Whisky's coming home - Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV | Inaugural Release
We're incredibly excited about the soon to be launched inaugural release from Lindores Abbey whisky distillery - Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494). It's local to us and we love to support local business and we love everything about their production ethos.
Owned by the McKenzie Smith family for over 100 years, Lindores Abbey is said to be the 'officially recognised' site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch whisky back in 1494 and was described by the late Michael Jackson in his excellent 'Scotland and its Whiskies' book as 'For the whisky lover it is a pilgrimage'.
As you'd expect, Lindores of Abbey is rich in history, so it seems only fitting that whisky will be pouring from the stills once again. We recall visiting the location ourselves back in Abbey Whisky's early days so to now see a distillery stand on such a historic site is really exciting.
The distillery has one of the longest fermentation periods and uses an unusual sister spirit stills setup with the aim of being able to produce a single malt which can mature early but also has great potential for long term maturation. The spirit is matured in bourbon barrels, wine barriques and sherry butts.
We've been lucky to receive a sample of the inaugural release and will be posting our tasting notes very soon but in the meantime, here's the official tasting notes from the distillery to wet your appetite.
Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky M C D X C I V (1494) - Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Golden Nose: Elegant, soft, mellow vanilla, caramel notes playing with orchard fruits and sweet pear drops. Reminiscent of toffee apples!
Palate: Smooth with a creamy texture and a perfect balance of mellow vanilla, dried fruits, citrus touches with a hint of spice.
Finish: Medium length, delicate but lingering finish.
There will be two bottles available on launch, Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494) and Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494) Commemorative First Release. Both contain the same whisky but the Commemorative First Release bottle has been specially labelled to celebrate the launch.
Both bottles of Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494) will be available to buy online via Abbey Whisky from 2nd July 2021.