- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Daily Dram (DD)
- Bottling serie
- The Nectar of the Daily Drams
- Stated Age
- 28 years old
- 48.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Oct 2012 8:44 pm
6 × in wishlist
61 × member ratings
48 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1984 DD
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.25 points
- Nice fruity and malty whisky. Body is a little less full and interesting than nose and finish, but overall it's a very pleasant one.
Full 'nose', fruits, citrus, apples, some sweetness as well, and a bit grassy, hay. Later on some candy-like sweetness, pretty some alcohol.
Full body, some pepper, lot's of sweetness, honey, orange, a little bit of peach.
Still some pepper, fruity, citrus, and malty, like a pilsener, or lemonbeer actually, with even a little bitterness. Pretty long.
- Overall, it's a bit too estery, hence sour, for my taste. Linkwood has this reputation, but maybe this baby fermented too long. There are not enough sweet malty notes to balance it.
A rather powerful nose, full of different smells. Most prominent is fresh fruit, of apple, mango and the sweeter kinds of citrus fruit. Vanilla and coconut (from the wood) are present too. Then, there is a flowery note that holds the middle of heather, lavender and lily. Next, there is a fair portion of honeyed malt, and to a lesser extent also some mint.
Quite estery in the mouth, with sour notes of lemon juice and grape seed. Otherwise, it's less opulent fruity, rather malty, floral and even a tad earthy. It reminds me of heather oil, roots and twigs, and malt. There are ample spices too: clove, nutmeg and ginger.
It stays on the acrid side, with some sour (beer) notes, and a decent level of dryness. The dryness doesn't disturb though. The taste of grape skin and bitter spices are balanced by vanilla to some extent.
- Not bad, but I am not
rocked of my socks at all. Hard to believe this is 28 years of age. Tastes a
Fresh and fruity nose
on manadrin and apples. Mildly floral as well. Think heather. Add some mint. Some
vanilla, but apart from that, devoid of spices. Rather ordinary
The arrival is light
and malty. Then the fruit from the nose appears with a little more vanilla, but
not much else. Sweet malt, apples and some citrus. A touch of liquorice and
some mint, as well as some dry notes of the wood.
The finish is rather
short on vanilla and oak.
- This whisky tastes fresher than its age suggests. Clearly from a bourbon cask. The malty taste I usually get in Linkwoods is much less . This is very positive for my taste. The sweet maltines and cask influence don`t create a nice fruity cocktail but it isn;t malty either.
A special Linkwood in my book.