***OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE 12/07/23***
‘The Friar John Cor – The Cask Strength Congregation Batch - Chapter 2’ has been matured in a blend of Bourbon Casks, STR Wine Barriques, and Rum-Peated Casks and bottled at the batch cask strength of 60.9% ABV. As with all Lindores bottlings it has no added colouring, is non-chill filtered and bottled onsite at Lindores Abbey Distillery.
The introduction of the peated ex-Islay casks which originally held rum, gives a very exciting point of difference to our unpeated spirit. The end result is just fantastic with a complex Whisky with syrupy fruity sweetness balanced perfectly with subtle waves of earthy peated notes that compliment perfectly in this unique Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
The design of the eye catching black bottle, mirroring the Exclusive 1494 First Release Bottle, draws on several elements of Lindores Abbey’s history, most obviously the dramatic black colour which is inspired by the black cloth tunics worn by the Lindores monks back in 1494. This unique bottle shape is also in homage to the magnificent stone pillars which would have been found throughout the Abbey, the remains of which can still be found in the ruins today.
Nose: Mellow maple syrup, roasted banana, fruity dates, apples and spicy cinnamon, caramelised demerara sugar with subtle waves of earthy peat.
Palate: Rich fruity pears, roasted banana with spicy cinnamon, caramelized nutty almonds followed by distant waves of pleasant, smoky earthy peat and subtle maritime notes. Very smooth velvety texture, well balanced and complex.
Finish: Long lasting with lots of character.
|Style||Lowland, Smooth, Earthy, Complex|
|Where's it from?||Lindores, Fife, Scotland|
|Pairing/Garnish||Best savoured neat
"We are extremely fortunate at Lindores to have had the late, great Dr Jim Swan, guide us through the early stages of our distillery’s journey. His astounding knowledge and skills in maturation were among his many qualities that gained him a huge amount admiration and respect in the world of distilling and the whole industry gained so much from all his work through the years. He helped Lindores forge some fantastic relationships with incredible cask suppliers from all over the world, allowing us to fill into some of the finest quality maturation vessels that the industry has to offer."
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