LINKWOOD DISTILLERY 39 Year Old 1981 Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

Linkwood 39 Years

1981 vintage Private Collection cask #4958. Only 102 bottled April 2021 at 52.3%. Linkwood 39 Year Old 1981 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Single refill American hogshead #4958. Distilled November 1981 & bottled April 2021 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Private Collection series. Just 102 hand-blown crystal decanters have been produced.

Spiced apple aromas initially, giving way to toasted almonds and tropical fruit. Subtle black pepper comes to the fore alongside vibrant grapefruit and lime zest.

Sweet pineapple and ripe green apple flavours combine with watermelon undertones. Citrus peel and pear chutney combine with honeycomb.

A full bodied finish with lingering mixed nuts and fruit.

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Linkwood Distillery was established in 1821 by Peter Brown in the Speyside whisky region. This is a malt whisky distillery equipped with six stills and whilst a large percentage of Linkwood whisky flows into blends an increasing volume is appearing as single malt whisky. There are some excellent independent releases including vintages such as Linkwood 1969 and Linkwood 1972 from Gordon & MacPhail.

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