Linkwood

Independent Bottlings

Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Posted 05 April 2018

9 year old Linkwood drawn from a refill ex-bourbon barrel. Young & Spritely profile.


Posted 04 October 2018

9 year old Linkwood drawn from a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel. Young & Spritely profile.


Posted 03 October 2019

10 year old Linkwood that’s been maturing in a refill ex-bourbon barrel since June 2008.

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Posted 29 November 2018

This Linkwood has spent 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead before being re-racked into what is slowly becoming a Society favourite – virgin oak with a heavy toast and medium char. Spicy & Sweet profile.


Posted 05 December 2019

Over to indy bottled regular Linkwood for a 12 year old matured in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead.

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Posted 06 July 2018

Well-aged Linkwood from 1989 that’s spent 28 years in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead. Sweet, Fruity & Mellow profile.


Posted 03 January 2019

Well-aged Linkwood that’s been matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead for 26 years and then finished in a toasted second fill hogshead before bottling. Old & Dignified profile.


Posted 06 June 2019

A venerably aged Linkwood that has spent 26 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead and then was re-racked into a 1st fill PX hogshead for a decent length second maturation.

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That Boutique-y Whisky Company


Posted 21 December 2019

For 13 years, Linkwood was in fact two distilleries. Originally constructed in 1821, and completely rebuilt in 1874, it was joined by a second distillery (Linkwood ‘B’) in 1972 when a DCL (the forerunner of Diageo) upped the capacity of the whole site by running both distilleries alongside each other until 1985. Over this period, the newer Linkwood was used to maintain the bulk of the overall production – whilst the older site was utilised in a more experimental vein. Research – not necessarily released as funky bottling – that’s more a thing of the present than the past explored a range of distillation based themes  - from reflux and copper contact through to the use of wormtubs. The original site was demolished in 2012 – whilst Linkwood B continues to expand, now producing in excess of 5.5m LPA.


Whisky Exchange


Posted 20 November 2019

People have been celebrating midwinter far longer than the 2,000 years since the birth of Christ. And even then, the date was something of a moveable feast. Whilst Pope Julius declared the 25th December as the ‘official’ birth of Christ back in 340AD, prior to that, a host of other dates were marked by midwinter festivals – none of which actually occurred in December. Contrary to popular belief, the idea of Brits getting sozzled over Christmas was not invented by the Pogues – Saint Augustine was tasked with the founding of the Western Church (and indirectly Western Christianity) – a mission made easier in Britain because of the range of pre-existing pagan festivals. It seems that the adoption of a new religion is far simpler if no one interferes with the established annual piss-up.


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