Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 43%
Product details
Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
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Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Linkwood
Style Single Malt Whisky

Linkwood 12

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

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.

Allergy information

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Reviews for Linkwood 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
Speyside classic
Nothing blatant or clumsy about this. Just excellent spirit from good casks. A perfect summer malt .
Steven R , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Classic speyside
This bottling is one I return to regularly as a summer malt. Wonderfully balanced between casks and distillate. Takes water well.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
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 :)
Kevin B , United Kingdom
2 years ago
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.
Steven L , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Tremendous. Interesting to taste it separately from JW Green
Ewan F , United Kingdom
3 years ago
I found it wet and gloomy
I have a bottle of this in my collection. Should I drink it or hang onto it? x
Tom C , United Kingdom
5 years ago
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.

Ian R , Spain
5 years ago
Un ottimo dram lo amo è giusto come dopocena.....
Marko , Italy
6 years ago
Nice and easy
A really smooth dram
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
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.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago