Saturday, 17 March 2018

Linkwood 1993 Berry Bros Review (and something new)

Hi everyone,

Something new is being added. Below my review you’ll find info on a little leaderboard I started. I thought it would be fun and interesting to start displaying this info one each review so you get an idea of where I rate that particular distillery and where its headed (i.e. Up or down in my estimations).
First off we have a Linkwood, by no other virtue than when I put the leaderboard together, Linkwood was quite high up thanks to two good bottlings and I realised I had another review in the achive.
So, I tasted this a while back at the whisky lounge event in Bristol.
 
Linkwood 1993 Berry Bros & Rudd 46%
Colour: Pale Gold
Body: Light
Nose: Cucumber, gin with cucumber slice, light and fragrant, little bit of grass, some perfume.
Taste: Light, waxy, perfumed, loads of wax! Could easily be a Clynelish actually.
Finish: Long length. Long waxy finish.
Distilled 1993, bottled 2013. 20 years old. The cucumber is a bit off-putting on the nose, me not being a fan of cucumber in any form.
73/100

Distillery: Linkwood
Average Score: 77
Distillery Ranking: Joint 24th/65 places
Up/Down: 14>24- Down 10

Thanks for reading!

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Network Average: 74.7
Best Score: 93
Worst Score: 12
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

Full Disclosure Disclaimer: I currently work as a Brand Ambassador for Penderyn Distillery. The views expressed here are purely my own and do not reflect the views of Penderyn Distillery or The Welsh Whisky Company. I try to maintain as much objectivity as I can but feel free to take my reviews with as big a pinch of salt as you like. Furthermore, my rating scale is NOT based on a Parker type wine scoring scale or a school/college/university % or A-F grade score. You can find more on my scoring here. I apologise for any seemly low or 'bad' scores given with my system and I am sorry I can't say only nice things. Please keep in mind that I am ethically compromised and I am unable to produce 100% unbiased reviews.

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