Linkwood 1990 Murray McDavid
Added on Saturday, Jun 6, 2009 at 10:34 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 11 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1990 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $50 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled June 1990       Bottled May 2002       Cask ref: MM 4800       Fresh Sherry Cask
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of citrus, with notes of pine forest, asphalt, toffee, and floral wisps.  The palate has sherry all over it, with some light sulfur tinges.  This all crescendoes in the long finish.  There's a number of similarities to the 1989 Linkwood Murray McDavid, but this one is much more sherried, though not as bright with the fruit flavors. 
N: Pumpkin Pie, spicy and vegetal, green tomatoes.
P: Nice integration of the sherry with the malt, yet mildly bizarre, like rhubarb with meatballs in tomato sauce.  Medium Oily.
F:  Quite long, hangs on the tomato sauce note.
I have no idea why Diageo doesn't bottle Linkwood as a single malt. Yo, Mista Diageo, please?  (Note:  I know there is no Mr. Diageo...anymore...he died in a freak lawnmower accident.) 

Nose:  Big sherry, but with soft vanilla and berries in the background.  

Palate:  Rich and sweet, good integration of malt and sherry and a bit of wood to the back.

Finish:  Back to big, dry sherry on the finish. 


A nice one in the B/B+ range. 

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