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Lindores Abbey 2018 The Exclusive Cask 18/408 Fresh Bourbon

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

27th Aug 2022

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Lindores Abbey 2018 The Exclusive Cask 18/408 Fresh Bourbon
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  • Brand: Lindores Abbey
  • ABV: 60.2%

If we are tasting Lindores from bourbon casks, we might as well take the opportunity to taste this Exclusive Cask. It is a Fresh Bourbon single cask at cask strength, specially bottled for WIN (Whisky Import Netherlands). The malt was distilled on 31/05/2018 and the barrel was bottled on 21/02/2022, so only a few months later than 4 years. In the glass it has the color of white wine.

Ah, I get on the nose again that typical Lowland character of the house, being vanilla, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan, but that is supplemented here with a dash of whipped cream and a hint of brown banana. Something of camphor and some earthy touches. Fine nose, in its genre. Adding water does little to change the nose, except make it smell even younger.

Sweet and slightly spicy start. A little new make-y, but you know that this does not bother me at all. White pepper, camphor, quinine and licorice. The vanilla is now a bit suppressed by the wood. A slightly acidic touch rears its head. White grapefruit? Chestnuts also appear. Diluted, of course, it is more drinkable, but not necessarily better. It loses that little bit of complexity it had already acquired in vanilla and honey sweets and becomes rather simple.

The finish is medium length (I honestly expected it longer), sweet and light. Diluted, the finish is a little longer (who would have thought that?).

Yes, I like this kind of profile I must confess. It is young, sure, but already has a lot to offer. Water is not recommended. Just take your time.

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