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Lindores Abbey Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV

Overall rating
82.32/100
votes
283
Whiskybase ID
WB185188
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Casktype
Bourbon, Sherry and Wine Barriqué
Number of bottles
40000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 200 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060638170082
Added on
08 jun 2021 9:58 pm by cask_one
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 43.01

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Whisky Reviews for Lindores Abbey Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV

61 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.32 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    If you rated the 'young vegetable' 79, then I suggest you stick to your sherried Macallan 18.

    Each to their own. I prefer calling it a young potato.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. dominikbraun scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Actually a delicious distillate, but too young to be able to score any more points here. If you consider that not only bourbon but also sherry and wine barrels were used here, this bottling is even rather disappointing. It is too sharp and angular in the finish for me, which is why I cannot understand that sometimes 86 points are awarded here.

    Nevertheless, I look forward to bottlings with a higher age or more barrel influence in the future.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. WhiskyMaddin scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sorry, but if you give the young "vegetable" more than 80 points, you don't know how such whisky smells and checks!
    Please stay on the ground with the reality with the reviews ...
    It will certainly get better with age, but now it's just liquid wood with slight scorch marks

  4. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/7ddn-lTa93U
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. YosemiteSam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A promising newcomer. Well worth a bargain.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lemon, lime, orange, vanilla, beeswax, toffee.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Youth is noticeable, but happy in a positive sense. Spicy including cloves, nutmeg and in the background a pepper, furthermore some vanilla.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The pleasant aftertaste is short to medium long. Fruity, vanilla and slightly spicy.

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Promising, though still somewhat one dimensional. The nose has most to offer, but it currently falls short on taste and especially the finish. An interesting one to try a few more years down the line.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Grainy and quite heavy on a citrussy sourness. Lemon juice, lemon oil, unripe oranges, a savory and green spiciness with a slight note of vinegar (atjar), some sawdust in the background.
    • Taste
      81 81
      A sweet and sour arrival, with more citrus like (unripe) lemon and lime, some creamy vanilla, a clear sharpness and slight bitterness in the deveopment.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short to medium: a quickly degrading citrus note, with sharp peppers, faint cinnamon and the bitterness remaining a bit longer.

  7. raithrover scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Meh.

  8. robbert88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very young. Great potential for the future.
    The nose is the best.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, beeswax, lemon, caramel, orange, sour, you can smell the bourbon as well as the sherry and the wine.
    • Taste
      sour, wine, young, unripe banana, citrus peel,
    • Finish
      Short, young, cinnamon, vanilla, pungent on the tongue, slightly bitter.

  9. 3_243F6 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    I hope they opt for primarily bourbon cask maturation in future... the distillate has potential, but maybe not with these modern cask messes. Despite my criticality, this is mostly nice, it could just be better.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Very youthful. Some wine - wine influence is very hit or miss with me, and usually a miss. Malt, citrus, grass, honey, vanilla. Some spice and sherry.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Not bad - lemon, lime, honey-covered shredded wheat, rich berries.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Lime, wine, some simple sweet sherry influence, honey.

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Green apples, crystal wheat with lemon. A touch of faux leather. Behind it some woodruff and vanilla sugar.
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy. Cornflakes, blossom honey, some white pepper. Wheat beer, a touch of garden herbs. grape seeds.

  11. tribe scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Hey that's really ok
    • Nose
      83 83
      OK. Interesting. Malt a little toasted, vanilla and cocoa, the young sparkles a bit, but less than I thought. Peppery and grapefruit. Also some grass or something like that.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Yeah, OK, it's getting a little younger here, but hey, not bad at all. I became quite open about that. Ginger, vanilla, oranges, some cocoa again and something else that I can't identify. But really not bad, good distillate. It gets better with every sip, but there is a very slight hint of glue. But it runs down my neck like thick orange jam. Also peach inside.
    • Finish
      79 79
      OK, the weakest part as was to be expected. The sweet can hold out a little caramel then pepper

  12. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Ordinary 3 year old. This is a nice, typical Lowland distillate that simply needs something, maybe 3 to 5 years more is enough. I will watch it.
    • Nose
      Light on the nose, sweetish, citrus-fruity, typical of Lowland, but also clearly young, as some new make-up spice can still be felt.
    • Taste
      Warm in the mouth, slightly alcoholic. Tends to be sweet, some cookie dough, citrus peel and liquorice.
    • Finish
      The finish is okay, sweet with a bit of citrus fruit, but here again new make notes and notes that are increasingly young towards the end.

  13. RoyalScotsman scored this whisky 73 points Administrator

    To young with a nice amount of off-notes.

  14. Gweddry scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sour white wine, beeswax, orange juice, milk chocolate, lemon, lime, apricot yogurt, dried apricots and plums, vanilla, nutmeg, butter, spread, café latte, lemon balm
    • Taste
      intense, sweet, honey, meadow flowers, bitter, nutmeg, citrus yogurt, unripe banana,
    • Finish
      bitter, after a while pine, pear, red grapes, prunes, raisins,

  15. Finn2206 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Youth with promise. Fresh fruits, vanilla, toffee ans some young maltiness.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  16. Nazin scored this whisky 63 points Expert Junior

    Meh.

  17. Obynapewno scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    You can feel the youth of the distillate and the multitude of barrels used here will not hide it and give it a full, round bouquet of flavor. It is flat, without panache. Nevertheless, you can find some honey, citrus and freshness here.
    Edit 03/06/2022
    However, she's done with Coke, no pleasure in drinking it solo.

  18. Riedel23 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Compared to the New Make, it is fruitier, with a potpourri of mango and banana that appear slightly fermented.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Immediately a pleasant oily mouthfeel. Roasted aromas like biscuits are perceptible - but also alcoholic sharpness. The exotic fruits fade into the background, but are immediately activated again when water is added. It remains very slightly sweet and alternates between fruitiness and spice.
    • Finish
      79 79
      In the medium-long finish, the fruits are lost and the sweetness with the roasted aromas mentioned at the beginning remains.

  19. Ivynor scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Very Lowland nose, reminiscent of Auchentoshan, especially Valinch, with marked notes of cinnamon. Pretty basic and monolithic. Consensual, but nothing extraordinary.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Easy, sweet, not very creamy. Still cinnamon, but also dried herbs, very ripe banana (but without the sugar). Not terrible.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length, spicy, quite woody.

  20. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/02/14/lindores-abbey-singles-night/

    N: A savoury [bitter-] sweet nose that is unlikely to offend, and more likely win you round. Whilst the character of the ‘make’ is still maintained, those mandatory three years of maturation have added a complimentary dressing to proceedings. Namely: [green-ish] fruity banana-bread, a citrusy beer-like character, a touch bready-floury [though slightly less bloomer-like than the inaugural release: WLP82],… hints of minerallic calvados. Importantly, Lindores have found a way of utilising STR without ending up in a generic STR cul-de-sac.

    T: With a slightly greasy floral confectionary-creamy [foam] banana > honeyed vanilla sweetness, a peppered waxy-ish huskiness, and something of an Adnams-like ‘mild’ beer arrival and subsequent travel, I find this on the right side of the sharp/pokey citric~spicy line also.

    F: With a decent length form throughout, we’ve yet more of that savoury = bitter~sweet dry-yet succulent creamy banana/vanilla [mild] beer-like spirit faithfulness, slightly floury & bloomer-like again at the tail. Is there much difference from the inaugural release? Swings & roundabouts.

    C: Presented to please without pandering, a bottle didn’t last long.

  21. hzs275 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  22. bankimate scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Defeatless scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A young whisky. Should try this when it is 12yo or older. It has potential, but this is just too young.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, grassy, herbal, marzipan. A clearly young and distillate driven whisky.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Simple. Sweet, some of the wood influence, not much. Some grassy and malty notes. Again a clearly young whisky. Some citrus, but not much to write about.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short-medium length. Malt notes, little restless, bit harsh from the alcohol.

  24. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Good-to-go whisky, pretty smooth. In taste pretty flat, some clear wine notes, some sour, fruity and bitter notes.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, ripe fruits, berries, rhubarb. A bit sour, some floral notes. Pretty full, some alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pretty smooth, a little sparkle, sour, winey now. Some fruits. Thick in structure, but a bit pale in taste.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still smooth, sour and wine, fruits. Some licorice, later on a bit warming, middle long finish. Some bitter notes.

  25. Dris scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  26. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    New distilleries releasing young whisky. Something I’m normally let go. But sometimes I’m interested. In this case I’m part of a cask plan of this distillery so I’d like to learn something about it’s potential.
    • Nose
      This has every potential to become a real fruit bomb. It gives quite some of it. Orchard, tropical, citrus, and dark fruits. Apple, pear peel, young pineapples, lemon, white grapes, peach and a whiff of plumbs. Also I get some vinegar-like flavors and green notes as well in like minty flavors. There’s quite a lot to discover but that’s not weird if we keep in mind that it’s a vatting of three different cask types. Typical young flavors are present as well. Flavors like butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Spiciness and citrus grow as water is being added.
    • Taste
      Rather rounded upon arrival. After that I get more dried flavors like fruitpeel and oaky spices mostly. In one way it tries to be friendly in another way it tries to give de palate a hard time. Peppery and alcoholic influences remain quite a bit. A simple word is in place here: immature. Water softens things up exactly enough to create more balance. It does cost a little body though.
    • Finish
      Medium. Barley sugars, vanilla, honey, white and red grapes and oak. Some red fruit and raisin sweetness. Young but not bad at all.

      Is this a typical young release of a new distillery? Yes. Is it being fancied up by a variety casks? Yes. Does it offer something? Well I guess that’s a yes again. Although quite some cliche boxes are being ticked, but tastewise there is also a lot to discover which makes it fun and interesting and gives a good heads up to what Lindores can possibly offer in the (near) future. For me this bottling belongs to the better new ones out there.

  27. KB201 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Lindores Abbey plays an important role in the history of Scotch whisky: the earliest written mention of whisky (or Aqua Vitae) dates from 1494, in the Exchequer Roll of the same year. Brother John Cor, a Lindores monk, was commissioned by King James IV to produce Aqua Vitae from malt. Today, 500 years later, whisky is again being produced directly opposite Lindores Abbey. The Lowlander partly matures in wine and sherry casks.
    • Nose
      Very soft with vanilla and caramel, plus garden fruits and sweet pear candy. Reminds of caramel apples.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy, balanced between vanilla, dried fruits, hints of citrus and spices.
    • Finish
      Departure medium long, tender.

  28. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Easy-Drinking Malt to enjoy
    I like it
    Sniff whisky
    a purchase candidate
    • Nose
      great, red wine, red Haribo bear, sweetness, fruity, nutty + waffle (Hanuta)

      from 1920s: sweet, more red wine, mini cheesy, green notes / grassy, woodruff, red Haribo bear stronger, becomes earthy
    • Taste
      soft, silky, oily
      Caramel (Rolo), milk chocolate, light raisins, sweet, young malt (light), Cola Haribobär, red wine, paper + leather
    • Finish
      medium long
      Waffle, nutty, sweet, light sherry, dried herbs

      slightly astringent on the cheek and tongue

  29. Kengin10 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    No blow, party, boost....or whatever. Just nice, not exciting. Nice,.....just.....

  30. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Lindores Abbey proudly refers to the year 1494 and the first documented production of aqua vitae in the historic monastery of Lindores Abbey. But the distillery is young and that is also this first whisky, which can be just three years old, but was also stored in three types of casks. So the color is at least light golden. And the presentation in an individual bottle is very valuable. Just have to taste the whisky ...

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      Of course, this whisky is young in aroma. There are the typical aromas of many young whiskys that are actually not yet ripe for the bottle. Light fruits, pears and peaches. It's a very nice aroma, fresh with a little yeast and fermentation, a few fruit gums are also included. Overall, there is still too much fruit brandy.
    • Taste
      There is actually a wood note in the taste, but it is not well integrated - which can hardly work at such a young age. The wood looks a bit artificial and bitter. This disturbs the fruit, which is lost with a winegum note under the woody bitterness. That could be a legacy of the legendary, late Dr. Jim Swan, who is one of the founders of the distillery and is known for his activated STR barrels.
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is too bitter and woody in the end.

      Lindores still needs time, then the whisky will surely be more rounded and matured better. This bottling can at best arouse expectations for the next few years as a work-in-progress. It's difficult to rate these young whiskys fairly - but I don't really want to drink them, a sample is usually enough in the hope of what will come from this distillery.

  31. Erik1908 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Here we go: my first Lindores.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Pretty shy on the nose. Air does not improve things much; the door to the nose is kept closed . Recognizable very young whisky.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fresh, young and grassy. Some vanilla and citrus. In the far end some spices. In general pretty odd.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long. Initially spices; in the closing part of the finish fresh and grassy again.

  32. face scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      82 82

  33. Jimbeau scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  34. Sandman23 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  35. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  36. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Red apple, some acid, caramel, vanilla

    taste
    Young, sweet, apple, a little vanilla, hot ginger

    finish
    short to medium length. Fruity, acidity, some bitterness

  38. Saftkenner scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Quite promising given the young age. On the palate it is still very rough and alcoholic, but I still very much welcome the decision to bottle it at 46%.
    It will certainly be very worthwhile to try a Lindores every few years.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet and slightly mineral touch. The alcohol tickles the nose slightly. Oranges, honey, limes, sour wine gum, light vanilla, woodruff, lightly fermented pears, brine.
    • Taste
      77 77
      The alcohol is first in the foreground. The body is even very slightly oily. Pears, vanilla, handicraft dough, anise, quince, toffee, fermented apple.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short but pleasant. Quince bread and vanilla.

  39. VanOpek scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Very smooth and rounded. Quite good for a 3yo whisky.
    • Nose
      81 81
      vanilla with malt and yeast hints, creamy, oak, for sure, it's very young, fresh fruits, very soft and sweet
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet and creamt with ginger notes and spice, vanilla, toffee, a lot of oak, fresh fruits in background, smooth and rounded
    • Finish
      81 81
      sweet with oak and spicy/bitter herbs, mineral in background, soft, warm and mid-long

  40. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  41. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Slightly golden, straw-colored. Pretty dense.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fresh fruit. Floral and plant notes. Light aromas. Delicate flowers. I don't smell alcohol. A minimum thread of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Delicate aromas. Slightly sweet. Lots of vanilla. Delicate perfume notes. Flowers. A bit of oak in the background, but more sweet. Spices.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pretty sweet. Lots of vanilla. Traces of sweet wood. Slight bitterness later. Medium-length finish. A little spice for the second sip.

  42. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Lots of promise, but no clear DNA yet - although hats off for producing a huge release that is actually being drunk.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Aromatic, but hard to pick any main aromas - like trying to nail jelly to the wall.
    • Taste
      79 79
      A number of flavours all competing - some sweetness, red fruits, but then a sour note comes in - like sour watermelon sweets.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Sour at the death.

  43. valasios scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  44. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Excellent result for 3 years aging. It is also captivating that this sample does not contain phenols for smoothing out young alcohols. Overall, the whisky makes a good impression. There is no sense of incompleteness.
    • Nose
      Voiced, expressive, filled with shades of apricot, dried apricots, sea buckthorn, grapefruit, marzipan, vanilla and apple jam. OK!
    • Taste
      Jam, apple seed, bread, citrus acidity and young tannins.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, slightly harsh, with bright tones of dried apricots, sea buckthorn and fresh baked goods; with spices, pleasantly scorching and coarsely astringent with tannins at the very end.

  45. eselsim scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    WLW 01.10.2021
    I was stunned by the quality and balance of this young whisky, even though it is mostly one dimensional with a cask driven character it has a massive potential and the future is looking bright for them *knock on wood*. Had a great chat with Mr. Drew Mackenzie Smith at the WLW.
    • Nose
      clean, estery, fresh fruit and lemon juice, lemon peel, jasmine flowers, carnation, camomile, bourbon forward, vanilla is present obviously, kind of reminds me of 80`s Speysiders but on a much smaller scale
    • Taste
      It's still has a lot of aggressiveness and vigor, with a new wood burn but it mellows out, becomes more herbal and candy-like, sweet malt, pea pods? mashed potatoes silkiness
    • Finish
      Peppery carmel slightly husky, vanilla, rather short finish.

      I'd expect it to be banging good in 10-15 years

  46. Gregor83 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  47. man2392 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: parma violets and orange blossom water, tinned mandarins in syrup, white pepper, oak and barrel char
    Palate: sweet, candy cigarettes and a rough heat, mustard water
    Finish: raspberry jelly and baking spices

    Another distillery to revisit in a few years, for now it needs more ageing in the cask to soften the ages, cask management can only do so much.

    Tasted as part of Wings and Whisky #5

  48. MY MALTS scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweetness is superficially there. The combination of bourbon, sherry and wine barrels seems successful, but cannot hide the sharpness of the still young single malt.
    Standing for a longer time and letting it breathe softens the sharpness,
    as well as adding 3 ml. water to 2 cl. whisky make it more enjoyable ...

  49. rolabob scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  50. ThorstenH scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Yes, he's 3 years old, so you can't expect too much. A bit flat compared to, for example, NcNean. Slight fruit influence.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  51. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Kind. But that's it, unfortunately.
    On the nose, grainy and floral with a hint of citrus and herbs. Almost a little flat on the palate. And "new-make-heavy"? Perhaps you can say that. Unfortunately not particularly sparkling. But it will definitely be!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  52. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  53. Vallado scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  54. DistiLesha scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Spicy, prickly, mash, slightly perfumed, viburnum, creamy, lollipops, simple
    • Taste
      Sharp, pears, mash, sweetness 7/10, honey, spices
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly woody

  55. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  56. Hlektrion scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  57. rozzy scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Lindores has history with it, but that does not automatically mean that a top whisky has been bottled. They have yet to come, I'm afraid.
    The commemorative first release will of course be a must-have in the near future.
    • Nose
      24
    • Taste
      24
    • Finish
      28

  58. peej84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  59. Alterjoe scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The streaks on the edge of the glass let you look forward to the first sip. Really tough and thick, it runs down the glass wall.

    Nose: fruity notes of sour apples and not yet ripe pears and bananas dominate. Behind it nice notes of nuts and biscuits. As with the 1494, the yeasty smell is also present here, but by no means annoying. On the contrary, it harmonizes wonderfully with the fruit notes. A hint of vanilla comes up. The alcohol tingles your nose a little and of course you can tell it is a certain youth.

    Taste: Hui ... he starts really strong. I definitely wouldn't have expected that. Wild and boisterous with a little banana, pear and apple. Then the spices come and really tingle on the tongue. The Wine Barrels did a great job here. The youth can also be clearly recognized here. Still an oily and nice mouthfeel.

    Finish: A lot of spices and a nice note of caramel and toffee. For the still young age it lasts a surprisingly long time.

    Conclusion: Of course you can tell that he is young and has a certain immaturity. Unlike other and equally new distilleries, it cannot hide this behind any smoke. In my opinion, he doesn't have to either. It's going in exactly the right direction here. Very good quality work. When I look a few years into the future, it brings a little grin on my face. Let a little more time pass and this paired with good quality barrels, you can definitely look forward to it.

  60. notesofmalt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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

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