Speyside region – 46%ABV – $73 – $92
Here we go again, delving a bit further into the not so wide world of kosher certified Scotch whiskies.
“What would make a whisky not kosher?” you ask. To make a long story short, whisky matured in a non-kosher wine or sherry cask, to some Jews, renders said whisky non-kosher. To some Jews, myself included, this is not a relevant statement.
You know, I don’t think I’ve met a Linkwood I didn’t like. So, what about one with no sherry influence? Let’s see…
A bit of a vanilla bomb here.
Fizzy white wine.
For 43% ABV, this is a bit stingy in the nose!
Dollar store, no-named powdered sugar candies…
Like Smartees with less of a fruity influence, more sugar than anything.
On the mouth – Here we go.
Honey and breakfast cereals (muesli).
Flaky sugar coating (again, from that Hostess pie)
Finish – Short to medium yet nice and warming.
In sum – Yup, it’s true, I haven’t met a Linkwood I haven’t liked and this one is no exception. A nice whisky for Jew and Gentile alike. Perfect for a chilly night in lieu of a sherried whisky.