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Lindores Abbey

Right, this one is going to go back pretty far. Cast your mind back to 1494. Might be tough, but do your best. So, it's over 500 years ago, and you'd like some whisky. What do you do? If you're King James IV, what you do is commission Brother John Cor of Lindores Abbey in Fife to make you some aqua vitae with eight bolls of malt. That is in fact what happened, and it is now officially recognised as the first recorded distillation of Scotch whisky.

Fast forward to 1912, and Lindores Abbey was sold to the family of current owners Drew and Helen Mackenzie Smith, the husband-and-wife team who act as custodians of the historic grounds. In 2013, the family embarked on a £10 million project that would bring Scotch whisky distillation back to the place of its first recorded occurrence. Eventually, in October 2017, the Lindores Abbey Distillery was opened, with the first spirits running from the still soon afterwards. The late Jim Swan was brought on board to offer expertise and guidance, helping with the design of the still shape and cask recipes. In June 2021, the first single malt Scotch whisky from Lindores Abbey was released to the public, bearing the name Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV, a reference to the historic distillation that happened in the very same place in 1494.

Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV

70cl, 46%

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…  More info

Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV
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$51.78

Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae

70cl, 40%

Lindores Abbey's Aqua Vitae is distilled in pot stills and then infused with a blend of spices and herbs, including cleavers, lemon verbena, douglas fir and sweet cicely, all of which are foraged…  More info

Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae
8
$46.02

Lindores Abbey New Make Spirit

20cl, 63.5%

Lindores New Make Spirit is the creation of Lindores Abbey Distillery and is a reiteration of the first release in 2018 which sold out almost immediately. This is an intriguing spirit that hints at…  More info

Lindores Abbey New Make Spirit
$19.89

Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV Commemorative First Release

70cl, 46%

Back in 1494, King James IV commissioned Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey to make aqua vitae with eight bolls of malt. That's history right there – Lindores Abbey is officially recognised site of…  More info

Lindores Abbey MCDXCIV Commemorative First Release
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