I enjoyed this one much more than the first release. Remarkable similarity in my comments – Promises Islay but doesn’t have the weight/structure or malty backbone to deliver it. This expression has lots of sweet fruitiness to balance the dry peat smoke and is very reminiscent of many Islay malts – resulting in a very enjoyable dram – I wonder if WG&S are experimenting at making their own Islay style malt here in the absence of a distillery on the island?
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
A rather fruity and touch waxy expression, lovely tropicality on the palate give away the age here. 88/100
Quite short on the palate and slightly vaporous, quite light and makes a good introductory whisky – fitting the light & grassy Lowland style. 82/100
Glenkinchie 2000 Distillers Edition Whisky Review: Strikes a nice balance between sweet and dry, some woody spices and a good texture help, not as boring as some Glenkinchie can be. 84/100
Annandale Man O’ Words 2015 Bourbon Cask 528 Whisky Review: Really quite fresh compared to the new make spirit, predominantly fruit driven here with lemons and apples and also lots of vanillin and woody oak spices from the bourbon cask. Traces of barley malt persist in the finish. 84/100