Linkwood 12 Year Flora & Fauna
Linkwood // Speyside, Scotland
You don't see many distillery bottlings of this single malt from the Speyside as much of what is distilled here are used for Johnnie Walker and White Horse blends. The distillery has been producing whisky since 1825 in Elgin. The Flora and Fauna Series is a collection of malt whisky distilleries that Diageo chose to highlight with distillery bottlings that typically are mostly utilized for blended whiskies.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Caramel cream served apples and plums greets you on the nose along with a bit of hay. The malt whisky is well integrated along with baking spices on the palate and feels soft and gentle on your palate. It finishes with pleasant toasted cereal, amber honey, and almonds. This is a delicate, elegant whisky. Perhaps one you want to begin your evening with or have on a warm sunny day."