Linkwood

Linkwood 10 Years Old Batch 7 (48.2%, TBWC, 1634 Bottles, 2019 )

Linkwood 10 Years Old Batch 7

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.2%
  • Age: 10 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, Batch 7, 1634 bottles
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £37.95 available from Master of Malt
  • Origin: Linkwood distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared

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What they say

10 year old singe malt from the Linkwood distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! The chap on the label is repairing a broom – the same broom which a particular character of a classic British sitcom has used for many years. It’s had new handles and new heads, but it’s the same broom. Just like how Linkwood used to be one distillery, then it was two distilleries, then the original distillery was closed, leaving only the new one. It’s still Linkwood. Right?

Batch 7 is a release of 1,634 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Saline, lemony nose, with spicy black pepper and lemongrass.
  • Palate: More spice: black pepper and chilli, then citrus fruits, oranges, limes and lemon rind.
  • Finish: Even more peppery spice and some hazelnut.
  • Overall: Spicy, fresh and invigorating.

What I say

Another pair of Indie Linkwoods, the first coming from That Boutique-Y Whisky Company. Aged for 10 years and bottled at 48.2%.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Light yellow gold (4/20), numerous, slow, medium tears and medium legs.
  • Nose: Lemon citrus, deeper orange, salty/ozone, beach-like, some psiced pepper, cloying honey sweetness.
  • Taste: Medium-bodied, more lemons, slightly more sour than the nose, lemongrass, oak wood, syrup and candied peel; orange, lemon, lime, lemon barley sugars.
  • Finish: Long, sour lemon, white pepper and cinnamon spices.

Overall

Very lemony with an odd salinity and minerality. Under-active casks? Sour spicy and spirity, not for me.

Score 77/100

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