On the nose this starts of nicely, there is a sweet balance and the distillery character is nicely present. But on the palate it feels a bit thin and watery and that is very surprising for a cask strength whisky at 53.1%. The lovely aromas of the nose is not carried through on the palate alas.
I love my linkwood’s (especially sherry cask matured) but this seems to fall short.
This seems to be a split cask with the Whiskybroker.co.uk which costs less than half the price: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/68524/linkwood-1989-whb
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