ralfy review 789 – Linkwood 11yo @54.9%vol (J Eadie)



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25 Comments
  1. Reply
    The Swaledale bothy August 20, 2019 at 2:53 am

    First

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    Simon Ray August 20, 2019 at 2:59 am

    I got a Cadenheads Linkwood 21 yo at Christmas & very nice it was too.

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    AVG August 20, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Linkwood is part of Johnnie Walker Island Green. A nice vatted malt though NAS disappointed me

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    kulurohera August 20, 2019 at 3:06 am

    I finished sharing a bottle of Linkwood 19 at Cask Strength (by Signatory) with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was pleasant reprieve from the heavily peated or sherry monster styles that are in vogue today. I highly recommended it.

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    baaasienkaaa August 20, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Ralfi, my husband is Your huge fan and of course single malt lover. What do You think about Whisky Aroma Kit? Is it useful for whisky fan? Is it good gift for birthday?

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    Ian Mason August 20, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Sure I Have had a couple of signatory bottlings and enjoyed them. So I agree with kulurohera

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    NICKOLAY MILTENOV August 20, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Very interesting and honest review. As usual btw. Sounds like this whisky has absolute personal character and rare individuality. Just like my own stuff. So, Ralfy, instead of buying you stupid patreons and sending anoying malt mentions why me not to send you a 50cl. sample to evaluate my masterpiece. I bet it will be interesting.

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    Jack Homer August 20, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Good vid. That's the thing I'm most interested in. The obscure, under the radar independent bottlings of good single malts. Too bad I don't live where the selection is as good as where you are (US for me). Other suggestions would be great.

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    Peter Hunt August 20, 2019 at 3:38 am

    I picked up the 10yo version last year from Royal Mile Whiskies; it's beautiful stuff. Just had James Eadie Benrinnes 13 Madeira cask finish too. That blew my malty mind! And very good price considering the high quality of spirit and cask used

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    jumpingwhale August 20, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Ralfy nice linkwood, i had some of those, sonetimes get it confused with longmorn,

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    Dram Stroker August 20, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Had a few… Never disappointed

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    sidd finch August 20, 2019 at 3:57 am

    i enthusiastically walked into a whisky shop in chester at the weekend with ralphys mandate from heaven 'integrity bottling'. the gentleman was so impressed he gave me 8 pounds off a bottle of bunnahabhain 12 and a free glencairn glass.i am gonna try 'the arran 10' next.

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    Erik Wait August 20, 2019 at 4:38 am

    I've not explored independent bottles enough as I have mainly focused on distillery releases, especially ones I have collected during my travels around Scotland. I'll keep my eye out for this one!

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    Rui Malta August 20, 2019 at 4:57 am

    What are you doing there?? Open a school! Teach people. Teach us. Help people to learn about the marvelous whisky world. The only reason for living is leaving passion, knowledge and experience to others. That's the true meaning of existing.

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    albert miller August 20, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Any plans to introduce a similar Patreon component for Fitter Philosophy supporters specifically? Just curious.

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    BourbonRyeScotch August 20, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Well, aren't the Diageo Flora & Fauna Linkwood 12 and G&M Linkwood 15 (Distillery Labels) the quasi original bottlings of Linkwood? One from ownership point of view and the other from a historical point of view.

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    paddyfan1 August 20, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Hi Ralfy. Do you feel that the dominant notes (sour, bitter, herbs) are due to the profile/character of Linkwood, or would you say it's more to do with the cask?

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    Piers Bridges August 20, 2019 at 6:23 am

    how could anyone discern all those flavors and aromas? you'd have to have a cast iron throat and a nose like an aardvark

  19. Reply
    Steve Brown August 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    “I know we’re different, but we’re not that different.” – made me smile.

  20. Reply
    RobFut 99 August 20, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Guys, need your opinions. What the best value whiskey that’s 16-20 years old?

  21. Reply
    A R August 20, 2019 at 8:41 am

    “I’m just telling you.” ☺️. Happy Malty Monday Dear Sir!

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    bigblockelectra August 20, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Why do these bottles come in the cardboard tube? Is it because of ultraviolet?

  23. Reply
    John Leonard August 20, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I haven't visited in a while, I'm glad I popped in. Question, for a malt that you raived about… why an 89? I thought you were going to bust out a 94!

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    TheParadigmShift August 20, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Tried numerous Linkwood's here in Vancouver. Only way to get 'em here is the SMWS bottlings which are always single cask un-chill filtered, natural colour and cask strength with an age statement.

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    Phil De Punter August 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    I've still got a dozen bottles of Hart Bros. Linkwood 10 year old @ 46% left from 27 I grabbed at big discount prices years ago. I used to always have an open bottle on the shelf until early this year. Very oily, pale straw colour and no stand out flavours I can get but it always makes an excellent blend with most other whiskies on my shelf. I'll have to crack open one of the six bottles of Bailie Nicol Jarvie I stashed away years ago too!

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