Lindores Lowland Single Malt (700ml)
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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How to Drink
As early as 1494, whisky was being distilled at the Lindores Abbey site- historical documents have shown requests from King James IV for the Lindores Monks to turn malt into ‘Aqua Vitae.’ Since then, Lindores has been revitalized and refreshed, having built a distillery across from the original Abbey site. Production began at the end of 2017, and 2021 saw their first single malt release!
With the Lindores 1494 release, we’re seeing a whisky that, true, may be young and lacking age, it certainly does not lack in character and finesse. Three different barrels contribute to the unique flavour profile of this whisky; Oloroso Sherry, Bourbon, and wine barriques. One of the longest wash fermentations in the industry (a whopping 117 hours), this whisky shows amazing concentration despite it’s young age.
From the distillery: On the nose, elegant, soft, mellow vanilla, caramel notes playing with orchard fruits and sweet pear drops. Reminiscent of toffee apples! On the palate, smooth with a creamy texture and a perfect balance of mellow vanilla, dried fruits, citrus touches with a hint of spice. The finish is medium length, delicate but lingering finish.
Matured in a selection of Bourbon barrels, wine barriques and Sherry butts. Distilled from Kingdom of Fife barley through our distinctive ‘sister’ spirit stills and distillery bottled. This is the first general release from an exciting new distillery that has a heritage dating back to 1494!! Bottled at 46% ABV in a clear glass bottle in the same fluted design as the Aqua Vitae bottles that is unique to Lindores.
Nose: Some floral notes poking through the sawdust, brioche, honey, cinnamon and vanilla.
Palate: Delicate mouthfeel, toasted marshmallows, honey with a whiff of bonfire smoke.
Finish: Good length, honey and pastry again on the finish with a whiff of smoke to balance the profile.