Linkwood 24 (Old Malt Cask 1980/2004 Cask #1203) Review

This is a 24 year Linkwood matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead and bottled at 50% ABV.

Nose: A real malt bomb full of loads of yeast and bread dough, a bit of charcoal and camphor oil appear with spiced pears.

Palate: Yeasty still here with the oak becoming bolder – overtones of tart apples and honeysuckle with a hint of lavender.

Finish: Quite dry and bitter as the oak takes over alongside traces of bread dough.

Rating: 86/100

Value for the money: I can’t find any pricing data on this, but I’d be happy to buy a bottle anywhere up to $150 or so (guessing this is closer to $250).

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