Linkwood 1989 DR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2011 8:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

2 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Linkwood 1989 DR

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.69 points.

  1. Igor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Strong, fiery and caustic here and there, and yet mild and mellow - if it does make sense, clean, substantial, richly flavoured summer-style dram.
    • Nose
      Floral bouquet, large bunch of asters, gladioli and tulips mixed together, followed by fresh grassy plants, dewy verdure crispiness, also fructose, white table grapes, lime fruit, greengage, dried pear, unripe bananas. In addition, thin vanillic fumes come through, crème caramel dessert and honey.
    • Taste
      Modest walnut astringency as well as mild spiciness carried by cardamom, cloves, nutmeg. It sweetens onward in the form of curd tart/cheesecake, raisin cake, white currants, apple, apple skin. At first quite sappy (dandelion sap?), then getting dryer, avocado, linseed oil?, a little oaky too, dried coriander, candied orange peel. Clean light body, seemingly, not watery though, which is so unlikely.
    • Finish
      Brisk, tangy, lingering herbal mouthfeel, pretty long, lasts with nice balance. Leaf lettuce, celery, anise, white pepper, marjoram, small nip of spearmint, lemon rind, oak, spare vanilla crops up, nutty, creamy green tea, sesame.

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  3. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is very good
    stuff, mind you, with more spices than I can name, without losing itself in
    them. Top!
    • Nose
      The nose is very
      herbaceous and reminds me of a wild prairie with ferns, rhododendrons and wet
      grasses. But also nettles. Luckily there is a lot of fruitiness in the shape of
      gooseberries, raisins and mirabelles. Quite a lot of spices, all fresh from the
      garden. A little waxy, like
      tiger balm. Mint and sugared lime peel keep it fresh. Honey is the last to come
      out to play. Very good, indeed. Adding
      water brings out more of the grasses and sugared lime peel.
    • Taste
      It is wonderfully
      creamy and warming on the palate, with all kinds of sweet fruits. Apples and
      gooseberries are in the lead. A hint of brown sugar and even some nuts. The
      spices return. Midpalate, it becomes somewhat bitter from the oak, but never
      over the top nor drying. It can take water, but does not need it.
    • Finish
      The finish is long
      and sweet, with the focus on the grass and plants.


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