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Linkwood 44 yo 1938 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, +/-1984) - 110214

 



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Linkwood - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 6 (3 wash, 3 spirit) - Founded: 1821
Address: Elgin, Morayshire IV30 8RD - Phone: +44 (0) 1343 547 004
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My favourite expression so far:
Linkwood 16 yo 1990/2007 (58.7%, The Single Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #5038, 283 bottles)
89 points - Last tasted: August 6, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
Linkwood
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Sherry Caramel Fresh fruits Liquorice Vanilla Oranges Cake Honey Roses

MM Distillery profile:
Linkwood (or rather: the first of the two Linkwood distilleries) was founded in 1821 by Peter Brown. That means that it was founded when whisky distillation was still (sort of) illegal. However, it wasn't until 1825 that production actually started at Linkwood distillery. This means that Linkwood started legal whisky production not too long after Glenlivet distillery that claims to be the first legal distillery. If the historical information is correct, .
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Linkwood

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Linkwood 12 yo (43%, OB, John McEwan & Co, UK, 1970’s) - 241005
  • Linkwood 12yo 1957 (56.9%, OB, for Eduardo Giaccone, Samaroli Import, Black Label, Screw Cap, 75cl) - 180808
  • Linkwood 12 yo (70° proof, OB, white label, 1970’s) - 071006
  • Linkwood 12 yo (40%, OB, castle label, 1980’s) - 071006
  • Linkwood 12 yo (43%, Flora and Fauna, +/-2003) - 140109
  • Linkwood 12 yo 'The Manager's Dram' (59.5%, OB, Refill Sherry) - 090712
OB - vintage
  • Linkwood 30 yo 1974/2005 (54.9%, Rare Malts) - 190107
  • Linkwood 1996/2009 'Managers' Choice' (58.2%, OB, cask #10552, 480 bottles) - 300909
Adelphi
  • Linkwood 16yo 1990/2007 (49,3%, Adelphi, cask #9733, 269 bottles) - 151107
  • Linkwood 17yo 1990/2008 (48%, Adelphi, cask #9734, 204 bottles) - 180511
Blackadder
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1989/2002 (59.2%, Blackadder Raw Cask, c. #5624) - 020704
  • Linkwood 19 yo 1989/2009 (53.5%, The Clydesdale, cask ref #0034/1841, 209 bottles) - 161110
Cadenhead
  • Linkwood-Glenlivet 1956/1979 (80°proof, Cadenhead) - 151107
  • Linkwood 21 yo 1969/1991 (55.8%, Cadenhead for Dival di Gabbri, Italy) - 281207
  • Linkwood-Glenlivet 14 yo 1979/1993 (58.5%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 120613
  • Linkwood-Glenlivet 15 yo 1979/1994 (58.4%, Cadenhead) - 310708
  • Linkwood-Glenlivet 14 yo 1987/2002 (58.6%, Cadenhead, refill sherry) - 190204
Chieftain's
  • Linkwood 10 yo 1990 (43%, Chieftain’s Choice) - 110205
  • Linkwood 17 yo 1992/2010 (53%, Chieftain's, pinot noir finish) - 231211
Coopers Choice
  • Linkwood 22 yo 1978/2000 (40%, Coopers Choice) - no notes - 85
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1989/2002 (43%, Coopers Choice) - no notes - 78
  • Linkwood 15 yo 1995/2011 (40%, Coopers Choice, refill butt, cask #489, 600 bottles) - 180711
Dewar Rattray
  • Linkwood 19 yo 1985/2005 (60.6%, Dewar Rattray, cask #4543, 233 bottles) - 100905
  • Linkwood 1985/2006 (60.2%, Dewar Rattray, cask #4544) - 040406
Duncan Taylor
  • Linkwood 22 yo 1989/2012 (48.9%, Duncan Taylor, Octave, cask #764747) - 061112
  • Linkwood 11 yo 2000/2011 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 031111
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Linkwood 15 yo (57%, G&M licensed bottling, late 1980’s) - 241005
  • Linkwood 15 yo (100° proof, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/-1975) - 090712
  • Linkwood 15 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/-1985) - 120613
  • Linkwood 15 yo (40%, G&M OB, +/-1995) - no notes - 76
  • Linkwood 15 yo (43%, G&M Licensed bottling, Bottled +/- 2006) - 190107
  • Linkwood 15 yo (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Licenced bottling, +/- 2010) - 030811
  • Linkwood 25 yo (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, licensed bottling, +/- 2011) - 241011
  • Linkwood 40 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Sestante, +/- 1980) - 181210
  • Linkwood 44 yo 1938 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 75cl, +/-1984) - 110214
  • Linkwood 45 yo 1938/1983 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Sestante) - 181210
  • Linkwood 37 yo 1939 (43% Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice, Pinerolo, rotation 1977) - 140109 - 110214
  • Linkwood 43 yo 1939 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 281207
  • Linkwood 1954/2000 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 281207
  • Linkwood 1980/2005 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail) - 241005
  • Linkwood 1990/2006 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail for La Maison du Whisky, first fill sherry butt #6951, 754 bottles) - 071006
  • Linkwood 1990/2009 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail, for LMdW, cask #6964) - 300909
  • Linkwood 1991/2011 (45%, Gordon & MaPhail, Private Collection, Côte Rotie Wood Finish, 1900 bottles) - 241011
  • Linkwood 1993/2012 (52.8%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for Van Wees, cask #6817, 224 bottles) - 120613
  • Linkwood 1997/2013 (45%, Gordon & MacPhail, refill sherry hogshead, cask #10811) - 231013
Hart Bros
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1990/2003 (46%, Hart Bros, sherry cask) - 020704
James MacArthur
  • Linkwood 1973/2003 (53%, James MacArthur, cask #14078) - 180808
  • Linkwood 11 yo 1989/2001 (59.2%, James MacArthur for The Way of Spirits) - 090712
  • Linkwood 18 yo 1989/2007 (50.1%, James MacArthur, cask #2011) - 310708
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1998/2011 (54.6%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, bourbon, cask #11650) - 231211
Jean Boyer
  • Linkwood 1991/2012 (46%, Jean Boyer, Best Casks of Scotland, first fill sherry) - 120613
  • Linkwood 1999/2008 (43%, Jean Boyer Gifted Stills) - 140109
Kingsbury
  • Linkwood 24 yo 1973/1998 (46%, Kingsbury, sherry butt, cask #14037) - 281207
Malts of Scotland
  • Linkwood 1987/2011 (51.4%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #11008, 315 bottles) - 231211
  • Linkwood 1989/2010 (53.5%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #1826, 263 bottles) - 130711
Milroy's
  • Linkwood 18 yo 1983 (46%, Wallace Milroy for Benivor) - 250407
Moon Import
  • Linkwood 1979/1993 (46%, Moon Import, The Sails in the Wind, butt #6097, 660 bottles) - 151107
Murray McDavid
  • Linkwood 23 yo 1983/2006 (52.1%, Murray McDavid Mission Gold, enhanced in Madeira casks, 700 bottles) - 250407
  • Linkwood 1990/2002 (46%, Murray McDavid, fresh sherry, MM 4800) - 060807
The Nectar
  • Linkwood 36yo 1973/2010 (50,4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams and La Maison du Whisky) - 080211
  • Wild Nook 11 yo 1997/2008 (46%, The Nectar, Daily Dram, 300 bottles, Linkwood) - 180808
Samaroli
  • Linkwood 1990/2006 (45%, Samaroli, Coilltean, sherry wood, cask #4203) - 060807
Sestante
  • Linkwood 25 yo (40%, G&M for Sestante, mid-1980's) - 250407
Signatory
  • Linkwood 10 yo 1984/1995 (59.7%, Signatory, butt #4085) - 280106
  • Linkwood 11 yo 1984/1996 (43%, Signatory, butt #5458) - 261004
  • Linkwood 16 yo 1987/2004 (43%, Signatory, Decanter) - 241005
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1988/2000 (43%, Signatory, Full Sherry, cask #2790, 912 bottles) - no notes - 76
  • Linkwood 13 yo 1988/2001 (43%, Signatory, Sherry, cask #2996) - no notes - 82
  • Linkwood 13 yo 1988/2002 (43%, Signatory, Sherry, cask #2998) - no notes - 85
  • Linkwood 21 yo 1989/2011 (61.7%, Signatory for LMdW, Sherry Butt, cask #3207, 303 bottles) - 231211
  • Linkwood 16 yo 1990/2007 (56.2%, Signatory, recharred hogshead, cask #9721, 161 bottles) - 281207
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks - TWE
  • Linkwood 1973/2009 (49.7%, The Whisky Exchange's 10th Anniversary, bourbon cask) - 250310
  • Linkwood 19 yo 1988/2008 (56.9%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask #2023, 287 bottles) - 310708
  • Linkwood 16 yo 1990/2007 (58.7%, The Single Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #5038, 283 bottles) - 060807
  • Linkwood 12 yo 1993/2005 (59.1%, Single Malts of Scotland, sherry butt #2317) - 280106
SMWS
  • Linkwood 27 yo 1975 (50.3%, SMWS, 39.40) - 020704
Whisky-Doris
  • Linkwood 13 yo 1990/2004 (46%, Whisky-Doris, sherry cask) - 041205
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Linkwood 24 yo 1987/2011 (54.6%, Liquid Sun, bourbon, 329 bottles) - 311011
  • Linkwood 22 yo 1989/2011 (47.5%, Liquid Sun, refill sherry, 226 bottles) - 130711
Wilson & Morgan
  • Linkwood 1991/2005 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, sherry wood) - 041205
Various IB
  • Linkwood 11 yo (54.2%, Whiskies of Scotland, 2012) - 061112
  • Linkwood 1973/2004 (52.5%, Skorupa, 101 bottles) - 250310
  • Linkwood 27 yo 1976/2003 (46%, Cask and Thistle, 336 bottles) - 190405
  • Linkwood 27 yo 1984/2011 (57%, Single Cask Collection, bourbon hogshead) - 090712
  • Linkwood 28 yo 1984/2012 (48.5%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon hogshead) - 120613
  • Linkwood 1984/2011 'Eleanor Whisky' (49.2%, The Whiskyman) - 120613
  • Linkwood 21 yo 1988/2010 (58.6%, The Stillman's) - 231211
  • Linkwood 1989 (43%, The Pale and Rare Collection, France, circa 2003) - 040406
  • Linkwood 1989/2001 (46%, Caledonian Selection, cask #3194) - 120613
  • Linkwood 1989/2004 (43%, The Spirit Safe, 385 bottles) - 261004
  • Linkwood 1989/2004 (58%, NMWL Norway, hogshead, cask #1835, 50cl) - 120613
  • Linkwood 13 yo 1990/2003 (46%, Whiskyclub Regensburg) - 110205
  • Linkwood 17 yo 1990/2007 (52.5%, Alambic Classique, cask #71136, 120 bottles) - 310708
  • Linkwood 2000/2012 'Summer Orchard' (46% Wemyss Malts, sherry butt, 762 bottles) - 120613