Linkwood 20 Year Old (1997) - Old Particular by Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Old Particular range of Scotch Whiskies are a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected, aged Single Cask Single Malts and Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the Distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength. This combination allows the cask to retain the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit that enhance the quality of the nose, the mouthfeel and flavour profile of the Whisky. Keeping the spirit “as natural as it gets” allows you to experience the Whisky straight from the cask, transporting you to a dark, damp Distillery warehouse with every sip.
This 20 year old Linkwood was bottled in August 2017 (one of only 326 bottles). I recall being suitably impressed when first shown this one at the Douglas Laing offices in Glasgow back in Oct 17. I loved the herbaceous notes and the fruity tones.
700ml. 51.5% ABV