Linkwood is a pretty big distillery in terms of output, but is not exactly a big name. Although they are far from obscurity, there are hardly any official Linkwood-bottlings. Linkwood did make a name for themselves, but did so through the wonderful world of independent bottlings. A lot of them by indie giants Gordon & MacPhail. This particular one
Linkwood 1991/2009 (53,1%, Gordon & MacPhail, C#7271)
Nose: Needs time to open up, but then rewards you with lots of fruit. Red apples, nectarines and dried red fruits. The sherry influence is lovely and mellow, bot at all overpowering. There is plenty of room for to tropical Linkwood fruits. And there’s a whiff of cinnamon too. With water there’s more beeswax.
Taste: Syrupy with red fruits, cherries and honey. Mouth coating. Warming and spicy, nutmeg mainly. The sherry influence is more present here.
Finish: Some bitterness with sweet rum and chocolate. Nice and long.
A nice blend of sherry cask influence and the fruity Linkwood spirit. This distillery has yet to disappoint me.