The distillery known as Linkwood has had various incarnations. The original distillery was built in 1821 on the southern outskirts of Elgin by one Peter Brown. However, his distillery was completely demoplished and rebuilt by his son William in the 1870s. A new stillhouse with four new stills was added in the 1970s and is now the focus of mal ... Read More »
' Rounded yet delicate. Apples again, tingly spiciness. Fills and perfumes the mouth. Delicious...A classic example of a relatively light and fragrant whisky that has real complexity and a gorgeous feel. 8/10' Dave Broom, Whisky Magazine, Nov 2002
A 1991 vintage Linkwood, released by industry legend John 'Jack' Milroy as part of his Frisky whisky series of bottlings. This was distilled in September 1991 and bottled in 2012 after 20 years of maturation at cask strength.
A bottling of Linkwood as part of Gordon & Macphail's Private Collection series, with an interesting red wine cask finish. The casks originally matured Cote Rotie, a red wine from the north of the Rhone region, and the finishing complimented an initial maturation in bourbon casks.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
For this Linkwood 1981, 12 yo malt that had been matured in traditional casks was transferred to sweet red wine casks for a further 14 years. Something of a departure for Diageo's Special Releases, releasing three malts from the same distillery in 50cl bottles.
A Signatory release of single cask 1985 vintage whisky from Linkwood, bottled for their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on October 22nd, matured in a hogshead for 26 years and bottled on January 10th 2012.
A 1972 vintage Linkwood released by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. Very few official bottlings of Linkwood make their way out of the distillery and it's thanks to releases like this that we get to see how well the spirit ages over the years.
A 1974 vintage Linkwood bottled as part of Diageo's Rare Malts series. This was distilled a few years after the distillery expanded form 2 stills to 6, vastly increasing capacity. Bottled 23 years later at cask strength, this received 90 points on the Malt Maniacs' Monitor.
An old bottling of 12 year old Linkwood. We estimate this was bottled in the 1970s, a decade which saw the original two stills at the distillery joined by four new ones, which helped to increase capacity.