SINGLE MALT FROM THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF SCOTCH WHISKY AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 500 YEARS
Lindores Abbey Distillery’s first general release hits the shelves on 2 July.
A limited run of bottles with commemorative packaging containing the same exemplary spirit will be available to mark the special occasion
The first Scotch Whisky from Lindores Abbey Distillery to be made available for purchase by the general public will be released on 2 July, a mere 527 years after distillation was first recorded at Lindores Abbey, Fife, in 1494.
While 1,494 bottles of the inaugural Lindores Abbey release were dispatched for the ‘1494’ Society members in the Spring, the two new releases are the first to be made available for purchase by the public. They are the Lindores Single Malt MCDXCIV (1494) Commemorative release and the Lindores Single Malt MCDXCIV, both containing the same exquisite Lowland single malt spirit with the Commemorative release being presented with a label marking the occasion.
“It is wonderful to announce a date for our first general release, as we know our fans across the world have been keen to enjoy a sip of whisky history. The response to our inaugural members’ release was hugely positive and we are delighted to be able to now share the Commemoratively labelled Lindores and Lindores MCDXCIV. The thinking behind this is that we want all our whisky to be accessible and enjoyed rather than only collected. If people want to enjoy our product they can do so even if they are not fortunate enough to obtain a commemoratively labelled bottle.”Drew McKenzie Smith, founder and MD of Lindores Abbey Distillery
Both the Commemorative and the MCDXCIV Single Malts will be available to purchase from a variety of independent retailers and stockists, a full list of which can be found on the Lindores website. The Core release will also be available directly for purchase at the distillery or on our website www.lindoresabbeydistillery.com
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Notes for editors
The first general release from Lindores Abbey Distillery, both the Commemorative and the MCDXCIV will be available from a variety of stockists which can be found on our website. For access to the inaugural 1494 bottling, whisky lovers can still join the 1494 Preservation Society and accompany us on our journey to revive the spiritual home of Scotch whisky.
Only 1,494 Memberships to the 1494 Society are, and will ever be, available – once they are all spoken for, there will be no way to procure a bottle of the first release directly from Lindores Abbey Distillery. Only a fraction of membership places remain.
DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN THE 1494
The Ultimate Gift for Whisky Lovers: As part of a 1494 Membership you will receive:
– Complimentary bottle (1 of only 1494) from our first distillery bottling of Lindores Abbey Single Malt Whisky and a complimentary bottle of Aqua Vitae
– First offer on Limited Edition bottlings
– Rights to your own bottle number, when applicable
– FREE entry to the distillery for life
– FREE annual tickets to the ‘Bear Burning’ Ceremony and ceilidh for you and a guest
– 10% discount on our Online Shop and at the Visitor Centre
– 10% discount on venue hire
– Donation made on your behalf to the Preservation Society and a tree is planted in our new orchards in your name