Style: Single malt whisky
Latest batch: 3
Latest batch age: 26yo
Latest batch Size: 54
Latest batch ABV: 52.3%
The Linkwood distillery was founded in 1821 in Speyside. It distilled tasty single malts and top whiskies for blends until 1971, which is where it gets a little confusing. In 1971, Linkwood was expanded with two more stills, although these stills actually belonged to a new distillery, which would be called Linkwood B. In 1985, Linkwood A (the original Linkwood) was closed down, making Linkwood B just Linkwood. It’s a different distillery, but it’s still Linkwood. Right? It’s a bit like that chap with the ship and had all its wood replaced. It’s the same ship, even though everything has been replaced. Right? The chap on the label is fixing a broom - the owner has had the same broom 20 years just with different heads and handles. It’s still the same broom, though. Right?
Nose: Espresso beans, fresh barley (almost floral at points) and some light berry sweetness.
Palate: An oily malt, with oodles of barley at its core. Quite spicy at points, with crushed cinnamon and cardamom.
Finish: Lasting grassy notes, with a bit of shortbread.