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G&M Linkwood 15yo | 43.0% | Speyside
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Linkwood Distillery, Scotland     founded: 1821 | active
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Meet Deets
Meet #71   |   06/02/16   |   Hosted by Iain
A shop was descended on with a buzzer-only entry (not for the first time in the host's life) to purchase a couple of behind-the-counter drams. Our first Octomore and a relatively unsung Linkwood in a popular G&M series. (Then a bonus Octomore a few days later..)
Other bottles sampled:
#152 Octomore 6.1 | SSWC review 71b
#153 Octomore 7.2 | SSWC review 71c
Old lemons? Parma violets, bananas and custard, mashed bananas, marzipan, pine resin, wet billtong (when its still bloody), cut grass, hay, old hard lime peel and orangey sweets.
Maybe peppery cucumber actually. A biscuit from Pleasantsville. Cucumber, apples, thyme honey and licorice. Sour, musty old wardrobe, salty lassie and Armstrong's back room - really nice.

  Meet 71   |   This might have been our first Linkwood, and it pleased almost everybody.   (3 photos)
Toffee. Tangfastic, E-number tang, sherbet with a bit of a backburn. Similarly, a bee string with honey in it - long and light. "It left my mouth dry".
Finally! Oh man, this has become delicious. Nice strength, surprised it has this oomph. First taste would have been maybe a point less - it got better as it went on. Way better than expected, a true delight.
~£38 (70cl)
91 / 100

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