Tasting Notes-The Red Cask Co-Linkwood 13 Year Old 57.6%
Hints of rooted nuts, sweet vanilla, toffee, dark chocolate, slight fruity sweetness.
Sharp at first some nice tingling on the tongue, sweet fruits, plums, apples, then some toffee and dark chocolate.
Very smooth finish, sweet fruits with a long lasting warm glow feeling.
Tasting notes from the bottle.
The Red Cask Co.
It believes that the highest quality whisky must be matured in the highest quality casks.
This is why all their whisky is matured in the finest first fill sherry casks. There can be no shortcuts to creating such natural colour and taste.
Every cask is hand selected by their experienced tasting panel and bottled at cask strength, without chill filtration, to give a pure whisky experience from a bygone era.
A local factor, Peter Brown, founded Linkwood in 1821 and made whisky from the barley grown on his land. By 1821 the distillery was making 1,000 gallons a year from 2 stills.
His son William Brown took over in 1869 when his father died and ran the distillery for 35 years. He demolished the original buildings in 1822 and built bigger buildings and produced 50,000 gallons a year. He died in 1893.
Over the years the distillery continued to be bought and sold until the Scottish Malt Distillery Ltd took over in 1933 then when the second world war broke out whisky production stopped.
It re-opened again in 1945, was rebuilt in 1962 and a second distillery with 4 stills was built next to the old buildings.
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