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Overall rating
87.33/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
Bottling serie
First Cask
Vintage
23.07.1997
Bottled
02.06.2014
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Re-rack Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
7188
Number of bottles
294
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Aug 2014 10:28 pm by MadMaster
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,00

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48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 WIN

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Strong powerful whisky, with a lot of fresh, fruity and sweet notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh and friendly, pretty strong, a lot of alcohol. Fruity, citrus, pear, melon, grassy as well. Even a glimpse of chlorine, and some licorice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Strong, licorice, orange, honey. A lot of alcohol, some caramel. Also a bit floral, and nutty.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still pretty strong, licorice, orange, honey, some oak influence. Pretty long finish, also some tobacco in the end.

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What a powerful sensation, I love this. Best Linkwood so far.

    I was lucky to get to take the last drops of this bottle with me after the 2019 New Year's BYO by the Usquebaugh Society. Thanks again!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strong. Burnt brown sugar, honey, mint, crushed sea shells, vanilla sticks, caramel, salt, nuts, some yellow fruit, some citrus,
    • Taste
      91 91
      Thick and oily. First sweet. Honey and citrus, vanilla and caramel, then the dram comes crushing in from all sides with strong, salty, peppery hay. Honey drips and sticks to all sides of the mouth,
    • Finish
      89 89
      leaving a strong trace of burnt, brown sugar in it's trace. Some musty hay and sticky honey appear in the aftermath in small waves.
      Only slightly bitter and slightly drying in the end.

  7. Zoltavar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good whisky, no doubt. Just this toffee-ish side doesn't convince me. On consecutive tastings, this smell wasn't that present.
    • Nose
      A rather thick bouquet, but one that is in dilemma: toffee/caramel, or fruit and flowers? It's a bit of both worlds. In the beginning, the toffee-ish side seems to dominate, but that fades away (hurray!). What results is a rather sherry-influenced fruitiness, with mainly raisins (they remind me of rum-soaked raisins though ;)) and Dutch appelstroop (apple treacle). Still there is some freshness of orange and juicy oak (vanilla), barley, and grass. 
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, with a unexpected sweet attack, and good acidity towards the end. Next to the raisins, there is more fruit now: apricot, orange, Dutch appelstroop. The grassy and flowery style of Linkwood shows beneath. Some nutty aromas pop up too. 
    • Finish
      A bit short to be honest, with mainly dried fruit and spices from the oak: clove, pepper. Some barley lingers too. 

  9. MrRancho scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Round, balanced, multi-layered, tasty .... just fine!
    Oh yes, with water he watered quite fast, so beware!
    Tried again from 82 to 85 after trying again.
    • Nose
      Cotton candy, some sherry, cinnamon, vanilla, some citrus, hay, some balsa wood
    • Taste
      Oak, sweet, pepper, hazelnut, cocoa, salt
    • Finish
      Medium long, very dry, oak, a little sherry

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, cappuccino, apricot, pecan nut, tea and peanut butter. With water more apricot instead of the caramel and nuttiness.
    • Taste
      Lots of caramel. Pepper, peanut, dried apricot, mocha and fig.
    • Finish
      Cappuccino, caramel, peanut butter. yellow raisin and apricot.

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