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Where can you try and buy Aqua Vitae


In addition to our own online shop, take a look below to find a local retailer where you can buy our spirits. If you know of somewhere not listed please let us know and we’ll add you/them to our map.

If you think your local farm shop or local shop should be stocking us let us know their names too!



We are also lucky enough to work with a number of bars and restaurants who all serve our Aqua Vitae, and have come up with some of the most incredible cocktails and serves that you will definitely want to try!

If your favourite bar doesn’t yet stock Aqua Vitae – let us know their names too!


Want to stock Aqua Vitae?

Our Brand Ambassadors Andrew Lennie and Murray Stevenson are always available to come out to visit your shop  or bar and can arrange to do tastings and hand out samples.



Our exclusive UK distributors are Gordon & MacPhail

Our exclusive French distributors are La Maison du Whisky

Aqua Vitae
Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae

Aqua Vitae

Aqua Vitae, the first release from Lindores Abbey, is a 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. Today, our Aqua Vitae is distilled in pot stills and then infused with a blend of spices and herbs, including cleavers, and sweet cicely, which grow in our gardens, amidst the grounds of the ancient Abbey. It is entirely natural, with no added sugars.



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



We recommend drinking Aqua Vitae in a Highball glass filled with ice, pour over 50ml of Aqua Vitae topped with Ginger Ale, and garnish with a twist of Orange.

Another way to enjoy Aqua Vitae is to simply pour over ice with a twist of orange.

Aqua Vitae is delicious as a mixed drink or a cocktail base and we have an ever growing list of drinks recipes that are being added to by many of our friends and partners in the drinks industry that you can look at and re create HERE.



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