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 »
A 1998 vintage Linkwood from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 5th November, it was matured in bourbon barrels 11777 and 11778 for 15 years before being bottled on 20th February 2014.
' 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.
The first ever Flora & Fauna release of Linkwood 12yo, one of the under-appreciated malts in the FF stable. The first FF release was eighteen different single malts, all in wooden boxes. Later on the boxes disappeared or were replaced with cardboard, and a further four malts were added in the second release.
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.
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.