Lindores Limited Release - The Friar John Cor Chapter 1


The Friar John Cor 'The Cask Strength Congregation Batch' - Chapter 1  ABV 60.2% Single Malt Scotch Whisky 70cl £68.00

Lindores Abbey Distillery are thrilled to announce the opening of a new chapter in The Lindores story with an amazing addition to the range, officially released today, 15th February 2023.

The Friar John Cor 'The Cask Strength Congregation Batch' - Chapter 1 was matured in a blend of Bourbon, Monbazillac, STR, and Sherry casks.

As with all Lindores' bottlings, it has no added colouring, is non-chill filtered and bottled onsite at the batch cask strength of 60.2% ABV.

The introduction of the Monbazillac casks gives a sweetness and complexity that complements perfectly the classic Lindores' style.

The design of the unusual 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 monks back in 1494.

The unique bottle shape is also in homage to the magnificent stone pillars which would have been found throughout the Abbey in 1494, the remains of which can still be found in the ruins today.

Lindores Abbey in Fife is the officially recognised site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch Whisky in 1494, when Brother John Cor, one of the monks, was commissioned by King James IV to turn 8 bolls of malt into Aqua Vitae.

ABV: batch cask strength of 60.2% ABV

Natural colour and non-chill filtered. 


Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep copper

Nose: Mellow ripe banana, honeycomb, apricot, and fresh pastry aroma.  A beautiful combination of fruity red apples, peaches, and layers of winey touches.

Palate: Rich, fruity dates, apricots and spicy cinnamon with figs, prunes, blood orange, nutty almonds, and waves of vanilla.  Extremely silky texture.  Well balanced and complex.

Finish: Pleasant medium to long with sweet honey, subtle spices and nutty


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