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Linkwood 1953 GM

Overall rating
93.26/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Vintage
1953
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
61 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
279
Number of bottles
55
Strength
49.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2014 5:34 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 7.900,00

7 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1953 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.26 points

  1. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    G&M Tasting Notes

    COLOUR
    Golden Amber.AROMA without water A soft, classic sherry nose. It abounds with damsons, Turkish raisins, and a dry, almond nuttiness. TASTE without water
    In the mouth, there's bountiful dark chocolate, and espresso beneath ripe plums, apricot kernels and intense orange oils. TASTE with water
    Watchful dilution emphasises the almond and marzipan notes,
    developing the nose into a slightly sweeter proposition. Simultaneously,
    it punctures that perceptible alcohol strength on the neat dram.Preis: 7500

  2. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Here's my review on the 1953 Linkwood:
    http://maltandoak.com/1953-linkwood-gordon-macphails-new-private-collection-ultra-part-4/

  3. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Exquisite herbal/fruitiness of the highest order. Intense yet delicate, fresh and vibrant and like a perfume and old soap - Sapoleti Guerlain Savon Au Blanc De Baleine for example. Old furniture polish, shoe polish, dark cherry liqueur, sweet oils, old vanillas.
    T: Extraordinary gluey sweetness, potting sheds and household chemicals from yesteryear.  I feel extremely under qualified to understand this whisky. The profile has smells i barely recognise and my modern references don’t seem to be much use here. Noting that there are chocolate sherry notes simply doesn’t cut it. Its clear this wood is old, it goes deep down, roots deep but you wouldn't call it a dominatrix. Furthermore, this isn’t about spirit and wood anymore, this has gone somewhere else entirely.
    F: Its a drying finish and an old residual ‘oldness’ which resides. The smoke permeates the sides of your mouth like you’ve been a heavy cigar smoker for decades. You’re left with no doubt that this whisky its very old but still very much intact.
    C: An extraordinary taste of history.

    Scores an A+

    G&M Info //  Masterclass Info

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