Aged: 37 years
Product of: United Kingdom
Bottled from refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts filled in 1978. A total of 6,114 individually numbered bottles were released as part of Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases - the second ever such Linkwood release.
Bottled at cask strength without chill-filtration or added colour.
View all Diageo’s 2016 Special Releases
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 10/10/2016
Clear, golden amber with shades of rose gold.
Acorns, orchard fruit, honeysuckle and spice. Water amplifies orchard fruitiness revealing waxiness.
Peppery spice and pear fruit with waxiness, ginger and clove. A dash of water brings this malts elements into kilter, revealing black tea, blackcurrant and menthol cough sweets.
Waxy, leathery, soft malty finish with orchard fruit and mild spice.
Waxy leather, orchard fruit and mild spice, this malt is incredibly quaffable – the sample provided was all too small. Incredibly fruity and sprightly for a 37 year old.