A rum finished Linkwood, distilled in 1981 and bottled in 2008 12 years Bourbon cask then 14 years finished in a Rum cask. Rum cask finishing wasn’t fashionable in 1981, so a bold move, now all the rage. In a rather elegant 50cl bottle.
Nose: Quite peppery and of medium-body. There are notes of vanilla fudge and winter berries. There are chewy citrus notes and winter spice. Hints of chewy Tokaji and rum. A dark sugar note emerges with nuts.
Palate: Light and well-balanced with chewy winter spices and fruitcake. There are notes vanilla fudge with winter berries and dark sugar.
Finish: Medium-length with notes of chewy walnut and fruit.