Review #1078 – Linkwood 6yr The Ultimate Whiskey Company 2008

Review #1078 | Scotch Review #369 – Linkwood 6yr The Ultimate Whiskey Company 2008

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Linkwood and bottled by The Ultimate Whiskey Company. It was distilled in 2008 and bottled in 2014.

“This is a 6 year old Linkwood, bottled by Dutch Independent bottler, The Ultimate Whisky Company. It was distilled on the 14th of May, 2008, and then laid down to mature in Bourbon Barrel #800001. It was then bottled on the 7th of May, 2015 (just shy of 7 years), with an outturn of 354 bottles, all non-chill-filtered and at 46% ABV.” – FineDrams

Distiller: Linkwood

Bottler: The Ultimate Whiskey Company

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: 6 Year Old

Cask: 800005

Nose: Sweet buttered rolls. Fresh baked cake. Donuts and icing. Sweet but also savory. Some salted caramel, briny and rich. Creme brulee. 

Taste: Thin mouth feel. No heat. Really weird, but interesting. Banana – loads of it. Sweet banana pudding. Vanilla is very prominent with light fruits like plantain, light apple and some faint fig. Really sweet. Honestly tastes like a banana split sunday. But not in an artificial way like banana in Jack Daniels distillate. 

Finish: Medium in length, very mild. Rich tropical fruits like banana and coconut followed by light brine and loads of sweet vanilla cream. 

Overall: This tasted more like a banana split / pina colada than anything, which was wild, but also strange. I’m not sure how long it would take me to kill a bottle of this, but I also didn’t dislike it either. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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