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

€ 768.19

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88 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1978

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.06 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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+

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

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

  4. 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

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  6. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

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

  10. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Diageo

    Color: Strong golden yellow, polished antique brass

    Aroma: Soft, needs some time to open; then slow development of delicate fresh fruit notes, sweet pure fruit salad of honeydew melon, grapes, mandarin zest, apple and pear over a base of crumbly butter toffee. Gradually more intense and stronger like fruit salad in syrup; maybe creamier with marzipan, vanilla and a touch of licorice. Then gracefully beguiling and intoxicating, with notes of white rose over soft creme brulee. Water closes its aroma without changing it. More butterscotch; then smelling like an old-fashioned fruit shop in the summer.

    Taste: Medium body. Tempting on the palate, initially generous soft texture; fruity sweet and sugary, then warming and tart with baked apple in the middle of the palate. Quick development of an appetizing dryness with black tea and herbal cough drops, balanced by rum & raisin ice cream, lime and waxy vanilla. Finally notes of ginger, cloves and a pinch of salt. With water, the apple is slightly caramelized and accompanied by sugar-sweet vanilla biscuit.

    Finish: Long-lasting and warming, with a peppery note. Oak and herbaceous with dry, enveloping tannins and a clean, aromatic finish; in the aftertaste spices in combination with milk chocolate and honed hardwood. With water drier, but still warming; lighter, with hints of cedarwood, waxy and late softer and longer tannins.

    Remarks: Pure and light LINKWOOD, with style and elegance. The epitome of the "finesse" of Speyside. He is characterized by his typical fresh fruity and floral character and wants to be slowly accessible; the nose gives little indication of the splendid elegance and complexity that unfolds on the palate and on the finish of this refined malt.


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