Type: Scotch Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Speyside
Strength: 43% alc/vol
This Navigate World Whisky exclusive is a remarkably fresh version of the complex and clean style of this malt, considered by connoisseurs around the world to be one of the finest in the Speyside region. Linkwood, founded in 1821 by Peter Brown, was completely rebuilt in 1872, nearly a century later, a new adjoining distillery called Linkwood N, was built. The two distilleries operated together until 1996 when the old Linkwood was closed down for good.
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: Fresh and concentrated. Very slightly medicinal
(camphor) and liquorice, the first nose is also
deliciously fruity (pear) and tenderly herbaceous and
mentholated. When aired, grains of barley literally roll
over the palate and accentuate the malty character of
the aromatic palette.
Palate: Elegant, well balanced. Particularly greedy (candied
fruit cake), the attack in the mouth quickly becomes
fruity, juicy (tangerine) and exotic (pineapple, banana).
In the mid-palate, aromatic herbs (mint, camomile) and
heady floral flavours (linden) give a lot of character to
the taste palette.
Finish: Long, serene. Very malty and liquorice, the beginning
of the finish takes us to middle of a bucolic and green
landscape. Remarkably salty, the finish is both mineral
(slate) and candied (pear).