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Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB75239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1828
Number of bottles
120
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
39261828
Added on
06 Dec 2015 10:12 am by SveinErikJamt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 217.76

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22 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1989 V&M

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/09/10/linkwood-valinch-mallet/

  2. SveinErikJamt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      A rich, sweet and fruity whisky with aromas of cedar wood, honey, pear drops, hay, winegums, pineapple, damp cellar, earthy tones, hint of blueberries, elderflower, orange zest, ginger syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, hedge leaves, white pepper, prickly alcohol, a hint of asparagus, custard, citrus, fresh backed pie crust, slightly sour tobacco, anise, a hint of menthol and subtle oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet, slightly thin and spicy whisky with aromas of homey, icing sugar, marshmallows, maple syrup, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, apple, grapes, grape seeds, pear, hint of solvents, subtle tannins, malt, hint of berries, kind of licorice root and subtle oak.
    • Finish
      A medium lang and sweet finish with aromas of honey, icing sugar, light tones of fresh fruits, subtle spices, vanilla, pepper, grains and subtle oak.

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