Linkwood 1980 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
34 years old
Refill American Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
12 dec 2015 12:05 pm by Steph2A
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 600.00

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Whisky reviews for Linkwood 1980 GM

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.67 points.

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very frustrating for me, I had the impression of being in front of a padlock that I did not have the combination, but at the same time I had fun to look for the code!
    Enthusiasm: Nose and mouth 3/5 (this explains this) Finale 4/5 (without hesitation there though) Whisky n ° 1551
    • Nose
      Quite direct at first, with green notes. Is it peat? Fruits and malt gain in amplitude. It becomes fine and elegant. I have trouble deciphering this nose. Some almonds? Crushed plums?
    • Taste
      Fruity illegible (for me), spices very present but never dominant. Balanced and sweet. Nice malty notes. It's very good but I have a hard time describing how I feel. We will say: complex! suddenly.
    • Finish
      Eclatante and aromatic, with overripe fruits and beautiful spices in length.

  2. Steph2A scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Note from :

    Linkwood 1980/2015 (57.7%, Gordon & MacPhail, Exclusive for La Maison du Whisky, refill hogshead, cask #8250, 179 bottles)  Older age? I couldn’t wait to try this 35yo… Colour: gold. Nose: yes, time worked. It’s not that it’s better polished, or rounder, or smoother, not at all, it’s simply more complex, with more flowers and herbs, for example, and an unexpected medicinal side, as if this was an ex-old-Laphroaig hogshead. Band-aid, eucalyptus, chalk, humus, even mud… It’s all quite subtle, and lovable. With water: stunning earthy notes, hay, farmyard, meadows after a heavy shower, then rather beeswax and pollen… Mouth (neat): amazing! Peat and gentian in Linkwood, how does that sound? The smokiness is much more obvious than before, and there is a weird feeling of hashish as well. With water: more oranges and a floral side – this is well Linkwood – while the hashish disappeared. Was I dreaming? Finish: quite long, more herbal. Eucalyptus syrup, mint, smoked herbs… No, not those. Comments: totally unrecognizable when tasted blind. And totally excellent. I hope it’s legal! SGP:462 - 89 points.


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