Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 20th May 2015
89/100 – Whiskybase (average from 3 member votes)
It’s a shame that none of the 3 reviewers on Whiskybase added any comments because 89/100 is a fantastic mark. I wonder what is so great about this whisky?! It’s a NAS (non-aged statement) so probably quite young. It’s only 40% and there might be a hint of colouring added to it. Perhaps being from the 1970s or 1980s has triggered hints of nostalgia. I know I’m not immune to expecting great things from a whisky because I know about its pedigree before I’ve tasted it. That’s why a blind tasting has its benefits. It also has its negatives as I found when I expected great things from a cask strength Highland Park only to be disappointed with its average flavour. If I’d tasted it blind I might have thought it was amazing.
In December 2014 a full 75cl bottle of this Linkwood from the 1970s sold at auction for £87.50. That’s not a bad price for something scoring 89/100 on Whiskybase. I’m going to have to drink this and find out why!