Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
12 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 Mar 2014 3:52 pm by Dennis979
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73,00

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2001 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. CST1986 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The cask had a lot to say with this
    Linkwood. An intense, spicy and wood-influenced aroma mingles into an
    exciting combination with the floral fruitiness of the distillate.
    All in all a very good, drinkable Speyside malt full of opulence and
    • Nose
      Without water: strong alcohol, the
      first impression is sweet. Sweet, floral and sour flavors are mingled
      into many-faceted combinations. Honey-sweetened camomile tea with
      lemon. Liquorice, dry vanilla, ginger, rhubarb and geranium. In the
      background a quite intense, wood-spicey cinnamon note shines through,
      which is now and then perceived as a smoky accent. After a while
      interesting flavors of sweet, sour and spicey raspberry compote
      appear. Very powerful and charismatic Speyside whisky.
      With water: The sour notes focus into
      refreshing citrus flavors. Behind all that vanilla, cinnamon, some
      ginger. In the background the liquorice notes are serving as the
      malts' backbone.
    • Taste
      With water: Huge whisky. The alcohol is
      very strong and nippy, but the fruity and sweet notes and the
      woodspice assert themselves on the tongue. The raspberry flavor
      becomes a bit hot, like a raspberry chutney with some chilli and
      cinnamon. Further back on the tongue the raspberry disappears and
      provides room for intense vanilla flavors, cinnamon, oak and a touch
      of rhubarb. The mouthfeel reminds me of a strong white rum: powerful,
      explosive, firm and supple at the same time.
      With water: Takes quite some water and
      still stays pretty intense. Becomes creamier and less brutal though.
      Lemon cake, ginger tea, honea, rhubarb and liquorice. In the back the
      whisky becomes drier again and leads over to a pleasant finale.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, sweet and bourbon cask
      influenced. Very nice profile.

  2. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's official tasting note:

    Nose: Very minty, lots of humbugs, quite sweet with lots of toffee sauce. Palate: Citrus fruits, honey and a touch of rhubarb. Finish: Quite dry, lemon meringue pie with a little nuttiness

  3. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lovely whisky.
    • Nose
      Estery and floral. Lovely clear malt. Lots of sugary vanilla.
    • Taste
      Massive floral explosion, Really zings around the palate. Lots of sugar and sherbet
    • Finish
      Mouth watering and juicy. Massive sweetness.. 


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