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[Quick review] Linkwood - 12 years od Fragrant Drops 58%

  Picture courtesy of A second review from new indie bottler Fragrant Drops. And this time it is a Linkwood 12 years old (2010/2022) fully matured in an ex-Tokaji wine barrel and bottled unchillfiltered, undiluted and uncoloured, at 58% Distillery:  Linkwood Bottler:  Fragrant Drops Age:  12 years old Distilled:  2010 Bottled:  2022 Cask:  Ex-Tokaji barrel Abv:  58.0% Unchillfiltered:  Yes Natural Colour:  Yes Nb of bottles:  260 Extra:  Cask #3001290 My tasting notes: Nose:  Fruity sweetness, barley sugar mixed with drying tannin. Raspberry and white chocolate, fresh oak, lemon, caramel, hints of minty chlorophyll, creamy vanilla and honeycomb. What an inviting nose! Palate: Sweet and spicy, oaky. Quite a powerful arrival. Poached pear and vanilla, dark fruit, blackberry jam, bitter dark chocolate, black pepper & nutmeg, acacia honey and still a little hint of mint kicking around, which I very much enjoy! Finish: Rather long, spicy & fruity. Drying oak