Single Cask Nation, Linkwood 2009, 12-Year Ruby Port Finished Single Malt Scotch (Scotland) 750ML
Producer Notes: On the label: Such fun! The Linkwood spirit takes to the port finishing like the proverbial duck to water. Bright, warm malt cereal from the spirit marries perfectly with red fruits and even a little tartness from the port cask. Don’t miss the dark chocolate! Share with friends and turn heads.
Refill Bourbon, finished 1 year in Ruby Port, Cask #33904, 337 bottles
COLOR: Summer sunset.
NOSE: First impression is of boozy cherries or kirsch but the second impression delivers a malty sweetness accompanied by warm hay, leather saddles, raisin bread, and sweet molasses.
PALATE: Leads with the fruit again (tart raspberries, macerated strawberries, even gooseberry jam) before the cereal retakes the limelight in the form of oak cakes, wholewheat crackers, and grape nuts, note the dark chocolate notes as it transitions into the finish.
FINISH: Decent length with lingering dark chocolate, red berries, and a hint of saltiness.
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