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Linkwood Flora & Fauna 12 Year Old (1x 70cl)

This distillery by the banks of the river Lossie is every bit the idyll of a country distillery, with its woodlands and resident population of Swans. Legend has it that longtime manager Roderick Mackenzie thought the environment so important to the taste of Linkwood, he forbade the removal of spiders’ webs from the rafters in case the character were to change. Great care is still taken to maintain its high standards, though the cobwebs have been removed. Founded in 1821, the distillery sits in a tranquil setting overlooking the dam of the Linkwood Burn. The water that makes Linkwood whisky comes from Millbuies springs, and makes a fine, smooth and complex whisky; just it always has, through wars and depressions, takeovers and closures.

Smooth and medium bodied, Linkwood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a hidden Speyside treasure, full of the characteristic fruit and flower scents of the region.

The first impression on the nose is of fresh soft-fruits (but indistinguishable), with a hint of vanilla in the background. Then light cigar-box notes are perceptible, and a faint hint of expensive ladies' perfume. The whole effect is civilized, complex and tightly integrated. With water, it opens into carnations and lavender, with a whiff of perfumed smoke. There are traces of juicy green sticks, then cedar-wood, with undercurrents of pomander or dried orange peel. The palate is mouth-filling and smooth. Sweet, overall. Viscous, but fresh and clean: a pleasant acidity helps to maintain this.

As a light whisky, Linkwood finds an ideal partner in sweet foods, like chocolate fondant or cheese cake.

Bottle Size: 70cl
Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Availability: 4 in stock for next-working-day delivery when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: NWWH0122
£53.00