Bought – Whisky Galore, 24th June 2014
91/100 – Whisky Bible 2013
86.17/100 – Whiskybase (average from 20 member votes)
I got a miniature of the Linkwood 25yr last year and I said I wouldn’t drink it until I was in a position to replace it. Well, happy birthday to me! My gift to myself is this classic, timeless release of Linkwood by Gordon & MacPhail. As Jim Murray says in his Whisky Bible review “if anyone is capable of making a Linkwood tick, it is G&M: wonderful!” The best part according to Jim is the taste, where he says “fabulously refreshing with a continuous retracing of its malty steps.”
My brother remembers this whisky as a favourite of our uncle Hamish, so I’m delighted to add it to my collection. G&M seem to release this 25-year-old periodically as Jim Murray has removed it from his 2014 Whisky Bible, which suggests it’s been discontinued for now. My only disappointment is that there’s no date of distillation on the bottle, which makes it difficult to tell the difference between each release of this 25-year-old.
Here’s Horst Luening of Whisky.com on You Tube giving us his thoughts about this splendid Linkwood (April 2014):