Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

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Mashtun notes:

We came across this bottle by accident and thought it was too interesting not to buy. It’s an independently bottled 11 year old Linkwood from Cadenheads and is part of their Duthies range. The nose on this was sweet with cherries, citrus, roast potatoes, malt, and hints of Chardonnay. The palate retained the citrus and charry notes of the palate but was slightly spicier. It also had hints of pepper, orange, lemon, and spices. The finish was spicy, citrusy, acidic, and quite long. This dram had a very light grassy yellow colour and smooth creamy texture. Air brought out red cola on the nose and adding a little water sweetened the whisky and brought out hints of coconut.

This is a light mellow dram that opened up well with water. We could sup away at this all night or even enjoy it with a cheeseboard.

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

William Cadenhead (1848-1904) was a traditionalist, well known and highly revered as the founder of Scotland's oldest independent bottler.

His nephew, Robert Duthie, who took over in 1904, was a modernist responsible for building William Cadenhead Ltd into a bottler of international renown. Whilst William Cadenhead bottled single cask, cask strength whiskies without chill filtering, Duthie believed that mixing single casks together, could, on occasion enhance the character of some of the individual casks.  With these beliefs in mind we are proud to introduce the Duthies Copper Stills range of Single Malts.

 Notes: 46% ABV – 11 years old Duthies Range from Cadenheads 384 bottles produced and £45 per bottle at time of tasting.

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Nose:

White pepper, citrus, and hints of Chardonnay

Palate:

Citrus, sweet pears, and light spices

Finish:

Creamy, citrusy, and lingering

Colour:

Peely wally

Texture:

Creamy

Air:

Mellows the nose

Water:

Sweetens and brings out slight hints of coconut

Overall comments:

A lovely light mellow dram that I could drink all night.

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Nose:

Pears, cherries, woodpiles, roast potatoes, nice malty notes, and vanilla

Palate:

Smooth and peppery, cherry flavours, cinnamon, cola cubes, cream soda

Finish:

Medium-long spicy aftertaste

Colour:

Very light grassy yellow

Texture:

Smooth, creamy

Air:

Not a lot

Water:

Nose mellows nicely with water, palate sweetens up

Overall comments:

This was interesting, the nose was harsh at first but opened up beautifully with some water. Lovely nose.

Linkwood 11 yr (Cadenheads)

Nose:

Citrus, sweet, red fruit, and a hint of malt

Palate:

Very peppery with lemon and orange peel

Finish:

Long acidic finish

Colour:

Peely wally

Texture:

Medium

Air:

Brings out red cola on the nose

Water:

Sweetens the nose

Overall comments:

A dram that I could sup the night away and may well with a large creamy cheeseboard.

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