Speyside, the golden triangle of the Scotch whisky industry, is home to a huge concentration of distilleries. From the internationally renowned to those known only to a few, Linkwood included. The distillery's oldest bottlings come from Italian importers such as Samaroli and Darma Import. One of the most sought-after is the Linkwood 12 Year Old 1957, 56.9%, Samaroli Import. After this, bottlings from its owners United Distillers & Vintners (Diageo) were rarer and appeared primarily in the Rare Malts Selection, Flora & Fauna and Manager's Dram ranges. It was not until the early 2000s that a 1981 trilogy finished in port, rum and red wine casks was released, propelling Linkwood into the spotlight. One again, it was independent bottlers, including Gordon & MacPhail and Cadenhead, that drove this single malt and brought it to the public's attention, from ex-sherry casks to very old vintages such as the 1939.
About the cuvée
A whisky from the Linkwood distillery (Speyside) bottled at 43% after 25 years of maturation by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail. For a long time, Gordon & MacPhail legally bottled numerous whiskies from little-known Speyside distilleries whose production was primarily used for blends. For many whisky lovers, these bottlings are still the equivalent of official bottlings and best represent the distilleries’ house styles.
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