The KOTQ has enjoyed 3 tastings from the Linkwood distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Linkwood Speyside 1825 – Today White Horse, Haig’s, Bell’s and Dimple
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active Diageo Springs near Millbuies Loch 2,240,000 liters/year
       
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LINKWOOD 1990 08Q4 – LINKWOOD 17 1990 [Signatory bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Smoky for a speyside, smoky
Reese Witherspoon
Cinnamon apples, tangy
Warm coating, long
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Bop
Uncut it smells like a lightly mulled wassail
Gently smoky
Apple spice
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Hoopie
Cinnamon, maybe a little apple or orange
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009
Lakeview
Maple syrup meets the ocean
Complex, smoky & sweet combination drives complexity for me
Smooth and short
A great surprise addition to an important lineup
08Q4-Bop
January 3rd, 2009

LINKWOOD 1990 10Q1 – LINKWOOD 17 1990 [Signatory bottling at Cask Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Balgam
Natural color
Oaky nose, vanilla
Sean Young
Work at it to make it ok
Warm
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bibeau
Fruit. Burnt
Dark tall fast
Old dry attic
Smooth. Lasts long
Challenges
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Bop
Cauliflower. Grassy after cut
Pan-seared scallops
Adding water doesn’t reduce the heat. Too much like a dude.
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Lakeview
Orange peel + heather
Creamy start with lingering heat
Caramelized scallop
With a cut it is fun & really grew on me but still takes too much work
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Tao
Dark natural color
Vanilla
One dimensional, Megan Fox
Basic Jaw / Oak not much complex
Too hot
Fine at cask strength
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010
Ville
slight pepper
long slinky 27 year old
tart – medium
warm and mellow
Fair – not in my buy zone
10Q1-Bop
February 20th, 2010

LINKWOOD yo 14Q4 – LINKWOOD 21 yo [Gordon and MacPhail bottling at Standard Strength]