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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
  • Complimentary tickets to the Lindores Abbey ‘Bear Burning’ Ceremony and VIP event 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

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Our 1494 £500 Membership makes a truly unusual gift for whisky lovers and enthusiasts. Our very first members release, The 1494, is exclusively sent to 1494 members, bearing their personal membership numbers.

Lindores is all about patience – it has taken us more than twenty years to turn our dream into a reality and deliver the very first whisky from here in more than 500 years.
To thank our founder 1494 members for their continued support and patience, we will add a complimentary 5cl bottle of The 1494 for them to enjoy without waiting for the special occasion to break in to their full-size bottle.

Membership is the only way to access our first ever release, and spaces are now extremely limited.

  • A complimentary bottle (1 of only 1494) from our first distillery bottling of Lindores Abbey Single Malt Whisky (70CL)
  • A complimentary bottle from the first Limited Edition bottling of Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae (70CL, 40%ABV)
  • First offer on Limited Edition bottlings and rights to your own bottle number, when applicable.
  • A welcome pack with wooden membership card entitling you to FREE entry for life (non transferable) to the distillery for yourself and allows you to bring a guest along for free in the year you join.
  • Complimentary tickets to the Lindores Abbey ‘Bear Burning’ Ceremony and VIP Reception party for you and a guest
  • 10% discount on our Online Shop and at the Visitor Centre
  • 10% discount on venue hire
  • A donation is made on your behalf to the Preservation Society and a tree is planted in our new orchards in your name (which you are welcome to come and plant with prior arrangement)


Be part of our Plans

Our 1494 £500 Memberships are for whisky and history lovers alike, who also want to be a part of the protection and conservation of Scotch Whisky’s oldest landmark. By becoming a 1494 £500 member, you will truly help us to preserve and continue the traditions that were established here over 500 years ago.



Our Mission

We want to see Lindores Abbey flourish again as a site for research, learning, brewing, distilling, horticulture, and even beekeeping. By reviving so many of the ancient crafts and traditions that were practised here centuries ago, as part of our Preservation Society we hope to see the site returned to its former glory. We have now built a Single Malt distillery in the grounds of the former Abbey. We are now looking forward to reinstating the heritage orchards and extensive gardens which were first introduced here by the Tironensian monks, following their arrival in the 12th Century.

In 2017, spirit started flowing once again from copper stills at Lindores Abbey. We try to learn as much as we can from the great Scottish distillers around us, both past and present. We are looking forward to bringing a very modern whisky-making approach to this ancient site. By purchasing a 1494 £500 Membership, you will be part of this vision.


10 reviews for £500 Membership

  1. Neil (verified owner)

    Great to be a part of the first 1494. Great to have a distillery in Newburgh! Not sure if I will drink the bottles or save them for a special occasion. I have a wee while to decide!

  2. David Moorhead (verified owner)

    Just joined and very excited to be part of something I’m sure will be a hit in the whisky world. Looking forward to future events.

    • Helen McKenzie Smith

      Dear David

      Lovely to have you as a member, we always appreciate the support shown to Lindores. We very much look forward to welcoming you in person in 2021. With very best wishes, Helen, Drew and the Lindores team.

  3. Shaun Galloway (verified owner)

    Pleased to be a part of this special membership. Impressed with the joining up service and bespoke members pack and looking forward to the various releases and taking advantage of the facilities in the years to come.

    • Helen McKenzie Smith

      Thank you so much Shaun. We are delighted that you are enjoying your membership, welcome to the 1494, we look forward to welcoming you in person in 2021. Very best wishes, Helen and Drew

  4. Barry McInally (verified owner)

    Joined back in October 2020 and delighted to be supporting a local distillery on my doorstep. Looking forward to visiting Lindores in the not too distant future to have a tour and maybe a wee dram. Can’t wait until the first bottle arrives on the doorstep. I’m sure after 526 years, I can wait a little longer.

    • Dehra Sweet

      Thank you Barry! It will be worth the wait!

  5. Kevin Hornbuckle (verified owner)

    I’ve just received my membership and I’m so pleased with it. The personalised membership pack is genuinely superb, surely an indicator of the quality that we might expect in their bottlings.
    I had a few queries before purchasing and the help I received was spot on. Lindores Abhey have set a good benchmark for others to follow. Well done 10/10
    Thanks Kevin

    • Dehra Sweet

      Thank you Kevin, we are delighted to have you on board!

  6. Ralf Welter (verified owner)

    Hello Helen, Hello Drew, Hello Team Lindores.
    Here a heartfelt thank you from Germany to all of you for giving me the opportunity to be part of your 1494 project, that makes me proud.
    When I was with you last year and Helen told us all about it, it was immediately clear to me that it had to be more than a simple visit to the distillery.
    My personalized bottle arrived last week and the 5cl. Sample is tried the days. The bottle is beautiful and the surrounding area, wooden base, etc. is great. Quite apart from the ideal value and the additional services that are included. I am excited to see how things will continue and I remain with the hope of better times that I can visit Lindores Abbey again from Germany.
    Until then, slainte mhath.
    Greetings, Ralf 1166/1494

    • Dehra Sweet

      You are very welcome and it is a delight to have you as part of the 1494.

  7. Jason Bryan (verified owner)

    My first ever membership of a distillery..
    Very excited to be part of club 1494,
    Canny wait till it shows up, I think I will be saving this one..

  8. DOUGIE milne (verified owner)

    exciting times just joined and ordered the commemorative bottle , 1494 will find a special place as will this bottle
    nearly finished the other one

  9. Alasdair Gray (verified owner)

    Totally worth it. Proud to be a member and love having my 1494 on display in the house. Jane has been amazing answering any email queries and looking forward to my first tour this Friday.

  10. Koen

    What a great suprise in the order! Super

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