Single Malts of Scotland 12 year old Linkwood 2007 Single Cask (Cask No. 804447), 55.8%

Price: $125 Issue: Summer 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

The nose is rich but not heavy, showing applesauce, poached pears, grape jelly, raisin scones, nutty dark chocolate, and a hint of orange. Zingy with citrus oil, especially lemon, on the palate, though that's tempered by oak, raisins, toasted nuts, dark chocolate, and leather. It finishes with more nuts, coffee bean, pipe tobacco, and persistent lemon oil; a final note of poached pear recalls the nose. Elegant. (246 bottles; U.S. exclusive)