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Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

(70cl, 43%)

Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

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Linkwood 12 Bottling Note

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

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Quite green, thick. Herbal, nutty, oily. Almond.

Palate: Medium, oily. Honey, pine oil. Malt, almond.

Finish: Quite long, dry, touch of anise.

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Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna Reviews

Speyside classic

Nothing blatant or clumsy about this. Just excellent spirit from good casks. A perfect summer malt .

23rd September 2021

Classic speyside

This bottling is one I return to regularly as a summer malt. Wonderfully balanced between casks and distillate. Takes water well.

23rd September 2021

Marvellous, summery malt

Linkwood has a stellar reputation but is largely unknown in the whisky world with most of it destined for JW blends, most notably the excellent JW Green Label.
This is the only official Diageo bottling and as apparently been discontinued. I'm frankly mystified why it doesn't have a regular bottling. Yes the Speyside malt category is overcrowded but there is enough honest complexity here to set it aside from its rivals.
Any caramel colourant is kept to a minimum (I don't think there even is any but who really knows), a decent ABV of 43% and wonderful fresh notes of cut grass, hay, slight citrus, green apple and oil. Yes its an oily one and cloys the mouth in very pleasant way.

You see a lot of Linkwood in the Independent Bottling market and I would definitely seek a bottle out from this avenue but I do think a more pronounced official bottling is long overdue. Come on Diageo, make it happen :)

17th May 2021

Sour and bitter, not to my personal taste

Very pale in the glass, apple juice in tinge, the nose is fresh. Banana and mango mixes with a deep nuttiness. A little herbal too, almost grassy. Has a sour, sherbetty note as well. Certainly has legs, clings to the glass, very viscous.
In the mouth it's fruity, a little bitter and sour - in fact extremely sour. Feels a little salty too. Sour apple sweets, tart cooking apple - no sweetness whatsoever.
The finish stays sour, makes you screw your nose up. The nutty note returns with herbal tea.
I can see why they say this is a Marmite malt and divides opinion. Some people love it purely for the sourness and freshness, but this one is not for me at all.

11th May 2021


Tremendous. Interesting to taste it separately from JW Green

28th December 2020

I found it wet and gloomy

I have a bottle of this in my collection. Should I drink it or hang onto it? x

20th August 2018

Good - Get a Flora & Fauna bottle, while you can

Put one of these on a recent MoM order, having been impressed by a few samples from the Flora & Fauna range. I've found 3rd party bottling brands to be rather hit n miss but this one has been pretty solid.

Pleased with my purchase! It puts me in mind of Glen Elgin and the Glen Moray Elgin Heritage range. Sweet, fruity, interesting.


3rd March 2018


Un ottimo dram lo amo è giusto come dopocena.....

13th December 2017

Nice and easy

A really smooth dram

28th November 2017

Fantastic bang for the buck

This is the best (non-sherry) 12 years old i ever tasted, silky, citrus, smooth honey - fantastic dram! Totally worth the money though it seems to be hard to find one nowadays.

11th January 2017

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