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Overall rating
87.39/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1984
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
28 years old
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2012 8:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 193,00

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1984 DD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Full 'nose', fruits, citrus, apples, some sweetness as well, and a bit grassy, hay. Later on some candy-like sweetness, pretty some alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full body, some pepper, lot's of sweetness, honey, orange, a little bit of peach.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Still some pepper, fruity, citrus, and malty, like a pilsener, or lemonbeer actually, with even a little bitterness. Pretty long.

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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. 
    • Nose
      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. 
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but I am not
    rocked of my socks at all. Hard to believe this is 28 years of age. Tastes a
    lot younger.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather
      short on vanilla and oak.

  7. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    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.

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