Rare Malts Selection

Aged 30 Years, Cask Strength

ABV 54.9%
REVIEWED Issue 53
Specifications
Brand: Linkwood, Rare Malts Selection
Expression: Aged 30 Years, Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 54.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Linkwood Distillery, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Rather dumb nose. Green rhubarb, ripe apple, turned earth, cream toffee. With water there's soft white fruit, green apple, pear drops.
Palate: High alcohol with a light caramelised quality. Ripe pear and apple. Cocoa powder. Crisps up, with a firm. Cognac-like grip. Perfumed with a silky feel.
Finish: Very light, clean, hint of mint.
Comment: Good, but a tad reserved.
7.5
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Ham and green apples with a minerally quality. Plums, lemon rind and exhaust pipes. With water a little thyme, meadow flowers and phenols.
Palate: Sweet then sour and a little bitter. Gooseberries and raspberries.
Finish: Light bitterness and American oak tannins.
Comment: I couldn't decide if this lacked a little, or was just subtle. Pleasing enough, aging with prettiness, but didn't do enough for me.
7.0
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