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Overall rating
84.19/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Bottled
04.11.2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
04/11/15 151601
Added on
26 Apr 2016 11:55 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 57.71

3 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

61 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 15-year-old GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.19 points

  1. matfrl scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. stefan_PB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I find a very fine drop. Smell very flowery and fresh. No more boring finishes. Just a nice traditional whisky without much frills. Very fine in the taste and slightly strong. Beautiful long finish in which one feels very fine again the oak wood. Great whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice, very easy to drink. Enthusiasm Nose 4/5 Mouth 3/5 Final 2/5 Whisky n ° 1648
    • Nose
      Woody, caramel, malt. Sweet and balanced. Hazelnuts, walnut hull, vanilla. Traces of sulfur. It is expected but pretty!
    • Taste
      Nutmeg and other spices on the attack. Soft. The presence is honest considering the reduction but the aromas are well diluted.
    • Finish
      We find nutmeg and honey, but the finish is short and a bit bitter.

  4. JHS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    a great understated Speyside single malt that has got a strenght character. It can easily compete with other better known Speyside distilleries.
    • Nose
      sherry; spices; oak; dark, dried fruits; sweetness; nutty notes; dark citrus notes; floral notes; hints of chocolate and coffee; strong barley note; creamy associations; oily character; raisins; sultanas; floral; honey; hinbts of (red) apples; overall very balanced and mature character with omnipresent spices
    • Taste
      sherry; mild, creamy oak; floral; malted barley; dried fruits; less sweetness than the nose implies; spices; black coffee; dark, bitter chocolate; raisins; sultanas; hints of nuts; hints of apples; slightly floral; sweetness in the backround; overall very mature and oak-influenced character
    • Finish
      medium; spicy; dry; oak; nutty; and sherry influenced character; overall mellow, mature and intense

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for giving me the oportunity to have a go at this.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      70 70

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    A different and kind of intriqueing whisky.

    Best part is the nose, least the finish.
    • Nose
      Bittersweet on the nose, vague presence of sherry, fresh "Play-Doh" clay, swizz herbal candy, ozone emitions from a Xerox laser copier, every now and then a waft of ice coffee.
    • Taste
      At first mildly spicy, fading quickly, kind of "dark" liquorice profile.

      Judging this by only a sample is hard, as it tasted rather different depending on where in the mouth each little sip "landed".
    • Finish
      A bit too short, but I found a nice undefinable slightly bitter nuttyness. After the nuts fade it leaves a not so pleasant dry and astringent sherry in the mouth.

  7. karloff scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    The main reasons why  I bought this was because ithe was cheap , it was a distillery I haven't tried before and it was 15 years old .  It wasn't a great whisky but it wasn't shit either . 
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      60 60

  8. karloff scored this whisky 69 points Specialist

    This isn't a complex whisky by any stretch ,it's a funny one because there were times where it actually tasted alright but they were very few and far between . 
    • Nose
      A little bit of aniseed and dark toffee , glazed cherry , gravel for some strange reason , there is some coffee in there and that smell when you open a tin of water colour paints . These notes are over the entire bottle and there was times where I couldn't get anything at all, I really had to work on this one . 
    • Taste
      This started off terrible , it was quite dry and bitter but as you make your way down the bottle , some fruit does make an appearance and there is some mixed spice but it isn't spread evenly .
    • Finish
      Short dry and bitter , very disappointing and it also sticks to the back of the throat . 

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Boiled citrus with cinnamon, berries and soft herbal notes, with
    elegant sherry notes develop quickly with dried fruits chocolate. Not
    too heavy, pleasantly complex and round.

    P- Weightier sherry with more spices, charred notes and peppery. Some salt at the tails.

    F- Medium-long, smooth. Minty and liquorice with dried hawthorn, again, some salt lurking...

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

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