Lindores Abbey Single Cask #591 | Abbey Whisky Exclusive
We're absolutely delighted to report that our Lindores Abbey Single Cask Exclusive has won the prestigious 'Recommended Award' in the latest edition of Whisky Magazine (Issue 189). Out of the 20 or so whiskies being blind tasted, our Lindores single cask received the second highest mark, missing out on top spot by 0.1 points. The standard was extremely high, making this achievement even better.
We're incredibly proud of this latest Abbey Whisky exclusive and this recognition for ourselves and Lindores Abbey Distillery reaffirms the excellent customer reviews we've been receiving on this Lowland single cask release.
Bethany Whymark - Scored 8.4
Nose: Cinnamon flapjacks with golden syrup. Coffee with condensed milk. Toffee shortbread. A touch of sweet bonfire smoke, like hickory wood. Black pepper and sweet-smoky paprika.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Butterscotch chunks and ginger-biscuit cheesecake base. Fresh red apple and blackcurrants. Herbal tarragon and toasted sourdough. Just a whisper of that smoke.
Finish: Medium-long, on blackcurrants, crisp pie crust and candied ginger.
Comment: Indulgent and brazen – ideal to share round after a barbeque.
Christopher Coates - Scored 8.3
Nose: Cinder toffee and milk chocolate. Fruits of the forest, baked aubergine and peppermint. With time, chocolate brownie, Camp Coffee (chicory) and black pepper. Miso, sesame oil, and background sage.
Palate: Medium-full bodied. Salted caramel and milk chocolate. The nose follows to the palate. Stewed plums with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and pepper. Delicate mushroom and nougat notes build with time. Subtly herbal.
Finish: Long, on caramel and nougat.
Comment: Rich and digestif-like. It would be a perfect after-dinner dram.
Whisky Writer/Blog Opinions
10th March 2023 - Ruben from WhiskyNotes.be rates our Lindores Abbey single cask exclusive 87/100!
Tasting Notes from Ruben
Nose: there’s the expected dark fruitiness at first. Blackberries, cherry jam and raspberries. Stewed plums, molasses and marmalade. Hints of apple peelings, toffee and cinnamon syrup. A light woody dustiness, as well as a nutty base and an umami touch (hoisin, meaty hints) in the background. Then a mentholy and slightly balsamic top note which adds a volatile character.
Mouth: quite punchy and robust, with a bit of alcohol coming through. First forest fruits, prune juice and walnuts, alongside baking spice like nutmeg, cinnamon and black pepper. Then hints of tobacco and liquorice. It feels a little bloated at times but there’s still this herbal / volatile note lifting it up. Also fruit tea and hints of coffee beans.
Finish: quite long, on chocolate coated raisins, mocha and wood spice. A very powerful and entertaining Lindores single malt. The combination of dark aromas and this volatile edge makes the range of flavours quite ample. Overall slightly pressure-cooked but an interesting sherry bomb considering the age.
Latest Customer Reviews
"A jammy delight with surprising depth for its age. A superb dram for just four years old. Dark fruits on the nose, jammy and thick. I get raspberries and blackberries mixed with crushed walnuts. Wisp of smoke. Coffee bean and yeasty on the palate, the finish shows its youth, but the smoke returns and joins forces with a pleasant fruity cough syrup. I love this dram. So much that I bought a second one, and it just arrived. Grab it while you can. Well done Mike and the Abbey Whisky Team!"
"Wow! After reading this little beauty came a close second in a blind tasting for a renowned whisky magazine I thought it is time to open her up and try. Absolutely fantastic whisky and I would highly recommend. I would also like to give a shout out to the guys at abbey whisky who offer exceptional service and excellent whisky knowledge. Great job!"
"Oh this is so good! Rich, layered, near perfect dram"
"A lovely whisky, try it! I absolutely love this whisky! I was sent a sample, and once I’d tried it I was hooked and bought a bottle! For a cask strength whisky it’s real easy drinking, very fruity, strawberry and much more. If this is your thing, you will love it, give it a try! A little water opens it up fully in my opinion, excellent!"
"Packs a punch This cask strength whisky is delicious. It packs a punch so take more water with it to release the fine flavours of the sherry cask."
"If there was whisky in the bible Sensational. The single cask is well worth the extra pennies"
"A huge hitting, youthful sherry-powered chocolate love machine of a whisky Absolutely loved this latest Abbey cask-pick! Chocolate sweetness with a gentle pepper crackle with some drying woodiness. There's also a lovely note of dunnage-funk. It's unbelievable for such as young whisky, and again pays testament to the cask-picking skills of Mike and the team."
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