Lindores Abbey 2018

Overall rating
84.78/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB209499
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Exclusive Cask
Vintage
02.08.2018
Bottled
21.02.2022
Calculated age
03 years old
Casktype
Sherry butt
Casknumber
18/577
Number of bottles
720
Strength
59.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060638170365
Bottled for
WIN dranken bv
Added on
03 may 2022 10:48 pm by R0gierus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.95

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29 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Lindores Abbey 2018

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.78 points.

  1. face scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  2. BarrelBeast scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Youtube Review: https://youtu.be/4PFeET49Okc
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Water

    Whisky Import Nederland – WIN for short – selected a single sherry butt in addition to a single bourbon cask. That shouldn't be surprising, right? What is surprising is that this youngster – distilled on August 2, 2018 and bottled on February 21, 2022 – is the intensity of the color. So beautiful. After three-and-a-half years, this sherry cask yielded no less than 720 bottles.

    Yes, that was obviously a very active sherry cask! I get a lot of dark fruits – the obligatory plums, dates and raisins – embellished with candy syrup and roasted chestnuts, while the smell of freshly blown candles pops up in the background. Even a hint of sulfur, but fortunately it goes away very quickly and is therefore not disturbing. Also quite a few green notes, if you know what I mean. Feel free to call it French Provencal barbecue herbs. Unfortunately, they drown out the fruit very quickly, giving it a slightly acidic edge. With water it becomes much more pleasant, I must say. The sulfur and green notes then make plenty of room for a lot of sweet and juicy dark fruit.

    On the palate it is more of the same, but it is mainly the sweet and sour herbs that speak. A hint of chocolate origin emerges, followed by rum raisins and something I can't describe otherwise as broth. With water, just like on the nose, it becomes a lot sweeter and in all honesty more pleasant. I can therefore highly recommend adding a good teaspoon of water.

    The finish is intense, spicy and slightly drying. Diluted it remains intense, but above all a lot sweeter (and in my opinion better).

    I confess, I expected a little more of this. That does not alter the fact that, bearing in mind its age, it has become quite an impressive malt. But it really needs some water.

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Ninofdram scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    If this is so intense after just three years, I hope they have tucked away some less active sherry casks also. Over the top.
    • Nose
      The total opposite, this is all about the cask, although I do get a whiff of Greek yoghurt again. But mostly this is about gunpowder, dark chocolate and dried fruits, but also a whisper of strawberry gelato and juniper. Intense, but there's not much depth.
    • Taste
      Sticky mouthfeel. Too sticky. The first sip is a little too much. Strong coffee, dark spices and bitter chocolate. Something burnished and more gunpowder. It doesn't improve much upon further sipping or after adding water.
    • Finish
      More of the above, but with a hint of aniseed.

  8. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  9. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Wow, this isn't very subtle. In itself a rich range of scents, but not all are great. So in the distance some chocolate but also gunpowder fumes, sulphur, recently set off fireworks. Not overwhelming but it is there. On the tongue mainly burning with at most some spiciness. With a few drops of water it will certainly become more pleasant and a nice sweetness will appear. Anyway, "pressure cooked whisky".

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