The Single Cask Whisky Review #57: Linkwood 1997 16 Years Old "Citrus Burst"

March 12, 2017

The Single Cask Whisky Review #57: Linkwood 1997 16 Years Old

This week's review focuses on a rather nice expression from a distillery that most of us know fairly well and even adore: Linkwood!

As we have previously delved into the history of the distillery, we will not revisit it but more information can be found here: Linkwood

This expression was distilled in 1997, matured for 16 years in a hogshead before being bottled by independent bottler Wemyss Malts at a standard abv of 46% for their range of single cask releases.

Linkwood "Citrus Burst" 1997 16 Years Old (Bottled by Wemyss Malts, 46% abv)

Colour: Barley

Nose: A pronounced lemony citrus element on initial entry, with the typical Linkwood freshness and grass notes on display. Apricots and peaches in abundance along with hints of menthol and mint. Just a touch of black pepper.

Palate: Sweet and slightly spicy, with elements of cardamom and black pepper apparent. Apricots, peaches and lemon on the full palate, along with a slightly savoury character to the mouthfeel. Easy to drink and very smooth.

Finish: Fleeting grassy notes coupled with black pepper, menthol and hints of apricot and lemon on the medium to long finish.

Balance: A rather well balanced dram, with the sweet, fruity and spicy elements working in concert with one another. The mouthfeel is rather drying towards the end.

This expression of Linkwood can be purchased by the bottle or the dram for in-bar consumption or by the bottle for retail/takeaway purposes. Please approach our friendly staff for more information and they will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiries.

Written By Brendan Pillai for The Single Cask 

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