- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Whisky Import Nederland (WIN)
- Bottling serie
- First Cask
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Re-rack Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 59.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 07 Aug 2014 10:28 pm by MadMaster
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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 WIN
26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points
- quality Linkwood with a hint of Diesel, nice!
- 1606) Linkwood, 1997/2014, 16YO, First Cask, Whisky Import Nederland
Built exactly 200 years ago in 1821, and had only been mothballed once from 1985/1990 (except 1941-1945 for obvious reasons). With huge annual volume of 3.5L, only a fraction of their stock goes into Single Malt by various IB and highly regarded by aficionados. Some best Linkwood I had so far were from SMWS.
N- Crisp, malt barn and sweet wort, followed by ginger-honey chamomile, caramelized liquorice and crushed floral. Maple honey with grassy spicy notes developed. Intrigue over the nuttiness and citrus candy instead of complexity, although, it has both readily for the seasoned nose. Not sure what is the initial cask before re-racked into Sherry Hogshead, but it complements so well without overwhelming the original cask-which highly possibly a Bourbon. Soft and well layered aromas with the Sherry appeared secondary in a fine orderly manner. (94/23)
P- Powerful entry with fragrant oak bomb. Wild herbs and fresh nuts over spicy mouthfeel precede to the honey waxed, nutmeg extract and lurks of floral liquorice nuances. Profound with sweet charms. (94/23)
F- Medium long, silken at almost 60% with top notched texture. Echoing fresh and breezy sweet pine and sugared mint on drifts of distance brewed coffee and baked pastry. Lasting waxy creaminess at the tails. (93/23)
B/B- 95/24 Miraculously weighted and layered. Sensationally balanced and well mannered. So ripe and ready...
Weighted Rate- 94pt, +1 for equally superb on value.
- Nose 22.5, taste 22, finish 21.5, balance 22
- Strong powerful whisky, with a lot of fresh, fruity and sweet notes.
Fresh and friendly, pretty strong, a lot of alcohol. Fruity, citrus, pear, melon, grassy as well. Even a glimpse of chlorine, and some licorice.
Strong, licorice, orange, honey. A lot of alcohol, some caramel. Also a bit floral, and nutty.
Still pretty strong, licorice, orange, honey, some oak influence. Pretty long finish, also some tobacco in the end.