Linkwood 12 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Linkwood
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • dry
  • almonds
  • toasted
  • zesty
  • gingerbread
  • hay

Linkwood

12 Year Old (0.7l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
It’s as if ancient Celtic Wizards stood their feet firm upon the local moors and said to the Ivy-league marketing MBAs, “You shall not pass!” 
 
Linkwood distillery was founded in 1821, which the alert reader might notice was a few decades before it was technically “legal” to do so. The company was founded by Peter Brown with two stills. And though the business has changed hands several times and is now owned by Diageo they have maintained their good reputation for quality and integrity. 
 
Located in the hamlet of Elgin in Moray Country Speyside, this smaller producer has been churning out their signature, light single-malt Whiskey flying low… off the radar of most folks. A large portion of their production is used in various premium blends—Johnny Walker, White Horse—but they have their own classic single-malt issued in limited releases. 

Linkwood 12 Year Old does not mess around. It’s as if ancient Celtic Whiskey-Wizards stood their feet firm upon the local moors and said to the Ivy-league marketing MBAs, “You shall not pass!” This is a simple, clean, and refreshing Whiskey. But not simple in a juvenile or unsophisticated sense… it is simple in a “don’t mess with the good stuff” kind of way. 
 
Pure, local malt and fresh spring water properly distilled and aged in a combination of American Oak and Spanish ex-Sherry casks. Oh… and by the way, let it sit undisturbed for a dozen years and call it good. And “call it good” is exactly what you will do, too. Those ancient Celtic Whiskey-Wizards would be pleased. 
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Linkwood
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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  • apple
  • floral
  • vanilla
  • dry
  • almonds
  • toasted
  • zesty
  • gingerbread
  • hay
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Character Dogson
Linkwood is one of the four major single malt distilleries of the giant Diageo. The other three are: Glen Elgin, Glen Lossie, and Mannochmore. 
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
During the annual 'Spirit of Speyside Festival', a special tour is offered called 'The Laich of Moray'. This tour covers all four of Diageo's single malt distilleries, including Linkwood.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Linkwood Distillery was named after the Burn of Linkwood, which is very near to the distillery and a source of cooling water.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Linkwood is one of the four major single malt distilleries of the giant Diageo. The other three are: Glen Elgin, Glen Lossie, and Mannochmore. 
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
During the annual 'Spirit of Speyside Festival', a special tour is offered called 'The Laich of Moray'. This tour covers all four of Diageo's single malt distilleries, including Linkwood.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Linkwood Distillery was named after the Burn of Linkwood, which is very near to the distillery and a source of cooling water.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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