Linkwood 15 Year Distillery Labels (Gordon & MacPhail)

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Gordon & MacPhail Distillery Labels // Speyside, Scotland

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    1. keith38506

      Tasted
      2.5
      2.5 out of 5 stars
      Smells of apples and sherry. No peat. Very floral with lots of sherry flavor.
      15.0 USD per Pour
      The Westin Boston Waterfront
    2. Aaron_Michael

      Tasted
      3.5
      3.5 out of 5 stars
      If this was $70 or less, I wouldn't complain much, but for $100, the quality just isn't there, IMHO. Don't get me wrong, it is good, but I know I can do a bit better for $100. A lighter style, almost a desert malt except that it's not that sweet. The semi-sweet, spicy sherry notes are balanced with savory masculine old leather and woodspice notes. Buttery spicey caramel, graham crackers, honey, minerals, cardamom, and mild ginger. There's a creaminess to it that adds to the complexity. It is well balanced. No signature strawberry notes, really, until 2 months after being opened. Some dried fruits are present, and the sherry influence is imparted without being winey, which is a plus. Syrupy mouth-feel, despite the thin, broken legs. If this was $70 or less I'd give it a 4.25, and would replace it from time to time, but for $100 I can do much better. I adjusted my review and score after Even More breathing time... waiting this long to fully enjoy it was annoying to say the least. High price prevented a higher score, which is unfortunate, because I do like it and that natural strawberry note is pretty unique.
      96.95 USD per Bottle
    3. BeerRay

      Tasted
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      Norfolk
    4. sbucaro1970

      Tasted
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
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    6. papollo

      Tasted
      4.5
      4.5 out of 5 stars
      Delicious - dessert scotch. Fruity, light, not treacly, wonderful Dram at The Haven - Bostom
      16.0 USD per Shot
    7. cascode

      Tasted
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      Nose: Pungently malty and aromatically oaky. Fine old leather bookbinding, oatmeal cookies fresh from the oven, orange oil, toffee and nuts. As it opens the nose becomes richer but also spicier, so it all stays very well balanced. With water some light honey and floral tones appear. Palate: A sweet cereal/malt arrival with some peppery spices and dark chocolate. Becoming even maltier in the development with raisins, dates, figs, treacle and a little vanilla appearing. The texture is oily, hearty and mouth-coating with lots of subtle oaky spice notes. Finish: Medium/long. Warming and sweetly cereal, subtle and chewy. A classic dry Speyside sherry nose - not an obvious big fruity sherry-bomb, but one where the tannins speak loud so the sherry asserts an oaky influence but does not impede the core malty cereal character. Mmm - I love this sort of profile. The palate is rich and dry at heart but with an enfolding cloak of semi-sweet, leathery sherry. A dash of water (not too much!) softens the palate wonderfully, adding just a touch of sweetness to balance the inherently dry character, however it does not change the profile much at all - the only downside is a hint of bitterness that creeps into the late palate. What a nice dram - really good, in fact. It's a characterful, textbook old-school malt and although the distillery is in the northern Speyside area this whisky reminds me of some iconic west-coast whiskies (Ben Nevis, Oban - even Hazelburn). Like others in the Distillery Labels series this is one of Gordon & MacPhail's contract bottlings. It is released frequently and is quite consistent in character. Highly recommended - I tasted this from a 30ml sampler and have just ordered a bottle. NOTE: The old green container version has been phased out but despite rumours this whisky has not been discontinued - just repackaged. "Very Good" : 4 stars
      135.0 AUD per Bottle
    8. Jesse72521

      Tasted
      4.0
      4.0 out of 5 stars
    9. danadamson7

      Tasted
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
    10. Gwilkins

      Tasted
      4.5
      4.5 out of 5 stars
      Sweet sherry goodness. wonderful. Fruits and yumminess. Grape jelly
      38.0 USD per Bottle
    11. WhiskeyNeat

      Tasted
      4.25
      4.25 out of 5 stars
      Tasty. Hot nose, spicey clove taste. Sweet, honeysuckle, cherry fruit on backend.
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