Origin: Lowlands (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing cask: Ex-Sherry
Added colouring: No
Owner: Lindores Abbey Distillery
Average price: € 80.00
Official website: lindoresabbeydistillery.com
The very young distillery in the Lowlands (or rather the region of Fife) has very distant roots, all the way back to that John Cor who in 1494 proved to be the first to distil whisky in Scotland, in the abbey where Lindores was founded several centuries later.
Production for the time being is rather small, with only one standard bottling which we talked about some time ago, and a periodic limited edition which you will soon see here.
Today we try one of the many single casks made between 2022 and 2023 for distributors around the world, divided between three types of casks: ex bourbon, ex STR wine and ex sherry.
This edition is from August 2022, made with a 2018 distillate (exactly four years), with 732 cask strength bottles made for Lost Dram, the Italian distributor of Lindores.
It’s hard to doubt the cask when approaching the glass to the nose, which if in purity shows an almost aggressive vinosity, with the addition of a few drops of water it mellows considerably, extracting a compote of raspberries and blueberries with copious lemon juice, flanked by apple, blood orange, cinnamon, gooseberry and a vein of balsamic vinegar. Faint malt undertones.
On the palate the spice tones rise, with pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, grafted again onto red fruits and citrus fruits with almonds, red apple, milk chocolate and a marked vegetal vein that intensifies with time, gaining balsamic vagueness.
Not very long and dry finish of spices, red fruits, citrus, vegetal and balsamic notes.
Another whisky that is still too young to shine in its own light, with a very pronounced cask and not very incisive drinking. It joins the ranks of whiskies that are pleasant to drink but don’t leave much of a lasting impression.