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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
70
Whiskybase ID
WB56885
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

€ 99.00

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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

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    quality Linkwood with a hint of Diesel, nice!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      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)
    • Finish
      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.

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 22, finish 21.5, balance 22

  8. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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