Posts Tagged “Linkwood”

Advent Calendars and Blind Tasting Competitions – Celebrating December

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Advent Calendars and Blind Tasting Competitions – Celebrating December

For some, December is all about Advent Calendars and the countdown toward the holidays. For others, it’s about blind competitions and getting ready for vacations. With Hanukka bouncing around between late November and December, I took the route of participating in the 5th annual Usquebaugh Society 2015 blind tasting competition. So how it going for me? Not well at…

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Linkwood 24 – Indie Style

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Linkwood 24 – Indie Style

Linkwood is one of those endearing distilleries that are hard not to like. Linkwood is a classic Speyside malt, with a very fruity, floral and fresh character. This whisky plays a major roll in the Johnny Walker blends, including the now dis-discontinued Johnny Walker Green Label. The distillery uses a very long fermentation (75 hours),…

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

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Back to the 1930s – Finnish Fellowship of Whisky Tasting – Guest Post by Henrik Malmberg

To start with I can tell you that the tasting was held in Finnish capital of Helsinki by our whisky club, The Fellowship of Whisky (VYS, Viskin Ystävien Seura), and this was the 14th tasting in a series called “The Rare and Old”. We did a similar tasting about two years ago, with the title “War…

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A Sister to Yestrday’s Stunner – SMWS 39.92 Linkwood

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A Sister to Yestrday’s Stunner – SMWS 39.92 Linkwood

Going through my tasting notes I just realized that yesterday’s 39.99 and the 39.92 are both ex bourbon hogsheads distilled in 1990. The 39.99 was distilled in April 1990 and the 39.92 was distilled in October 1990 and was exclusive to the Canadian market. Linkwood is a distillery that plays a part in many of Diageo’s…

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A Visit to the SMWS London – Five Drams, a Steak and a Review of a Divine Linkwood

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A Visit to the SMWS London – Five Drams, a Steak and a Review of a Divine Linkwood

My friend Richard Barr (@BarrRichard) is a miracle worker. The Society in London has a monthly event in which you get a steak dinner and five drams out of the new outturn, and like all society events, this one sells out quickly. I get to London only once a year or so, but Richard – a…

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1953 Linkwood – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 4

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1953 Linkwood – Gordon & MacPhail’s new Private Collection Ultra – Part 4

Now we reach the final post in the series reviewing the dram I found to be the top of these top drams – the 1953 Linkwood. G&M has a long standing relationship with the distillery, producing a 15 and 25 year old in the “Distillery Label” series, basically a stand in for official bottlings (like the…

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part Two

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part Two

In part one, I recapped my my visit to Berlin in terms of the best places for tasting whisky in the city. In this part, I’ll share my impressions from some of the stores specializing whiskey in Berlin. During my extended weekend in Berlin I visited four whisky shops which can be classified as the…

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part One

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Berlin as a Whisky Destination – Part One

You’ve heard a lot about Berlin as Europe’s culture capital, the city revived by the wall coming down. Berlin also happens to be one of the most popular vacation destinations for Israelis, and I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and come to Berlin for an extended weekend. Not being the clubbing type, my days…

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One Quick Dram: Linkwood 26 Year Old Rare Malt Selection

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One Quick Dram: Linkwood 26 Year Old Rare Malt Selection

I set out in search of a Brora in Berlin, and according to the internet lists, I actually found one at the Union Jack. I got my Caperdonich, Dallas Dhu and Imperial tastings (each to get their own OQD note), and saving the Brora for last, came to the special moment. I asked Schlange, the…

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