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Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Pink peppercorn
Vintage
13.05.1996
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
39.121
Number of bottles
114
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2016 11:27 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.03

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1996 SMWS 39.121

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    C: Really tasty. This is like a lot of the younger SMWS Linkwood releases but with the right kind of age, finally with some depth and some dank oak notes on the finish. Still it doesn't hold the fruity/oily complexity and jammy magic of yesteryear bottlings, and furthermore its inconveniently rather over-shadowed today by the splendid SMWS Auchroisk WB.

    Scores a B-

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Teak hardwood
    Flavour profile: Spicy & sweet

    We found a rich, engaging and multi-faceted spectrum of
    aromas. Perfume and incense derived from sandalwood, thick set Manuka honey,
    creamy orange scones, plum pudding as well as cherry and spiced orange
    marmalade. The taste did not disappoint; well-balanced and well integrated,
    with exotic spices, pink peppercorns, candied blood orange slices as well as
    banana bread and sultana cake. Even with the slightest drop of water the nose
    became fairly simple and straight forward, but at the same time still very pleasant
    indeed - honeycomb cinder toffee. The flavour was now spiced cupcakes with an
    orange filling and a cream cheese frosting.

    Drinking tip: Best enjoyed neat

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