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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 1976 27y Cask & Thistle

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?

Score: 84/100.

Linkwood 1976 27y (Cask & Thistle) 3 Ruben Luyten 2009-03-24

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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