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LINKWOOD

Distillery
  • Region: Speyside
  • Address: Elgin, Morayshire
  • Founded: 1821
Product Description

Linkwood has a strong cult following and is much sought after by whisky enthusiasts. It is considered a noble malt, produced at one of the region’s oldest distilleries.

It was founded in open land but is now part of the expanding town of Elgin. Nevertheless, sited by a reservoir, it is in a pretty area.

The malt can serve up the odd surprise, such as aniseed and smokiness, but it tends to be complex, with sweet and sour notes and some pleasant fruity and grassy notes.

 

 

 

Did You Know?

At one time the distillery grew its own barley and had cows which ate the distillery’s own spent - and alcohol free - grain.

 

Linkwood has been released as three different 26 year olds, each spending 14 years in ex rum, red wine or port casks respectively.

 

The whisky features prominently in Johnnie Walker blends, but has also been bottled as a single malt in Diageo’s Flora and Fauna range.

Distillery Tasting Notes

Nose

Barley sugars, yellowfruit, apple, banana, apricot, peach. An obvious fragrant aroma of lemonzest. Further notes of ripe plums. Dilution brings ripe melon, guava, faint allspice.

Taste

Sweet and soft with lots of fruit and acidity, lemon, mint, cinnamon and green tea. Lemon cake and dried pineapple.

Finish

Green grapes, kiwi, cinnamon, fresh green apple skin. Short - medium length with a cleanfreshness.

Releases
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Cask Number: 300865
Bottles: 290
Date distilled: 10/6/2008
Date bottled: 17/05/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 54.9%
Markets: UK, France
Cask Number: 305602
Bottles: 280
Date distilled: 13/10/2008
Date bottled: 21/06/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 58.1%
Markets: USA
Cask Number: 305604
Bottles: 277
Date distilled: 13/10/2008
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 58.7%
Markets: Australia, UK, Germany, Denmark
Cask Number: 300706
Bottles: 322
Date distilled: 1/7/2014
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 7 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 59.1%
Markets: UK
Cask Number: 305605
Bottles: 271
Date distilled: 13/08/2008
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 59.4%
Markets: Belgium, Phillipines, Taiwan

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