24 Mar 2009
Linkwood 1976 27y (Cask & Thistle)
Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Linkwood
Linkwood is one of Diageo’s distilleries that is mostly producing blending whisky (for Haig, Dimple, White Horse…). Only a small amount is released as single malt.
Linkwood 27y 1976
(46%, Cask & Thistle 2003, 336 btl.)
Nose: sweet and fruity. A lot of estery notes. Apple cake with some cinnamon and mango. Some pineapple and milk as well (piña colada anyone?). Mouth: not very powerful. Vanilla, almonds, citrus fruit, yoghurt and floral notes (rose water which is so typical for Linkwood). A rather short finish, nice but nothing spectacular.
Overall good stuff, no flaws. But I would expect a 27 year old whisky to have something extra maybe?