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Linkwood (Thompson Bros / The Whiskyfind / Style of Whisky)


Linkwood shouldn’t be an attractive distillery, proper? Certain there’s the Linkwood 1973 for TWE and a few different actually good Nineteen Seventies casks, however youthful examples are usually very middle-of-the-road in my expertise. Usually vertical whisky, with a slim profile on barley, yeast and water. Wait…

Let’s see whether or not we have to change our opinion after attempting three casks bottled by the Thompson Brothers, The Whiskyfind and The Style of Whisky.

 

Linkwood 10 yo 2011 (55,7%, Thompson Bros for Choose Spirits 2021, dechar / rechar hogshead)

Nostril: the scent of grinding barley, with boiled potato water, loads of porridge and sunflower oil. Very mashy and gristy, with a cool lactic contact. Some baking spice within the background, in addition to some lemon and lemongrass tea.

Mouth: apples with loads of citrus zest. Grapefruit peels. Then drier chalky notes and loads of grass. White pepper and nutmeg, liquorice and lime. Nonetheless a really mashy, grainy core with some inexperienced, leafy hints in addition to some unripe pear.

End: medium size, on malty notes, grasses, lemon peel and a peppery burn.

For me this can be a typical blender’s whisky, missing brightness and something to get enthusiastic about. Not my kinda profile. I believe that is nonetheless on its method to Australia, however I’m not totally certain. Regulate their web site.

 

 

Linkwood 12 yo 2009 (57,6%, The Whiskyfind for Picnic Bar 2021, bourbon barrel #559329, 223 btl.)

Linkwood 2009 - Whisky Pic Nic BarNostril: higher, much less mashy and porridgy. Some rounder notes like banana and custard cream. Pear drops and grape juice. Later it turns extra in direction of sourdough, lemon zest and a little bit ale. The floral freshness makes this brighter and extra nice.

Mouth: sweeter and ever so barely fruitier. Unripe pineapple, lemon sweet and floral honey. Then additionally delicate mint, inexperienced tea and white pepper. A candy grassy contact and delicate wax in direction of the top.

End: medium lengthy, grapefruity, with a light-weight biscuity word and a grassy edge.

Nonetheless clearly a member of the identical household, however the added fruity touches and roundness makes this whisky extra nice for my part. Rating: 84/100

 

 

Linkwood 12 yo 2010 (57,5%, The Style of Whisky ‘Pin-up Ladies’ 2022, sherry butt #302799, 247 btl.)

Linkwood 2010 - Taste of WhiskyNostril: not a wham-bam sherry bomb however the affect is simple to note nonetheless. Crimson apples, poached pears, with delicate vanilla and candy oranges. Faint hints of caramelized hazelnut and delicate hints of natural tea. When it comes to complexity this outclasses the opposite two.

Mouth: extra orange sweetness, dried apricots and pears. Then the backing combo cinnamon / clove / pepper comes out. Then a light-weight alcohol burn. A delicate natural bitterness too. Within the middle there are nonetheless beneficiant malty notes.

End: medium lengthy, with a light-weight metallic word, mild cocoa and natural sweetness.

Once more a barely interchangeable spirit however the sherry helps to raise this larger. General fairly good, with a well-dosed Spanish affect. Extra data from TTOW. Rating: 85/100



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