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Linkwood 1989 CA

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1989
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
324
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Sep 2015 9:40 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199,00

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Tastingtags

5 Notes

jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
15 Feb 2018 11:22 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 86 points

https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/four-linkwoods-two-blends-and-a-balvenie/

  • N: A nutty sherry cask turned eloquent with age.
  • T: Rich, intense nutty sherry fungal. Tasty sugars with a unique character slant born from all that slow maturation.
  • F: Waxy sherry with one spent match.
  • C: Forgivably cask-heavy given its moorish consistency. Not hugely complex.

Scores a B[-]

MacErwin
Expert Senior MacErwin Note
14 Sep 2017 10:54 am

Tastingnotes from Cadenhead

Nose: Rich sherry is immediately obvious. Raisins, figs and soft meaty notes. Then it becomes more orangey with faint cinnamon and nutmeg.

Palate: Lots of red fruits and much creamier than the nose suggests. Red apple skins with cranberry sauce and a hint of cocoa powder.


Finish: Delicate finish of strawberries; walnuts; toffee and dry sherry.

Whiskylifestyle
Expert Junior Whiskylifestyle Tasting note
20 May 2017 3:47 pm
Whiskylifestyle gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

A bit of mint or menthol and some fruits. A bit of caramel, but it is all quite restrained. Maybe I am too impatient… Yes, this needs some time, it’s really a big difference between a freshly poured dram and one that has had at least 30 minutes of time to breath. Much more fruits and especially apricots. Orange peels, a little bit of peach too. Lovely!

Taste

Sweet oranges, apricots and a touch of oak. I kind of get something like Schweppes in there. A kind of bitter freshness (if that makes any sense…) Some honey sweetness too. It’s much fresher on the taste then on the nose, very sweet and very easy to drink… But very good as well.

Finish

A mid-long finish, with oranges and apricots. Nice!

Comments

It’s not an extremely difficult whisky but it is very well-balanced. And if you let it stand for a while… It will be delicious!

Bishlouk
Connoisseur Bishlouk Tasting note
04 Aug 2016 7:27 am
Bishlouk gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Du raisin sec, du caramel, de l'abricot. Très vite une fraîcheur d'abord mentholée, puis florale, montre le bout de son nez. Viennent alors de la prune jaune, de la compote de pêche, et un gros rayon de miel d'oranger. Un nez fort complexe et évolutif, gambadant rapidement d'une senteur à l'autre.

Taste

De la compote de fruits jaunes mélangée à du miel liquide. De l'abricot, du raisin de Corinthe, de la prune jaune. Du caramel vanillé comme fil conducteur. Une bouche moins complexe que le nez, et surtout moins changeante (plus classique, quoi), mais qui ne manque néanmoins pas d'attrait.

Finish

Longue. La fraîcheur végétale refait surface, se mariant maintenant à du bois vert et sec. La sève boisée reste un moment collée à la langue. Du thé vert parfumé après quelques gorgées.

Comments

Le Sherry, bien sûr décelable, n'est en rien écrasant. Ce whisky a un caractère bien à lui, fruité et végétal, sucré et gourmand, équilibré et séduisant. Le seul (petit) défaut que je lui trouve est cette fraîcheur végétale trop présente par moments; ce qui l'empêche d'atteindre le 90 selon mes critères personnels.

CaptinTom
Member Senior CaptinTom Tasting note
18 Oct 2015 4:48 pm
CaptinTom gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Touch of mint, stewed fruits and orange peel.

Taste

Orange jelly, quality Turkish delight, giant juicy Californian raisins, fruit compot and Galaxy caramel bars.

Finish

Tinned peaches, hints of strawberry with more creamy caramel.

Comments

Fabulous balance between sweet and dryer notes, very fruity for its age. Absolutely no rough edges on this at all. A real treat.

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