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If the usual sAquaVitaeocks and wine gums just won’t cut it this year, for the more discerning dads out there, surprise your Dad with a unique father’s day gift that shows you really know him.

You could buy him a bottle of our first release Aqua Vitae which is a tribute to the origins of Scotch as we know it today.

Or for a really special Father’s Day gift, how about buying your Dad a Membership to our Preservation Society, which includes a bottle of Aqua Vitae.


Our first bottled release of Aqua Vitae  is a tribute to the origins of Scotch as we know it today. The earliest ‘aqua vitae’ that was made at Lindores Abbey as long ago as 1494.  Thought to have helped to ‘sloeth age’ and ‘abandoneth melancholy’, it was a powerful tonic that was drunk by kings and commoners alike and makes a unique Father’s Day gift for whisky lovers and collectors.

A New Era

Today, our 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, which all grow in our gardens, amidst the grounds of the ancient Abbey. Entirely natural, with no added sugars.

Aqua Vitae Tasting note

Tasting Notes

Initial light top notes of peach and pear, give way to masses of ginger, clove and cinnamon spice. Rich, caramel sweetness and some lovely light herbal notes on the finish. Complex and rewarding.

Enjoy Aqua Vitae simply over ice with a twist of orange, or in a longer drink with plenty of fresh mint and a small amount of sugar syrup, topped with soda water.



Memberships to Lindores Abbey Distillery

unique father's day gift

£60 Membership

Our £60 members will receive a welcome pack, a bottle of Limited Edition Aqua Vitae, a pair of distillery tickets and some other perks.  Plus early access to all of our releases and news.




Our 1494 Membership

Our ‘1494’ members will receive a welcome pack, have a tree planted in our new orchards in their name (which they can come and plant themselves), receive a first bottling release of Aqua Vitae, a first release of Single Malt, tickets to our annual ‘Bear Burning’ party (don’t worry, no animals are harmed at this event), and access to the distillery and visitor centre.

unique father's day gift

Not only that, but all ‘1494’ members will be entered into a once in a lifetime ballot to win one of the first full casks of Lindores Abbey Single Malt to be filled later this year.  This prize is worth in excess of £7,000.


These ‘1494’ memberships are limited to the first 1494 people to sign up and are selling fast.


This is an amazing and unique father’s day gift and an opportunity for all members to be part of our story from Day 1 and to be part of the preservation and protection of Scotch Whisky’s oldest landmark.

All memberships include a donation to the Society which will be spent on a programme of archaeological, historical, horticultural and outreach projects.


To find out more about the Preservation Society click HERE  



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