- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Rare Malts Selection
- Stated Age
- 26 years old
- 56.1 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 21 Aug 2007 11:00 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1975
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.78 points
- [July, 2016] Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 5727 that I bought for77,50 Euro in December, 2002.
In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5. My notes state a typical fat and oily Rare Malts profile with floral and spicy notes.
- Quite a pleasant dram. It's different from most styles, that is what I love about Linkwood. The rather flowery style is one that might not be suited for everyone.
Light in style, with esters that remind of lemon zest, seville orange, green apple, and lots of flowers (e.g. lillies). It's a rather quiet style, with malty influences too (mainly somewhat dusty husks) and cereal. Then, vanilla, the creamy side (custard). Waiting pays off, as after a while, dried fruit emerges. Then there is also a note of marzipan, and a light grassy influence (mint).
Full-bodied, oily, rather sweet, with nice acidity, and gaining peppery dryness towards the end. I didn't expect that after this nose, but it works very well! It's still very lemon-driven, with flowers (eau de cologne), vanilla cream, grass and quite some pepper and ginger.
Towards the end, oaky spices scream louder and louder: ginger and clove. Together with crisp lime juice, this makes a rather dry but pleasant finish. In the distance, dried fruit, vanilla and barley linger.