A Linkwood 1987, bottled by The Whisky Agency in October 2014. Reviews are rare, so it’s still available in stores.
Linkwood 27 yo 1987 (47,3%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2014, rum finish, 179 btl.)
Nose: holding the middle between mildly fruity notes (overripe apple and banana) and grassy notes (hay, wet leaves). Dried herbs and a slight mustiness. Eucalyptus tea. Light pepper.
Mouth: again mildly fruity (melon, apple) with herbal honey and different kinds of tea. A bit of salted caramel. Eucalyptus again, a little ginger as well, bringing a gentle bitterness.
Finish: long, even more herbal, with aniseed and grapefruit zest.
Good Linkwood, but not great. Totally outclassed by the Linkwood 1984 that was presented by the same bottler simultaneously. Around € 175.