Tasting Notes / Bottles from Linkwood



Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)
Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)

This dram was tasted as part of the 12 Drams of Xmas series

Linkwood 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
Linkwood 17yr Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

This fabulous Linkwood 17 Year Old from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range, tasted at a visit to their Glasgow headquarters, was just all fruit and sweetness.

Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
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

Linkwood 1990 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Linkwood 1990 Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

I have to admit to having not partaken in enough from Linkwood Distillery to know a massive amount about it other than i've liked all the ones i've tried,

Linkwood 1996 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)
Linkwood 1996 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)

When whisky that isn't that old, like this one in its early twenties, and the abv is as low as this you know that the cask has been either leaky or active.

Linkwood 37 Year Old (2016 Special Releases)
Linkwood 37 Year Old (2016 Special Releases)

This Linkwood 37 Year Old was bottled as part of the 2016 Diageo Special Releases and tasted at their launch event in London.

SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious
SMWS 39.90 Complex and Mysterious

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 39.90 Complex and mysterious with Pheasant croq

SMWS 39.92 Dessert Wine & A Smoking Jacket
SMWS 39.92 Dessert Wine & A Smoking Jacket

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society dram came from Ben Cops (@ben_cops) of Bens Whisky Blog who had I had assisted in buying a few bottles,. although he has joined himself now so i'm looking forward to se

SMWS 39.93 - Pork Chops in Red Wine Sauce
SMWS 39.93 - Pork Chops in Red Wine Sauce

From March's Scotch Malt Whisky Society outturn this is 39.93 - Pork Chops in Red Wine Sauce

SMWS 39.94 An Exotic Privilege
SMWS 39.94 An Exotic Privilege

Another from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society whisky for a year selection from this year as April's bottle was this 39.94 An Exotic Privilege .

SMWS 39.99 Springtime in Andalucia
SMWS 39.99 Springtime in Andalucia

Back in the early part of 2014 I stated that i wanted to review 100 The Scotch Malt Whisky Society expressions in 2014, and I thought recently that I wouldn't make it but this 93rd post (thanks to Bar

Wemyss Malts Citrus Burst
Wemyss Malts Citrus Burst

The second in a series of Wemyss Malts reviews, this one from the latest October 2013 batch of releases is Citrus Burst a 1997 vintage from the speyside Linkwood distillery.

Wemyss Malts Honeysuckle Bower
Wemyss Malts Honeysuckle Bower

Time for yet another fabulous Wemyss Malts dram this time with the wonderfully named Honeysuckle Bower a 1995 Vintage dram from the Linkwood Distillery.