Berry Bros & Rudd 2009 Linkwood 11 Year Old Small Batch 70cl
Linkwood Distillery, founded in 1821, is one of the Speyside’s hidden gems. The original Victorian buildings remain, despite expansion in the 1960s and ‘70s. Swans and ducks swim on the distillery waters, which provides cooling water for the condensers.
Linkwood is generally archetypal of the lighter side of Speyside, and this refill hogshead is no exception.
One of just 888 bottles from Hogshead Casks.
Nose: Incredibly gentle, offering aromas of peach, banana and melon with a little toasted oak from the cask.
Palate: Subtle with notes of fresh fruit salad and a slight citrusy tanginess creating a wonderful interplay with the beautifully delicate texture.
Finish: A whiff of smoke is glimpsed on the finish before waves of baking spice and oak roll in.