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Overall rating
85.19/100
votes
360
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Bottled
05.11.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
350 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
05/11/15 151601
Barcode
5020613493322
Added on
03 Aug 2011 11:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.61

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360 × member ratings

596 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 15-year-old GM

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The first nose of the Linkwood is peppered with stately Sherrynoten. Many red fruits, especially cherries and raspberries, tangerines, abundant orange marmalade, hints of caramel and some malt pour from my glass. In the course of nosing the aroma becomes a little fresher, sweeter and more diverse. Freshly cut apples, marzipan, chocolate and fine oak notes follow. The alcohol (43%) is very well integrated.
    • Taste
      The texture of the 15-year-old Linkwood is pleasantly oily and soft. The entrance is full-bodied and strong. A pinch of freshly ground pepper prances briefly on the tip of the tongue before classic sherry aromas with a nice sweetness flood the palate. Red berries, raisins, plums, dark honey, caramel, abundant orange marmalade, a hint of peach, dark chocolate, nuts, roasted almonds, cloves and old oak notes complete the aromatic variety. Very complex, harmonious and elegant. The palate already creates a subtle bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet-spicy and sherry-stressed. Light and dark fruits sparkle with a nice residual sweetness and lively fruitiness. Orange marmalade, dark honey, dark chocolate, walnuts and almonds bring the Linkwood to a close with beautiful oak notes. On the palate remains a slight dryness and bitterness.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice Linkwood, nothing too complex though, IMO.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice mild sherry note is constant, fruit and caramel with a nice sweet oakiness. Big flavor for 43%. Very well done
    • Nose
      89 89
      Caramel, oak, sweet, vanilla, rhubarb pie
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, dark and stone fruits, oak spice, creme brûlée’ icing
    • Finish
      89 89
      Fruit and a nice salty finish

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 22 86

    Testing in Whisky Dram, Kiev, Ukraine 12/11/2016

  6. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Actually pleasant, daily dram, but it fogs his main course with too simple grades .... do not misunderstand, .... he is not one-dimensional! But just too easy;)
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, malt, and fruity. But very very delicate. Without a stir. No aha effect. Something young oak. He has a lot to offer, but that's too lukewarm and not very intense.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Actually, exactly what the nose promised. Basically in the right direction with malty fruits in fine light oak but a bit zappliger on the palate.
      But he is in a good mood for his age.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium and little wrong. He already has his options and he uses them too, mainly on the nose. Unfortunately, he did not hold out. Could the 43% be? That's a pity. A solid malt.

  7. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell is excellent, the taste is good, but I miss layering and power.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Raisins, dried apricot, honey, peach candy, dessert wine
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light. Ginger, apricot and licorice with a hint of honey.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry. Apricot. Not impressive.

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Mature, intense sherry. Fruit wood, very balanced. Really nice sherry whisky

  9. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    2019-01-09 => 90/100

    2019-07-04 => 89/100

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's pretty good again today. I was surprised that I heard some sulfur (I like it). That did not happen with my last big bottle.
    • Nose
      The sherry is here. I have kirsch. Strawberries with a stalk and some earth on it. Plum cake. From time to time a reminder of sulfur. Then eucalyptus. Hint of juniper berries. Wet wood.
    • Taste
      Initially quite soft but not too watery. Forest honey. Fruit tea with a lot of sugar candy. Again minimal sulfur. Raisins. Raspberry jelly. Orange peel. Now it gets spicier and some pepper comes. Then dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Baked apple with nuts. Bark, liquorice and spicy oak.

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