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Prima & Ultima Linkwood 39 year old 1981, 52.9%

Price: $32,450/set of 8 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick




Since 1993, this whisky has occupied four trial virgin oak casks seasoned with a PX-oloroso blend. The sherry characters are sinewy and taut after being refined and honed with age; Christmas pudding, Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar, malt, and fig roll on the indulgent nose. Luxuriant sherry notes with cherry, plum, black currant, baked Bramley apple, and plenty of oak, though it's even more flavorful with a few drops of water. (701 bottles)