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The whisky

List of the bottles

Linkwood: official bottlings

Linkwood

Fauna & Flora, 12 years

Collection
Fauna & Flora
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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78/100
Personal Comment
I bought this bottle following the advice of a shop assistant in the Gordon & MacPhail grocery in Elgin, and I really never regretted it. The indicated price is the price in Scotland, so I imagine it is rather easy to find it cheaper abroad. It is a very good whisky, well balanced, from the Northern part of the Speyside area, just near Elgin. Very pleasant to drink, it is a bottle I recommend to each whisky lover.
79/100
A second tasting revealed a rather discrete nose, with some ripe fruits (peer) hints and a light malt touch. The taste is relatively discrete too. No aggression. A taste of (too) ripe fruit, slightly malted. A pleasant finish, accentuating the malt rather than the fruit. A very good bottle, but with a certain lack at complexity and surprise.
74/100
The pleasnt nose is rather fruity with slightly acid hints which give it a kind of freshness behind its malty notes. In the mouth, the malt dominates with some notes of citrus fruit mixed with honey drop. A quite pleasant finish, with some honeyish but still discrete touches.
79/100
The nose is pleasantly fruity and reveals some spicy fragrances. Citrus fruit and hits of smoke. Orange skin. In the palate, a nice mix of malty and fruity notes with some hints of sweet citrus fruit (ripe orange). A touch of nut on the background. The finish is quite long, first smooth and marked by nutty bitterness, and develops rather quick on alcohol whiffs before getting smoother again after a while. Nice bottle, without being an exceptional one...
79/100

Linkwood

Rare Malts 26 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
56,1 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1975 Bottling: 2002
Bottle
3944 of
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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84/100
Linkwod 26 ans rare malts
Personal Comment
A superb nose, rather complex marked by spices The attack in the mouth is first dry and bitter before developing on citrus notes and then malty and woody hints. Alcohol is quite present in the mouth. The finish is long and surprisingly smooth and contrasts with the impression in the palate.
84/100

Linkwood

Rare Malts 30 years

Collection
Rare Malts
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
54,9 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1974 Bottling: 2004
Bottle
3227 of
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Linkwood 30 Rare Malts
Personal Comment

A very impressive nose marked by hints of refined wood and nuts. Touches of fruit (plum) and spices (clove). Nice complexity. The first impression in the palate is a kind of bitter dryness (fine wood, nut) developing quickly on very beautiful acid notes to finish on a fruity and waxy palette. Remarkable evolution in the mouth. A real firework, a very bright tastes palette. The finish is warm and very long, and all the refinements of the mouths are present for long minutes.
88/100


Linkwood: independent bottlings

Linkwood

Decanter Collection 1987

Collection
Decanter Collection
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
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81/100
The colour is old gold with amber glints. The nose reveals intense coconut hints and develops on malted barley and ripe fruits.
The palate recognizes the fineness of Linkwood, with ripe apple hints.
The long finish is marked by toffee, citrus fruit (lemon) and malted barley.

(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The first nosing gives immediately the pitch. A rich malt, complex with honey hints and some slightly acid touches. The mouth confirms this first impression. Slight peppery and spicy hints achieve the whole. A long and pleasant finish prolongs a real pleasure. Excellent bottling in an excellent collection.
84/100
The second tasting just confirmed the first one.
84/100
The nose is relatively discrete but rich and complex. Some slight marine hints, a very discrete touch of peat on a background of peppery and spicy notes and a touch of citrus fruit. The palate is dry, first rather deceiving compared to the nose, but is is however quite complex. It is quite marked by alcohol too, with a nice woody sensation and some fruity hints (apple?) at the end. The finish is pleasantly complex, sweet at bitter at the time.
79/100
Nice first nose with pleasant floral and fruity hints. Quite nice fruits, somewhere between fruit macerated in sweet liqueur and not completely ripe fruit. Between acid freshness of green apple and the sweetish impression of pears on syrup. Freshness seems do dominate slightly.
The first contact in the mouth is quite deceiving. Where are the nice promises of the nose? The only remaining is that impression of too sweet alcohol. Not so much character, no complexity. Quite a monotone taste, with a touch of walnut, drawn in the surrounding sugar. Cruel deception.
The finish is made from the same wood. Not very long nor very spectacular. A memory of sugar in the throat.
79/100

Linkwood

Old Malt Cask, 13 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Rhum
Cask number
single cask 7298
Dates
Distil: 1/12/1989 Bottling: 1/06/2003
Bottle
294 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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81/100
Personal Comment
The nose is first discrete, but reveals soon all the complexity between citrus fruits and peppery hints of this exceptional whisky.The alcohol degree somewhere between cask strength and traditional is rather pleasant in the mouth. From slightly acid notes (citrus fruits) up to peppery and spicy hints. A very long finish, and the pleasure is complete. Another excellent bottle in another excellent collection. I really recommend this bottling.
84/100
The second tasting partially confirmed the first one. However the dominant character of the acidity seems to much marked, that's why this bottle got a lower rating.
79/100
During the third tasting, this acidity was still present in the palate, but probably that tastes develops. This slight acidity did not hinder me at all this time, and the quotation is the same as the first time again.
84/100
Citrus fruits (tangerine) and spices characterize the nose. The palate experiences a pleasant impression of pepper whit a slightly acid touch and a very light medicinal hint on the background. The finish is lingering and powerful.
79/100

Linkwood

Adelphi 18 years old (1989-2008)

Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
55,6 %
Bottler
Adelphi
Cask number
single cask 7323
Dates
Distil: 1989 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
590 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Adelphi Linkwood 18
Personal Comment
What a nice nose! An extremely pleasant sherry nose with some discrete fruity notes behind this stream of sherry.
The palate is spectacular too, mainly dominated by sherry but with quite a nice complexity too, allying a subtle bitterness with fruit touches.
The finish is lingering and war. First quite bitter and then sherry memories follow quickly before coming back on unripe walnut hints.
An excellent bottle I can recommend to all sherry fans.
88/100

Linkwood

Bladnoch forum Mystery Bottle

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
54,1 %
Bottler
Bladnoch forum bottlings
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84/100
Linkwood Bladnoch forum
Personal Comment
A nice fruity nose with slightly woody hints and touches of plum spirit. Nice complexity. Marshmallow.
The very first mouth is rather bitter and develops quickly on fruity notes (plum again) with a very light touch of wood.
Nice finish, prolonging perfectly the mouth impressions.
84/100

Linkwood

Daily Dram: Wild Nook

Collection
Daily Dram
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Dates
Distil: 1997 Bottling: 2008
Bottle
300 btls
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89/100
Linkwood Wild Nook
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
A very nice fruity nose with hints of varnish, a sweet bitterness and a variety of pleasant smells and give the whisky a nice complexity and an interesting balance. Followed by honey and well marked floral notes.
The first palate seems soft, or watery, but very pleasantly complex, in the perfect extension of the nose. Here also hints of fruit very marked and this in the nose perceived slight bitterness is also present here.
The finish is medium length. It is fresh and pleasant, but slightly recessed with respect to the mouth.
89/100


Linkwood

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
56,3 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 6453
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Linkwood 20 WM
Personal Comment

Color: Gold
The nose is both fruity and slightly bitter (cashews). The set is very nice and very complex. Odors cross and renewed throughout the aeration. Tingling due to alcohol is relatively inconvenient, fortunately it fades after a few minutes.
On the palate, the first impression is a strong bitterness, followed by a great freshness here and also alcohol seems relatively poorly dominated. After a few moments, all the fruitiness is revealed and makes one forget the first sensations. A strong presence of alcohol and a great freshness.
The finish is also marked by bitterness. It is long and fresh.
88/100


Linkwood

Distilled 2000, limited edition

Collection
Barrel Selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
48 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 2
Dates
Distil: 2000 Bottling: 2012
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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0/100
Linkwood 2000 Wilson Morgan
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1991-2012

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
First fill sherry
Dates
Distil: 1991 Bottling: 2012
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0/100
Linkwood 1991-2012BCS
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1993, Reserve (for van Wees)

Collection
Reserve
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
52,8 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
refill sherry hogshead
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Linkwood GM Van Wees 1993
Personal Comment

Linkwood

Cask Strength Collection1985

Collection
Cask strength Collection
Age
27 years
Alcohol percentage
58 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 4539
Dates
Distil: 26/11/1985 Bottling: 04/09/2013
Bottle
122 of 220 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood: Samples

Linkwood

Best Casks of Scotland 1992

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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79/100
Personal Comment
The nose is first rather discrete, but after a while, it begins to reveal amazing but quite pleasant notes of marzipan and plasticine. In the palate, a malty sweetness contrasts with some slightly acid hints and a touch of bitterness. Just enough to keep this whisky from monotony, but not enough to make it a complex malt. The finish remains sweet, still on the malt and the whole is quite a pleasant apéritif.
79/100

Linkwood

Gifted stills 1999

Collection
Gifted Stills
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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84/100
Personal Comment
Nice floral nose with some honeyish notes. This nose announces quite a nice complexity, with those malty notes which are a smart enhancement to the heather notes detected earlier.
The mouth is more complex than the nose was, with this nice slightly acid notes titillating the papilla's. Very pleasant freshness mixed with a touch of bitterness.
The finish is lingering and shared between freshness and a slight cashew nut bitterness.
84/100

Linkwood

Cask Collection

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
57,7 %
Bottler
Dewar Rattray
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0/100
Linkwood 10 ans Dewar Rattray
Personal Comment

Linkwood

The ultimate single malt collection 1990

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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84/100
Personal Comment
A rich and pleasant nose with nice notes of sherry, some plum jam, liquorice and Marshmallow and finally a very light woody impression. A really promising nose.
The first attack in the mouth is pleasant too, starting on bitter notes developing quickly on an interesting acidity. Nice complexity, even if there is no fragrance explosion here. The contrast between the tastes is rather modest.
The finish is lingering and offers amazingly more variety in the tastes than the palate die.
An excellent bottle anyway.
84/100

Linkwood

The ultimate single malt collection 1990

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
19 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
Cask number
single cask 3875
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79/100
Personal Comment
The first nose is rather fruity and some yeast hints which first hide the pleasant fruit character. Fortunately this hints disappear quite quickly to let fruit give all its potential. Ripe apple and mint. Smoothness and freshness.
In the palate, a fruity impression but obviously less present than it was during nosing. A light veil of smoke seams to hinder the fruity freshness.
Finish is of medium length and prolongs the mouth.
79/100

Linkwood

Gordon & MacPhail 1991 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
53,1 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
first fill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 7271
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84/100
Personal Comment
Nice nose with slightly bitter smooth notes, walnut, ginger bread and some fruity hints on the background (plum jam and ripe apples).
In the palate, an excellent impression. Nice complexity with this mix of acid and fruity notes.
The finish is more like the nose was, and is long and warm.
84/100

Linkwood

1989, Bourbon hogshead

Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
53,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 1826
Dates
Distil: 4/4/1989 Bottling: 1/2010
Bottle
263 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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86/100
Linkwood 1989 MOS
Personal Comment
Nose: Fruity, barley and old (like old books).
Taste: Strong, warm, slightly sweet and spicy. Also a little bitterness.
Finish: Medium and some influences of wood.
86/100

Linkwood

1987, Bourbon hogshead

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
51,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 11008
Dates
Distil: 09/1987 Bottling: 09/2011
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
links & average quote
82/100
Linkwood MOS 1987
Personal Comment

Colour: Straw
A delicious mixture of wax, flowers and ripe fruit flatters the nose. All seems well balanced and has a nice complexity. After a few minutes, the fruits begin to dominate and mingle with notes of vanilla.
The first impression in the mouth marked contrast to the nose. Instead of ripe fruit, we have here first acidity that the nose did not suggest. At this acidity mingles another unexpected sensation of bitterness. Lemon and gentian with at the beginning a real feeling of alcohol.
A very fresh mouth, but it remains below the pleasure of the nose
The finish is medium length, dominated by acid freshness that was also in the mouth. A touch of bitterness at the end.
The contrast between nose and mouth is very unexpected and affects the score negatively...
82/100


Linkwood

The ultimate single malt collection 1998

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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WDTS2011-02 84/100
Linkwood 1998 ultimate
Personal Comment

Couleur: Or
De légers picotements au nez font deviner un pourcentage d'alcool assez élevé. Une fois ce premier désagrément passé, une belle complexité fruitée s'offre à nous. Un mélange de vanille, de fruits mûrs et de belles notes fraîches et acides. Au bout de quelques minutes d'aération, c'est la fraîcheur qui prend le dessus. Une impression de fruits mûrs au milieu d'une pelouse fraîchement tondue. Voilà un nez très engageant.
La bouche souffre curieusement moins de la présence d'alcool. Elle est douce, avec des notes légèrement poivrées, des notes fruitées et une légère amertume, goût de boîte de cigare. La fraîcheur du nez a disparu pour faire place à un ensemble de goûts assez complexes, même si le nez était plus riche. Aucune gêne due à l'alcool. Un véritable plaisir.
La finale est relativement courte et les notes de boîte de cigare de la bouche dominent nettement. Dommage que le plaisir de ce whisky s'estompe assez rapidement. Pour le reste, aucun défaut.
Une excellente bouteille.
88/100

Comment by Joseph
Nose: White Grape, lightly smoked. Fruity.
Taste: Caramel, sugar, pepper.
Finish: Spicy, smoky. Mi long.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jmputz
Color: Gold
Slight tingling in the nose are suggesting a fairly high percentage of alcohol. Once past this initial discomfort, a nice fruity complexity opens to us. A blend of vanilla, ripe fruit notes and lovely fresh and acidic hints.. After a few minutes of aeration, it is the freshness that takes over. An impression of ripe fruit in the middle of a freshly mowed lawn. This is a very appealing nose.
Mouth curiously suffers less from the presence of alcohol. It is smooth, with slightly peppery notes, fruity notes and a slight bitter taste of cigar box. The freshness of the nose has disappeared to make way for a fairly complex set of tastes, even if the nose was richer. No discomfort caused by alcohol. A real pleasure.
The finish is relatively short and the notes of cigar box clearly dominate the palate. Too bad the pleasure of this whisky is fading quickly. For the rest, no default.
An excellent bottle.
88/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Mars
Nose: It starts with a little polish to go quickly to the baked apple, beer, white fruits, malt, vanilla, pear, some spices.
After breathing, becomes more fruity and floral.
It is sweet, pleasant and nicely melted alltogether.

Taste: Sweet but powerful, sweet and acid, very fruity. Aromas of vanilla, malt, spices. Alcohol well integrated.

Final: Very spicy, sweet, yet powerful, sweet. Becomes stewed with aeration. Slightly too wooded at the open, it disappears with aeration and the addition of water. The finish is long.

A single malt very pleasant to drink
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PatGVA
N: resinous, mint, apple, pear, encaustic, beautiful wooded, beautiful balance, strawberry it starts well.
B: sorry big edge but alcoholic, salinity beautiful, lovely persistence on the apple and strawberry
F: great length, slight imbalance in the mouth, tip of paprika and cumin, pepper and potatoes back into retro olfaction. It is a beautiful product without this peak alcoholic he is 90, beautiful beginning.
87/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Color: Yellow gold.
Nose: very pleasant 1st nose with floral potpourri, with something chemical that grows on to Harlequin sweet. Then the first wave almost disappears abruptly to make room for pastry notes. Again the nose tilts, to show spicy notes, blends of Indian spices, with hints of pistachio and almond. Another change on the red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, fig vinegar. Then all the components previously experienced back in a nice harmonious, balanced and melted whole.
After a few minutes, the whole quite clearly remains the Malabar chewing gum, the original pink one in its yellow and rose jam paper.
A beautiful developing profile and constant power.
Adding more water harmonizes the nose to the point that it almost melted too, Dstinguishing the previously experienced components is now very difficult . Becomes a little ointment. We are now on the same chewing gum chewed a bit too long which has lost much of its flavor.
Palate: The palate is oily, but very surprisingly after such a nose, there is absolutely nothing at the start of this mouth, just a vague oleaginous note . After a few seconds, a few very fleeting notes, rose alcohol appear, but, although alcohol is never aggressive, we guess quite a high alcohol percentage which crushes the mouth.
Water can barely wake up this mouth but never gets it truly dynamic.
Final: A little more expressive than the mouth, but that's it.
Water has the same small effect than on the palate, but the finish becomes much warmer.

Comments: Without water, a very pleasant nose, charming, delicious, reminiscent of our childhood memories, it is very beautiful and then ... nothing, or nearly so. Mouth and final are virtually absent.
Adding water tjust spoils the nose without being able to wake up the mouth and final.
Difficult to score. The nose, without water, deserves at least 90/100, but the mouth and finally got just a 80/100. But what a nose, anyway.!!
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dede
Color: Gold

Nose: Pleasantly expressive, though slightly alcoholic. Fresh and tangy, the lemon juice and apple, grass clippings, Haribo Crocodiles. Somewhat complex but balanced. It won at the aeration smooth, with vanilla, before unveiling the subtle notes of a dry white wine and mineral.

Taste: Strong and sweet at once. Haribo Crocodiles and lemon juice together in a certain freshness, like an apple immature. Little more complex than the nose, but still enjoyable. The texture is hardly oily, alcohol tingling under control. Even better with a drop of water.

Finish: Medium length, it mixes with bitterness dominant vegetation (green tea) the stunning combination of citrus zest.

Conclusion: Undeniably well made. Simple as a pretty girl in a spring dress.

86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Dadamien
The nose is beautifull, fruity (peers, apples, pinapple), honey. Fresh and slightly esthery. Kind of pastry cook, malty. More exotic with time. Avid drop. Some spicies.
The mouth is too much diluated. Fruits as in the nose, spicy, slightly floral. Honney.
Final: Vanilla, oaky.
86/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: Quite refined on nice fruity notes of apple tobacco and a touch of mint and a good dose of spice, cinnamon and ginger.
Evolves on citrus, especially lemon and a little almond paste.
Palate: The palate is warm with honey, orange and sweet and vinous notes at once.
Final fairly long on the nuts and marzipan.
The first tasting showed a mouth too oaky, with a corked, but the second is much better tasting, wood has disappeared.
85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Savoureur
Appearance: yellow gold, wide legs flowing moderately fast
Nose: mild to moderate intensity, alcohol present (especially at the beginning) but acceptable, yellow fruits, honey, wax
Taste: smooth attack on fruits and honey, becomes more intense since the mid-palate, lemon is also added and becomes more dominant at the end
Finish: meduim
With water: no major change
Conclusion: A real pleasure whisky
85/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: Light gold

Nose: First just between discrete and slightly spicy. It begins by being woody. Some candy smells appear discreetly in the background, mixed with amore pronounced fruit notes and soap. Further, the woody character disappears and gives way to a bitter note and a smell of dusty coffee (ash?). In the second nose, it is clearly more bitter and cereal (wet grain dust ? Muesli?)

Mouth: fresh and sweet. More woody than the nose. It progresses to wet cardboard with avery discreet touch of ash . Towards the end It gets more fruity and spicy.

Finale: sweet. In the continuity of the mouth with a slightly larger fruitiness . A taste of mized ground peanuts, which gives a more oily texture at the end. Rather long

Nice whisky. Rich enough despite its discretion. A good daily dram.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by PierreDH
Colour: Looks natural, light straw with hints of gold.
Nose: Super smooth, first flowery then goes very fruity. No need to put your nose into the glass, it exhales ! Whiffs of juicy pears, baked apples, canned peaches in them syrup. It's like smelling a young Calvados. Some honey and a dash of vanilla. Then you get a fresh and grassy feeling with some eucalyptus. And finally a little bit of balm (medicinal smell). In a nutshell: a very complex nose.
Mouth: Warm, ethereal,some tinglings.
Finish: Medium length and intensity. Nice bitterness coming from a moka aftertaste and then a fruity reminder with pears.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Talisker84
Color: Straw

Nose : Freshness, Starting slowly and gently with notes of apple. Goes on with a little bit of white peach and citrus like mandarin.
Then, plants and infusion. Becomes exotic, with notes of pineapple.

Mouth : Sweet attack. Sweetish and sugary. Plant. Sweetness, probably reduced at 43 or 46°.
Notes of chlorophyll, anise. A little bit of honey and vanilla. Again exoticism and almond too.

Finish : Medium short, on fresh grass, apple skin which brings a little bit of astringency. Again infusion, like vervain.
84/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose powdered, lack of expressiveness, slightly spicy, slightly herbaceous and fruity.
Palate: Silky texture, aroma slowly evoluting but remaining nevertheless too melted (or weak) so that I can hardly discriminate between them. The whole is enjoyable nonetheless. Some spring floral fragrances (thrush).
Finale: Medium , hints of green apple.
Very easy access, will please many, but not necessarily for amateurs.
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by GaxMalt31
Nose: acidulated sweet, BubbleGum, white fruit (Apple) and honey. Then herb (thyme) Young and fresh nose, slightly salty.
Taste: In accordance with the nose, candy, sweet and honeyed. A little acidity and bitterness accompany the tasting.
Final: Stays fresh and sweet. A good aperitif whisky, its reduced side makes it accessible to many. It should appeal to people looking for a relaxing whisky.
83/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Alexandre
The first nose is full of promises. In a warm vegetal flavors, fresh mint, citrus and iodine intertwine in a great magnitude. Very quickly, however, the nose moves towards sherry. There is chocolate, tobacco leaf, papier mache and toffee, all in a very sweet, cereal and properly boned.

The mouth is syrupy, dominated by cereal and chocolate. The whole lacks a little power and is relatively linear. Aeration allows notes of wet wood, spices, sherry and toffee to emerge. We also have citrus (orange) at the beginning of mouth that gives a quite flat, but relatively pleasant result.

The final average is soft and cozy on chocolate and spices. A mineral touch appears after aeration.

In conclusion, a very conventional whisky, on the whole acceptable. No crippling default at least.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Sebou007
Color : pale gold

Nose : we start with fresh apples, pear in syrup and roasted almonds. Then we go towards honey and spices (cinnamon, cardamome), the whole underlined by a tad of vanilla. It's pretty nice. The alcohol is vey well integrated.
After a while, its gets a little herbaceous, farmish (humid hay).
A few minutes later, I find whiffs of fruit plum (mirabelle) yogurt ou white peach cream (very subtil).
Crystallized fruit (without sugar), a bit of lemon juice.
Nice stuff !

Mouth : Still on autumn fruits, honey. A little bitterness from the oak, the alcool is kind of hot, and doesn't bring any kind of energy. The whole is a bit flat-tasting and it doesn't show the same subtility the nose did. Herbaceous but dominated by the wood.

Finale : pretty long, on crystallized fruit and wax. Oak bitterness.

Conclusion : The nose is very complex and evolutive. It leads to think we're going to enjoy the rest of the dram, but the mouth is a bit under. Quite flat and oaky.
82/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Bpoujol
Color: Gold.
The first nose is dominated by fruity notes. Nice orchard smells: apples, peaches ...
Evolves on less exuberant aromas. Hints of pear. Mild and relatively lightweight.
The mouth is a bit oaky, causing a slight bitterness. The fruitiness of the nose is more discreet, there are hints of pear. Light vanilla.
Final moderately intense, fairly long. A bit malty. Slight woody bitterness.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.

Nose: Apetizing. Starts on soft orchard fruits before switching to a nice sourness. Becomes quite zesty and citrusy. Lemon drops. Cider apples (including the fizziness). Unripe kiwis(or is it rhubarb?). Turns slightly plankish, with a pinch of sawdust and crystallized ginger.

Mouth: Starts on soft notes of fresh apple juice. More vanilla now, with a pinch of cinnamon, and a hint of soft liquorice. Remains a bit shy, and the nice tangy structure of the nose didn't resist the rather low ABV (43% ?).

Finish: Average length. More and more vanilla.

Comment: A young and cheeky teeny malt on the nose, but much more reasonable as far as the mouth is concerned.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by mapi
Colour: Straw
Vanilla and oaky nose. A little rough, kind of wood juice . Herbaceous or slightly chlorinated.
After aeration, the astringent side seems to be fading but the nose keeps a medicinal side.
The palate is nicer than the nose but we find its major trends back.. Returning of the grassy notes: celery. Aeration reveals caramelized notes, alcohol goes well with the flavors.
The finish is medium with notes of cereal, the length keeps the nose grassy notes.

The whisky has increased tremendously after aeration. Its main faults have faded.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by Pompix
The nose, not very strong, is quite smooth. It develops aromas of cereal, juicy white fruit, almond paste and honey. There is also a note which reminds dry and dusty hessian.
The palate is soft and light, dominated by the malty and pastries notes.
The final is short.

A young whisky, reduced and fairly classic.
81/100
WDTS2011-02
Comment by RX21
Nose: Cooked fruits
Mouth: Soft spices (cinnamon), tickling
Final : Short
74/100

Linkwood

1987, Bourbon hogshead

Age
24 years
Alcohol percentage
51,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 11008
Dates
Distil: 09/1987 Bottling: 09/2011
Bottle
37 of 315 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2012-03 84/100
Linkwood 1987 MOS
Personal Comment
WDTS2012-03
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: quite elegant, on citrus fruits, some nuts, sea and with a slight peat.
With aeration we have vanilla, spices and marzipan.
Mouth: more monolithic than the nose, on the nuts, spices, dried fruits and a farm peat.
Some citrus background and a few pecans and toffee.
Finish: quite long over the chocolate and nuts.
89/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Alexandre
The nose is fruity, on yellow fruits, especially peach and pear. Though lacking a bit of power, it also highlights the wax and sweet spices. You can also see a slight trace of peat and minerality.
The palate is very fruity, confirming the nose. There is a lot of yellow fruit sagain, but also nuts (hazelnuts), and wax. The whole is properly integrated and structured, and quite friendly. Aeration develops the sweetness of the thing, with the appearance of pastry influence.
The final, medium to long, is on chocolate, hazelnut and fresh fruit (papaya, peach).
In conclusion, a fruity whisky with a good level. 
87/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: White wine, pale gold.
Nose: the first nose on the fruit and greedy fruit, then quickly switches to dried fruit, leather. Bread crust. Potpourri, dried flower, very rich, almost heavy. Also pastry, buckwheat galette. Later, the nose eventually melt and then we offer these cakes so tart with raspberry.
The nose disappeared completely as soon as the first drops of water.
Palate: Rich dense, oily, this is another of those mouths melted so that they are engaging difficult to analyze. It is quite full-bodied and spicy. Also wooded, but a nice way. On reflection, it echoes with notes of bread crust and dried fruit collected at the nose, even if the pastry and fruit have disappeared.
The water to lose much of the expressiveness of the mouth.
Final: In the wake of recent grades received in the mouth.
After the mouth very weak, appears as the final unsettling because if it is weakened by water, it is less than the mouth, but its profile is distorted.

Comment: Another nice whisky, very pleasant, very well done, but that does not like water.
87/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Amor57
The first nose is a surprising mixture of cream and alcohol, making well worth a pretty floral side with iris and violet, raspberry jelly. Evolution is on wooded in appearance vanilla, fresh almonds, and a distant sherry. The woody develops and metal splinters erupt from time to time. On the palate, the attack is sharp with spice and plum. Then there is an evolution of spices and cherry. The finale opens on the gentian, wood. And cinnamon, pepper and bananas grow and gradually disappear. Good length.
If we had to find fault with this whisky, it would be disharmony. Nevertheless, it is rich, clear and precise.
87/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Roblanza
color: pale gold
nose: mild mellow vanilla, slightly floral, mineral-like peatyness, some fruits like apples
taste: some vanilla, first glance is of sour apples turns to firmer taste of fruits and vanilla with peat. warming finish with mouth watering spiciness, medium long finish ending with vanilla and fresh wood

86/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Dede
Color: White Wine
Nose: The nose is marked first by alcohol. We'll have to allow time for the most violent vapors to fly away. The nose is then fruity (tree fruits, citrus and even a touch of exoticism), spicy (nutmeg, ginger, white pepper) and vanilla. It is not unpleasant despite the persistence of a certain aggressiveness. Adding water is a real plus: profile does not change, but it is softer, more pleasant.
Palate: The attack is powerful and lively, the alcohol being good feeling. It must be close to 55 degrees. The texture is rather fluid, the fruit flavors come out of the nose, as well as spices, but it will require a little water. As the nose, adding a little water softens the profile without changing significantly.
Finish: Medium length, but not very expressive despite a pretty apricot notes.

Conclusion: A nice spring whisky that requires a trickle of water to be fully expressed. The nose is a cut above the mouth.
86/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: straw
nose: medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, orchard fruits (fresh and stewed), jasmine tea, bourbon vanilla
taste: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, acidity (not ripe fruits), dry like a bit overinfused tea, in the finish there is a little sweetness combined with soft pepper
finish: medium

Conclusion:
A whisky with a quite different nose (mild) and taste (more acidic and dry), a kind of "two whiskys in one"
85/100
WDTS2012-03
Commentaire de Dagde
Colour: pale gold slightly
Nose: At the opening notes of leather and chocolate. Then the fruit arrives still in power. We're on the fresh fruit like nectarine, apricot but also bananas. There are still hints of praline that appear.
Palate: Very full and powerful with the addition of chocolate that explodes with cereal and hazelnut. The fruits are still relegated to second class - a hint of yellow fruits -. Water relaxes the rather well and it is profitable although the palette is ultimately still restricted. It indicates a presence of iodine.
Finish: Quite long, it falls back on the cereal, chocolate and reminiscences of the orchard.

Comment: Too bad mouth does not relay the palette of the nose, a harbinger of many pleasures. It should still give it a real coherence and there is quite enjoyable. It may lack of surprise but it is a well-crafted whisky.
85/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by mapi
Straw-colored
Nose: The first thing that comes is a sense of Breakfast Tea with a touch of sweetness that gives the roundness without being intrusive.
Then come the alcohol making it possible to pass on something else. And here come from aniseed notes, herbs de Provence, thyme.
Palate: The palate is soft. The alcohol is well integrated. The aromas are those of citrus and especially the blood orange.
The final fact that this whisky is really in vegetal mode with aromas of plants liqueur. Then retro-olfaction one starts with notes of fennel seeds, anise, fresh as the Ouzo Tyrnavou. The finish is savory.
85/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Blackmalt
Nose of yellow fruits bananas (just ripe and sweet) with delicacy. It becomes soapy thereafter with a little coffee. It then returns to the beginning of the fruity (plum, pear). There was a smell that is pretty cool too ... But what ... I do not know!
Dry mouth. Woody and vegetal. A little yeast? No it must be something else ...
We found a little side of fruit we had earlier at the nose. And a little sugar and that fresh thing we had in the nose.... mint?
Slightly bitter finish. Rather long and hot (spicy).

Comment: I assigned 85 points, especially for the nose that is very delicate and very fruity.
The rest is good but a slightly below the nose.
85/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Straw.
Nose: Takes a little time to unfold. Flavours seem to be straitjacketed, imprisoned by a rather high ABV (57°?). Nevertheless, this seems to be a great distillate. Very clean and very classy if not sexy. Lemon fruits are in the forefront. Bergamot and Sevilla orange. Verbena leaves. Fresh "eau de toilette" ("Le Coq" from Guerlain). Vetiver. Ginger. Myrtle liqueur.
Mouth: The attack is hot, burning. The alcohol is not as discreet as on the nose. Still very sophisticated and elegant though. Definitely very clean. A "crystal" malt, dry and aromatic, dominated by the bergamot and the lemongrass. A drop of water brings out soft vanilla and a touch of soft violet liquorice.
Finish: Dry and short. Surprisingly salty. Shall we drop an eye in direction of Campbeltown?

Comment: A great distillate aged in a discreet cask? Not really the kind of malt I'm fond of, but it's purity and cleanliness lead me to adhere to this unusual whisky.

85/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: Peat but fine and very well integrated. Mineral. The fruit in the background. Feels the walnut wine.
Powerful mouth in continuity.
Final rather short.
84/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Piazzolla
Very fresh nose (a hint of mint) and the cereal. A little powder also (or even dust). Lack of clear density. Spring flowers on very flimsy and vegetal notes. Note of ester that fade with aeration.
Palate is supple, less fresh than the nose. Some nice fruit anyway. Slightly spicy. Subtly marine / iodized.
Final short and not very expressive. Retro-olfaction on the peel of green apple (granny).
Conclusion Palate is pleasant despite a not very prominent nose ... Not (so) bad!
83/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Arno
Nose: First, on cereals, porridge & muesli. Then, more pastoral, with pine resin, forest honey and some flowery scents. A little salt, some spices. Apple & fresh acid, extending on malty, with a touch of leather and dry wood, paper. A simple nose, a bit messy, with a dry & acid side, pleasant nonetheless.
Taste: Fairly intense. Hot Spices initially, and continued with the apple, malt, salt and forest honey, maple syrup. After hints of smoke, the second part is more on the leather, wood, with some astringency.
Final: Licorice & dry wood
Conclusion: a simple malt, nice for what it is. Rather classic.

83/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Mars
Nose: Citrus, fruit, cereals.
Taste: Lemon, light pepper, spices. Less chili after aeration and more lemon.
Final: Lemon, cereals, fruits, peppers. Average length.

Comments: Whisky simple but pleasant. He is very sweet, I found.But that's a plus!

83/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Jmputz
Colour: Straw
A delicious mixture of wax, flowers and ripe fruit flatters the nose. All seems well balanced and has a nice complexity. After a few minutes, the fruits begin to dominate and mingle with notes of vanilla.
The first impression in the mouth marked contrast to the nose. Instead of ripe fruit, we have here first acidity that the nose did not suggest. At this acidity mingles another unexpected sensation of bitterness. Lemon and gentian with at the beginning a real feeling of alcohol.
A very fresh mouth, but it remains below the pleasure of the nose
The finish is medium length, dominated by acid freshness that was also in the mouth. A touch of bitterness at the end.
The contrast between nose and mouth is very unexpected and affects the score negatively...
82/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Bpoujol
Colour: straw.
Nose of honey. A little sweet. Yellow fruits. A little alcohol. Aeration brings out the fruit. Rather thin but speaking little.
Soft palate, hints of fruit. Marked by the wood.
Final rather long, pretty intense. A little dry. Woody.
82/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: gold
Nosing: delightful, dusty, dried fruits
Tasting: pretty sharp, sweetness, malty
Finish: lemony, chewy, long, some malty dryness

82/100
WDTS2012-03
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Pale gold
Nose: Round, slightly floral, on camomile, dry grass, and some vanilla.
Taste: Dry to very dry, smoky, tarry, on dry grass, vanilla and some toffee, with some farmy notes. The finish is short to medium, bitter, on gentian, dry grass and some toffee.
Impression: A curious whisky, difficult to classify, with a mixture of bitter and dry grassy notes.

81/100
WDTS2012-03
Color: White Wine
Nose: Mineral and spicy, but not very expressive.
Mouth: In line with the nose, light.

Final relatively short, spicy.

72/100

Linkwood: Not in collection

Linkwood

13 years

Age
13 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Murray McDavid
Cask number
single cask 4207
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2003
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80/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood

12 years, 1998-2001

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask number
single cask 2791
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87/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1980-2005

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
links & average quote
90/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1972-2002

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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84/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1990-2009

Collection
for La Maison du Whisky
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
45 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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88/100
Linkwood 18 for LMDW
Personal Comment

Linkwood

1973-2010 Daily Dram

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
50,4 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 88/100
Personal Comment

Linkwood

36 years, 1973

Collection
The Whisky Exchange 10 years online
Age
36 years
Alcohol percentage
49,7 %
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange
Cask
bourbon cask
Dates
Distil: 1973 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

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