Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Cask Strength
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Aug 2011 8:27 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 830.31

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71 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linlithgow 1982 McC

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.30 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    n: lemons, lemon tart, cereals, a hint of honey,  a few flowers, a little vanilla and
        just a whiff of oak. a little hay and hints of blue poppy.
        an elegant nose,  very fresh and very nice.
    t:  quite strong and a little sharp without water although the mouthfeel is rather
       smooth. the lemons are a bit sweeter than they were on the nose, the oak is
       more spicy here.  with a faint nuttiness and a little vanilla. something floral.
    f: medium to long, still on fresh lemons,very clean.


  2. A0525 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 365 € at Whiskyauction in Aug. 2015

  5. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, lemons, oaky
    • Taste
      Oily, fruity (apples, pears, apricots), spicy (ginger, peppery), honey, caramel
    • Finish
      Rather short, fruity, spicy

  7. Rom scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Too much alcohol at first nose. Honey, antique store, the dilution makes up fruit (apple, peach, apricot) and a lot of wax. Mouth very powerful, very sweet with a little lemon, medium on fruits, wax and vegetable. The texture hangs, slightly dusty. Short final. Swim very well, do not hesitate. Typical profile of a lowlander: fruity, a little green and evanescent. This one has character but for the price it is not my profile.

  8. Finlaggan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  9. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Topper. Reasonably complex whisky. Not for beginners.
    • Nose
      Stinging. Citrus on the nose, lime zest and blood orange more specifically. Then some spicy and a touch of mint. Which is also minerally and hints of new spirit. Then some sweets (honey).
    • Taste
      Pfoe, that comes in firmly. Pretty powerful. The citrus is less present but there is more spiciness (mint, pepper, liquorice). The clean, subtle smoke ensures a good balance. There is also something floral in the background as well as some chocolate. Man, this is nice stuff.
    • Finish
      medium long aftertaste which is somewhat drying with notes of licorice and a fading smoke.

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT-5 sample 4. 

    Except the straw and malt in the nose, I didn't discover many typical Lowlands characteristics in this sample.
    • Nose
      A lot of fruit: Apricot jelly (cake filling) pear, fig, apple and pineapple. Whiffs of mint, vanilla and a little caramel from a good bourbon cask. Initially a slight whiff of ammonia, but when that's gone it's replaced by honey, marzipan and even a little beeswax. Eventually also a little malt sugar, hay and smoked ham. Complex nose!
    • Taste
      Apricot, pear, fig, vanilla, honey, caramel and spicy oak. Quite strong despite the fruitiness.
    • Finish
      Vanilla, peach, rhubarb and a little spice.


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