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Overall rating
88.75/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
534
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Apr 2016 5:28 pm by Bjarne H
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 186.00

10 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1989 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great sherry bottling, it's really fun. No bad sulfur, only 'good' flinty notes, already quite harmonious.
    If you need some water, it will be more harmonious and fruity.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins, figs, old leather, dusty library, a little bit flinty. Amarena cherries, blackberries, somewhat animalistic. Fudge, walnuts. Tight. The alcohol is present but not disturbing. Nice nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Starts sweet and full, silky start; then clearly flinty, abundant spices (pepper, cloves, cinnamon), raisins and figs full. Sherry, caramel, blackberries. And again the dusty library. Has power and grip.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Intense, flinty, nutty and also fruity sherry (raisins, blackberries), harmonious, dry (but not drying), nice long. The aromas from the mouth continue. Ends with cocoa and some flint and candied oranges.

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Color: gorgeous! And one already guesses, how he smells. Very intense sherry barrel, a lot of oak, very nice. Strong alcohol in the nose, but the aromas suppress it. Heat comes from the smell ...
      In the taste then continuation of the intense oak flavors. What a heavy, woody, but sweet malt! Sherry, chocolate, slightly nutty.
      Very long finish, soft and sweet.
      Madness!

  3. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A true genlteman, a great old and mature sherry whisky!
    • Nose
      Sherry, nut and old leather dominate at the beginning. Cinnamon and cherries preserved in rum, wood polish, with time much more sherry sweets!
    • Taste
      Relatively dry, more leather and old dusty wood, more nut and deep red fruits but more hidden in the background, looks very old and set, wonderfully mature, an old gentleman;
    • Finish
      Very long and powerful with a lot of old sherry, very spicy and not too old old dusty wood and polish!

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great dark sherry bottling with perfect balance @90.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Official Notes by Cadenhead:
    Linkwood 1989 26y Small Batch 175,-€

    Sherry Butt 51,4% 0,7l No. bottles: 534
    Nose: Orange blossom water, sherry, a little bit of meat stock, along with toffee apples and lime pickle.
    Taste: Slightly sweeter then the nose, the meatiness is much fainter and there is more toffee apple flavour.
    Finish: Banoffee pie and flaked chillies emerge in a long finish.

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