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Linkwood

The Linkwood distillery sits in Elgin, drawing its water from the springs of Millbuies Loch. Next to the distillery is a large and rather beautiful reservoir which plays host to a variety of local wildlife including ducks and swans, the latter can be seen gracing the label of the twelve year-old bottling. Linkwood is home to two stillhouses, Linkwood A, which is currently not in use, houses the two original stills and Linkwood B, in which a further four stills operate.

The distillery has a capacity of 2.24 million litres per annum and the majority of the whisky produced is used for blending, notably in Johnnie Walker. Thanks to Diageo there have been, of late, several single malt whiskies released from Linkwood. In 2008, three twenty-six year-olds were launched, notable for their 50cl bottles and having spent the last fourteen years of their maturation in either rum, red wine or port casks.

There have been quite a number of independent bottlings in recent times, joining a few special editions and the Flora and Fauna twelve year-old. The Linkwood distillery was founded in 1821 by Peter Brown and rebuilt fifty-one years later following William Brown’s inheritance of the distillery in 1868. Linkwood is currently under Diageo ownership following Scottish Malt Distillers takeover in 1933 and their subsequent amalgamation to form the drinks giant.

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 7327) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 47.3%

26 year old Linkwood single malt, aged in a Sherry wood cask from December 1989 to January 2016. This Mackillop's Choice bottling was a release of just 180 bottles.  More info

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1989 (cask 7327)  - Mackillop's Choice
$315.11

Linkwood 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 9163) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 54.5%

Independently bottled Linkwood, matured for 18 years! This was distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2015 after enjoying a finishing period in Madeira oak. 318 bottles were produced for The Coppers Choice…  More info

Linkwood 18 Year Old 1997 (cask 9163) - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$88.91

Linkwood 1946 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

A sherry matured, 36 year old single malt, distilled in 1946 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Linkwood 1946 (Gordon and MacPhail)
$4,159.53

Linkwood 1972 (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Distilled at Linkwood in 1972 and aged for 34 years in sherry casks before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Linkwood 1972 (Gordon and MacPhail)
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$509.39

Linkwood 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 6713) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

A single cask whisky from Linkwood distillery aged for an amazing 24 years. Distilled on the 5th of December 1989 and bottled by Montgomerie's for their Single Cask collection in March 2013. Tops.  More info

Linkwood 23 Year Old 1989 (cask 6713) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
$133.02

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1989 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 50.8%

A 26 year old single cask Linkwood, bottled by Bartels Whisky for their Highland Laird range. It was distilled in 1989 and left to age in a bourbon hogshead for 26 years, when it was then bottled at…  More info

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1989 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$166.38

Summer Breeze 1995 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Linkwood)

70cl, 46%

Another wonderful Wemyss bottling here! This times it's a single malt Scotch whisky from the Linkwood distillery, aged in a hogshead cask from 1995 to 2015. As ever with these Wemyss bottlings, it's…  More info

Summer Breeze 1995 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Linkwood)
$94.00

Linkwood 8 Year Old 2008 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)

70cl, 62.1%

8 year old single malt from the Linkwood distillery, independently bottled by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. It was distilled in May 2008 in a bourbon barrel until August 2016, when it…  More info

Linkwood 8 Year Old 2008 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory) (La Maison du Whisky 60th Anniversary)
$84.55

Linkwood 37 Year Old 1978 (Special Release 2016)

70cl, 50.3%

The first appearance of Linkwood in Diageo's Special Releases for eight years, this impressive 37 year old cask strength official bottling was matured in refill American oak hogshead and refill…  More info

Linkwood 37 Year Old 1978 (Special Release 2016)
$613.54

Linkwood 19 Year Old 1997 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 53.2%

A WM Cadenhead Small Batch bottling of 19 year old Linkwood single malt, aged in bourbon casks from 1997 to 2016. Yum. 270 bottles were produced.  More info

Linkwood 19 Year Old 1997 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)
$76.26

Linkwood 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

This Linkwood was distilled in 1973 and was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. The Linkwood distillery has been renovated many times but the spirit remains exceptional.  More info

Linkwood 1973 (Gordon & MacPhail)
$492.36

Linkwood 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 13269) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50%

An Old Malt Cask bottling of 19 year old single malt from Speyside's lovely Linkwood distillery, aged in a single refill hogshead cask. Back in June 1997, cask #13269 was filled and set aside to…  More info

Linkwood 19 Year Old 1997 (cask 13269) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)
$79.25

Linkwood 25 Year Old (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 43%

This is a stunning twenty-five year old Linkwood from Gordon & MacPhail of Elgin. Linkwood is a great performer but is exceptionally good at this age!  More info

Linkwood 25 Year Old (Gordon & Macphail)
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$106.07

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1998 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45%

A Côte Rôtie French wine cask finished 16 year old Linkwood from Gordon & MacPhail. Côte Rôtie is a northern Rhône appelation made with full-bodied Syrah. 4,000 bottles have been produced.  More info

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1998 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$77.73

Linkwood 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11357) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 51.5%

An Old Particular bottling of Linkwood single malt, aged in a single cask for 21 years. The whisky was distilled in May 1995 and set aside to mature until September 2016, when Douglas Laing bottled…  More info

Linkwood 21 Year Old 1995 (cask 11357) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
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$76.77

Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

Dark spice and strawberries abound this 15 year old from the Linkwood distillery.  More info

Linkwood 15 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)
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$52.91

Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%

The Flora and Fauna series released 12 year old from the Speyside distillery, Linkwood. Whisky Magazine awarded this an "Editor's Choice".  More info

Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
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$49.33

Linkwood 61 Year Old 1953 (cask 279) - Private Collection Ultra (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 49.4%

Yes, you read that correctly - this is a Gordon & MacPhail bottling of 61 year old Linkwood single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of their Private Collection Ultra. The cask it was matured in…  More info

Linkwood 61 Year Old 1953 (cask 279) - Private Collection Ultra (Gordon & MacPhail)

Linkwood 43 Year Old 1939 (Gordon and MacPhail)

75cl, 40%

A rare single malt distilled in 1939 at the Linkwood distillery in Speyside. This was bottled at 43 years of age by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Linkwood 43 Year Old 1939 (Gordon and MacPhail)

Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna (Old Bottle)

70cl, 43%

An Editor's Choice at Whisky Magazine, Linkwood 12 is a true classic, as is the Flora and Fauna range. This was bottled way back when, and comes in an attractive wooden box (it's hard to find Flora…  More info

Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna (Old Bottle)

Linkwood 26 Year Old Port Cask Finish

50cl, 56.9%

Released in 2008, a cask strength from the Linkwood distillery, finished in Port pipes for a thick mouthfeel and fruity, dark notes.  More info

Linkwood 26 Year Old Port Cask Finish

Linkwood Royal Wedding (Gordon and MacPhail)

75cl, 40%

A single malt from the Linkwood distillery, released to commemorate the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.  More info

Linkwood Royal Wedding (Gordon and MacPhail)

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

70cl, 56.1%

Released as part of Diageo's Rare Malts range, a 26 year old bottling, distilled in 1975. A rare Speyside malt from Linkwood.  More info

Linkwood 26 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

Linkwood 1988 35cl (Signatory)

35cl, 43%

A very rare half-bottle of 1988 malt from Speyside distillery Linkwood. Bottled by independent bottler Signatory.  More info

Linkwood 1988 35cl (Signatory)

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1989 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

Single cask Linkwood, distilled in December 1989 and matured for 16 years in refill hogshead number 2719 before bottling by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range in June 2006. An outturn of 302…  More info

Linkwood 16 Year Old 1989 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

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