Welcome to Lindores Abbey Distillery
After a break of 523 years, spirit is once again flowing from the copper stills at Lindores Abbey.
With Lindores Abbey’s widely recognised links to the earliest written reference to Scotch Whisky and learning as much as we can from the great Scottish distillers around us, past and present, we are bringing a very modern whisky-making approach to this ancient site.
‘For the whisky lover, it is a pilgrimage.’ – Acclaimed whisky writer Michael Jackson
Lindores Abbey Distillery is open 7 days a week, 10am – 4pm (Summer hours) except for the first Tuesday of every month, when the Visitor Centre will be closed to the public and for Tours, to allow us to do maintenance and deep cleaning.
Distillery Tours are available at 10am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm, please book in advance | Refreshments are available.
PRIVATE EVENTS, PRIVATE TOURS AND TASTINGS CAN ALL BE ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT
Winter hours: 1st November – end of February. Distillery Tours are available at 11am and 2pm, please book in advance | Refreshments are available.
Become a 1494 Member
Our memberships are for whisky and history lovers alike. Be part of the protection and conservation of Scotch Whisky’s oldest landmark, and the traditions that were established here over 500 years ago.
There are only 1494 Memberships in The 1494 Society – once they are all spoken for, there will be no way to procure a bottle of the first release directly from Lindores Abbey Distillery.
Being a member gives you early access to new and special releases from the distillery as well as the opportunity to visit the distillery for special events, and discounts on products from the distillery shop. Membership is the only way to access our first ever release of scotch whisky, The 1494, and spaces are now extremely limited.
OUR FIRST PUBLIC RELEASE
LINDORES SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY MCDXCIV (1494)
Lindores is all about patience – it has taken us more than twenty years to turn our dream into a reality and deliver the first Lindores Abbey Scotch Whisky from here in more than 500 years.
We are delighted to bring our Single Malt to whisky lovers the world over. Our early maturing spirit gives us great confidence that our whisky will be as sought after and enjoyed as it was in MCDXCIV (1494)
Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494) “Commemorative first release”
The first 12,750 bottles off the production commemoratively labelled to celebrate our launch of the first commercially available whisky from the new Lindores Abbey Distillery.
Only available from specialist stockists in the UK from 2nd July 2021.LEARN MORE
Aqua Vitae is an award winning handcrafted botanical spirit, made on site using spices, dried fruit and locally grown green herbs such as Douglas fir and sweet cicely.
With citrus notes and full of sweet and spiced flavours, Aqua Vitae is delicious as a mixed drink or a cocktail base.
The earliest Aqua Vitae was made at Lindores as long ago as 1494, and we’ve authentically recreated that recipe and reimagined it as an inquisitively versatile spirit.
Aqua Vitae is available in 70cl, 20cl (which can be personalised) and 5cl miniature bottles which will allow you to try our Lindores spirit before you purchase a bottle.
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