Linkwood 1978
37 Year Old Special Releases 2016

70cl / 50.3%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Linkwood 1978 / 37 Year Old / Special Releases 2016
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A 1978-vintage Linkwood bottled for the Diageo Special Releases 2016 at 37 years of age. An elegant and well-matured dram, this is shot through with sweet, creamy and fruity flavours, all sat on a backbone of rich but savoury chocolate.
Distillery Bottling
37 Year Old
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Leaves Leaves
  • Strawberry Strawberry
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Cream Cream
  • Wet wool (wet dog) Wet wool (wet dog)
  • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

Linkwood 1978 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)

    Nose: Polished apples, waxed jackets and honeysuckle sweetness. Hints of damp wool slowly develop, balanced by soft sweetness.

    Palate: Sweet and creamy – strawberries and cream, and rhubarb and custard sweets – with a background of crumbled brownie (chocolate soil, anyone?) and musky green leaves. Water brings out more candy notes and a touch of Turkish Delight.

    Finish: More rhubarb and custards, icing and green leaves. The sweetness slowly fades, leaving the leaves.

    Comment: Exactly my style of whisky and easily fulfilling my expectations. Creamily textured with controlled sweetness and a balance of sweetshop flavours and leafy, forest notes. My favourite of the 2016 line-up.

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