lightly peppered and mildly drying.

    A somewhat underrated malt in my opinion. I quite enjoyed this. Thanks, Arno.

  2. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rody024 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh aromatic with honey, green apples, anise seeds, vanilla, wood and some butterscotch.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Boiled green appel, vanilla, toffee and pepper.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium-long with tones of pepper and wood.

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    L-code: L7116CS000 add bot was too lazy ...
    Glass: Blender's
    Aromatics: let stand for 15 minutes. Citrus peels, vanilla and sweet garbage on cakes on top, flowers and juicy apples and pears
    Taste: waxed, fruit, apple juice and lemon, watery and alcoholic ...
    Finish: medium, pleasant with a bitterness from lemon peels
    It’s good to start with this - a light taste without pressure ...
    83

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A fine whisky, but a bit dime-a-dozen. I believe the word is inoffensive?
    • Nose
      Pretty straightforward citrus and vanilla notes, followed by dry apple cider and marzipan. Finally a touch of damp rocks.
    • Taste
      Sweet with a honey and vanilla influence and some stone fruits, but the dry and crisp apple cider is still here as well. Soft and subtle spiciness, mainly ginger and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Dry, somewhat spicy. Finally soft orchard fruits.

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    quite simple and direct, quite tasty, but he doesn't deserve the ~ 55 € he is now asking for, he plays in the 35 € league
    • Nose
      fresh citrus, white pepper, old, gray wood
    • Taste
      Lemon, malt, custard
    • Finish
      medium length, malt candies

  8. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      vanilla with a hint of citrus
    • Taste
      75 75
      kind and gentle.
    • Finish
      80 80
      clear and fresh. woody and slightly tingling on the tongue

  9. dereinejo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fine, light whisky with a good price-performance ratio
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pleasant, very light smoke, sweet barley, slightly lemon and floral
    • Taste
      86 86
      Nice and dry. Clearly malty, again slightly zircon and floral, and a bit of raisins.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The raisins remain on the slightly sweet finish and there is a very light hint of marshmallow.

  10. isidorus scored this whisky 72 points Newbie

    nose: vanilla, macaroons
    taste: tingling, neutral
    finish: short, sour

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