LINKWOOD 34 ans 1984 Sherry Butt G&M 58,1%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 55532
Ce Linkwood 34 ans, distillé en 1984, a vieilli en fût de Sherry Butt avant d'être embouteillé par Gordon & MacPhail dans la gamme Connoisseur Choice Upper, à 58.1 degrés. Ce single malt mêle agréablement les notes fruitées de mangue et de dattes, et les notes de bois précieux. D'une belle complexité. De toutes les gammes de négoce existantes, celle de Connoisseurs Choice est sans doute la plus ancienne. Revue et modifiée plusieurs fois depuis sa création, cette gamme sait préserver toute sa qualité et son essence. Les single malts de Connoisseurs Choice invitent les amateurs à découvrir des expressions singulières des plus belles distilleries d'Ecosse, à travers différents degrés, affinages, années, et profils. Connoisseurs Choice Upper célèbre le cinquantième anniversaire de la gamme avec de sublimes expressions sélectionnées avec soin.
Profil :Complexe, fruité. Bois précieux, dattes, mangue.
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- The brand
Founded in 1821, Linkwood did not begin producing whisky until 1825. Located in Speyside, it remained in the hands of the Brown family until the end of the 1960s when it was destroyed, before being rebuilt in 1872. Following in the footsteps of many other distilleries, it fell into the hands of the Scottish Malt Distillers company in 1933 and played an active role in the development of numerous blends, including Johnnie Walker, White Horse, Haig and Bell’s. The majority of the existing single malt expressions from this distillery are produced by independent bottlers including Signatory Vintage and Gordon & MacPhail, who offer a variety of bottlings matured in sherry casks. An official bottling was introduced at the end of the 1990s: The Flora & Fauna Linkwood 12 Year Old, alongside a handful of other versions for the Rare Malts range.
This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.
The partnership between La Maison du Whisky and this malt specialist goes back to the early seventies. Initially La Maison du Whisky sold Gordon & MacPhail’s great classics. In the 1990s LDMW established its own cellars and launched a new collection called simply ‘Single Cask’. Every single malt in this range undergoes a rigorous selection process from a large number of samples. As its name suggests, Single Cask consists exclusively of single malts from a single cask that has been bottled without chill filtering. It is thus a separate range in its own right, and is presented in a special bottle selected by La Maison du Whisky with a label adapted from an existing Gordon & MacPhail model.
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