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Linkwood 21 Year Old 1991 'Apple Pastry' Wemyss


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

18th May 2015


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As far as I can remember, I have never had a Linkwood that was not to my liking. Hence I find it a bit of a pity that most of it disappears in blends like Bell’s, Dimple, White Horse and Haig. Luckily there are those independent bottlers that offer this single malt, like this Wemyss bottling with the resounding name ‘Apple Pastry’.

The nose is rife with yellow and pink apples, a hint of peach and gooseberries. Maybe even some pineapple and rhubarb. A touch of caramel. Very fruity, indeed. I also get some white bread (mostly the crust) and sweet malt. No spices to detect.

It is fairly oily and honeysweet. Oh, yes, very fruity! And now a lot of spices kick in: nutmeg, cloves and loads of pepper. Some sweet pears kick in. It is a bit alcoholic, though. Almost like a grappa.

The finish may not be very long, but it sure is pleasant and warming.

Again a wonderful Linkwood. Around 80 EUR, which I do not find to be overpriced.

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