Lindores Abbey, 3 years, 46% alc. Original bottling. Expansion: Bourbon, sherry, wine barrels.
Nose: At first it cannot hide its youth, with a little air in the glass it immediately becomes milder. It'll take a few minutes. Then you get pleasant fruit aromas, some not yet fully ripe peaches, some pears and slightly tart apples. The fruit is integrated in fudge with a vanilla aroma and a hint of malt.
Palate: Stronger than the nose suggested, much stronger, alcoholic. The tart apple is increasing, citrus fruits, malt and vanilla, I can also taste bitter caramel. Removes a nut aroma.
Finish: Warm, medium to long, very dry.
Conclusion: As the first freely available bottling from the distillery, this single malt definitely doesn't need to hide. Youthful and fresh. It has its line from mildly fruity to strong to very dry. We will see where the journey goes in the years to come. There is definitely potential. 80/100 points (2021) - www.notesofmalt.com