LINKWOOD 37Y ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND
91/100 Whiskey Base
A 1978-vintage Linkwood bottled for the Diageo Special Releases 2016 at 37 years of age. An elegant and well-matured dram, this is shot through with sweet, creamy, and fruity flavours, all sat on a backbone of rich but savoury chocolate. 6,114 bottles have been produced.
Nose - Polished apples, waxed jackets, and honeysuckle sweetness. Hints of damp wool slowly develop, balanced by soft sweetness.
Palate - Sweet and creamy with a background of crumbled brownie and musky green leaves. Water brings out more candy notes and a touch of Turkish Delight.
Finish - More rhubarb and custards, icing, and green leaves. The sweetness slowly fades, leaving the leaves.