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Overall rating
89.58/100
votes
89
Whiskybase ID
WB71639
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 9:00 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.41

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1989 CA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • 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!

  2. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Deloti scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice strong whisky, lots of alcohol initially. Fruity and sweet, very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very prominent alcohol immediately, fruity, and chlorine, citrus. Strong swimming pool-like nose dominates. Later on the chlorine disappears, more glue, vanilla, and alcohol gets lesser.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong, lot of pepper, sweet and fruity. Citrus, honey, very intense, full body, oranges
    • Finish
      89 89
      A little pepper still, full taste, peach, honey sweetness. Pretty long, a little sour underneath, citrus, lemon. Tobacco remains, and some sweet drop.

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. dandan798 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Add a few drops of water and take your time with this one. You will be rewarded.
    • Nose
      93 93
      glue, vanilla, honey, sherry, cinnamon, raisins, berries, blackberries, herbal, cake, wood
    • Taste
      95 95
      sherry, chili, gooseberries, citrus, lime, caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, grapes, raisins,
    • Finish
      93 93
      sherry, honey, vanilla, spice, cinnamon, cloves, green apple, oak, chocolate, oranges

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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[-]

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