- Apr 1, 2009
Agree, sounds very interesting.I am not familiar with Linkwood, but the write-up reads well.
The history suggests there's more to the distillery than meets the eye, and many would have indirectly sampled their offering before.
You may be wondering why Diageo hasn’t released a prominent Single Malt range from Linkwood. Well, there’s good reason. One sip of the 12 Year Old highlights the many nuances that the Linkwood distillery has to offer and showcases why it’s the backbone of the biggest selling blended Scotch in the world. You start to get flashbacks of Johnnie Walkers most famous blended malt, the highly regarded Green Label 15 Year Old. Why? Because Linkwood is one of the four distilleries being brought together to create this whisky.
Linkwood is also used in the creation of both the Johnnie Walker Red and Black Label releases, as well as White Horse and other blends, which while not sounding impressive at first, it’s important to note that the Linkwood component has enough structure and balance in limited quantities to blend with inexpensive grain whisky, bringing that to a much higher echelon of product.