Linkwood 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular ~ 48.4% (Douglas Laing)

Linkwood 17 Years Old 1997 – Old Particular

Single malt scotch whisky

48.4% ABV

Score: 85/100


What they say:

A 17 year old expression from Linkwood distillery bottled as part of the Old Particular range

One of 401 bottles charged from a refill hogshead. Ref  – DL10413

This single cask was distilled June 1997 and bottled August 2014

Nose: Anticipate citrus fruits as it opens – really fresh and clean – then later runny caramel

Palate: Sweet leather character developing to a gristy sweetness with ripe, green apples

Finish: Long with lemons, grapefruit and freshly cut grass (CSL)


What I say:

Dram #4 during our visit to the  Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. HQ was this 17 year old Linkwood expression, again bottled in the  ‘Old Particular’ range.


Light gold


Floral initially and light, vanilla, cereal, barley malt, oaky and slightly ascerbic


Sweet and bitter. citric grapefruit, lemon and lime, green apple, floral blossom, oak wood


Long, floral and sweet icing sugar persists


A very light expression bottled from the Linkwood distillery, a distillery I have been sampling a lot lately. Some of the light fruit and icing sugar sweetness was present in this dram that I have found before. Rather unfussy this one and of a gentle temperament, perhaps an aperitif or summer dram. Light and refreshing.


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