Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
When Gordon and MacPhail recently announced the Speyside Collection I was in awe of the array of stunning old drams that were included in the list, when samples arrived I was even more enthralled.
This 1972 Linkwood is the youngest in the collection but it still offers a huge amoutn of tasty flavour notes, with citrus fruits and parma ham it's a delicious dram and seriously makes me want to look at more Linkwood as it's a distillery i've tended to enjoy.
Not available at the big players that i can see, this is still available in the collection if you can track one down.
Many, many thanks to Gordon & MacPhail for the official sample.
An interesting twist of citrus fruit peel and pith, orange specifically, and some tasty cured meats like Parma ham, a hint of beeswax and some marker pen notes, that sweet gentle but highly addictive note, very subtle oak spices also.
Spicy, wood spices, cinnamon and hints of nutmeg with a sandalwood note, tangy bramley Apple, with apple skin coming though strongly.
Tangy Apple and spice, sharp and woody, ongoing,
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