70cl / 50.3%
37 Year Old Special Releases 2016
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Dark Chocolate
- Wet wool (wet dog)
Linkwood 1978 Reviews
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.