Linkwood 1978

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Release
Stated Age
37 years old
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
22 Sep 2016 11:00 pm by JollyRoger
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 784,74

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107 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1978

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.82 points

  1. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Teresa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a very tasty, complex and mature whisky. In no case worth the price, but as a sample completely fine.
    • Nose
      Pur: closed at the beginning, smells a bit "banal" to pear and orange. With some time in the glass he opens up, mango, pineapple and green banana, plus tobacco and light rosy sherry notes. Complex and delicious. With a little water: slightly medicated, salty, olive oil. Krass!
    • Taste
      Pure: full-bodied, sweet tart approach, very ripe and pleasant wood / sherry notes, vanilla ice-cream with hot raspberries, also here tobacco, heavy, well-pulled green tea. With a bit of water: here, too, a little salty maritime (where does that come from?), Otherwise the same notes as pure, everything a bit more intense. Water is good.
    • Finish
      long, a lot of oak, tannins, chocolate.

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    C: Today this Linkwood was overshadowed by most of the above, but it remains a very good and thoroughly enjoyable whisky.

    Scores a B+

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Not very special but just pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      Malty, dried hay, hints of citrus and green fruits, honey, whiffs of tobacco
    • Taste
      Little punchy, citrusy, malty, dry hay again, good sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, a tad bitter in the end

  7. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Saulecker, unfortunately far from any budget, but nice to have tasted the times.
    • Nose
      Wow, pouring a very interesting note meets me - tropical fruit (grapefruit, melon) mixed with fresh pine needles, in the glass it is first dull, a little wood and tobacco, but water and time bring back, to marzipan and a touch of furniture polish
    • Taste
      warm, velvety, full-bodied, brown sugar, ricola, a light rum note, sweetish tobacco, black tea, for 37 years, the bitterness / woodiness is amazingly peaceful
    • Finish
      long and delicious ... cough syrup, liquorice, dark chocolate, peppery-warm

  10. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Linkwood 37 years 1978/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VyqDaWKus


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