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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
06.1997
Bottled
07.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 11565
Number of bottles
257
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060354249734
Added on
27 Aug 2015 8:34 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.92

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 HL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A lot to like about this whisky but still a little basic.
    • Nose
      Opens with vanilla and tree sap. With time a crisp green apple which has slight sourness to the taste. Following that Asian pear.
      With water a delicate note of lemon grass makes an appearance.
    • Taste
      Sharp, a big bite of new oak. Holding on the palate brings a candy sweet note but mostly it’s spices.
      With water the vanilla appears, vanilla fudge with a soft grassiness.
    • Finish
      New oak and a touch of the sour stuff. With water an apple starting to turn bad with a hint of new oak.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: Again, similar to the Compass Box - so in fact the last four drams have shared characteristics of style relatively speaking. Compared with the Compass Box, this appears stronger abv wise [yep] and younger [pass], a speysider no doubt with a clean lemon citrus profile and a touch of oily fruit. It's the most Mannochmore-like of the bunch so far, a style i’m fond of. There’s good age here for sure but with a youthfulness also.
    T: Savoury<sweet, peppery-herbal maltiness with a decent/robust enough body and a soft oakiness.
    F: It stays herbal yet it's always sweet, barley sweet with a touch of grainy dunnage.
    C: Another good all-rounder with a firm speyside character from bourbon casks, revealed!

    Scores a B-

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