Lindores Abbey 2018

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1494 Inaugural Members Release
Calculated age
03 years old
Number of bottles
49.4 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
1494 Preservation Society
Added on
13 Mar 2021 11:24 pm by BatchOne

Average value

€ 580.49

35 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

158 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Lindores Abbey 2018

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    If you are looking to spend big but before you spend 1250 GBP, be "sensible", check the Lindores website


    and become a 1494 member, where 500 GBP get you a bottle, among other things....

  2. Marnick did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    @Berlinerin members who got A bottle also received a sample. So normaly everybody who got It can tast this release.
    Im opening mine in a few days :) so exited ☺️

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Friar John Cor

    Obviously the Lindores Abbey Distillery enjoys the reputation of the historically important location, the abbey which is considered by many to be the spiritual home of whisky, where Friar John Cor was ordered by King James IV to produce ‘aqua vitae from eight bols malt’. In 2013 a distillery was built on site and in 2017 the first distillated tricked from the stills. In the third week of April 2021 a friendly courier delivered my package with the long awaited Inaugural Release. I’m member 0701, chosen because it’s my birthday.

    The nose is young, sweet (a bit candy-like) and tart on fresh figs, plums, candied sugar, nougat and blueberries. It also has a floral/herbal side, but all in all this is a very pleasant, fresh and fruity nose. Off to a good start.

    Great mouth feel, good strength. Again sweet on dark fruit, but with a bright note of apple sauce, some menthol and lovely wood spices. Quite feisty. Nutmeg and cloves. Great note of salted caramel. What a pleasant surprise.

    The finish is medium long in which the spices fade away gently and allow the sweet fruit to show it’s juicy side once more. It’s at the death that a new make-y note manifests itself, making me giddy as a kid.

    Very nice first release, which makes me happy. I can imagine that Friar John Cor would like this too. As far as I am aware, the memberships, limited to 1494, is still available. Check their website if you are interested.

  4. Berlinerin did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    SteveJohnstone, the whisky is 3 years old. Come down and send a photo of your open bottle.

  5. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/dwH7kfh76ZM
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      75 75

  6. whisky_alphabet scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    On the nose a lot of vanilla, fruit from the garden, on the taste sweet, again fruity, spices, delicate oak from the barrel, finish medium with a touch of mint.
    After time sniffing, notes emerge: honey and meadow. My wife came up at the time and said it smells beautiful, and she don't like whisky. Youth is what you can't fool, but a good bourbon barrel can cover it

  7. Alterjoe scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: very fruity, with pears and bananas. Yeasty, doughy and a little bit of menthol / eucalyptus.

    Taste: sweet. Again, bananas, pears. Flavors, like from the Mashtuns. This is followed by a touch of oak and light spices.
    Finish: Not that long, but what do you expect from such a young whisky.

    Conclusion: Lindores is definitely going in the right direction. The youth cannot be hidden behind any smoke. It doesn't have to either. They have real potential and are on the right track.

  8. face scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      75 75

  9. tectic scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Lovely first offering from the team at Lindores Abbey.
    The bottle and presentation are stunning.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet vanilla, Melon, Aromatic
    • Taste
      88 88
      Again sweet vanilla, orchard fruits, honey, hint of Nutmeg, some cereal notes
      Light spices touch of white pepper, just a hint of citrus on the back end.
      Lovely creamy mouthfeel and notes of oak
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium Warm and gentle more pepper and citrus as it fades with a. Touch of salinity and straw

  10. Solthor scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Light pale yellow color somewhere between white wine and straw
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pleasantly fruity, subtle floral notes, grainy character. Since I've tried the New Make a few times, I can clearly smell it dormant in the background. The smell is reminiscent of pears, light violets, fine vanilla, minimal pipe tobacco, a little hazelnut and also shortbread.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Despite the 49.4% alcohol not too strong on the tongue; the combination of alcohol and aromas is successful, although the young age; sweet on the tongue; very subtle honey note; again vanilla and the delicate fruit and flower notes. Reminiscent of oatmeal and cookie dough on the grainy side; light and tasty hints of yeast; some toffee; a little pear again. Possibly subtle heather. Not a hint of smoke noticeable.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Slender; short to medium length. The grain taste of sourdough bread sounds like (delicious). The fresh, sweet, floral notes disappear quickly. The taste of the new make remains, which is not surprising since the whisky is still very young. Since I think the New Make is very tasty, that's positive.
      All in all, a great, light whisky that shows a promising path for Lindores Abbey.


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