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DavidT Sep 14, 2008 07:06 PM

I had a taste of Linkwood single-malt (that I thought was very good!) recently while on vacation in Scotland. It is from Speyside.

Does anyone know much about it? How available is it in the U.S.?

  1. sku Sep 14, 2008 10:34 PM

    Linkwood is great. I've had some fantastic Linkwoods. It's a Speyside, but a rugged one. The first time I had it, I would have pegged it as a Northern Highlander.

    The distillery bottlings of Linkwood, part of the Diageo Flora & Fauna series, are unfortunately not exported to the US. There are a number of independent bottlings of Linkwood that are available here. I found seven on the Binny's website, but pretty pricey: http://www.binnys.com/spirits/search/...

    One of the harder to find malts, but worth the effort.

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      DavidT Sep 15, 2008 05:53 AM

      Thanks for the info! I will have to take a look for it when I am back in Scotland next year.

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        zin1953 Sep 15, 2008 01:14 PM

        Also, D&M carries independent bottlings of Linkwood. Check out:

        http://www.dandm.com/advanced_search_...

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          DavidT Sep 15, 2008 04:24 PM

          Thanks, I live in SF not far at all from D&M and will stop by to take a look. I did see the same bottling offered on the John Walker & Co. website, but when I stopped in there today it was not in stock on the shelves.

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            dcscotchchick Sep 17, 2008 04:00 PM

            DaveT,

            Could you describe the Linkwood? I have not had it yet and would love to hear your impression. Next time I am downtown (DC) I will check out my two favorite stores and see what selection they carry.

            Always looking to try new single malts.

            Thanks,

            DC ScotchChick
            www.scotchchix.com

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              DavidT Sep 18, 2008 10:42 AM

              As SKU noted, Linkwood is a more robust and flavorful than many Speyside malts, some of which can be a little on the bland side.

              I do not know if I was served a distillery or an independent bottling..

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