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Linkwood whisky reviews

Linkwood distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1821, currently active
Owned by Diageo
www.malts.com

Linkwood 36 yo 1973 (49,7%, The Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary 2009, bourbon cask) – 92/100

Linkwood 23y 1974 (61,2%, Rare Malts, 1997) – 82/100

Linkwood 27y 1976 (46%, Cask & Thistle 2003, 336 btl.) – 84/100

Linkwood 26 yo 1984 ‘Eleanor Whisky’ (49,2%, The Whiskyman 2011, 88 btl.) – 90/100

Linkwood 24 yo 1987 (54,6%, Liquid Sun 2011, bourbon hogshead, peated, 329 btl.) – 76/100

Linkwood 24 yo 1987 (51,2%, The First Editions 2012, sherry cask, ref. ES 011/01, 588 btl.) – 83/100

Linkwood 20 yo 1989 (53,5%, Malts of Scotland 2010, cask 1826, 263 btl.) – 80/100

Linkwood 18yo 1990 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky 2009, cask #6962) – 86/100

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