Lindores Abbey Distillery

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  • Limited to the first 1494 members
  • Limited Edition bottle of Aqua Vitae included with every membership.
Aqua Vitae


Our 1494  £500 Membership makes a truly unusual gift for whisky lovers and enthusiasts, and a bottle from the first Limited Edition bottling of Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae is included with every membership.


  • A bottle from the first Limited Edition bottling of Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae (70CL, 40%ABV)
  • Entry into our VIP Prize Draw to win one of 8 trips of a lifetime to visit Lindores Abbey Distillery
  • 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)
  • A bottle (1 of only 1494) from our first distillery bottling of Lindores Abbey Single Malt Whisky (70CL, 40%+ ABV), ready and sent out to you when our Distillery Manager declares it ready
  • First offer on Limited Edition bottlings and rights to your own bottle number where applicable
  • A welcome pack with wooden membership card entitling you to free entry at the distillery and visitor centre for you for life plus a guest in the year you join
  • Annual invitation to the Lindores Abbey ‘Bear Burning’ Ceremony and party for you and a guest
  • 10% discount on our Online Shop and at the Visitor Centre
  • 10% discount on venue hire



By becoming a ‘1494’ member  between 1st December 2018 and 30th November 2019  you will be automatically be entered into our prize draw to win one of 8 places on our VIP trip of a lifetime to visit Lindores Abbey Distillery.

Eight winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a fantastic weekend here at Lindores enjoying an exclusive VIP distillery and warehouse tour. You will then have the unique chance to step into our Distillery Manager, Gary Haggart’s shoes, including a unique tasting from casks in the warehouse

You can then take part in a blending session in our Apothecary, where you will blend your own spirit, which you are able to record in our leather bound book and take home with you, and will end the day with a full Scottish whisky dinner with the distillery team plus entertainment and an overnight stay at a nearby hotel with transfers, meals and more!


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.


1 review 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!

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