A hint of Lindores Abbey florality peeks through here but most of this spirit reveals cask-led flavours, coastal, lime and peat perhaps even a Kildalton malt was previously in this cask?
My favourite of the tasting, despite being a larger container with reduced wood influence the sherry has really worked wonders here.
The STR wine barrique has imparted plenty of colour and lots of sweet red fruit flavours and herbal nature into Lindores Abbey distillate here.
An insight into Lindores Abbey distillate signature following 3 years in 1st fill ex-bourbon cask. Revealing floral and tropical fruit flavours.
Overtly woody and plenty of soft/baked fruit nature to this one, it is rather complex thanks to the fancy cask but still quite youthful with a tendency to become hot and spirity later on the palate. 82/100
Very drinkable, plenty of oak wood – no surprise for 44 years in the cask but also remarkably light still at this age, very suggestive of a refill cask and for my mind nothing dissuades me from ex-bourbon her 91/100
Quite heady and spicy with lots of lovely sherry influence, dried fruit, raisins and nuttiness. 87/100
This Tullibardine has a lovely mouthfeel, smooth then zesty, much of the sherry influence from the finish comes later on the palate. 85/100
Sweet and spicy, plenty of rum influence here and bourbon maturation too but in all this polished / boiled sweetness I was left wondering where the classic ‘Jura’ elements were that I usually love so much? 83/100
Another pleasant under-cooked or rather under-casked Jura. Full of minty buttery toffee and a dollop of vanilla cream for good measure too. 83/100