Overall rating
Single Malt
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
First Bottling
Stated Age
27 years old
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Dec 2012 12:12 pm

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10 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Linlithgow 1974 SS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.25 points

  1. Man of Skye did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Linlithgow 27 yo 1974/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, First Bottling, 220 bottles)  As you know, Linlithgow was St. Magdalene by another name. Colour: gold. Nose: oh yes! There is something faintly metallic again in the background but the rest is much creamier, rounder and more candied than in the 1964. Great whiffs of pine sap, beeswax, marzipan, coal (and coal smoke), soot, mint, some eucalyptus, grapefruits, fresh almonds, a little sugar cane… Superb and unusually resinous by today’s standards. Once again, an ‘un-boring’ malt whisky. With water: out-of-this-world citrusy/mineral/waxy profile. Mouth (neat): hallelujah! This is no perfect whisky but this is great whisky, especially when you’ve already got a few dozen (hundred, thousand) bottles in your bar (cupboard, garage, basement). Indeed, its main asset is its dissimilarity in my opinion. Wax, soot, kumquats, barley sugar, lime, liquorice, cough syrup, tar… Wow! With water: maybe it became a bit dusty but that’s all right. Finish: long, much grassier and very spicy. Very peppery aftertaste, which came unexpected. Comments: protean, as they say. The very sharp finish makes it loose one or two points on the WF scale. SGP:362 - 90 points. 

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

     I sold my last bottle of this and regret it but I have saved a few samples from the first bottle for a rainy day (thankfully).
    I think this is lovely.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is lovely and a fine example from the distillery, even at todays auction prices this bottling by Silver Seal is still worth buying. The quality is very high.
    • Nose
      Light, floral, honeycomb, milk chocolate, varnish, turkish delight, icing sugar.
    • Taste
      Very light and honeyed, orange zest, creamy on te palate with some fruitiness, really good.
    • Finish
      Medium length with the honeycomb still present at the finish.

  4. bakerman scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    lots of fun!
    • Nose
      fresh, lemon, grapefruit, straw, geranium, tiger balm, nougat, very complex
    • Taste
      powerfull, malty-sweet, then quickly turning to cocktail bitters (Peychauds?), wood, liquorice
    • Finish
      long, bitter, with some lemon returning late


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