Linkwood 1973 TWE 10th Anniversary
Added on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 07:38 AM
  Bottler: The Whisky Exchange
  Age: 36 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1973 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 49.70 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Bourbon cask     About $190 on release
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Nutty and spicy oak, citrus.
P: Buttery and fruity.  Tasted blind, I thought this was maybe a well used refill sherry cask based on the spice and fruit.   Balancing sweetness. 
F: Clean and tasty.
Very good. 

Nose:  big on fruit with malty notes.

Palate:  light sherry taste (yes I know it's a Bourbon cask, but I tasted it blind and I got some sherry), not much substance.

Finish: short 

Oooh. OOOH. Awesomeness. Citrusy, green, very minty (especially in the finish, garden mint) and refreshing. Somewhat dry, but not as much as the age would imply. Peppery, spice-cabinet-y. I'm glad the other guys don't like this as much as I do, because I will be hoarding this bottle at the next couple meetings. 
A wonderful fruity nose with spicey crispness.  Pallate however is not more than a B.  Add water to get some sweeter fruits back but still weaker than the nose fortold.  A- nose and B pallate makes this a B+. 

Nose: Rotten apple


Palate: Old oatmeal


Retaste 4/23/11:


Meh, still bit big on it.  Goes fast to a funky finish.  Still B-

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