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Overall rating
82.75/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Flowers pressed in wood
Vintage
01.06.2000
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Virgin Heavy Toasted Medium Char Oak Butt
Casknumber
39.132
Number of bottles
264
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:28 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68,05

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 2000 SMWS 39.132

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.75 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: A great age for life in a virgin butt, one that shows impressive oak maturation with dusty dunnage layers.
    T: Lots of honeyed oak, neither overly vanilled nor resinous.
    F: Saying that, the vanilla builds although it’s the bourbon sweetness that takes control and rises with a gentle crescendo.
    C: Nice but in the end it's the virgin cask that imparts most of the flavour. It’ll make for an excellent first fill now.

    Scores a C[+]

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:After fifteen years in a bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky to a virgin oak butt. The nose has hedgerows, camomile lawns and spring flowers; time brings out lemon and menthol cigarettes, but there is a core of wood – like opening a polished wood flower press. The palate has an interesting dichotomy – flowers and exotic fruits (mango, orange zest, lychee, dried papaya) against a backbone of oiled wood, toasted oak, tree bark and dry woody spice. The nose deepens a little with water (barber-shop, apothecary) but it is the palate that carries the real depth and character of this tasty, complex malt.

    DRINKING TIP: In the garden at dusk.

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