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Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV

(70cl, 46%)

Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV

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Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV Bottling Note

The first commercially available whisky from the Lindores Abbey has arrived! There's a fascinating story behind this one – Lindores Abbey is the officially recognised site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch whisky, all the way back in 1494, when King James IV commissioned Brother John Cor to make aqua vitae with eight bolls of malt. Now, it's all come full circle with Lindores Abbey releasing its very own Lowland single malt Scotch whisky! It was aged in ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and STR ex-Burgundy red wine casks, and offers up an impressive light yet rich flavour profile.

Looking for the Commemorative First Release bottling of this whisky? Right this way!

Find out more about Lindores Abbey's first whisky over on the blog!

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: A malty and crisp nose opens with sherried spice, soft toffee pennies, hazelnut, and condensed milk. As it develops aromas appear that make me think I was standing by a bakery door in an orchard, with puff pastry, vanilla, Granny Smith apples, Conference pears, fresh dough, and buttercream. Figs, plums, and blueberries bring more fruitiness to the core of the nose with some orange rind, foam bananas, and dried cranberries also present for good measure. Light floral and herbal notes waft away throughout alongside a helping of posh dark chocolate, salty porridge, and pipe tobacco adding some intriguing depth.

Palate: The delivery is viscous, arriving somewhere pleasant between creamy and oily. The 46% ABV gives this an enjoyable heft and presence. Aromatic spice from nutmeg and clove, as well as some freshly cracked black pepper, cuts through some of that creamy caramel and vanilla combinations that carry over from the nose and balance nicely with darker fruits and some cooked apple. Youth and wine casks bring some occasional spikiness that needs some development, but there’s enough personality and composure here for them to give way for notes of marzipan, pears poached in red wine, chocolate digestives, burnt orange rind, and jam.

Finish: Medium in length with a pang of drying bitter oak, some syrupy anise, peppermint, and a lingering reminder of the plump orchard fruits and dairy cream that comprises the new make’s character.

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Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV Reviews

A first class tipple.

I had found this tipple from a whiskey advent box my wife had purchased for me. I just love the taste. Smooth with a hint of peat. It suits me.

22nd December 2022

A fine Sherry honey malt

Another great malt I had within my MoM Xmas adventure calendar. So good I had to purchase a bottle. Warming, honey malt flavours with a super nose. Bound to become one of mh favourites.

11th December 2022


There's no hiding it's a younger whiskey. The taste is good, with nice flavours. A distillery definitely worth keeping an eye on.

30th June 2022

Surprisingly good

Tried this head-to-head alongside Hazelburn 10 (from Campbeltown I know, but still a very good benchmark for a typically Lowland style).
Firstly, it is quite evident this is younger whisky. On the nose and palate, especially the nose, ethanol is a bit prominent (though nowhere near offensively so) and the finish is a pretty short by comparison. But a good profile of flavours - a little less rich in the honey and floral notes but with a certain "cakiness" that I found very appealing.
Overall, I still prefer the Hazelburn (though that is setting the bar pretty high). But nonetheless, a surprisingly good young whisky from a new distillery and well worth trying.
Definitely a brand to watch as things develop in the future.

13th May 2022

Tremendous. My favourite new distillery by a mile

Superb stuff

18th April 2022


Really impressed with this release and exciting new distillery

28th January 2022

A slice of Victoria sponge in a glass

The first bottle of many that were opened at a tasting. By virtue of it being a Lowland we expected something light and uncomplicated and nothing more before moving on to other regions and more well-established distilleries. Instead this proved to be a personal favourite and the one I kept coming back to. Yes it's light, creamy & sweet but it's also strong, rich & surprisingly complex for something so young and from a brand new distillery to boot. The prominent vanilla made it a real stand-out against sherried Speysides and the peat bombs which I usually prefer. Exceedingly moreish. Beautiful bottle too.

19th July 2021

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