Lindores Abbey is the officially recognised site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch Whisky in 1494; 527 years later, the abbey's first release has finally arrived in 2021. This exciting expression has been matured for 3 and a half years in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and STR (shaved, toasted and recharred) ex-Burgundy wine casks. The first 12,750 bottles off the production, each at 46% abv, were commemoratively labelled to celebrate the first commercially available whisky from the new Lindores Abbey Distillery.
Soft and mellow on the nose, this dram has plenty of vanilla, caramel, green apples and pear drops. Expect an incredibly smooth and creamy palate, with dried fruits, figs, raisins, a burst of citrus and a hint of spice, making way for a light but lingering finish.
This edition has the exact same liquid as the core release - this is the commemorative label edition.