Linkwood 25 Year Old, Gordon & MacPhail, 43%Linkwood
A luxuriant 25 year old release from Linkwood distillery, bottled by Gordon & Macphail as part of its Distillery Labels collection.
It is classic Linkwood with touches of heavy sherry, aged beautifully for a quarter of a century in a selection of ex bourbon and sherry casks. The nose is deep and enticing with notes of library books, leather, European oak and a hint of citrus. On the palate there is more spiced oak, black tea and ground nuts, delivered with an oily and robust mouthfeel. Long, peppery finish with more complex tannins.
If you're looking for that old-school Speyside single malt to meditate over, this is the dram for you. A sherried classic.