Lindores Abbey 2018

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Exclusive Cask
Fresh Bourbon
Number of bottles
60.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Import Nederland
nl Netherlands
Added on
03 may 2022 10:49 pm by R0gierus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 80.98

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Whisky reviews for Lindores Abbey 2018

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.36 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Whipped cream

    If we are tasting Lindores from bourbon casks, we might as well take the opportunity to taste this Exclusive Cask. It is a Fresh Bourbon single cask at cask strength, specially bottled for WIN (Whisky Import Netherlands). The malt was distilled on 31/05/2018 and the barrel was bottled on 21/02/2022, so only a few months later than 4 years. In the glass it has the color of white wine.

    Ah, I get on the nose again that typical Lowland character of the house, being vanilla, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan, but that is supplemented here with a dash of whipped cream and a hint of brown banana. Something of camphor and some earthy touches. Fine nose, in its genre. Adding water does little to change the nose, except make it smell even younger.

    Sweet and slightly spicy start. A little new make-y, but you know that this does not bother me at all. White pepper, camphor, quinine and licorice. The vanilla is now a bit suppressed by the wood. A slightly acidic touch rears its head. White grapefruit? Chestnuts also appear. Diluted, of course, it is more drinkable, but not necessarily better. It loses that little bit of complexity it had already acquired in vanilla and honey sweets and becomes rather simple.

    The finish is medium length (I honestly expected it longer), sweet and light. Diluted, the finish is a little longer (who would have thought that?).

    Yes, I like this kind of profile I must confess. It is young, sure, but already has a lot to offer. Water is not recommended. Just take your time.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The bourbon single cask shares a fair amount of similarities with the First Release, most noticeably the spiciness.
    • Nose
      There's a touch of mint, some Greek yoghurt, and lemons. Whiffs of bran, roasted peanuts and fermented mash too, but also some peach. Pretty immature though.
    • Taste
      Pretty decent mouthfeel. The arrival is on the spicy side with white pepper, ginger and even some crushed mint leaves. Plenty of oak too, maybe even more so after adding water. It's only after a while that some fruit pops up – a hint of pineapple.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, chalky and sweet lemon. Medium in length.

  3. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Fresh bourbon leaves little of the subtleties of this whisky, but in itself it is a good combination with the spirit of the Lindores. A few drops of water is really indispensable, but the drinkability wins. Then it starts to look like the releases in larger batches. Great stuff, a bit too simple, but good for what it is.


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