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13 Mar 2012

Linkwood 1984 (The Whiskyman)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Linkwood

I’m a little late with this, but it’s too good to just forget about it. This Linkwood 1984 was one of the first releases by The Whiskyman.

 

Linkwood 1984 - The WhiskymanLinkwood 26 yo 1984 ‘Eleanor Whisky’
(49,2%, The Whiskyman 2011, 88 btl.)

Nose: aromatic and rather sweet, with fruity elements (apple, apricot, orange). Nicely balanced by some mint and heather. Hints of orange blossom. Excellent beehive notes as well (beeswax, honey, pollen). A hint of vanilla. Fresh oak. Over time it develops some damp earthy notes (not sure about this, but at least it doesn’t bring down the otherwise very attractive nose). Mouth: quite fruity again (oranges, apples, pineapple) with honey and a malty base. Elegant spicy notes from the oak (mint, ginger, anise, peppermint). A little heather again. Well-balanced with a gentle woody kick giving it some depth. Finish: long and warm, with fruits and drier notes from the wood.

One of the best Linkwoods I’ve had so far. Great Speyside fruitiness with balanced spices. Around € 120 at the time. Now sold out.

Score: 90/100

Linkwood 1984 (The Whiskyman) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-13

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