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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1978
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.82 points
- a very tasty, complex and mature whisky. In no case worth the price, but as a sample completely fine.
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!
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.
long, a lot of oak, tannins, chocolate.
C: Today this Linkwood was overshadowed by most of the above, but it remains a very good and thoroughly enjoyable whisky.
Scores a B+
- Not very special but just pretty drinkable
Malty, dried hay, hints of citrus and green fruits, honey, whiffs of tobacco
Little punchy, citrusy, malty, dry hay again, good sweetness
Medium long, warm, a tad bitter in the end
- Tasting Notes:
- Saulecker, unfortunately far from any budget, but nice to have tasted the times.
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
warm, velvety, full-bodied, brown sugar, ricola, a light rum note, sweetish tobacco, black tea, for 37 years, the bitterness / woodiness is amazingly peaceful
long and delicious ... cough syrup, liquorice, dark chocolate, peppery-warm
- Whisky Tasting: Linkwood 37 years 1978/2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VyqDaWKus