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Linkwood 1997/2013

(45%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky, D30/11/'97 B08/'13, Refill Sherry Hogshead, C#10811, 70cl)
Average Score: 84
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryLinkwood
BottlerGordon & MacPhail
Bottled ForLa Maison du Whisky
Brand NameLinkwood
Year Distilled1997
Year Bottled2013
Alcohol By Volume45%
Other DetailsD30/11/'97 B08/'13, Refill Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number#10811
Size70cl
Issued2013
Average Score84


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson88
Ho-cheng Yao79
Krishna Nukala90
Tim Puett78


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonImmense raisin overload in here. Christmas cake, raisin, raisin, raisin, sliightly sweet sourly. So dominant. Some pleasant dark sugary notes below the raisin bomb-mat. Attractive nose, perhaps one-dimensional at first but I really don't care. I'd say the taste has more depth. Lots of raisin and fat sherry influence. And then something difficult to describe, OBE? And pleasantly so without any hint of sulphur or off-note. Hm, really so massive on clean christmasy notes. Perhaps some hint of spent matches in the aftertaste, but it doesn't disturb.