Linkwood 1980 40 Year Old Private Collection
70cl / 59.1% abv
Linkwood 1980 40 Year Old Private Collection Description
We haven’t even let go of it, but we are already jealous of the lucky ones who will get their paws on this! This Linkwood 40 year old is in the Private Collection Series, from master bottlers Gordon & Macphail. A classic Speyside, this was distilled in 1980, enjoying a peaceful 40 year maturation in a refill American Hogshead cask. It has been bottled at a punchy cask strength 59.1% abv, and the single cask had a yield of only 193 bottles, all of which are free from colouration or chill filtration.
A fabulous dram, in a cracking presentation box, this is one that deserves to be shown off.
Nose: rich vanilla, fresh autumnal apple, polished leather, oak.
Palate: orange marmalade, passionfruit, chilli spice, aniseed.
Finish: medium bodied but long flourishing finish, lingering notes of grapefruit.