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Overall rating
87.49/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
3535
Number of bottles
204
Strength
57.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2014 6:49 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 202,86

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43 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1990 AD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.49 points

  1. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. RichardMayston scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Good, but not very good 
    • Nose
      Honey, orange. Nose wasn't too good 
    • Taste
      Better mouth, more linkwood 

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind I was not expecting this to be the Linkwood; it was remarkably better than I was led to believe and I was not alone on the night in this regard
    • Nose
      figs, toffee, some bourbon
    • Taste
      fruity note, alcohol not bad
    • Finish
      medium

  5. gerardsmike scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good. I could tell this was an aged whisky. Very fruity, a longer finish would make it extremely good.

    Tasted at day 15 of the Usquebaugh Society blind tasting competition 2015.

    I thought this was a Speyside whisky, but I didn't know which distillery, so my guess was a Mortlach, 18yo at 57%.
    • Nose
      Honey sweetness, yellow fruit, banana, apricot, peach, citrus, leather, some oak. Deliciously fruity!
    • Taste
      Sweet and strong, ripe red fruit, banana, 
    • Finish
      Medium long, red fruit, some dark sugar, matly, slightly drying, not bitter at all

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not the best cask in my opinion. The age has benefited its texture, but I've had better 1990 Linkwoods.
    • Nose
      Marzipan and vanilla. Initially a little glue. A fatty fruitiness: papaya? A little caramel and coconut. With water some orange, peach, cinnamon and blue cheese.
    • Taste
      Honey, dried apricot, caramel, pepper and almond. I hoped that the addition of water would open up a world of fruit, but instead it turns more nutty and even a bit musty. Eventually there's a little honey and raisin.
    • Finish
      More nutty: Hazelnut, chestnut. Still some dried apricot and caramel, plus a whiff of smoke.

  9. Koalafant scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Caramel, vanilla, toffee, some sherry
    • Taste
      Sweetness of sherry and dried fruits, very round and creamy, some pepper, sticky sweetness
    • Finish
      long, warm and sweet

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Mineral, malty, herbal umami!
    T: Amazing rich popadom malt arrival which stretches out wide to become a flourishing malty fruit bomb. Fantastic!
    F: Lots of spirit activity, finishing with a chalky, vanilla maltiness
    C: Buy, buy, buy!!!

    Scores an A

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