The Octave


1991, 20 Years Old

ABV 50.9%
REVIEWED Issue 105
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Brand: Linkwood, The Octave, Duncan Taylor
Expression: 1991, 20 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 20 years old
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 50.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Duncan Taylor
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and fruity. Rich grassy character. Honey, dry hay, Victoria plums, ripe apricot. Summer in its glory !
Palate: Silky feel. Luscious fruity palette with fizzy ginger ale. Elegant and generous.
Finish: Dry but lingering and ending in a dovetail fruity display.
Comment: Plentiful. Uplifting. Skip the dessert and enjoy a liquid fruit basket.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Oak backed with blueberry jam and cut with apple cider. Plump and scented and just a tiny hint of mustiness in the background.
Palate: Sweet and quite tongue coating. Icing sugar on stewed plums with a pleasant acidity. This cooked almost jammy effect continues across the tongue.
Finish: Long and clean.
Comment: A big Linkwood, but clearly from there.
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Linkwood Distillery, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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