Linkwood / Gordon & MacPhail

Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail) Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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,

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Linkwood 1972 Speyside Collection (Gordon and MacPhail)
Age: 1972 Vintage
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Linkwood
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 12/01/2017 by Tom

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