Insider knowledge: Linkwood 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Linkwood 25 Year Old 1986 - The Octave (Duncan Taylor) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Straw and barley sugar, vanilla, spices, pear liqueur and gooseberries.
Palate: A malty, spiced, fruit-driven palate, with notes of kiwi fruit, baked pear with honey and cinnamon.
Finish: Long, lemony finish.