2011

Linkwood 20yo 

"Sherry Wood" butt #6453

  • Distilled: 1991
  • Bottled: 2011
  • Vol: 56,3%
  • Outturn: 528
  • Code: W&M105

Of all the Speyside distilleries, Linkwood is one of the most consistent, flowery and fruity ones. This expression, matured in Oloroso sherry casks, is a very fine example: very thick, rich and with a syrupy sweetness that makes it excellent as a dessert dram. But sweetness is not its only quality: on the contrary,
it's a very complex and lively whisky, very stimulating and vibrant. With a drop of water, the acacia honey soon gives way to candied oranges and a pleasant fruity sourness (peaches, apricots). A delicate background toasted character adds further body, and the peppery and gingery spiciness provides perfect counterbalance before the sweet notes come to the foreground again. Bottled at cask strength to preserve its lively intensity.

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