The Blind Tasting Competition rages on and I fell back a bit with a few bad guesses and with some whiskies I didn’t like much. But then, dram #15 arrived and oh my, what’s a lovely drink it is. My first instinct was some nicely aged whisky (23 year old or so) and the floral note should have lead me to Linkwood. but instead I went for a 12 year old from a different region and so I got no points (AVB was close but not close enough). I guess I deserve it if instead of working hard on the dram, I spent my evening watching NFL , ah?
Adelphi Linkwood 1990 24 Year Old (57.5%, €155.81)
Nose: Yummy! Fragrance, honey and floral, peaches, coconuts, wood varnish and some sourness that turns into a funky and dirty note (yet lovely), white pepper and chocolate.
Palate: At first I had a bucket load of greenery and sweet grassy. Then coconuts, honey, white pepper, fragrance and floral. After a while some funky/dirty note along with chalk and dust.
Finish: oak wood, white pepper, fragrance and honey.
Thoughts: Damn this is good! The first bottle from the competition that I’d like to have one on my shelf. It’s juicy, thick and fresh with the floral signature of Linkwood. Highly recommended!