This dram is a spectacular combination of sophistication and youthful exuberance. It’s the marriage of town mouse and country mouse. It’s the lemons of Hieronymous Bosch alongside the perfect view of Big Sur. The nose oozes 53% cacao fudge and banana lacquered in the Renaissance era. It’s stunning.
The mouth offers exceptional depth, but remarkable restraint. There’s wine here poured for you by a Trappist saint, alongside a plate full of candy–and the plate is the finest bone china, stolen from the third largest dining room in Buckingham Palace. There’s a slight sass here, but it’s witty and well-earned.
The finish explodes with beautiful, exponential growth. It’s a campfire of air-dried oak logs stoked into a bonfire by adding pineapples and whole pine saplings. It evokes trysts so epic, they’re worth causing wars and dying for.
On the scale of illicit affairs that may have caused a war–
The Linkwood 37 Year 2017 Limited Edition is General Conrad von Hoetzendorf’s affair with Virginia von Reininghaus–Loads of other factors played a role in starting World War I, of course, but their affair sure helped things along in key places at key times.
–Our thanks to Diageo for the sample!