It was several years waiting to try this beauty! I knew it would be a delight… and was exactly right. So right that it was enjoyed at a couple farewells with such joy that only a lone dram remained… waiting until this fine evening in 2021…
Linkwood 20 year (1995/2015) Summer Breeze Cask #20877 (Wemyss) 46%
- Nose – Initially greets with crisp green apples, joined by sweet cheese and a sprinkle of sweet spices, some ginger, more apple… perhaps a hint of sweet basil? Lovely fragrant vanilla
- Palate – Has more substance than the nose would indicate… reminded me of honey banana oats or a soft oat and raisin cookie, with more of that lovely ginger, apple cider
- Finish – Warm drizzle of honey with a nice spice chaser
It is like wandering through an orchard full of apple blossoms on a warm summers day,,, Wemyss have rather aptly named this whisky “Summer Breeze’.
Here is what they have to say on the bottle label:
A delicate, fresh, fragrant Hogshead to take you to a summer’s day.
Would I concur? Yes indeed.
This is one of those whiskies you simply enjoy… no fuss, no complications, just happiness. Which is why you will simply have to forgive the limited tasting notes… and permit me to going back to enjoy my last sip!
I picked up this bottle in 2017 at Le Clos, Dubai for AED 380 (approx EUR 85). There were 374 bottles produced.
What other Linkwood‘s have we sampled?