Bought – Whisky Galore, 1st August 2013
86/100 – Whiskybase (average from 6 member votes)
Bottled by Gordon & MacPhail (G&M), this Linkwood scores a fantastic 86/100 on Whiskybase where one member says, “great understated Speyside single malt that has got a strength of character. It can easily compete with other better known Speyside distilleries”. The ‘bottled’ date of 2015 on Whiskybase is incorrect because I got mine in 2013 and it has the same bar code.
Although the Whisky Bible 2013 doesn’t mention this particular bottling of Linkwood, one thing Jim Murray says about G&M is that they never fail to deliver. I’ve rarely seen a bottling of theirs get less than 85/100 in the bible, so their quality is very consistent.
Linkwood is another family favourite, being one my uncle Hamish loved to have. It will be interesting to see how this one shapes up to other Linkwood in my collection.
Here’s Trenny & C on YouTube with their thoughts about the Linkwood 15yo (May 2016):