Linkwood 1997 Brd

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Brachadair (Brd)
Stated Age
19 years old
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 May 2017 8:11 pm by Dionysos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

3 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Linkwood 1997 Brd

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    had the pleasure of meeting Patrick Vanderlinden at Whisky in Leiden 2018, and taste a selection of his Brachadair bottlings: the Linkwood, Mortlach, Invergordon, Ben Nevis and Ledaig.

    this is really a nice and tasty Linkwood, really fruity!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Close to BenRiach and Longmorn - in the heart of Speyside – you can find the Linkwood distillery. She was founded in 1821. She still produces mostly for the blending industry (primarily for White Horse, Haig, Bells and Dimple) and is not that easy to find as single malt. Unless you look at the independent bottlers. This is one of those from Belgian bottler Brachadair. Distilled in October 1997 and bottled in October 2016 (just shy of 20 years, it seems). It is only released now because Patrick was waiting for his new tubes. But you know: good things come to those who wait.

    Very enjoyable Linkwood. Again a great choice by Patrick and his team. Around 129 EUR. Recommended!
    • Nose
      The nose is very playful. Creamy butter, jelly beans, pineapple, nougat, yoghurt with peach. Add some rhubarb and Pink Lady apples. Loads of caramel. Sweet malt and the crust of white bread. I’m all for it.
    • Taste
      The malt is very oily, almost fatty, on the palate. The ABV is quite doable. Next to all the sweetness of the nose, I also get something candied. And pears, sweet pears! Some spices kick in. Ginger, nutmeg and pepper. Nice.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, sweet and spicy..

  3. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Here is another fine single malt selected by our national bottler, Brachadair. Linkwood is a single malt that participates mainly in various blends and is not too much to discover in this form. This whisky plays it intelligently, without making too much crates, it leaves a need to plunge nose and lips. (Whisky Passion)
    • Nose
      This nose is light and smooth, with a fruity style and lemon fruit pasta. Orchard fruit, green apple, pear. Honey, almonds, vanilla. There is something in the background that looks more like cinnamon ginger.
    • Taste
      The mouth fits perfectly with the nose. It has its fruity character, confectionery. They are candied fruit, fruit pasta always, but without that sweet side that sometimes turns to excess. There is a beautiful power in it, but it is under control. Green apples, fresh and slightly tart. An interesting profile, which without letting it appear has a nice palette, an interesting texture.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly waxy. Candied fruits. It will be more vegetable, a hint of wood.


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