Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A most luscious remedy
Stated Age
20 years old
1st Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Butt
Number of bottles
58.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2017 3:28 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.08

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Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1996 SMWS 39.139

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Canucks89 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Scent: Bourbon. Cherry. Vanilla. lavender
    Flavor: spicy
    Aftertaste: vanilla.

  3. Tauti scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Hmm difficult, I like him. Somehow. But still: 19 years in ex-Oloroso and then a finish in 1st Fill PX? There must be more to come? Would not have appreciated him blind so sure. 83/100
    • Nose
      At the beginning a bit alcoholic, so let him stand for 20 minutes. Over time, kiwi, dates and oak smoke notes come up (it smells like a Tuli sauna for me), as well as warm cherries.
    • Taste
      Here confirms the sauna, together with the Sherrynoten results in a beautiful, unfortunately somewhat closed picture. A little water does that really well. Fermented white grapes and slightly heavier, tropical vllt mango.
    • Finish
      The finish is warm and very very fine.

  4. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    At first the panel found a fresh character of menthol, lemon sherbet, tonic water and After Eight mints with apple tart. Then came the richness of tobacco, prunes, spices, dark chocolate, raisons, vanilla and sweet Sherry notes. Remaining fizzy there was sweet pink wafer with cinder toffee and a herbal edge with dandelion and burdock before orange and blackberry fruit and a woody finish of furniture polish on charred oak. After maturing for 19 years in an ex-Oloroso butt it was transferred to a 1st fill ex-Pedro Ximinez butt for the remainder of its maturation.

    DRINKING TIP: To be contemplated with little distractions and a lot of time.


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